Top Three Things to Look for in a Bail Bonds Company

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If you’ve been contacted by a friend or loved one because they need help arranging bail bonds, you’ll want to keep the following three things in mind. First, ask the California bail bondsman how long the company has been in business.  Bail bonds businesses that have years of experience will have a better understanding of what the jails want and … Read More

How Do Online Bail Bonds Work?

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I just found out my son was arrested and I’ve been told he’s being held at the Van Nuys Jail.  My son lives at home with my husband and me, but we’re currently in Florida because we’re scheduled to go on a cruise.  I’ve been looking online, and I saw some posts about online bail bonds, so I wanted to … Read More

Am I Eligible for Bail Bonds Payment Plans?

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My daughter was arrested earlier this morning and her bail is $50,000. I want to get her out of the jail ASAP but all I have is $2,000. My credit is a little shaky (I filed for bankruptcy 3 years ago) but

Why Can’t I Cosign for my Boyfriend’s Bail Bonds?

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My boyfriend was arrested this morning for carjacking and I want to get him out of jail. He really doesn’t have any family, so I’m all he has. His bail is $100,000 and we both have steady jobs. I have $400 that I can give for a down payment today and we can both make weekly payments. My problem

Two Tips for Bailing Someone Out of Jail Fast

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If you’ve received a call from a friend or family member who has been arrested, you’ll want to follow these three tips to help ensure your loved one gets out of jail fast. First, there is no need for you to go to the jail. Many people think they’ll need to go to the jail to get the bail bonds … Read More

How Long Does the Bail Bonds Application Take?

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I’ve never needed to do anything like this before.  My daughter got arrested at LAX after the TSA person found brass knuckles in her carry-on suitcase. (She borrowed that from a friend, she had no idea they were in there.)  She’s been taken to the LAPD Metro Jail and we obviously want to get her out as fast as possible. … Read More