If you have just found out that someone you care for has been arrested and taken to jail your whole world can feel as if it’s been turned upside down. Most people have never needed to arrange San Diego bail bonds before and at this point they have two priorities. They want to get the defendant released from custody as quickly as possible and they want to find an expert bail bondsman who will give them a good deal. They may even spend a bit of time on the phone, calling around from company to company, trying to play one against the other. Eventually they will realize this effort has done little more than waste valuable time.
Everyone who works in the field of San Diego bail bonds is required to be licensed by the California Department of Insurance (DOI). Bail is a regulated industry which means the DOI, not individual bondsmen, set the rate at which bondsmen are to charge their clients. That rate is 10%. If a defendant’s bail has been set at $20,000, you can expect to pay $2,000 to a San Diego bail bondsman to purchase a bond. Charging more or less than the legal rate is against the law.
Some companies may resort to deceptive, bait-and-switch marketing tactics to get people through the door. The client may bite, but will soon learn the 5% bail bonds advertisement is actually referring to the amount of money they need to put down in order to be eligible for a payment plan.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we may not be able to sell you the “cheapest bail in town” but we can provide you with honest, reputable, BBB-accredited service.
For more information call our office now at 619-785-3077. An expert San Diego bail bondsman is available to answer all of your questions.