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Qualifying for a Los Angeles Bail Bond

After a loved one has been arrested, the first thing to do is find a Los Angeles bail bondsman to post bail. Most people cannot afford the whole cost of bail, so they hire a bail bonds business to pay the amount for them in exchange for a 10% fee. This makes it possible for the arrested person to get free so they don’t have to stay in jail clogging up the court system.

While there are many Los Angeles bail bonds businesses to choose from, the most reputable have the ability to select which clients to do business with. They will consider the nature of the crime and check to see if the client has a history of fleeing justice. If they don’t like what they find, they may reject the bail opportunity.

They also have to consider the financial history of the person paying, called the indemnitor, before deciding to post the bail bond. Preferably they want the indemnitor to be a home-owner with good credit who pays his or her bills on time. This is the best way to ensure that the bail bondsman gets paid in full and that the indemnitor can be held accountable if the defendant flees or skips court dates. Other factors that are considered include the length of time living in California, to ensure that the defendant or indemnitor won’t move away to avoid justice, and employment history.

Of course, these are only factors in the decision and the bail bond agent may decide to take on the bail case anyways.

Most reputable bail bonds in Los Angeles also offer financing options, so if you cannot afford the fee they will break it down into more manageable payments. The possibility of having a co-signer with better credit is always present as well. If you do not qualify, try to find a relative or close friend who could help out.

Ask the bail bondsman if you qualify and about financing details to get a better idea of your status.

To find out which one of these jails your loved one might be located please call 1-800-224-5266.