Most people have never needed to hire a Ventura bail bonds company before. This can make the process of choosing one a bit difficult. How do you know what to look for? How can you tell whether one company is better to work with over another?
The bail industry is regulated by the California Department of Insurance and the DOI sets the rate that bondsmen are to charge their clients. This means everyone licensed to write bail in California is required by law to charge the same fee for Ventura bail bonds. If you are trying to arrange a bond for someone you care for, this can make your bondsman selection process even more confusing.
One of the biggest differentiating factors from company to company is the type and quality of service they provide their clients. Some agents require you drive to their office to do paperwork. If you wish to move forward with a payment plan, some require a set percentage down and only offer a limited repayment period. Other companies offer their clients the option of completing paperwork via email and fax. Some will even evaluate each bond on a case-by-case basis, and work with their clients to come up with creative, flexible payment solutions to fit within their budget.
The most important factor you should consider before signing any paperwork, though, is whether you get the sense the person you’re working with will handle your situation with compassion, confidentiality and care.