If this is your first time needing to bail someone out of jail, we’re sure you have a lot of questions for us, Bakersfield Bail Bonds, about what to expect, how the process is, and your money. To get started, we’ve picked out the most common questions we receive and help debunk some common myths you might have read up on regarding bail.
- Can my bail agent negotiate the bail price lower?
No bail agent, from Bakersfield Bail Bonds or any other bail bond company, is able to negotiate the bail price with the court. The only person who can adjust this is the judge. The judge sets bail according to rules laid by the court. Some contributing factors include the seriousness of the crime and whether or not the defendant has a prior criminal record.
- What forms of payment is acceptable for a bail bond?
Bakersfield Bail Bonds accept not only cash, but credit and debit, checks and collateral as well. These different forms of payment makes paying for bail a little easier for many people.
- Is what I pay the bail bond company refundable?
No. The 10-15% of the bail bond you pay to any bail bond company is not refundable. It’s essentially the fee the bail bond company charges for using their bail bond services.
- Do I need to come up with the whole payment before my loved one can get out of jail?
No, and that’s one of the best things about bail bonds. If someone were to bail out of jail by paying court directly (instead of going with a bail bond company), then yes, he or she would need to come up with their entire payment before they are released. But if you use a bail bond, payments are scheduled out on a payment plan that is completed after the defendant is released.
Hopefully this is a good start for you in understanding how bail and bail bonds work. You probably still have some outstanding questions so we welcome you to contact us to get them answered! We’re more than happy to provide you with all the information you need before committing to a bail bond from Bakersfield Bail Bonds. Consultations are free and we want to make sure you’re well-informed so please contact us at 661-326-0601 as soon as you are ready to!