If someone you know has been arrested by a member of the Milpitas Police Department you will want to contact a Milpitas bail bonds agent as soon as you learn of their arrest. Most people have never needed to work with a bondsman before and have very little understanding of how the process works. Many find themselves torn between wanting to get their loved one out of jail fast and getting the best deal possible on a bond. In some cases they will pull out the Yellow Pages and begin calling every agent in the book, hoping to find one that can provide a deep discount. Sometimes they will even try to play bondsmen against one another, saying “Company A offered me this rate and if you can meet or beat it I’ll go with you”.
What they do not realize is that this does little more than waste valuable time. The California bail industry is regulated by the Department of Insurance (DOI). The DOI sets the rate that bondsmen are to charge their clients. That rate is 10%. No matter where in California a person is arrested the cost to purchase bail bonds will be the same. You may also be surprised to learn that is against the law for an agent to charge more or less than the legal rate.
California bail amounts are among the highest in the country and even at 10%, the cost to hire a bondsman out can still be in the thousands of dollars. If you are unable to pay the full cost up front you will want to ask your agent if they are able to help with bail bonds payment plans. Some companies offer this, others do not. You should also know that some are able to be more flexible and creative with the terms and conditions than their competitors. Be sure to ask lots of questions before you sign any paperwork so as to ensure you know what you’re agreeing to.
At Adelante Bail Bond we have years of experience in helping people just like you get through situations just like this. Payment plans are available to those who qualify and most of our clients find they are eligible for no collateral bail bonds. Call 408-899-5755 to speak with a licensed agent.