People often believe that they need to meet with a bondsman in person in order to arrange a bail bond. Some companies require you come to their office but others are now offering their clients the ability to complete the application process via email and fax. This can be especially convenient if you are unable to immediately leave work, are currently out of state or if you receive the call for help in the middle of the night.
In order to proceed with bail by email or bail by fax the bondsman you’re speaking with will start by asking you a few quick questions. They will need to know the defendant’s full name, what jail they are being held at and their bail amount, if you know it. If you don’t have all of the information on hand that’s OK, the bondsman can look it up.
From there they will send you a customized Imperial County bail bonds contract. This is an easy-to-read document that will take about 10 minutes to fill out. When you’re finished just fax or email it back to their office. Once the document is received and payment has been processed an expert bondsman will be dispatched to the jail to post the bond. It really is that easy.
Bail bonds can be paid for in a number of ways including cash, cashier’s check, bank transfer, wire transfer, Western Union and debit/credit card. Most people find that using a debit or major credit card such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express is the quickest way to get someone out of jail. Be sure to ask the bondsman you’re working with how to best proceed to make sure the defendant can get out of jail fast.