It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to secure bail for yourself or for a loved one, it’s always a stressful process. The sheer amount of stress you’re dealing with combined with the underlying sense of urgency you feel can result in some costly mistakes. More than one person has inadvertently found themselves dealing with a bail bonds business that was more interested in running a scam than actually bailing anyone out of jail. That’s why we urge every single person who contacts us to take a few minutes to ask some questions about the legitimacy of our business.
There are a few questions we wish every single person who contacted us for free bail bonds advice would ask.
One of the first things you should ask any California bail bonds business is if they are properly licensed to offer bail bonds in the state. We promise we won’t be offended when you ask for our business license number or if you decide to use the Department of Insurance website to verify the information.
By the time you contact us, you should already know how much money is required to bail yourself or a loved one out of jail. The good news is that if you decide to use Van Pool Bail Bonds in Berkeley you don’t have to come up with the entire amount.
Traditionally, we charge 10% of the amount needed. The good news is that many people who contact us are eligible for a 20% discount. You can rest assured that when we tell you how much of the bail money you have to come up with on your own, that’s the final amount. We never charge hidden fees.
You should ask us how long it will take for us to complete the paperwork and get you or your loved one out of jail. While we would love to give you an exact time, we’re really not able to.
We can tell you that we work quickly. We offer both phone and online bail bonds approvals which helps speed up the process. During the 30 years we’ve been posting bail in California, we’ve managed to streamline the process so that we’re ready to post the bail shortly after you’ve signed a bail bonds contract. The biggest hold up is usually on the court’s end. It’s sometimes difficult to figure out how long it will take them to complete the paperwork needed for your release.
The good news is that the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can post your bail, and the sooner you’ll be able to sleep in your own bed.
When you contact Van Pool Bail Bonds in Berkeley, you’ll enjoy a nice range of services that includes:
We do a lot for our clients at Van Pool Bail Bonds in Berkeley, including: