Many people have never been asked to bail a friend or family member out of the county jail. If you have been asked to hire a Ventura bail bonds company there are several things you should know.
The cost to purchase Ventura bail bonds is not set company by company. The 10% rate is set according to state law. It does not matter what California town, city or municipality a person is arrested in. The cost to arrange their bond will be the same.
The bondsman’s fee is considered to be earned in full at the rime the defendant is released from jail. It will not be refunded. Sometimes clients will ask if there will be an exception to that rule in the instance that charges or not filed, if the case is dismissed or if the defendant is found not guilty. The answer is no. Again, the rate that the bondsman charges is set according to state law.
When someone cosigns a Ventura bail bonds contract they are taking responsibility for two very important things. The first is that the defendant will go to court and handle their case. The second is for payment of the bond. If the defendant finishes their case and you still owe the bondsman money you will need to keep making payments until the balance is resolved. If you stop paying you run the risk of having your account go into default. If this happens it will be turned over to a collections agency and you will be reported to the three major credit bureaus. This will have a negative impact on your credit score.
You might not need to meet with the Ventura bail bonds representative in person. Some companies always require clients come into their office. Others have begun to offer online bail bonds by fax and email for faster service. You will want to hire a bondsman who you feel is best able to help based on your individual situation.
Not every bondsman will require you pay them in cash. Some accept many forms of payment including Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express, debit cards, wire transfers, Western Union or direct bank deposit. If you are unable to pay in full, that’s OK. Be sure to ask the person who is helping you if they offer zero percent bail bonds financing.
If you have additional questions about how Ventura bail bonds work and about the responsibilities you’ll take on when you cosign the necessary paperwork, be sure to contact a trustworthy bondsman in your area.