Working with a Bail Bond Service Do’s and Don’ts

by | Nov 16, 2021 | Bail Bonds

No one ever plans on going to jail, but sometimes life can go sideways and things happen. If you are arrested and sent to Volusia County Branch Jail (VCBJ) located in Daytona Beach, Fl., you of course want to be released as fast as possible so you can be reunited with your friends and family.

That’s where Alliance Bail Bonds in Daytona Beach can come in quite handy, but if you want your bonding experience to go smoothly, there are some things you should know. Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do when working with a bail bond agency.

  • Get the Bail Bond Agent’s License Number

The first thing you want to do is have a bail bond agent that has experience, good reputation, and a proven track record of coming through. When you talk with us on the phone, please ask us for our license number here is a link is to verify our license in the state of Florida This will ensure that we are accredited for the job. Volusia County Branch Jail (VCBJ) may also ask for this information on the bail paperwork once the agent arrives at the jail.

  • Ask for Clarification on Your Payment Plan

Generally when you post a bond you are posting about 10% or $100 whichever is greater on each bail bond posted. If Alliance Bail Bonds has put up the money on your behalf, you will likely enter into a payment agreement. Please make sure that you understand all the due dates and terms of conditions of that payment plan.

  • Don’t Waste Your Phone Call

In most cases you only get one phone call when you first go to jail. You should immediately call a highly qualified licensed bail bondsman instead of a friend or family member. Alliance Bail Bonds has the means to get you out of jail quickly whereas a friend or family member may not.

When you talk with a licensed bail bond agent at Alliance Bail Bonds, make sure you provide us with a complete summary of what is going on and who we can contact to help you get released from custody. Some questions that we would like to know are:  Why were you taken to jail, which jail you are in, and if there is a case number yet that they can refer to?

  • Don’t Get Arrested Again

If you are released out on bail and awaiting your court date, it is imperative that you stay out of trouble. Getting arrested again can cause your bail to be immediately revoked by the state. You should try to stay at home with your friends or family while out on bond. Avoid going out late at night or going out to public places where you might get into trouble if you are seen. You might even want to avoid driving your car if you can; even a traffic offense could cause you a problem, please just be careful and contact us if you have any questions.

  • Don’t Be Late or Skip Your Court Date

And last but not least, make sure you show up on time and for each court date. If you don’t respect the time of the court and the judge, your bail could be revoked by the judge. Your co-signer then will be on the hook financially for the amount of money the bail bond agency put up for you if you don’t return to custody and nobody wants this to happen.

Alliance Bail Bonds has over 25 years of experience bailing people or yourself out of jail. If you suddenly find yourself under arrest, don’t panic or be scared. Reach out to us anytime day or night and you will be home with your family and friends before you know it. Contact us at (386)-257-5116 we service all of Volusia County such as Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, DeBary, DeLand, DeLeon Springs, Deltona, Edgewater, Glencoe, Holly Hill, Lake Helen, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, Orange City, Ormond Beach, Ormond-By-The-Sea, Pierson, Ponce Inlet, Port Orange, Samsula-Spruce Creek, South Daytona.