Q: What is the cost of a bail bond in San Diego?
A: Most of our clients have never needed to work with a bondsman before. They spend a great deal of time calling every bondsman in the book, hoping the next call will get them a better deal than the one they were just offered. Every bail agent in California is required to charge the same rate, which means going line-by-line through the Yellow Pages only wastes time.
Many people are unaware that bail is a regulated industry. Every bail bondsman in the state is required to be licensed by the California Department of Insurance (CDI). All San Diego bail bondsmen are required follow the CDI’s rules and regulations about transacting bail. Included in those rules and regulations is the fee they are to charge their clients.
San Diego bail bonds, Chula Vista bail bonds and Las Colinas bail bonds all cost the same: 10%. This means if someone’s bail has been set at $30,000, you will need to pay $3,000 to purchase a bond. You should be aware that it is against the law to charge more than or less than the set legal rate. If someone is offering 5% bail bonds or is advertising the “cheapest bail in town” they are either breaking the law or using bait-and-switch marketing tactics to get people through the door.
To talk to a bondsman about San Diego bail bonds costs and payment options, call us now at 1-619-785-3077.