My brother is in the Ventura County Jail and his bail has been set at $100,000. The bondsman we’re working with said we can put $2,000 down and can make monthly payments on the rest. We haven’t been able to get a solid answer in terms of how long we have to pay off the balance of what’s owed. How long do bail bonds payment plans last?
The first thing we’ll say is that if the bondsman you’re working with won’t give you a straight answer on this, buyer beware. Call someone else. In terms of how long payment plans last, this depends on the company you work with. Some require all balances be paid off within 12 months while others will let you extend the repayment term much longer than that. When you start to talk about bail bonds payment plans let them know what it is you can afford to pay per month and ask if they can work with you based on your budget. If company A can’t help you, it’s OK to call company B to see what they can offer.