With all the different options you have when it comes to selecting a bail bond agency, you want be sure you picked a good one. Here are five signs we at Orange County Bail Bond Store Services feel show that a bail agent is trustworthy.
1. Their bail bondsman license number is displayed.
You always want to make sure a bail bondsman has a current license. Don’t ever be afraid to ask to see it. If the agent refuses to show it to you, walk out and find someone else. It is illegal to bail someone out of jail without a current license.
2. They’ll give you information over the phone.
A commonly practiced sales tactic is for the bail agent to make you come down to the office, they feel that you will be more willing to agree to a price once you’ve put in the time to go down to the office. If they won’t give you any information over the phone, they are trying to trick you into paying more for the bail. The more information about the bail they’ll give over the phone, the more trustworthy the bail agent is.
3. They accept multiple payment types.
You hear this all the time. Cash is harder to trace and refund if whoever you paid runs off with it. It is why crooks will only accept cash. Bail agencies that only accept cash should be avoided.
4. The company has been in business a long time.
The longer a company has been in business, the more trustworthy it is. Companies have to treat their clients well to stay in business because word of mouth is the best form of advertisement.
5. They explain the back of the surety bail bond agreement for you.
Any bail agent can give you a contract to sign, a trustworthy one will explain every inch of the document to you. Before signing a contract is the time to ask any questions you might have and the bail agent should answer all of them. If they don’t then you may want to consider going somewhere else.
Our own bail agents will do all of these things and Orange County Bail Bond Store Services has been around since 1987. During these 27 years we’ve grown into one of the biggest and most trusted bail bonds agencies in the state of California. Call us day or night at 800-793-2245.