While we’re sure you’d be perfectly happy going your entire life without having to deal with a bail bond agency, it’s unlikely that’s the case if you’re here on our site. Now you have to find out, in a short amount of time, how to get bail money and which bail bondsman is right for you.
We’ve been in this industry for over 20 years now, and we know what people are looking for when they walk through the door of our bail bond agency or are seeking a jail bond over the phone. Here are some aspects of a local bail bondsman that we’ve found to make the process go smoothly.
Make Sure They Accept Multiple Payment Options
Paying for bail isn’t something you want to do, but when you have to secure bail money you want the process to be as painless as possible. That’s why it’s important to find a bail bond agent that accepts as many forms of payment as possible so that you have every option you’d ever want to utilize. Of course we take cash and money orders, but you also have the option of paying via the four major credit cards: Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Not only that, but we offer a “bail now, pay later” option so that you don’t have to worry about coming up with the money immediately. We know how hard it can be to see your loved one in jail, so we make getting them out as easy as can be.
Make Sure You’re Comfortable With Them
In any transaction, you want to make sure you’re comfortable with the people you’re dealing with. When you’re out shopping for Triscuits, dealing with a bad cashier for two minutes isn’t a big deal. But working with a bail bond agent is closer to buying a Toyota than Triscuits: you’re working with someone who’s handling a large amount of money, possibly doing a credit check, could be giving you a loan, and walking your through a foreign process. During such a situation, you want to make sure that you trust this person and don’t mind spending at least a bit of professional time with them.
Likewise, you want to make sure that the bail agent you’re working with is showing you respect. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, which means that everyone, especially a relative who is just trying to help, deserves our respect.
They Should Be Good At Delivering Information
The bail bond process can get confusing, especially since it is part of the legal system and might use words associated with it. Bail, bonds, premiums, forfeitures, exonerations…there’s a lot of information to be relayed in a short amount of time, and that’s one thing that differentiates the good bail bondspeople from the bad.
Their Location Should Be Convenient
In today’s world of electronic payments, location isn’t as important as it used to be. While we have two offices in Grand Rapids and Muskegon, we can provide bail bonds to anyone in the area, no matter how small the jail or courthouse. But for people who are uncomfortable taking care of things online, location and proximity to legal institutions can be a must.
When you’re in need of a bail bond, you don’t have much time to make your decision. We truly hope you find one of the good ones, and that‘s what J & J Bail Bonds promises. Check our Google review to find out just how much our customers trust us and will, if the unfortunate situation arises, use us again. Contact us to get the process started!