How would you handle it if your friend or family member got arrested? Finding out someone you care about was arrested can be shocking. You might wonder what your loved one could have possibly done to get arrested, or how you are going to help him or her. Our bail agents answer hundreds of questions every day at Scotts Valley Bail Bond Store.
- Can you tell me what my friend or family member was arrested for?
Yes, we can. Just give us your friend or family member’s name, birthday, and the county he or she was arrested in. We use that information to find your loved one in the county system and to answer any of your questions.
- How much does a bail bond cost?
Pricing is dependent on the amount of the bail. In California, bail bond companies charge 10% of the bail price. If your loved one’s bail is $10,000, then it will cost $1,000 to bail him or her out using a bail bond company.
- How much do I have to pay?
Again, cost depends on the price of the bail itself. Initially you need to pay 10% of the bail. Depending on your information, we may be able to offer discounts.
- With interest, how much do I have to pay?
At Scotts Valley Bail Bond Store, we do not charge interest. You only have to pay the 10%.
- How much do I have to put up front?
We like for the initial payment to be around 1% of the bail, so if the bail is $10,000 we would like the initial payment to be at least $100. Again, pricing various from case to case and depends a lot on the people who are co-signing.
- Do I need to give a collateral?
Most bonds at Scotts Valley Bail Bond Store do not need collateral. We use your signature as collateral in most cases. However, for larger bails, starting around $100,000, you may need to put down something as collateral. This varies from case to case and depends greatly on the co-signers.
- What happens if I miss a payment?
If you happen to miss a payment, it is not a huge deal. If you know in advance that you are going to be late on a payment, let us know. We know that life can be difficult at time and that things that were certain a few months ago, might have changed. If your budget has changed, we can work with you on payment and even re-adjust your payment plan to fit your budget better.
The best way to help your friend is to go to Scotts Valley Bail Bond Store and talk to one of our bail agents. Our agents can answer all of your questions regarding your loved one’s release from jail. We are a statewide, family-owned bail bond company and we have been helping Californians rescue their loved ones from jail since 1987.