5 Questions To Ask A Bail Bondsman Before Hiring Their Services
If you or someone you know has been arrested and put in jail, you probably have a very basic understanding of bail bonds at best. Most have us have been fortunate enough and have not been arrested or gotten a phone call in the middle of the night from a family member or friend who has. To say the least, this can be very stressful and traumatic, not only for the individual who is sitting in jail, but for their family members and close personal friends as well. So you probably know that you need to contact a bondsman and pay their bail to get them released.
A quick Google search of bail bondsmen in Durham, Raleigh, or Wake County is going to reveal hundreds of results at the least. So which one do you choose? We know that you need to select a bail bond company that is not only quick and reliable, but more importantly one that is reputable and trustworthy. So we suggest that before you hire the services of any bail bondsman, ask them the following 5 questions first.
- Are you licensed by the state of North Carolina? You need to know that the bondsman you are speaking with is legitimate. So ask them whether or not they are licensed to practice their trade in North Carolina and regulated by the state Department of Insurance.
- How fast can you post bail? Amistad Bail and Immigration Bonds ensures our clients and loved ones of being the fastest and most reliable agency in Durham, Raleigh, and Wake County. Our system ensures that the process will move quickly and effectively. That is why we are available to assist you on a 24/7 basis.
- How long have you been in business? Years of combined experience in this industry is as important an attribute as being located within your community. Local bail bondsmen are very knowledgeable and understanding of the ins and outs of every set of circumstances as well as the state court system and its jails.
- Is your business operated locally? In other words, are you located here in Raleigh, NC and do you take care of clients in Durham and Wake County as well? Bail bonding is an intensely competitive industry. Unfortunately, a number of national and non-local agencies will advertise themselves as being local when in reality they are not.
- What are your terms? The Department of Insurance regulates how a bail bond agency must operate in the state of North Carolina. At Amistad Bail and Immigration Bonds, our standard premium amount is 15% of the amount of the bond that the court has set in your case. However, you may be able to qualify for an amount lower than the standard percentage.
Call us today if you would like more information regarding our company and services. If you need our help in an arrest situation, we urge you to contact us immediately.