If you’re looking for a bail agent, there are several qualities and traits that a good bail agent should have. Since you’ll be paying them a lot of money, you really should check off everything on this list. Here’s a checklist to help you figure out if a bail agent is a good one or not and can be trusted with your money.
Is the bail agent honest?
This is very important, but can be difficult to figure out for sure if the bail agent you’re talking to is honest. Older bail companies tend to be honest because they have to build a good reputation to be around for a long time. A good test is to ask a lot of questions about the bailing your loved one out. If the agent is willing to tell you information that could possibly make you walk away, they are being honest.
Is the bail agent available 24/7?
They’re called bail emergencies. Needing bail isn’t something you can really plan on and so it can be needed at any given moment. You want a bail agent that is available night and day to help you. Most bail bonds agencies are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week so if you’ve found one that isn’t, keep looking for a new one.
Does the bail agent willingly display their Bail Agent License?
You always want to make sure a bail bondsman has a current license. Don’t ever be afraid to ask to see it. It is illegal for a third party to bail someone out of jail without a current license to do so. If you can clearly see the bail bondsman’s license number and it is current on Department of Insurance’s website, you have a good bail agent.