If you’re looking for a bail agent there are several qualities and trait that a good bail agent should have and since you may be paying them a lot of money you really should check off everything on this list. Here’s a checklist to help you figure out if a bail agent is a good one or not and can be trusted with your money.
Is the bail agent honest?
This is very important, but can be difficult to figure out for sure if the bail agent you’re talking to is honest. Older bail companies tend to be honest because they have to build a good reputation to be around for a long time. A good test is to ask a lot of questions about the bailing your loved one out. If the agent is willing to tell you information that could possibly make you walk away, they are being honest.
Is the bail agent available 24/7?
They’re called bail emergencies for a reason. Needing bail isn’t something you can really plan on and so it can be needed at any given moment. You want a bail agent that is available night and day to help you. Most bail bonds agencies are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for this reason.
Does the bail agent willingly display their Bail Agent License?
You always want to make sure a bail bondsman has a current license. Don’t ever be afraid to ask to see it. It is illegal for a third party to bail someone out of jail without a current license to do so. If you can clearly see the bail bondsman’s license number and it is current on Department of Insurance’s website, you have a good bail agent.
Will the bail agent find the information for you?
It can be difficult to navigate a county or state website to find your incarcerated loved one’s information. A good bail agent will find this information for you at no extra cost, a better agent will do this for you even if you decide not to bail the defendant out of jail or to use a different bail agency. This shows the bail agent wants to help you, not take your money.
Does the bail agent accept multiple payment types?
This makes it easier for you by giving you options. This also makes it more likely that the bail agency is not an illegal scam. Companies that only accept cash as payments should be avoided. Con artists prefer cash or money transfer because they are harder to trace.
Is the bail agent with an older company?
As our parents always like to say, with age comes wisdom. The same goes for companies. The older a bail bonds company is, the more experience it has in handling a variety of situations so the bail agents will know how to help you better.
Does the bail agent explain the entire contract?
A good bail agent will sit down with you and explain every aspect of the contract before you sign it. That way you know exactly what you are signing and aren’t tricked into being charged extra by hidden fees.
Does the bail agent have hidden fees?
If they have hidden fees then the bail agent and the company he/she works for are dishonest. Hidden fees are a way to try and squeeze every last dollar out of you and you don’t want to have to deal with a company like that. Fowler Bail Bond Store Service has no hidden fees unlike our competitors.
It is very important when you’re looking for a bail agent that they meet each one of these qualifications plus any others you feel are important. You need to trust this person after all. If the bail agent you’re looking at doesn’t meet one of these, you may want to consider looking elsewhere for help. Call Fowler Bail Bond Store Service now at 1-559-264-0603.
The vast majority of our bonds are approved with no collateral and perfect credit is not required. Most people don’t have perfect credit so why do most bonding companies require great credit? Co-signers with decent jobs and family members who feel confident that their loved one will make all of their court dates are more important to us. Getting someone out of jail is easy when you have us working for you! We are the number one bail bonds agency in California.