Being asked to help a friend or family member arrange Santa Clara bail bonds can feel extremely overwhelming. Most people have never needed to work with a bondsman before and have no idea what differentiates the good from the bad from the ugly.
First and foremost the person you’re working with should hold a valid California bail license. Everyone who negotiates and transacts Santa Clara bail bonds are required to be licensed by the California Department of Insurance. Bail is a regulated industry and the DOI, not individual bail bonds companies, sets the rate at which bondsmen are to charge their clients. That rate is 10%. It is against the law to charge more or less than the set legal rate. If someone is offering to sell you cheap, discount Santa Clara bail bonds, beware. This person is breaking the law.
You should ask if the company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Do they have a website? Is their license number displayed prominently? Is there a section for client testimonials? Reading reviews of what previous clients have had to say about their experience with a particular company can shed a lot of light on how you might expect to be treated.
If you need a payment plan you should ask whether they offer bail bonds financing and if so, whether they charge additional interest or fees for this option. Some companies require a set percentage down, while others work with each client individually.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we have more than 40 years of experience in getting people out of Santa Clara jails fast. We offer 24/7 bail bonds service and can even help you on holidays and weekends. Someone is available to assist you now.
To speak to an expert Santa Clara bail bondsman, call 408-899-5755 to get the process started.