Whenever a person gets a large loan, the lender usually requires some form of collateral. This means that a person will have to pledge something of value, like a house or car, in order to get the money. If the person fails to pay back the loan, the lender will keep whatever was pledged as collateral.
This process helps ensure the lender that they will get the money they are owed whether or not the loan is repaid. Some people wonder why they would need to pledge collateral for a bail bond. After all, it is not a loan, or is it? A bail bond is actually a lot like a loan. The bail bond company is ‘loaning’ money to their client by paying for the person’s bail. The company gets this money back at the end of the client’s trial.
When people are paying for a bail bond, they are paying for the bail bond company’s services, not the bail. It could be considered the same as paying interest on a loan.
Since the bail bond company is ‘loaning’ someone money, they like to have collateral to help ensure they will get paid for their services. Unfortunately for many people, bail bonds cost a lot of money, meaning the collateral has to be something pretty significant.
Collateral for a bail bond usually needs to be something like a house, car, jewelry, or something of value.
If you need to bail someone out of jail, and do not want to pledge something as collateral, contact Adams Bail Bonds in Contra Costa. All we need as collateral for most bail bonds, is the signature of a working co-signer. If someone signing for their loved one’s release has a good job, then all we need is their signature.