Saving Money and Still Making Bail
It’s not a bad idea to look at ways you can save money when it comes to bail. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to make bail a little easier on your budget.
Get a Bail Bond
Many people assume that they have to post their bail themselves. That’s not the case. The reason some people decide to post their own bail is that they will get the money back from the court. It isn’t until they are released that they fully understand just how large a toll the bail money takes on their budget.
Instead of scrapping all your pennies together in a desperate attempt to post your own bail, you should look into getting a bail bond. The total cost of a bail bond is just 10% of the required bail. You won’t get this fee back, but most people still find that only having to come up with 10% of the bail is considerably less financially stressful than posting the entire thing.
Ask About Discounts
Yes, we charge 10%, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ask if we offer any discounts. We do! Some of our clients are eligible to get a 20% reduction on the bail bond fee. That means you’ll only have to come up with 8%. Eligible customers include the following:
- Members of the Armed Forces
- AARP members
- Individuals who are working with a private defense attorney
Choose Your Credit Card Wisely
If you’re using a credit card to help post your bail, you should consider using a credit card that allows you to earn cashback. The amount you get back won’t cover the bail, but at least it will decrease the overall cost.
Sell Some Stuff
If you’re still a little short, consider selling some stuff. Thanks to programs like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace, you can post all sorts of things up for sale. You’ll likely be surprised by how much money you can make, which can be put towards bail. You can sell everything from artwork to old jewelry and even vehicles. You can use the money you make from selling these items to either cover the cost of a bail bond or to be used as collateral (anything that’s used as collateral will be returned.)
Want to know what steps we’ve taken to make California bail affordable for everyone? Contact us today and take advantage of our free consultation.
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