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Protect yourself and your family by following these few simple consumer tips when looking for a Bail Bondsman.

Do Your Research

When searching for a good bail agent, take the time to find someone you trust. Read their website, find reviews from past clients, and speak to the bail agency personally before you make a commitment. If you are not fully comfortable with a particular bail bondsman, do not enter into a bail bond agreement with them. There are plenty of qualified and experienced bail professionals available to assist you. We hope you choose us for all of your bail bond needs! We strive for honesty, trustworthiness, and unparalleled client satisfaction.

Ask About Payments

Before you enter into an agreement with someone, make sure you are clear on the payment options. All good bail bondsmen should be willing to work out a payment plan that works for you. Make sure you fully understand the payment process, whether you’re paying all at once or signing up for a payment plan. Your charges should be itemized and explained to your satisfaction. Also, be sure you are given receipts for all charges.

Read All the Paperwork

Just like with any financial commitment, take time to read and understand the terms of the agreement prior to signing. Even if you fully trust the company you are working with, you need to make sure you actually agree with the terms of agreement! Remember, even if the charges are dropped in the early stages of the case you will still need to complete all of the premium payments.

Get Copies

Once you have read and agreed to all the paperwork, make sure to get copies of all signed contracts and agreements. This is for your own protection.

Ask Questions

You are not only paying for the bond, but you are also paying for service. You should have a comfortable working relationship with your bail bondsman. If you’re not sure how bail works or if you have any questions about the bond process, you should feel free to ask. When you choose Pickens Bail Bonds, your bail agent will always be available to answer all your questions and address your concerns, even after the bail bond has been posted. We’re here to help you through the process and support you, and part of that is making sure your questions are answered and your mind is at ease.