Now that you’ve hired an agent for Arapahoe County bail bonds, you might be wondering what you should be expecting from your agent. It’s only natural because you are protecting your money and your defendant. Here’s what you should see and expect from your bail bondsman.
Bonding someone out entails a lot of responsibilities, especially for a bondsman. To regulate such business, the Colorado Division of Insurance controls how companies and bail bonding agents provide their services. A licensed local bail bondsman took classes to learn about these rules, and his identification is included in the roster of agents. This means it will be easy for you to know if the agent you are talking to has a solid reputation in taking care of his/her clients. Any complaint or reports against the bonding agent will show up when you do a quick search at the DORA website.
Our agents are licensed and registered in the Division of insurance. You are free to ask for proof of their licensing and run their license number to confirm its authenticity. Our agents always update their licenses and do their responsibilities as a professional.
A contract for Arapahoe County bail bonds
A contract is a physical proof that you entered a deal with an Arapahoe bondsman. This states what services should the bondsman deliver to help your loved one get out of jail. It should show:
- The parties involved in the contract (you, the company, and the defendant)
- Bail bond fee or premium – depending on the amount of bail, you usually pay for 10 percent bail bonds. This is a non-refundable fee, and it is your payment to the bail bondsman for his/her services.
- Your responsibilities as an indemnitor/cosigner
- The obligations of the defendant
The contract should be handed to you before you give your payment. Our agent will double check if you have read and understood the contract before you sign and accept the fees. This is to help ensure mutual safety between you and our agent. If you have questions about the contract, you are free to ask him/her, and the bonding agent will answer it.
The bondsman should have options for you to pay the necessary fees for bail bonds service. You can pay in cash in the office, or in the detention facility, or through a credit card. Other payment arrangements should be discussed. Should the bondsman insist in you paying him/her through her personal bank account or without signing a contract, report him to the Division of Insurance as well as the authorities.
An experienced bondsman knows exactly how do bail bonds work. He/she is highly familiar with the court system and what documents to prepare for fast processing. The papers should be prepared quickly, and your loved one will be released hours after posting bail.
Our jail bondsman will get your papers ready within minutes. All you have to do is to give us the following:
- Full name of the arrestee/detainee
- phone number
- Booking number
- Charge against the arrestee/detainee
If you can’t find the booking number, we will do the Arapahoe County Jail Inmate search for you. We will confirm your loved one’s identification, and our nearest bondsman will immediately make an appointment to post bail. Depending on how busy the Arapahoe County Jail is, your loved one is free within 2-6 hours.
A bonding agent’s work does not end when the bond is posted. The contract continues after release. It is the duty of your bail bond agent to cooperate with you in making sure that the defendant appears in all the trial dates necessary. He/she should help you understand what you should do in case you or your defendant runs into trouble while out on Arapahoe County bail bonds.
If your defendant cannot make it to his/her court appointment, you should let us know, and we will make arrangements. If he/she also decided to skip bail, don’t hesitate to contact us. Your collateral is at stake, and we will do our best to bring back your defendant in time for his court appearance to prevent this from happening.
Let us know about your situation and our agent will listen. Every interaction you do with our agent will be done respectfully and professionally. This is a stressful time for both of you, and we are here to lighten up the burden.
You never know what can happen or when problems will happen. You should be able to contact your bail bondsman 24 hours a day, 7 days a week whenever you need help. He/she should not turn you down or ignore your call just because it’s past working hours, or it’s a weekend/holiday.
VIP Bail Bonds is a 24-hour bail bonding company. Expect our bail bondsman to be ready to help you whenever you are in need. If you have questions about your bail, or how our bondsman can help you, contact us now at our bail hotline (303) 778-0026.