May 16, 2014 by Morris DeMayo
There are about four requirements that must be met before you decide to go with a particular company. It could mean the difference between making this ordeal an inconvenience or a complete nightmare.
Pay only after the person is released.
Most bail bond agencies require the premium to be paid before the person is released from custody. Choosing an agency like England Bail Bonds allows the whole process to go much quicker by requiring the bulk of the paperwork and payment to be done after the person is released. Bailing someone out in this fashion will make the bail agency work faster and more diligently on your behalf for the simple reason that they want to get paid.
They will wait at the jail and then take the person home for you.
Most jails are usually in a bad area of the city. Since most releases from custody happen at night, it is reasonable to assume that waiting at a jail is not safe. Agencies like England Bail Bonds recognize the safety concerns of having family members and friends wait at a jail for someone to be released. That is why transportation is always provided free of charge so the person can be taken home from custody.
Never agree to yearly renewal fees on bail bonds.
Most bail bond agencies charge the same premium every year your criminal case is active. It is absolutely ridiculous to pay that. Imagine paying the premium of a bail bond again just because the case is still ongoing. Companies like England Bail Bonds do not charge a yearly premium renewal. You pay for your bond once and that is it. Regardless if your case is going on for one, two, or even 10 years, you only pay once, and that is all.
Always demand good customer service.
It is no secret that the bail bond industry is full of thugs and ex-cons. The regulatory agencies are working to get rid of these people. So until then, look for an agency that does not have unsavory characters working for them. This is important because bail agents will have access to some very sensitive personal and financial information of the person in custody. Companies like England Bail Bonds run an extensive yearly background checks on all of its agents and mandate extensive training on customer service for all of its clients.