Because of the way that bail bondsmen are portrayed in movies and television shows, often showing us in the seedier parts of town, you think that the kind of people who stop by a bail bond agency are seedy as well.
But that’s just what the entertainment industry shows, when in truth people from every walk of life need bail bonds. Sure, we get our share of the poor visiting us seeking bail money, but there are quite a few who are more well off who need it as well. You might ask yourself, if someone is so well off, why would they need the help of a bail bond agent? Let’s find out.
They Might Not Have the Cash On Them
Most people who are seeking bail bonds want to get their friend or loved one out of jail as quickly as possible. Many offenses occur at night, whether it’s drunk driving, burglary, or disorderly conduct, which means that access to cash can be tough at that time of day. It’s when banks are closed, and most grocery and drug stores won’t give more than $100 cash.
ATMs are an option, but they often have $500 or $1000 daily takeout limits. And while the typical person who’s fairly well off might have nice things, they seldom have much cash lying around for fear of it being stolen. That brings them to our 24-hour bail bonds service just like everyone else.
Their Credit Cards Might Be Maxed
Like all modern businesses, J & J Bail Bonds takes credit cards such as American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa. (We also take checks and money orders, and, of course, cash.) But if that credit card is maxed out, a payment plan is going to have to be established so we see if you’re eligible for a short-term loan.
We all know of people who live beyond their means, and that’s just as likely to happen if you make $20,000 or $20,000,000 (we’re looking at you, Johnny Depp.) While someone might be making a lot of money, have four cars, and a stellar house, that doesn’t mean that they’re not also in deep debt. If that’s the case, you should still stop by or give us a call, because we’ll do what we can to help you.
It Might Be More Than They Actually Have
When most people think of bail bonds, one of two extremes usually enter their mind. They either think about the a small bail for a misdemeanor that might cost $500 or something huge that makes the news, such as “he’s accused of second-degree murder and was released on $250,000 bond.”
But there are many instances where the bonds fall into the area where the person seeking the bail bond might have the money, but it’s not liquid. For a $50,000 bond, they might have trouble getting to that money unless they have three day’s notice because it’s in an investment. They never expected to need that sort of money within a few hour’s notice, and that’s when a bail bond service comes to the rescue.
Here at our bond agency, we’re ready to help you. Contact us today and we do everything we can to get you the money you need.