Most people have never been in a position where they have needed to purchase bail bonds in Ojai. There are few things that are more unnerving than finding out someone you care for has been arrested and taken to jail. On one hand, you want to help get them out of jail as fast as possible. On the other, you want to make sure to get the best deal possible on a bond. Is it possible to negotiate a better price with the bondsman?
The quick answer to that question is no. The California bail industry is regulated by the Department of Insurance (DOI). The DOI, not individual bail agents, set the rate at which we are to charge our clients. That rate is 10%. If your loved one’s bail has been set at $25,000 you can expect to pay $2,500 to arrange a bond. Any bondsman who charges more or less than the set legal rate is breaking the law.
Bail amounts can often be in the thousands of dollars, but that’s not to say you always need to pay up front, in full. Some companies offer their clients payment plans. You’ll want to be sure to ask the bondsman you’re speaking with if they can assist you with bail bonds financing and if so, what the eligibility requirements are. Payment plans are available to those who qualify and most of our clients are pleased to learn they are eligible for no collateral bail bonds.
If you have additional questions about how bail works call Adelante Bail Bonds now. Call 805-496-2763 to speak with an expert bail agent.