Ventura Bail Bonds - How Do Bail Bonds Work?
Having a love one call you from jail can be an emotional and overwhelming experience. What
should you do? How long will it take? Who can you turn to for help? In Ventura County most
offenders are booked into Ventura County jail. There are several Ventura bail bonds companies
who can help, but who can you trust in such an uneasy time?
It is the bail agent's job, required by law, to have access to all the necessary information,
including financials. He or she creates the Bail Bond Agreement, which is a contract between the
bail indemnitor and the bail agency agreeing to jointly promise the court that the defendant will
return for necessary court appearances. This contract outlines the fees and the agreements made
by the bail agent and the individual(s) bailing the defendant out of jail.
So how does the process work? The first thing you should do after receiving the phone call is to
contact a Ventura bail bonds right away. He or she will guide you through the process, which
usually starts with a face-to-face meeting. In order to expedite the process it is good to have the
following information readily available:
Full legal name of the person in custody.
Bail amount, if the person is in jail.
What reason the person is in jail.
When the person was arrested.
With this info handy, you should be able to complete all the appropriate documentation. Your
Ventura bail bonds agent should also be able to explain the entire process and ensure that you
understand every step as well as answer any questions/concerns you may have about the bail,
bond, process, services, laws, etc. After completing all the paperwork the bail agent will go to the
jail and post the bail bond surety.
Most bail bonds Ventura agents are able to complete this process with minimal issues. Not all of
them, however can go the extra step and help you through the emotional distress of the process
as well. While it is not the job of the bail bondsman to be your counselor, he or she can direct
you to resources to support you during this time. As an inmate, your loved one may experience a
lot of stress and anxiety, as well as feelings of uncertainty. Some good general tips to consider
when going through the process are:
Be patient during the process.
Understand it's potentially a long process and that your Bondsman is working to expedite
the quick release of your loved one.
Go home and get some rest. Allow your Bail Bondsman to do the work and keep you
posted throughout the inmate pre-release process.
Try to maintain good thoughts through the situation. The worst part is over. Stay
positive that your loved one will be released.
Feel confident about your decision of bailing out your love ones with a trusted bail agent
by your side.