If you find yourself in trouble with the law, accused of a crime, and sitting behind bars in an Oahu jail cell, then the very last thing that you want in your life is more uncertainty. That’s why once your bail amount has been set, you need to have a loved one get in touch with Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds on Oahu. We’re local, affordable, experienced, and provide free bail bond advice and guidance.
In our blog today, we will cover an important topic for anyone who is looking for a bail bond company to work with. Unless you have already conducted business with a bail bonds company, there are a few questions that you will want to ask them, because bail bonds companies — like just about everything else — are not all created equal.
As a third-party service provider, a bail bond company has a few regulations to follow, but otherwise has a decent amount of autonomy in terms of deciding which types of bonds it will cover and what limitations, if any, it will place on its services. So while you may find a bail bond company with a great reputation, you may discover that they don’t actually provide services for someone in your situation.
Ask the 4 questions below to make sure that you are going to be working with a bail bonds team that can give you the service you need.
What Are Your Guidelines Concerning Acceptable Bail Amounts?
Bail bonds companies usually don’t cover every type of bail bond of every size. A larger, more established company, may not invest time or money into smaller crimes and bail amounts, while a newer bail bond company may not have the available assets to cover higher bail amounts. Make sure to ask what their upper and lower bail bonds limits are.
Do You Offer Warrant Services?
Some bail bond companies can help you determine if there are currently any active warrants out for your arrest. In the case that there are, this is a useful service to have. In many cases, you can arrange bail so that once you turn yourself in, you can simply leave and await your court date. Without warrant services available to you, you’re most likely spending at least a couple of hours in a cell while you wait for a loved one to arrange for your bail.
What Kinds of Payments Do You Accept?
Not every bail bond company accepts every form of payment. Most prefer cash, but some refuse to accept anything else. If you have a preferred payment method, make sure to ask about it upfront so that you’re not wasting any time if they can’t help you.
Additionally, some bail bond companies have payment plans you can apply for — something that is very useful if you don’t have much cash on hand.
Is a Co-signer Required?
In most cases, a bail bond company will require you to have a co-signer. A Co-signer provides more assurances for the bail bond company that they will get paid if you fail to appear for your court date and also gives them a starting place to start looking for you.
If you don’t have someone who is willing to co-sign for you, some bail bond companies will allow you to put up your own collateral instead.
Get In Touch With Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds on Oahu Today
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