If you have been asked to help bail a friend or family member out of the El Centro jail you may be wondering where to turn for help. If you have never needed to hire a bail bondsman in Calexico there are several questions you’ll want to ask before signing any paperwork.
Is the company licensed through the State Department of Insurance (DOI)? Anyone who negotiates, transacts and posts bail in the state of California is required by law to hold a valid bail license. How long has the company been in business? Do they have a website and if so, does it provide client testimonials? Client testimonials can be a great resource in terms of learning about the company’s quality of service.
What forms of payment do they accept? Will they require you pay up front, in full, in cash, or do they offer monthly payment plans? If so, what are their eligibility requirements? Do they allow their clients the option of paying via debit or credit card?
Some companies require clients come into their office to fill out paperwork. Others allow them to complete this step via fax and email. If you are calling from out of state, are unable to leave work, or if you receive a call for help in the middle of the night, bail by fax and email may be a more convenient option.
Lastly, do you get the sense you can trust the person you’re speaking with? Do they genuinely seem to care about your situation or does it feel like they’re trying to “wheel and deal you”? Bail bonds companies can be a dime a dozen but this is not to say they all provide the same level of service.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we understand this may be a stressful time for you. Call our office at any time, day or night at 760-230-0194 to speak directly with a trustworthy bondsman in Calexico.