My boyfriend was arrested last night and his bail has been set at $30,000. How much will it cost to get him out of jail? If I hire a bondsman, what are my obligations and responsibilities?
When someone is arrested by a member of the Pacifica Police Department, most people find that hiring a bondsman is the fastest and easiest way to get them out of jail. Bail bonds companies charge clients a fee equal to 10% of the defendant’s total bail amount. In this case you can expect to pay $3,000 to purchase a bond. The alternative to hiring a bondsman would be to pay the full bail amount at the jail in cash.
You will want to remember that the fee you pay to a bondsman is nonrefundable. On the other hand, if you decide pay the full bail amount at the jail, that money will be refunded at the end of your boyfriend’s case as long as he appears for all his necessary court dates. If you are not able to pay the full $3,000 all at once you will want to ask the agent you are speaking with if they can help you with a bail bonds payment plan.
The most important thing you need to know about cosigning a bail contract is that you are taking responsibility the defendant will go to court.
Call 650-227-3547 now to speak with a licensed bondsman in your area. Consultations are always free and someone is available to take your call 24-hours a day.