The Cost of Bail and Bail Bonds
The question on everyone’s mind as they bail someone out of jail is: how much is this going to cost? More importantly, how much do you need to pay before your loved one is released from jail?
If you are paying for the bail yourself, then that means you need to pay the entire bail amount before the jail will release your friend or family member. If you decide to use a bail bond, you will have a better outcome.
Bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are based on. This is a huge discount and advantage by itself, but there is more. When you get a bail bond, you do not need to pay the whole thing before your loved one can be released from jail. You only have to pay the initial payment, and then you will continue to make monthly payments after that, but your friend or family member will be released from jail after that first payment is received. How much you have to pay at first, depends on the signer’s financial situation.
If you want to learn more, talk to one of the professional bail agents here at San Diego Bail Bond Store. With a little bit of information, they will be able to better answer your questions about payments.