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 know more about that. If we have to fly home and skip the cruise, we will, but we’re hoping to avoid that.

You’ve come to the right place, and it sounds like you’re a perfect candidate for online bail bonds.  With this, the bondsman will walk you through the application by phone. They’ll ask for you and your husband to provide your dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, your address, if you’re currently employed and if yes, the type of work you do. They’ll also ask if you happen to know the circumstances surrounding your son’s arrest.

The application can generally be completed in under 10 minutes. Once that’s done, the bondsman will send the bail bonds contract to your email as an e-sign (DocuSign) document, which will allow you to sign with your finger, on any smartphone or tablet.  The bondsman will also ask you to snap a photo of your driver’s licenses and email that photo to their office (for identity verification purposes).

Once the paperwork is complete and payment has been made, an agent will be dispatched to the LAPD Valley Division jail to post your son’s bail bonds. For more information on how online bail bonds work call us today at 888-224-5266 to speak directly with a Los Angeles bail bonds agent.

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