Everyone wants great service when choosing a bail agent, but what is service when it comes to getting bailed out of jail?
If you have a client who has been arrested for the first time, they are probably not thinking about how the kind of service they receive from a bail agent will impact their case; they just want someone who can get them out from behind bars. Let this recent situation illustrate exactly how bail bond agents should provide service:
I attended a bail hearing on behalf of a client. The case included a co-defendant, and bail had been set at $25,000 for both defendants. The defendant’s attorney called me to discuss bail and said that she would fight for OR or a bail reduction, and my response was, “Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less.” I attended the bail hearing prepared to post bail immediately upon the judge’s ruling, if necessary. The attorney’s request for a bail reduction was granted, and bail was reduced to $10,000. Not only was I in court ready to post bail, I charged my client an 8% bond premium, and he qualified for the Prop 103 rebate, reducing his overall premium to $600.00.
Unfortunately for the co-defendant, his bail agent did not appear in court, rather posted bail instantly upon hearing the initial bail amount of $25,000, and because the bond had been posted prior to the bail hearing, the judge would not reduce his bail amount. The co-defendant was charged a 10% premium based on the $25,000 bail amount. This could have been avoided if Bail Agent “X” (who was an experienced agent with one of the top 10 bail agencies) had taken the time to show-up in court. Consequently, his client was stuck with paying a premium of $2,500.00—lucky for Bail Agent X; not so lucky for his client.
My client was not only thankful for the reduced bail amount, but was grateful that I didn’t act in haste just to make a buck. I was prepared and I cared enough to show-up in court, posted bail based on a reduced amount and made sure he got the best premium possible.
As we all know, bail amounts can decrease (or increase) on a judge’s ruling. At Chad Conley Bail Bonds our job is to attend bail hearings to make sure that bail is posted after the judge has given a final ruling, not before you’ve had a chance to fight for a reduction.
For fast, ethical service with the best pricing possible, call us now toll free at:
855-223-2423 or visit www.chadthebailguy.com
This happened to one of my clients – Let it happen to yours?