Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Bail Bondsman

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Bail Bondsman

Everyone makes mistakes. If your loved one has been arrested, the days, weeks, and months ahead will undoubtedly be stressful. The best way to adequately prepare for court is to get out of jail quickly— and a bail bondsman can make the process go more smoothly and ease your fears.

You want to ensure you are in good hands, so it’s important to ask the following questions before hiring a bail bondsman.

What is the Cost?

The costs of bail bonds have many misconceptions. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to pay the entire bail amount to be released from jail. If you are limited on cash, you may be able to get a bail bond by using collateral. In most cases, you can make bail for the fraction of the total, court-ordered bond amount.

At Andy Callif Bail Bonds, every client receives a free initial consultation in which you can fill out our bail bonds application. The initial payment is made to us and is 10% of the bail, as is required by law.

Are You Licensed?

You want to ensure the bail bondsman you choose is reliable and licensed. The state of Ohio requires all bail bondsmen to be licensed. A bail bondsman must meet strict guidelines and complete a background check as well as all required training in order to obtain their license.

Am I Provided a Copy of the Contract?

Yes. When you hire a bail bondsman, you should be provided with a copy of the contract outlining the details and agreement for the bail bond.

How Fast Will You Get My Loved One Out of Jail?

Every case is unique but, time is of the essence. Contacting a bail bondsman as soon as possible can speed up the process for your loved one’s release from jail.

If your loved one has been arrested and needs assistance with securing a bail bond, we can help. Contact Andy Callif Bail Bonds at (614) 945-4334 today. Our professional bail bondsmen are ready to answer all of your questions, ease your fears and get your loved one out of jail faster.


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