4 Crucial Questions to Ask a Bail Bond Agency

by | Nov 22, 2021 | Bail Bonds

Your loved one has been arrested. What’s next? The first thing that you are going to want to know is how to get them out of jail. The best way to secure their release is using a bail bond agency that helps with the bail process. During this time your emotions maybe high, and you don’t have time to vet different bail bonds agencies, it is imperative that you take time to choose the best professional agency.

Here are four crucial questions you should ask a bail bond agent to determine whether they are the best agency for your situation and understand what to expect in the process.

How Fast Can You Secure Release?

This is a very important question to ask a bail bond company. How fast can you get my loved one out of jail. First of all, bail bond agents have little control over how fast your loved one will be released once the bond(s) are posted. The duration can vary from one jurisdiction to another depending on the law enforcement process. However, a bail bondsman can process their paperwork immediately to help it process faster. A good bail bond agent is honest about the process and doesn’t make false promises.

Is the Bail Bond Agent Licensed?

You want to feel at ease with the bail bond agent that you are working with. If the bail bond agent is not licensed that will be a problem, in the state of Florida if a bail bond agent is not licensed it is unlawful to present themselves as a bail bondsman and doing so is a crime, punishable by law, so you want to make sure that the agent is licensed so that your loved one will be released by a professional licensed agent. To view our license, click here: https://licenseesearch.fldfs.com/Licensee/1032709

How Does the Bail Process Work?

Before you sign anything for the bond to be issued you want to ensure that you understand the bail bond process. Alliance Bail Bonds in Daytona Beach, Florida has knowledgeable, licensed, and highly experienced agents who will clearly and concisely explain the process to you. We will also notify you of the bail bond(s) cost and any other lawful fees that may incur for your loved ones’ to be released.

The bondman will also let you the indemintor aka co-signer know of any requirements your friend or loved one must meet once they are bonded out of jail. For instance, the person being released from jail must attend all court hearings; failure to appear will lead to another arrest. Another example would be if they needed to check in with the courts or bond company on a regular schedule.

How Much Do You Charge?

The fee a bail bondsman can charge is set per Florida Statute 648.33. In the state of Florida, the set bond rate is 10% of the bail or $100 whichever one is greater per bond posted. Be cautious of agencies that charge lower rates in the name of discounts, or many have hidden charges, doing that, the agency is committing a crime and it is illegal in the state of Florida. You want to avoid a lengthy process and false promises so please be aware of agencies like that.

Jail is not a pleasant place to be, and a bail bonds agency help secure you or your loved one’s release if they are arrested. Just remember, before you a sign a contract, you want to gather as much information as possible about the bail bond agency and the bail bond process.

For more information on our bail bonds in Daytona Beach, Florida and its surrounding areas, contact us at Alliance Bail Bonds. We are open 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year. (386) 257-5116 or visit our website at: https://volusiabailbondsman.com.