5 Sure Signs of a Good Bail Bondsman

When you or a loved one gets arrested, the last thing you want to do is worry with details while you try and get bail money. But a quality bail bondsman can post bail for you. You just have to find one you can trust. Here are five sure signs that you’ve found the right bondsman to work with.

1. They’re a Pro

You can usually tell if someone is professional, because they speak with confidence and present themselves with pride. If your bail bondsman is less than courteous, or if they appear dirty or unkempt, just move along.

2. They Give Info Freely

Honest people have nothing to hide. When you ask a bail bondsman how long they’ve been in business, or what their rating is with the Better Business Bureau, they should be forthcoming with the information.

a photo of a scale and a judge's gavel3. They Have a Current License

All bail bondsmen must be licensed by their State’s Department of Insurance. You can check online to see if their license is current. If it has expired, that’s not a good sign; the bondsman might not pay attention to detail, or might be trying to scam you.

4. They Aren’t Afraid to Share Reviews

Every company gets a handful of negative reviews, but if the bad outweighs the good, keep on looking. If you have friends or family who have used a bail bond service before, ask them about their experience.

5. They Let You Make the First Move

If a bail bondsman approaches you at the jail, it could be a sign that they are desperate for business. Even if they say they are representing a loved one that has been jailed, talk to that loved one before you give the bondsman money.

If you’re in need of bail bond services in Detroit (or across Michigan), give us a call any time!