Signs That you Should Avoid a Bail Bonds Company

How to Spot a Bail Bond Scam

All industries have a few bad eggs. The world of bail bonds is no exception. While most of the businesses and people involved in California’s bail bond industry are really good, there are a few that are more interested in running a scam than actually helping people get out of jail.

The good news is that you can learn to spot the early warning signs of a bail bond scam.

They Contact You

Here at Victorville Bail Bonds, we can attest that we don’t need to chase after clients. No honest bail bond agency is going to actively scout for new clients. You must contact them, not the other way around. If you get a call from someone who says that someone you love has been arrested and that they can help, you should hang up the phone.

The way this particular bail bond scam works is that the caller wants you to panic and provide them with your credit card number. Once they have the number, they’ll hang up the phone, and you’ll never hear from them again. Never provide any type of financial information to anyone who calls you.

They Don’t Have a Contract

No legit bail bonds agency will agree to do anything without a contract. This contract is quite detailed and will lay out all the terms of the bail. If you’re making payments, the dates each payment is due will be listed. The full amount will be included. The agency’s contact information will be easy to find. Any bail bond agency that says handing over their credit card number is all that they require is running a scam.

They Refuse to Meet Face to Face

While you’re not required to meet the bail bond expert you’re dealing with, the option should be available. If you suggest a face-to-face meeting with a bail bond expert and they start to get jumpy and try talking you out of it, you should assume that they are running a scam. The same is true if they refuse to provide you with a verifiable address.

Additional red flags include

✨ They keep talking about how the entire process is easy, that all you have to do is hand over your credit card
✨ They never provide direct answers to your questions
✨ They aren’t aware of any bail restrictions
✨ They want you to send the money via wire transfer

Rather than wasting your time with fraudsters, contact Victorville Bail Bonds at 760-241-2245. We’re a legit bail bond agency that has been serving California for multiple decades. We’re ready and willing to help your loved one get out of jail.

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Can Bail Be Denied?

The Eighth Amendment prevents judges from getting too crazy when they set bail. If pressured, they have to provide legitimate reasons for why they set a high bail. What some people don’t realize is that the judge isn’t obligated to set bail at all.

If your lawyer fails to provide a compelling case as to why you should be released on bail and you’re facing serious criminal charges, it’s possible that the judge will decide to refuse to provide you with the option of posting bail. They are legally allowed to make this decision.

The good news is that most judges don’t like to deny bail. They may set a really high bail, but they rarely refuse you the option of posting bail. In rare cases, a judge does deny bail, and they usually have a really good reason for doing so. Some reasons to deny bail include the following:

✨ There is reason to believe you’re a flight risk.
✨ There’s reason to believe additional charges are about to be filed against you.
✨ Your criminal history

The good news is that you are allowed to appeal a bail denial. Appealing bail usually requires you to go to a higher court than the one that set your bail. In many cases, this means additional legal expenses and takes from resources that could be dedicated to avoiding a conviction. It’s up to you to decide if appealing your bail is a worthwhile use of your legal resources.

While we can’t help you appeal a bail denial, we’re ready and willing to help you out once bail is granted. No matter how high or low the bail is, we have the resources needed to get you out of jail. In exchange for a fee that adds up to 10% of the required bail, we’ll post a bail bond, and you’ll be released.

Is the 10% fee a little high for you? That’s not a problem when you turn to Victorville Bail Bonds. We are renowned for our flexible payment plan, which allows you to make payments. These payments are zero down and zero percent interest.

Free consultations with a live, knowledgeable bail bond rep are available 24/7, so contact us today and learn more about the bail bond process and how you’ll benefit from it.