Anytime money is involved it is always best to beware of potential scams. Scams affect thousands of individuals every day, making it hard for individuals to trust in the system. These days one could easily be blindsided without even thinking twice. If it is too good to be true, it probably is. Investigate every transaction and ensure it is legit. Avoid the 2 common ways bail bond agents will try to scam you.
- Bail Bond Solicitors Outside Jail – Some bail bondsmen will call potential clients and solicit their business even though it is illegal. Suspicion is your best friend if the agent refuses to divulge where they received your information from.
- Bail Bond Solicitors in Jail– No only do state law regulate the amount required for payment of bail bonds, but they also regulate when and how bail bondsmen can solicit their business. Ensure if someone is coming to talk to you or your loved one about their bail services, during non-solicitation hours, then they probably aren’t running a reliable business you should be working with. If they are risking to lose their license to solicit their business, stay away!
Many people fall victim to bail bond scams. Scams like these typically come from people saying “pay this amount or go back to jail.” They will normally have you wire the amount through a bank and not to the actual company. That is your first clue that this could be a potential scam. Also, ensure the phone number and business they are calling from are legit. Call that business to see if that person works there. Get their name and credentials. Do you research before you fall victim to a bail bond scams. Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds ensures reliable service and provides a licensed and experienced staff to help you with your bail bond needs.
As a premier bail bondsman in the greater Colorado Springs area Dennis Blackwell specializes in bail services. We are familiar with all types of bail bonds and think it is important for our clients to understand the different types of bail bonds as well.
Collectively there are 3 different common types of bail bonds. Each one plays a significant role in how your bail is assessed. The most common types of bail bonds include appearance bonds, personal recognizance bonds and property bonds. Each play a different role in the court system.
Appearance bonds, also known as cash bonds, are the most common type of bail bond. This allows for a relative, friend or bail bonding agent to post bail on the defendants behalf. Anyone can post a cash bail, but it will also be returned at the end of the case provided the defendant shows up to court. If a person is unable to provide cash bail, then contacting a professional bail bondsman like Dennis Blackwell is the way to go for assistance.
The second most common type of bail bond is personal recognizance bond. In this case the defendant is released from custody and then responsible for showing up on the allotted court date and will not be forced to pay bail. This must be authorized by a court and eliminates the need to deposit any assets. Failing to appear at any court proceedings will initiate an arrest warrant on the defendant.
The last most common type of bail bond is a property bond. Property bonds, if allowed by the court, can deposit valued property to assure appearance at all court proceedings. If posted the court is given a lien on the chosen property which can contribute to an obstacle to foreclosure. These type of bonds can only be retrieved by the court and are then held with the clerk until a verdict has been decided upon. The requirements and procedures associated with property bonds can vary between jurisdictions.