Bonding with your Bail Agent

Lake County JailHopefully You Don’t Have A Favorite Bond Agent!

If you’re a career criminal and you’ve spent most of your life in and out of prison you probably have a go-to favorite bail agent you call when you’re in trouble.  Finding a reliable and professional bail bonding services company is easy.  However, finding a bail bondsman you can count on through thick and thin is another story.  Some bail agents are in the bonding services business just to make money.  Other bail bondsman however have a deep passion for helping people get their lives back on track.  If you plan on breaking the law, you’re going to need a bail agent who is also like your best friend.  In our series, Bailing Out, we’re taking a closer look at what to look for in a bail bonding services company and how to bond with your bail agent.

How Not to Bond with a Bail Bondsman

Okay, so once you’re clear on how not to bond with a bail bonding agent, you’ll have a better idea on how to keep them as a friend.  First of all, don’t invite a bail agent to a bar for drinks.  The best  and most professional bail bonding agents stay sober everyday of the year.  Think about it.  When you need help at 3 a.m. do really want a drunk guy to answer the phone? Probably not.  The best bail bonding services companies have a zero  tolerance policy.  This means no drinking, drugs or staying up past midnight.  So, if you’re a party animal, tame yourself and invite your reliable and trustworthy bail bondsman to Starbucks for a nice latte.  Because bail bonding agents need to be available for their clients 24/7, they don’t travel  much.  So, if you really want to bond with your professional bail bonding services company, don’t ask them to go camping in Florida or hiking in the wilderness.  Perhaps a  nice stroll through the local park will do.

Basketball and Bail Bonding Agents

Bail Bondsman have perhaps one of the most stressful and difficult jobs in all of the world.  It’s a tough gig and even the best bail bonding agents need a way to unwind after a long day.  If you’d like to really bond with your bail bondsman invite him to play a round of HORSE on the basketball court.  Playing a fun and engaging sport is always a sure-fire way to develop a trusting relationship with your local bail bonding services company. The more you trust  your bail agent, the more you’ll be able to relax when you’ve committed another crime.  To begin searching for the most reliable bail agent in the area ask your fellow criminal friends for their recommendations.

Bail Agents and Boating

I’ve yet to meet a bail bondsman who doesn’t love to boat.  There’s nothing like bonding with the best local bail bondsman on a boat. Whew, say that three times.  But, seriously grab a fishing pole, steal a boat and invite your bail agent to join you for a day on the water.  Boating is also an excellent way to unwind from an intense job.  Don’t forge the life jackets. The best local bail agents typically don’t have time to learn to swim, so you’ll need to remember life jackets, water wings and sunscreen.

Posting Bond with a Professional Bail Bondsman

If you’ve even been out of jail long enough to boat and play basketball with your local bail agent, you’re relationship will really be tested once you’re arrested again and booked into jail. When you make your first phone call from jail, it will most likely be to your local bail bonding services company.  If your bail agent answers the phone on the first ring, you know all that previous bonding time has really paid off.  Once you and your bail agent develop a steadfast relationship, you’ll be able to post bond and  get out of the slammer faster than the previous time.  The trick to developing complex relationship is staying out of jail long enough to spend time with your bail agent.  A close relationship with your local bail bondsman, means he or she will already know your financial situation and help you better develop a plan to get out of jail. This takes the stress of posting bond down a notch.  Good luck!


  1. Rob Brown Bail Bonds 5120 Cole Creek Rd, Kelseyville, CA 95451 (707) 587-4563
  2. Lake County Sheriff Dept.

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