Hiring a bail bond company to help get your loved one out of jail is not a decision you make on the fly. It is true that you want to choose someone sooner, rather than later, so your loved one can post bail faster. However, you want to do some research into multiple bail bond companies before making a final decision. Here are some things to look for:
California bail bond companies charge 10% of the full bail amount as the premium. This is the amount you pay to the company. Obviously you will want a company that has no hidden fees or interest rates.
The bail bond company should be available 24/7, and should be understanding and accommodating to your current financial situations. Each family goes through this differently since no two are alike...