Just as with anything, there are good bondsmen and bad bondsmen. At Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, our goal is to provide our clients with an exceptional experience. Although some in our industry have garnered a bad reputation over the years, one of our highest priorities is to show people that we know what it takes to get the job done the right way the first time around.
After all, if you had one bad hamburger, you wouldn’t swear off burgers entirely, would you? There are still plenty of amazing burgers out there and they’re available in a number of varieties, ensuring that there’s something for everyone.
In other words, if you’ve had a bad experience with a bond agency in the past, we’d love to reset your expectations of what it should be like to work with a bondsman. That’s why in today’s post we’ll be sharing some of the things you should be on the lookout for if you’re in need of bonds. If you see one of these warning signs, run as fast as you can in the opposite direction.
Things to Avoid in a Bond Agency
A Promise That’s Too Good to Be True
We’ll mention this right off the bat to give you some frame of reference — the average amount of bail here in Hawaii is 10% of the amount of bail. In other words, if the bail is set at $25,000, the amount needed to be released from jail is $2,500.
Although the 10% figure can change depending on the situation, if a bondsman approaches you with a deal that sounds too good to be true, you can bet that it’s because it is. In other words, if the bondsman tells you that you can put down $500 on a $25,000 bond, something very sketchy is going on. We won’t speculate too much on why a person might try to do something like this, but suffice it to say that if you call multiple bond agencies and you have one who offers you a deal that just seems so good that it’s suspicious, pay attention to the voice of reason in your mind that is telling you to look elsewhere.
Someone Who Seeks You Out In Jail
Sure, a lawyer can come to visit you in jail and offer his or her services, but did you know that a bondsman can’t do the same? This makes sense, of course, because if that were the case, you’d have bail bondsmen at the jail 24/7 trying to be the first to see the person who was arrested.
You should know that it is against the law for a bondsman to seek you out while you’re in jail. If such a thing happens, you should be sure to mention it to a police officer because he or she will be very interested in hearing that illegal activity is taking place at the jail. Simply put, if you’re arrested, you should be the one who seeks out a bondsman. Speaking of which…
Someone Who Solicits Your Loved Ones
Similarly, if a person calls your loved ones informing them that you’ve been arrested and that he or she is offering bail bonds, it’s probably wise to do some investigating on your own. Although it’s not impossible that a person in jail could call a bondsman and ask him to reach out to a loved one, it’s much more common for a person who is arrested to call the loved one and have them facilitate the process.
Why is that, you ask? The basic idea is that a person who has been arrested can trust his or her loved one to work out the details of his or her release. Needless to say, if you’re arrested, you’re not going to have a lot of free time to do research while you’re behind bars. That’s why people call their loved ones for help. In turn, those people contact a bondsman and the bondsman can help to take it from there.
We’re the Local Bail Bonds Service You Can Trust
We know that the entire process of seeking out bail bonds and working with a local agency can be tricky, but the thing we want you to know is that at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, we take great care to provide exceptional care and service to our clients. We serve the entire island of Oahu, and at the end of the day, our goal is to be upright, honest, and thorough in our work, ensuring that your loved one is released quickly. It doesn’t get much better than that.
At the end of the day, we want what is best for our clients and that’s why we offer up to a 20% discount for accounts paid in full. We also accept credit cards and we’re happy to take collect calls. Complete and total discretion is one of our cornerstones, and no matter the situation, you can count on us to keep the details private.
We believe that you deserve to have someone who will help you through a tough time, and if you’re in need of a trusted bond agency on Oahu, look no further. The team at WGOBB will take great care of you, ensuring that you’re kept in the loop throughout the entire process. Contact us today to get the help you need and rest assured that when you choose us, you’re in good hands. We look forward to hearing from you.