As a rule, getting charged with a misdemeanor isn’t as bad as getting charged with a felony, but it’s still not fun. Unless you’re lucky enough to be released on your own recognizance, after you’ve been charged and formally arrested, you’ll need to post bail money. There are two ways of doing this. The first is to come up with the funds on your own and pay the entire bail. The other option is figuring out how to pay a 10% fee to a local bail bonds agency. Most people opt to use the bail bonds agency’s services.
One of the good things about getting charged with a misdemeanor instead of a felony is that the bail is usually a bit smaller than if you were facing felony charges. The only issue is that smaller doesn’t mean easily affordable. It’s not unusual for a person to need a $5,000 bail for a simple misdemeanor charge. Few of us have an extra $5,000 on hand. After all, it’s not like you planned on getting arrested.
The good news is that if you’re unable to cover the entire bail amount set for your misdemeanor charges, you still have the option of contacting Berkeley Bail Bonds. We’re both ready and willing to help you out.
When you turn to Berkeley Bail Bonds for a misdemeanor bail bonds, you will have to pay a fee that’s 10% of the set bail. We understand that even 10% is more than some people can handle which is why we have flexible payment plans. We strongly urge you to discuss payment plans with the bail bond expert you speak to during the free consultation.
Based on the information you provide us, we’ll determine if you need to have a co-signer for your bail bonds or if we’re going to need some form of collateral before we’ll write the bond. All of this will be communicated during the consultation.
When you contact us about a bail bond for your misdemeanor, you’ll find that we’re a bail bonds agency that really cares about our clients. We don’t judge you, we don’t form any opinions about your guilt or innocence, the only thing we do is write the bail bond and make sure you show up for all your mandatory court appearances.
Interest rates are rarely ever a good thing. Admittedly, they sometimes mean more money is being put into your account, but often times, it means something else. Most people know interest rates as needing to pay more money too someone the longer they take to pay back the money. Interest rates raise the cost of the loan, which is why many people do not like them.
Bail bonds, are actually very similar to loans. The bail bond company loans a person the bail money for their friend or family member. However, in this instance, the person taking out the loan never sees the money since it is paid straight to the court. The benefit here, is that the person getting the bail bond only has to payback a portion, 10%, of the bail bond.
Due to the similarities between bail bonds and loans, many people are afraid that they will be charged interest on their bail bond. This could be true, depending on the company they choose to work with. However, if they choose Berkeley Bail Bonds, they will not need to worry about interest.
Here at Berkeley Bail Bonds, we charge 0% interest on our bail bonds, which means we do not charge interest. When we tell you how much the bail bond we cost, that is exactly how much it will cost. No interest or hidden fees will be tacked on to that price. This is just one of the many ways that we make bail bonds cheaper and easier for our clients.
If you want to bail a friend or family member out of jail, but do not want to pay interest, you need to contact Berkeley Bail Bonds. We have been providing the people of California with affordable bail bonds since 1987. We have 3 decade’s worth of experience in that regard. If you want affordable bail help, talk to one of our agents.