There is never a good time to find out that a loved one has been arrested by a member of the Calexico Police Department.
The idea that someone you care for is stuck behind bars can be one of the most unnerving things you will ever experience. It’s not uncommon to feel extremely torn. On one hand, you want to get this person out of jail as fast as humanly possible. On the other hand, especially if money is tight, you want to take the time to make sure you can find cheap Calexico bail bonds.
How is this done? How do you know which company will give you the best deal?
Some people will pull out the Yellow Pages. They’ll start to dial every bondsman they find in the book and the first thing they’ll ask about is the rate. In some cases, they may even try to play different companies against each other. “The guy down the street said he would do it for X… if you can match or beat that rate, I’ll drive down to your office now”.
People don’t realize that this type of tactic is nothing more than a massive time burner.
The cost to purchase bail bonds in Calexico is set based on state law. The California bail industry is overseen and regulated by the Department of Insurance (DOI). The statewide rate to arrange bail bonds is 10%. This holds true no matter if the defendant is arrested in a big city or a small rural town.
Clients will often question this. “What about the sign down the street for the place that’s offering discount cheap bail bonds?”
That sign is little more than bait and switch marketing. Some unscrupulous company owners will use these types of tactics in order to lure clients through the door. They think they’re about to get a good deal but when they start filling out paperwork, they realize the cheap bail bonds rate refers to their down payment. They will still need to make monthly payments on the balance until the full 10% is paid.
On the other hand, if the bondsman is offering to sell you cheap Calexico bail bonds, this person is breaking the law. They are subject to fines, penalties, being stripped of their bail license and even jail time. If a person is being unlawful on the front end of a deal can you be sure they’ll be honest on the back end?
Can you be sure they won’t come back in a few weeks and threaten to put the defendant back in jail if you don’t pay them more money? If you were asked to put up collateral, are you positive they’ll return it at the end of the defendant’s case?
Cheap Calexico bail bonds can seem like a good idea at the time but they can wind up costing you a lot more in the long run. It is always best that you work with an honest, reputable bondsman you can trust.