My husband was arrested a few hours ago and his bail was set at $30,000. How much do I need to pay to hire a bondsman in Cupertino? I saw a few websites that say the cost is 10%, but my friend said the last time she was in San Jose she saw a bunch of signs outside bail bonds companies that advertised much lower rates. What is the going rate? I want to make sure I don’t get ripped off.
When a person is arrested by a member of the Cupertino Police Department you can expect to pay a bondsman 10% to purchase a bond. Since your husband’s bail was set at $30,000 this means you’re looking at a total cost of $3,000. That rate is set by law and it is a fee, so it is not something you will get back. In terms of the discount rates your friend was talking about, those advertisements are what is referred to as “bait and switch” marketing. It is against the law for a bondsman to charge more or less than the legal rate and every company is required to bill the same fee. Sometimes agents will put up signs that offer 2% or 5% bail bonds, but that percentage refers to the amount of money you would need to put down in order to be eligible for a payment plan. If you take a closer look at the paperwork you will find out that you will still need to pay the full 10%.
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