Finding out that someone you care for has been arrested by the Berkeley Police Department can be one of the most stressful things you will ever experience. When you realize you need to hire a bondsman to get them out of jail, this can make an already bad situation feel about a million times worse.
When you work with a bondsman in Berkeley you won’t need to pay the defendant’s full bail amount. Instead, you’ll need to pay a fee that is equal to 10 percent . Alameda bail amounts are among the highest in the U.S. and 10 percent can still mean needing to come up with thousands of dollars on a moment’s notice.
The good news is that there are a number of Berkeley jail bonds companies that offer flexible and creative payment plans to qualified clients. You should also know that all bail agents in Alameda County are required to charge the same rate. Don’t be fooled by ads for discount bail bonds or cheap bail bonds.
That discount percentage simply refers to the amount of money you will need to put down if you want to proceed with a monthly payment plan. You will still need to pay the full 10% rate before the balance is resolved.