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What Documentation Do You Need?

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So few people have any knowledge about bailing a person out of jail with a bail bond, and that is understandable. Most people believe that they will never need to bail someone out of jail. For some, they are right, however, not everyone is that lucky.

Many people who are attempting to bail their loved one out of jail are surprised to learn that they need to have certain documents ready to go when they talk to their bail agent. These documents are very important to the bail bond process.

Here is what you will need to have ready when you talk to your bail agent.

  • Official ID – You will need to prove you are who you say you are with some form of official ID, such as a driver’s license. This lets the bail bond company know exactly who they are working with.
  • Proof of Residence – Next, you will need to prove that you do actually live in the state of California. This can be done with a utility bill.
  • Proof of Income – Finally, you will need to prove that you can afford to bail out your loved one. This can be done by showing your bail agent your paycheck stub or a bank statement.

That’s all the paperwork you need to get a bail bond. When you meet with your agent to sign paperwork, be sure to have all of this with you. By being prepared like that, you can shorten the bail process. By doing that, you shorten how much time your loved one has to spend behind bars.


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