The Bakersfield Bail Bondsman is a licensed bail bondsman operating in Bakersfield, California. As with most bail agencies, we offer defendants the chance to make their bail, and thus secure their release, with our assistance.
We usually start with a brief interview with the defendant or their agent in order to find out the particulars of their case – what are the charges they are facing, whether or not they have enough collateral to answer for their bail should they default, and whether or not they are a flight risk.
The Bakersfield bail bondsman have been in business for a long time, and we have found ways to make it easier for defendants to do business with us. There are a number of possible collaterals they can use, including:
- Movable or immovable property (e.g., cars or a house)
- Art or antiques
- Credit card
- Savings in the bank
This is by no means an exclusive list. In the more rural areas, livestock and farm equipment have been known to be used as collateral for bail. As long as the item is of sufficient value to answer for the bail amount, and the defendant validly puts it up as a collateral, the lack of ready cash or real estate need not be an obstacle to the defendant being able to make bail through our assistance.
In fact, most Defendants have shown a preference for hiring a bail bondsman rather than posting a cash bail, even if they could afford to do so. This is because any type of surety that you put up will be held by the courts until you case is resolved and disposed of. In most cases, this can take months. So even if you do have enough cash to pay for your bail, remember that you won’t have access to those funds until after the case against you is resolved. This may not be a feasible option for many who would need money to get through the duration of their court trial, not only to live on but also to pay for expenses. On the other hand, while the ten percent fee to the bail bondsman is non-refundable, if you post a cash bond instead, you will get your cash back, less court fees and costs, after the case is resolved, whether you are acquitted or found guilty.
This is why most defendants seek the help of a licensed and professional bail bondsman like the Bakersfield bail bonds agency.