Most Imperial County bail bonds companies require that you pay for a bail bond before the defendant is released from custody. If the cost of a bond is an issue for you, you will want to look for a bondsman who offers their clients the option to spread the payment of a bail bond out over time.
Although all bail bondsmen are required to charge the same rate each has different terms and conditions when it comes to bail bonds payment plans. Some require their clients put half down and that the balance be paid within 24 months. Others are more flexible with down payment amounts but require higher minimum monthly payments.
Some bail agencies require their clients post collateral in order to be eligible for a payment plan while others sell mostly signature bonds. For this type of bond the signature of the person who signed the contract is collateral enough.
If you are unable to pay for a bail bond in full be sure to ask your bondsman lots of questions before signing any paperwork. Do they require collateral? Do they assess finance charges or service fees? Will you need to pay a penalty if you pay the bond off early?
Finding out someone you care for has been arrested and taken to the El Centro Jail can be one of the most stressful things you’ve ever experienced. During this time you will want to try to do your best to remain calm. A bail bonds contract is a legally binding document and you should be sure to read through the terms and conditions of the payment arrangement thoroughly before signing it.