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How to Choose a Bail Bondsman

You thought it would never happen until you realize it just did. A loved one has been arrested, and you need to keep him out of prison. If bail is an option but you have no funds to post it, a bail bond company can be your best option. Not all of bondsmen are the same, however, so you have to do a little homework finding the one that's right for your loved one.

Below are tips that can help you decide on a bail company:

Lawyer Referrals

Bail bonds working with defense lawyers earn a reputation for superior quality work. Ask your defense attorney for recommendations. When the company learn that you have been referred by your attorney, you will get a discount (typically 8%) and you can save some cash.

Court Referral

After a judge decides on a bail amount, you can ask the court for a list of bail bondsmen they recommend. These companies like, just like lawyer-referred ones, are also highly reputable and are constantly working with the court.

Detention Officers

Another source of high-quality bail bondsman referrals are detention officers, so remember to be nice to them. Because they work in the system, they know which companies are good to consider, and they can actually even suggest a lower bail amount. So yes, treat your detention officer or officers with respect as they can help your loved one while he's inside.


If you must use a bail bondsman's services, be ready for the cost, which is about 10%. Yes, that's a cost you have to pay, but it's quite small compared to the relief of not having to produce a huge sum on the spot. Once the bail is posted, your loved one can walk out of prison. Not all bail bondsmen have the same fee structures, so do your research and find the one that is most convenient to you.

When you learn about companies with cheap fee structures, you may immediately think they are the best for you. The problem is they may not be as experienced as the more reputable companies are. Of course, since their experience is limited, they couldn't possibly have an impressive reputation. They may be scamming people with false advertising. They may be violators of the law themselves.

Online Reviews

Before you choose a Bail Man Bail Bonds, read reviews on it online. These are testimonials of people who have actually worked with the company before, so they can give you an accurate picture of what it's like based on their own experience. Very importantly, these are people who used to be in the same situation as you or your detained loved one. Just make sure you stick to independent consumer websites, not marketing sites where most reviews are manufactured.

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