Many people will be concerned about their finances, when trying to assist getting a loved one, or close friend out of custody. Bail in California, can tend to be extremely high, and in fact can start at $20,000. As the bail bond fee for a bail bonds company’s services is 10% of the total amount of bail, family members, and or close friends will need to pay $2,000 to the bail bonds company.
San Pedro Bail Bonds is a professional and compassionate company, dedicated to assisting clients secure a release from custody. Our highly trained staff are very aware that times are tough, and very few people have a couple of thousand dollars available to pay a bail bond fee, let alone $20,000 to pay the total amount of bail. Due to this, we are willing to work in with qualifying clients, and their financial situation by devising a payment plan.
There are a few different options that a bail bonds company may accept as payment for the bail bond fee.
Some people may also be worrying about their credit scores. Although having a good credit can be beneficial, it is not always necessary to qualify for a payment plan. Other factors that can be taken into consideration include, employment history, length of residency, assets, and the ability to make payments. You need to be realistic when organizing a payment plan. Never offer to pay $500 a month if in reality you can only afford $250.
You also need to be realistic about the reliability of the defendant. If you’ve signed the contract and agreed to the bail bond fee, then you are responsible for both the defendant’s court appearances, and the financial implications in the event they do not show up for court.
Once the bail bond fee has been organized, paid, and a bail bond agreement has been signed, our bail bonds company will post the bail on behalf of the defendant.
If you, or a loved one has been arrested, and being held in custody, call us immediately on (310) 405-0827. We will be there when you need us the most due to the fact that we operate on a 24/7 basis. You can also find even more valuable information on our website.