What Are Your Options When Paying the Bail Bond Fee?
A bail bond is a great option when you’re arrested and don’t have enough money to cover your own bail. When you decide to have Bulldog Bail Bonds in Fresno provide you with a bail bond, you only have to pay us 10% of the bail. We cover the rest. It’s a sweet setup. Deciding that you should go the bail bond route is one thing. Knowing how you’re going to cover the 10% fee is another.
Do You Qualify for our 20% Bail Bond Discount?
The first thing you need to do is decide if you qualify for the 20% discount we offer some clients. The qualifications are pretty simple. We offer the following people, no matter what crime they’ve been charged with, a 20% bail bond discount;
✦ Members of the U.S.A military (all branches)
✦ Individuals who are using a private defense attorney rather than a public defender
✦ AARP members
If you meet one of these requirements, you can automatically deduct 20% of the fee you owe us.
Credit Card Payment
We are perfectly happy to accept a credit card payment from you. This is especially helpful when you don’t want to come to our offices to deliver a check. Paying your bail bond fee with a credit card isn’t any different than paying for anything else you order online. You simply fill out the online form and submit your credit or debit card. Once the transaction is approved, we’ll bring your bail bond check to the courthouse.
If you have enough cash to cover the bail bond fee, we’re happy to help. Simply bring us the cash. We’ll count it, put it in a safe place and head to the courthouse and start the bail bond process.
We do accept personal checks but if you’re paying with a check, you should know that there will be a delay before you or your loved one is bailed out of jail. We can’t start processing the bail bond until we’re positive that the check will clear which usually takes about five days. If you still want to pay with a check, you’re free to either mail it to us or you can deliver it in person.
There are several reasons you should consider Bulldog Bail Bonds in Fresno, including:
✅ 24/7 Bail bond service
✅ 20% Discount for veterans
✅ Phone/online approvals
✅ 0% Interest payment plans
✅ No hidden fees
✅ No collateral is required for working signers
We promise to process your bail bond as quickly as possible. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get the bail bond ball rolling. All you have to do is call 1-559-688-0229 or click Chat With Us now.
What is a California Bail Bond?
Bail is a financial agreement you enter into with the court after you’ve been arrested. In exchange for a specific amount of money, the court agrees that you can stay at your house rather than in a jail cell while you wait for your case to wind its way through the legal system. Provided you attend all of your mandatory court dates, the bail money is returned to you once your case is resolved. The money is returned regardless of whether you’re found guilty or innocent. The more serious the crime you’re charged with, the higher the bail is.
The problem many people run into is that they lack the funds needed to bail themselves out. That’s where Bulldog Bail Bonds in Fresno enters the picture. As long as you agree to pay 10% of whatever the required bail is, we’ll post a bail bond. The bail bond is basically our way of promising the court that we will make sure you get to all your court dates.
Once your case is resolved, we keep the 10% fee.
The only way we get our money back from the court is if you attend all of your court dates. If you fail to make a single court date, one of our bail bond agents will locate you and return you to jail. Your decision to not appear in court means you forfeit your bail bond. You’ll be arrested again. The only way you’ll get out again is if the court agrees to let you post another bail, though this is not something they are usually willing to do.
Failing to attend your court date is only one of the ways you could forfeit your freedom while you’re out on a bail bond. Leaving the area without first securing the permission of the court is another. The court likes to know that your close while you’re out on bail. They take this issue so seriously that if a judge looks at your record/personality/lack of community ties and decides that you are a flight risk, they may make wearing a tracking device a condition of your bail. Failure to wear the device or removing it before the resolution of your case is a bail violation and will result in you being arrested again.
Getting involved with criminal activity while you are out on bail is another easy way to get your bail revoked. Once you’ve been bailed out, you need to commit yourself to walk the straight and narrows. Criminal involvement while released on bail not only means having the bail revoked, but also means additional charges.
When you’re arrested, there are several reasons why you should contact Bulldog Bail Bonds in Fresno, these reasons include:
✽ 24/7 Bail bond service
✽ 20% Discount for veterans
✽ Phone/online approvals
✽ 0% Interest payment plans
✽ No hidden fees
✽ No collateral is required for working signers