Most people cringe at the idea of needing to hire a bondsman– not only is this something that most people have never needed to do before, but the Hollywood portrayal of this industry is a little bit scary.
It’s natural to want to make sure that the bondsman you’re working with, and the company they work for, are on the up and up. There are several ways to do some research. First, ask the bondsman for their bail license number. In Nevada every bondsman must be licensed through the NV Department of Insurance and you’ll be able to verify their license is current on the NV DOI website.
You can also see if they have any complaints that have been registered against them with the Better Business Bureau.
One red flag that you should be aware of is a bondsman that is offering a deep discount on premium, or the fee you need to pay to purchase bail bonds. In Nevada the cost to purchase bail bonds is set by the Department of Insurance, and that rate is 15%. of the Bail amount. If a bondsman is offering you a very cheap bail bonds rate, buyer beware.
More times than not, these agents will come back to the cosigners after the defendant is released asking for more money, property or vehicle collateral, or both, saying that unless the client steps up they’ll send the defendant back to jail.
It is illegal for a Bail Bond company to put you back in Jail for missing a payment or owing them money.
When you hire a bondsman you’ll want to get the sense that they genuinely want to help you get through this difficult situation. If you start to feel as if they are more interested in getting their hands on your money than helping you, or if they start to put off a used car salesman vibe, it’s OK to hang up and call someone else.
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