In years past, if someone needed to arrange Berkeley bail bonds they needed to drop everything they were doing to meet with a bondsman in person.
If they were at work, they’d need to find a reason to leave. If it was late at night, they’d need to get the kids up, dressed and drag them across town in order to get things rolling. If you were out of town, well, that complicated things even further.
Technology, though, has changed a lot of things. It has also helped streamline the Berkeley bail bonds process. Sure, there are still a number of agents that require clients come into their office. The client then needs to spend however long fighting traffic or looking for parking before they could begin the process of getting someone out of jail.
Most would agree this isn’t the most efficient way of doing things. This is why some companies have started to offer online bail bonds by fax and email. Not only does this save a ton of time, it’s often the most convenient way for the client to take care of the necessary paperwork.
If the bondsman offers this service they will start by asking you a series of questions about the defendant. This will include the correct spelling of their full name, date of birth or approximate age, where they live, if they rent or own, if they have family that lives close by and whether they have a job.
What type of work do they do? How long have they been there? How long have they been in custody? Why were they arrested? How long have you known them? Are you willing to take responsibility that they will go to court?
From there, the bondsman will draw up a customized bail bonds contract that can be sent to you electronically. You will simply need to print it out, fill out the required information and then either fax or scan and email it back to their office.
Payment can either be processed via a credit card authorization form or you can call in the number over the phone. The cost to purchase Berkeley bail bonds will be 10% of the defendant’s bail amount. If you can’t pay this all at once, don’t worry. You’ll want to ask the bondsman about a monthly payment plan.
Once the paperwork is processed and payment arrangements have been worked out, an agent will be dispatched to post the bond. It really is that quick and easy.
For more information on the online Berkeley bail bonds process be sure to contact a licensed agent you can trust.