A common misconception about Ventura bail bonds is that they need to be fully paid for, up front, in cash, before the person they care for can get out of jail. This is not true.
Some bondsmen are able to offer their clients bail bonds financing. Some require their clients put half down and agree to make a specific monthly payment amount. Other companies are more flexible with down payments but require the bond be fully paid for within 24 months. Other bail bond companies are even more flexible.
If you have been informed that someone you know has been arrested and you are unable to come up with the full cost of the bond all at once, you should be sure to ask the bondsman you’re working with lots of questions about the terms and conditions of their company’s bail bonds financing. Do they charge monthly service fees? Will you be charged interest if you opt for a payment plan? Will you have to pay a penalty if you pay the bond off early? Are they able to work with you creatively and flexibly so as to find a solution that works within your budget? Can they provide you specific information about eligibility requirements?
If you have good credit or are a California homeowner you will likely qualify for a payment plan. On the other hand, if your credit has some dings, ask your bondsman if they can help you if you can find an additional co-signer who fits into one of those categories. Finding out someone you care for has been detained by a member of Ventura County law enforcement can be extremely stressful. If you need to work out a payment plan with your bondsman you will want to try to remain calm in order to make sure you fully understand what you’re committing to.