Bail Bond Truths Revealed By Debunking Common Myths

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A lot of what people understand about the bail bond industry, before ever finding out they will need a bail bond, is what they see on television. Even then, what they learn from television about bail bonds is very little, and certainly not the whole picture. We are here to spill some truths by debunking common myths surrounding the bail bonds industry.

  • Myth: Only family members can help bail out the individual.
  • Truth: Simply put, anyone willing to help the individual pay for bail, can do so. Multiple parties can pay for the bail bond.
  • Myth: Bail bonds must be paid for in cash.
  • Truth: Bail bond payments can be made in cash, credit or debit, or check form.
  • Myth: Bail agents can lower the cost of bail.
  • Truth: Bail agents do not have the authority to lower bail, nor can they speak to a judge about lowering it. In California, bail bonds have to be 10% of the bail price.

While there is plenty to learn about bail bonds, especially if you need one for yourself or a loved one, they are fairly easy to understand. Ontario Bail Bond Store is available around the clock to answer questions, take care of your concerns, and even provide free consultations.

Speak with a bail agent now, either online or over the phone at 800-793-2245.

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Bail Is Not Tax Deductible, but Ontario Bail Bond Store Considers Your Finances

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Although tax season just ended, and taxes are the last thing you want to think about right now, it is important for us to acknowledge that bail is not tax deductible. It is something we must answer because many people ask this question. People are arrested right and left and with such a large amount of money going towards their bail, they wonder if they can write it off in their taxes. Unfortunately, no.

You are paying the bail bond company who is helping to get your loved one out of jail. This involves the government, obviously, but bail is really a guarantee/ surety that the defendant will return to court as promised. This promise to return is a part of their release conditions. It is not tax-deductible.

If money is your concern, Ontario Bail Bond Store can help resolve some of this. Bail bonds are set up on a payment system so that each month, the payment is a low amount. After so many months, the bail bond will be paid off. Ontario Bail Bond Store accepts cash, credit, debit, and checks; there is a convenient online payment system. You can even put your tax return money towards bail bond payments. In total, you are only paying 10% of the bail and for qualifying individuals, financing and discounts are available.

To learn more about bail bonds, or to apply for one, chat with a representative online or call 800-793-2245.

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