If you are looking for the right bondsman for either you, or someone you know who has had been arrested, there are a couple of important things you need to be aware of when choosing the right bail bondsman…
What does a bondsman ACTUALLY do?
A bail bondsman acts as the defendant’s guarantor, meaning they take on the monetary penalty if the defendant does not make their assigned court date. In addition to acting as the guarantor for the accused person, the bondsman has a responsibility to ensure that they are paid and receive ROI they made off the defendant.
Basically, the bail bond is like a contract between the government and the person who posts the bond – and the bondsman is giving the government a guarantee that the defendant will appear in court at a later date than initially assigned,
What Should I Look For In A Bondsman?
While searching for a great bail bondsman, be aware of a few important issues that should not be overlooked:
- Be aware of how bond fees work
- Accessibility of the bondsman
- Experience in their field and how they execute their job
In the state of Colorado, all bail bonds are recognized as “appearance bonds” in court, and can be posted by the bail bonding agent. “Personal recognizance bonds” and “property bonds” are obtained from a court.
Confirm the bail bondsman credentials, or ask for a referral from a legal representative. Checking the bondsman’s status on the Better Business Bureau is a good way to check for reputation and their honesty before contacting them,
Remember – a good bondsman will work with you and the court to eliminate any worry. When youneed a bondsman to help you with you, call Bail City Bail Bonds at 303-573-1114!