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We don’t wish jail on any innocent person. It’s a crappy experience and, honestly, dangerous with COVID-19 running rampant. A bail bondsman makes an honest living by providing funds to get a person out of jail who otherwise would have to sit there till trial. The best way to avoid these circumstances is to stay on the right side of the law. If you need bail for yourself or someone else in Denver or elsewhere, then we’re here to help.

If you know someone who’s been arrested in Colorado, you may want to get that person out as quickly as possible. You might be able to put up bail by taking the bail amount to the designated court. Courts have different procedures for accepting bail: by cash, cashier’s check, or money order. If you’re lucky, you may find a court where you can post bail via credit card.

And what if you don’t have enough money to cover for the whole bond amount? In this case, you might be able to obtain release for the accused by working with a bondsman in Adams County, Broomfield County, Weld County, or elsewhere in Colorado. The bail bonds company requires a fee, usually 10% to 15% of the bond total, and may need a security collateral in property or a vehicle. The bondsman will then coordinate for the release of the accused.

If you’re trying to secure release for yourself or someone else, be sure to ask questions like these:

  1. Is the accused eligible for a bond or bail?
  2. How much will the bond or bail be?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Is there a certain time when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Credit card? Money order? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bondsman or bail agent?

When To Post Bail

Before posting bail, the first thing to be sure of is that the bonds are sufficient for the duration of the case in which the person is a criminal. You want to make sure you don’t have to pay the annual premium. Also, acting as the indemnitor means you’re financially accountable for the bail bonds.

If you wish to post bail in Denver but still have questions, a reputable bail bonding professional can give valuable information and advice – some of which may be shared for free. In all cases, how the penal code works should be explained to you for free, which will help you get the most value for the bonds.

In case you’re not aware, experienced bail bonds professionals are available in Adams County, Broomfield County, Weld County, or elsewhere in Colorado. Regardless of what legal jurisdiction you’re in, you can ask any bondsman about the option for financing at 0% if you are low on funds. Once all parties have agreed, you can decide on a monthly payment plan.

To be clear, you must remember that the agent’s prime motivation should be to make sure that the person you’re bailing out is freed from a bad situation as soon as possible. A reputable bail bondsman won’t let money come between the person you want to help and their release.

However, there are some issues to keep in mind to ensure you get the help you need: The bonds should be available with the assistance of a bondsman who’s willing to help around the clock and can answer your questions 365 days of the year if needed. The bondsman should preserve strict confidentiality. After all, posting bond for anyone – family member, friend, co-worker, someone you read about in the news – should not be advertised under any condition.

How Do I Choose a Good Bail Bond Company?

Bail bonds have been a source of revenue in America – for individuals and communities – for about 200 years. Yes, the U.S. is one of only two countries in the world with a cash bail system, the other being the Philippines, and there are good bail companies to work with and bad bail companies to work with. This shouldn’t be a surprise, no more than the realization there are some businesses you’d be happy to deal with and others you’d avoid like the plague.

Finding the right bondsman to work with can be difficult. The reason you may have to secure the services of such a professional could be embarrassing, something you don’t want to become public knowledge. In other words, you probably can’t ask a family member or neighbor for a recommendation. But you can do your research. Call a local court. Peruse a bulletin board at the police station. Search online. Look for a Better Business Bureau ranking.

Short of that, here are some good questions to ask before you sign with a bondsman to provide bail:

  • How long have you been licensed? A bondsman with a years-long license is most probably a solid choice, as they have honest business practices.
  • Do you have good reviews? Look to see if former clients have been happy with service provided, or if they have encountered any issues.
  • Do you offer solid customer service? A bail bondsman who’s not willing to assist you when you require help most probably isn’t a good choice.
  • Do you know what you’re talking about? Talk to the bondsman about the court or jail you are dealing with. A good bail bonding professional will have solid, extensive knowledge about the specific jail or court.