When someone is arrested, the next crucial step after finding an attorney is contacting a reputable bail bondsman, who can be instrumental in securing his freedom until the court hearing. Here’s how to find one who is trustworthy.

Why Use a Bail Bondsman?

When someone is arrested, the judge may set bail. Loved ones can pay this amount to the court to have the person released until his court date. Most people hire a bail bondsman to help cover this amount. They pay the bail bondsman a portion of the bail amount, plus collateral to cover the remaining portion, and the bondsman pays the court to secure the person’s release. Once he shows up for his court date, the court refunds the bail amount to the bondsman, who keeps the portion paid by the family as the fee for his services. If he fails to appear in court, the court keeps the money and the bail bondsman keeps the collateral. There are a few qualities to look for when searching for a reputable bail bondsman.

 

Experience

The bail process is complicated, and it takes an experienced bail bondsman to understand the legalities of the system. It’s important to work with a company with years of experience. Plus, a well-connected bail bondsman familiar with the local services and authorities may be able to speed up the release.

 

Licensure

A licensed bail bondsman will be able to provide evidence of their licensure by the state. Families should use caution when working with a bail bondsman who is unwilling to provide this documentation.

Transparency

The best bail bondsmen will be transparent about their fees, collateral, and payment terms. They should be able to provide paperwork that clearly explains their terms and be willing to answer questions without pressuring families into making a decision. While it’s important to look for good deals, families should also be wary of companies offering significantly lower bail fees than most. They may be inexperienced, untrustworthy, or misleading.

 

Compassion and Respect

Families should also choose to work with a bail bondsman who treats them with compassion and respect. The agents at Daniel Bail Bonds understand the stressful situation your family is in. We strive to treat you with dignity and respect your privacy, no matter the details of the case. Our experienced agents are state-licensed to provide bail bond services in Jacksonville and Yulee, with an emphasis on transparency, so you can feel confident in your decision to work with us. Call Daniel Bail Bonds today at (904) 225-2755 for 24/7 bail bond service you can rely on.