How to Locate a Bail Bondsman
HOW TO LOCATE A BAIL BONDSMAN
Bail Bonds Education Center Miami
When the handcuffs click closed around your wrists — or the wrists of a friend or family member — your thoughts should begin to shift to finding a way out, legally. If you already know that you will not be able to finance your bail and you do not want to ask, or have anyone that you can rely on to front you the collateral, it is likely time to begin thinking about how you will find a bail bondsman. Optimal Bail Bonds, your trusted bail bonds agency in Miami-Dade County, can provide the assistance you need in securing your release.
While nobody plans to get arrested, life happens and it isn’t always a smooth ride. Statistically speaking, there is a good chance that at some point in your life you will be looking for a bail bond agency, and it is never a convenient time. Recent statistics suggest that nearly 53 percent of American men will be arrested at least one time in their lives and one in three people will post bail at some point in their lives. So, whether or not you are breaking the law, the chances of you searching for a bail bondsman are not as far-fetched as you’d like to think! In the stress of a situation such as an arrest — your own or that of your friend or family member — the last thing you want to worry about is finding the name of a trustworthy bail bondsman and an attorney. It is in everyone’s best interest to do some planning and do your research now. Save a local bail bond agency and an attorney in your phone book for easy access when you need it.
ASK THE BOOKING OFFICER
One of the best ways to find a reliable bail bondsman is by asking the booking officer. Many bail bond agencies are already a part of the system and jails keep a list of bondsmen who have come through for both parties. The booking officer may be able to give you a list of agencies that are reputable and familiar with the court system you are being booked into.
CONDUCT AN INTERNET SEARCH
A simple search engine entry such as “bail bonds near me” or “best bail bond service” will return pages of search results. This will allow you to peruse potential bondsman’s sites, including Optimal Bail Bonds, to get a better idea of the services that they offer. Read through the reviews and pay attention to ratings. While some of the comments may be insignificant in terms of actual service, they will give you a better idea of the integrity of the agency and what you can expect. Searching online also offers you the ability to check several options out as well as vet their services before giving them a call.
ASK FELLOW INMATES OR YOUR FAMILY FOR A REFERRAL
If any of the other detained inmates have found a bail bond agency or you know someone who has had to use a bail bond service previously, ask them for a referral and why they would refer that agency. If they have used the agency before, you can ask questions about the service before placing your call.
USE THE YELLOW PAGES
If you do not have internet access, you can always use the Yellow Pages to find a bail bond agency. Do not be fooled by the agency with the biggest ads and be sure to give a few bondsmen a call before making a selection. Don’t forget to ask questions to get a better feel for the company to decide if they will be able to provide the best bail bond service for your needs.
WALK AROUND THE COURTHOUSE
If you are the one who is arrested, you will not be able to walk around the courthouse to find a bail bondsman, but your friend or family member can on your behalf. Where there is a jail or courthouse, there will be bail bondsmen. If you do not have access to any other options and are at the courthouse, you will likely be able to easily locate a bail bond agency near the courthouse. Most of these agencies will be open 24 hours to accommodate middle-of-the-night arrests.
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