What information does a bail bondsman need?

If a loved one has been arrested, then you’re probably wondering, “What information does a bail bondsman need?”

If you do find yourself entangled with law enforcement, then it’s important to quickly uncover what info a bail bond agency is looking for. The sooner you can gather all this information together, the sooner you can get the bail bond process started for your loved one. 

Let’s take a look at the main items and information a bail bondsman will need to process your bail.

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A bail bondsman will need the arrest information.

There are a handful of jails in Kern County. To make sure your bondsman knows where to start, you’ll need to let him or her know where your loved one is being held. Check out the areas we serve in Kern County, including Taft, Wasco, Lamont, and Bakersfield.

On top of this, you’ll need to identify their inmate reference number and what their bail is set at. If you can’t figure out their bail amount, the bondsman should be able to gather this information for you. However, knowing the bail amount before speaking with your bondsman can make the bond process go quicker.

It’s important to remember that bail may not be posted until the arrest and booking procedures have been finalized. This process may take more or less time depending on the jurisdiction and staffing resources available. Remain as patient as you can.

A bail bondsman will need personal information.

As would need to with the majority of large financial transactions, you’ll need to have the inmates personal information handy when first contacting a bail bondsman. This could expand to include the following information:

  • Full legal name
  • Driver’s license or ID
  • Address
  • Birthdate
  • Phone number
  • Social security number

A bail bondsman will need employer information.

In addition to basic personal information, the bail bondsman will likely need to know employer information, as well. This could expand to include:

  • Employer name
  • Employer address
  • Employer phone number
  • Years worked
  • Job title
  • Description of duties
  • Proof of employment

Keep in mind, this will typically include employer information for the inmate and employer information for the person posting bail on behalf of the inmate.

A bail bondsman will need reference information.

Similar to applying for a job, a bail bondsman will need references. However, these references should be personal references of the inmate. Be prepared to list at least three personal references, which should include full legal names, addresses, and phone numbers.

These references can help a bail bondsman track down an individual who fails to show up to court.

Need to contact a bail bondsman in Kern County?

At Cowboy Bail Bondsman, we have decades of experience helping families in Kern County get out of jail fast. We’re available 24/7/365, and we’re pros at navigating the local bail bond process.

Give us a call today or fill out our online formHave more questions about bail bonds? Check out our bail bond FAQ page.