Common Bail Bond Mistakes

Bail bonds can help you or a loved one get out of jail fast! During this challenging time, it can be easy to make some mistakes especially when you are in urgent need of services.

Mistakes are bound to happen when you are in a situation that requires immediate action.  Listed below are a few common bail bond mistakes that you’ll want to avoid in order to prevent further issues.

Clerical Mistakes

During this trying time, it is important that you provide the bond company with correct information when filling out the necessary paperwork. There is specific information that will need to be collected such as the person’s full name, the bail amount, full address, location of the jail and details about the crime. All of this information will help assist the bond company in the decision-making process. If any of this information is incorrect, it can put your request at a higher risk of being denied. Be sure to double-check all information prior to posting bail to ensure that everything is right and avoid any further complications.

Choosing the Right Co-Signer

Co-signing a bail bond means that a person accepts the financial obligations to pay the full bail bond if the person does not show up at their court date. It is important that you choose a person who you trust and that would be considered a good candidate. Most bond companies have specific qualifications that a co-signer must meet prior to agreeing to provide the necessary funding to keep you or a family member out of jail. As a co-signer, they will be financially liable for paying back the amount of bail should you fail to appear at court which is why is it very important that you trust the person who is co-signing the bond and make sure that they understand and stay true to the agreement made between them and the bail bond company.

Choosing the Right Bond Company

Not all bail bond companies are the same which is why it’s best to do your research to make sure you choose the right company for your needs. Make sure to verify that they are a legitimate bail bond company by asking for their license number. Bail bondsmen are required to be licensed and bonded by the state – you’ll want to make sure that you are dealing with a company that has a valid and current license prior to agreeing to work with their office. 

If you or a loved one has been arrested, knowing the next steps can make all the difference. Talking to the right people can help to keep things running smoothly. We at Mercy Bail Bonds are here to provide you with excellent service and information when you need it. If you have any questions or wish to discuss how we at Mercy Bail Bonds can help, please feel free to contact our office at (727)856-7775. We will take the time to walk you through every step of this process and answer any questions you might have along the way.