In some ways, qualifying for a bail bond is kind of similar to qualifying for a bank loan. Certain aspects of the requirements are likely to be the same. Often times, you will need some form of collateral in order to obtain a bail bond depending on the bail bond agency. However, at Remedy bail bond you rarely ever need collateral to qualify for a bail bond southern California.
When dealing with a criminal charge, there are several requirements that you have to meet:
- What is the bail bond amount?
Like qualifying for any other loan, the higher the dollar amount being requested, the more difficult it can typically be to qualify for it.
- What are the charges?
In almost all cases, the more severe the crime going to trial, the more reluctant the judge will be to allow for bail to be posted at all. The more hesitant they are to allow bail will usually also translate into a higher set bail amount.
- Who is the indemnitor/guarantor?
If the guarantor, or person acting on behalf of the defendant, has good credit, a stable job, is in good standing with the community, etc. then the person applying to get the bail bond has a much greater chance of being approved for one.
- Character of defendant
Does the defendant have a past criminal record? Do they have a family? Do they have a job? What was the nature of the crime? Bail bond companies will usually use the answers to these questions to help evaluate whether or not the defendant may be a flight risk or not. This could very well play into whether or not they will require additional collateral and how much.
All of these questions and more depending on the case and the bail bond company play a roll in whether or not someone would be approved for a bail bond. Be prepared with answers to all of these questions. Sometimes, letters of character can also help in getting a bail bond approval for the defendant.