The money I paid to the bondsman will be refunded once the case is over.
This is one of the most commonly misunderstood things when it comes to work with a bondsman in Los Altos. The money you pay to a bail bonds company is a non refundable fee. It will not be returned if the defendant’s charges are dropped, if they complete their case or of the matter is dismissed by the judge. Everyone who posts, negotiates and transact bail in the state of California is required to be licensed through the Department of Insurance. That having been said, you can think of a bail bond as being similar to an insurance policy. It insures the defendant will go to court. Much like your auto insurance company does not refund your premium if you do not get in any accidents you should not expect the premium you paid to a Los Altos bail bonds company to be refunded at the end of the defendant’s case.
Bail bonds need to be paid for in cash.
This more depends on the company you choose to work with. Some require full payment in cash. Others accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, wire transfer, bank deposit, Western Union and even debit cards. You may also be surprised to learn that some agents allow their clients the option of paying off the balance over time. If you need help with a bail bonds payment plan be sure to ask the agent you’re working with to provide you information on eligibility requirements in addition to the terms and conditions of their company’s bail bonds financing.
If you need help with zero percent bail bonds financing Adelante Bail Bonds can help. 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.