Bail in Santa Clara and throughout California is often set in the tens of thousands of dollars and it can cost a lot of money to bail someone out of jail.
If you someone you care for has been arrested in Santa Clara County you will likely want to get them released from custody as quickly as possible.
Your first instinct may be to call every Santa Clara bail bondsman to see who can offer you the best deal. This may seem like a good course of action but all it will accomplish is wasting valuable time.
Buying a bail bond isn’t like buying a car because bail bondsmen aren’t permitted to “wheel and deal” with their clients.
The California Department of Insurance oversees the bail industry and they are the agency that regulates how much bail bonds companies are permitted to charge their clients. In California the rate to purchase a bail bond is 10%. If someone’s bail has been set at $20,000, this means you will need to pay a bondsman $2,000 to post a bond.
For honest, reputable Santa Clara bail bonds service call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 408-899-5755.
5% Bail Bonds
It is illegal for bail bondsmen to charge more or less than the set legal rate.
If you have seen signs advertising “discount bail bonds” or “5% bail bonds”, the person doing the advertising is either breaking the law or is using “bait and switch” marketing tactics. In many case the “5%” or “discount” is eluding to the amount of money someone would need to put down in order to be eligible for a payment plan. If you decided to drive across town to meet with an agent you’ll likely find you’ve been duped, and that you’ll need to pay that 10% rate after all.
On the other hand, if this person is offering to sell you “cheap bail bonds” you should see this as a big red flag. This person is deliberately breaking the law. If they are illegally undercutting their competitors in order to make a quick buck can you be sure they won’t surrender the defendant back to jail without just cause? Have they asked you to post collateral, and if so, can you really be sure they’ll return it to you at the end of the defendant’s case? Saving a few bucks off the front end may seem like a good idea but you should be aware that “cheap, discount bail bonds” can often cost a lot more in the end.
Reputable Santa Clara Bondsman
At Adelante Bail Bonds we may not be able to offer you the “cheapest bail in town”, but we can offer you professional, Better Business Bureau accredited service. We offer extremely flexible and creative payment solutions to those who qualify and most of our clients find they are eligible for no-collateral bail bonds.
Call 408-899-5755 now for honest, reputable Santa Clara bail bonds service.