One of the things that frustrates us the most at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds in Oahu is that bail bondsmen don’t have a particularly good reputation. Why is that? In today’s blog, we take a look at the history of bail bonds, a few famous bail bondsmen, and where we are today. Keep reading to get the full story!
A Brief History of Bail Bonds
It’s probably not surprising to learn that bail bonds gained a lot of popularity in the Old West. Although, yes, a number of the accounts of what happened during that time period have been exaggerated, there’s no denying that it was a much rougher time than the one we live in today. From the Gun Fight at the OK Corral to the mining town of Deadwood, law and lawlessness were frequently at odds with one another.
Legend has it that a pair of brothers began offering bail bonds to their lawyer friends for a fee and that was where bail bonds as they are today was born. Initially, a number of highly publicized pieces in local newspapers discussed the dealings of the first bail bond company as shady. Unfortunately, it’s a reputation that has followed the bail bond industry ever since.
Bail Bonds in the Media
If you take a look at our last blog, you’ll see that although lawlessness and recklessness abound in movies about bail bondsmen, in reality, being a bail bondsman means more paperwork and less chasing clients.
Because of the way bail bondsmen are portrayed in movies and on television, people get the idea that many bond agencies are up to no good, simply looking to make a quick buck and not really caring much about what happens to their clients.
Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds Works Hard to Be There for You
At Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, we know that people have preconceived notions of what bail bondsmen are like. All it takes is one article in the newspaper about a corrupt bondsmen and sure enough, everyone gets a bad reputation.
We want you to know that that’s not how we operate. For every article out there that talks about bail bondsmen taking bribes, there’s also a good bail bond company that does things by the books. Here at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds in Oahu, we work hard to provide each and every one of our clients with personalized service. We’ll work with you to ensure that you get the help you need in your difficult time.
We offer 24 hour bail bonds because we know that you might need help in the middle of the night. At Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, that’s not a problem because we’re there for you when you need us. You can also trust us to treat you like family. We’ve been in this business for a long time and we can say that we’ve truly seen it all. Put your trust in us to ensure that you have a friend by your side when you need help the most.
Are you looking for a bail bondsman that you can trust? Then call us today.