What If I Can’t Afford the 10% Fee for my Bail Bond

What If I Can’t Afford the 10% Fee for my Bail Bond

The way the California bail system works is that if you pay the amount of money the court decides upon, you’re released from jail and can go about your life provided you pay attention to your court dates and follow a few other basic rules connected to your bail.

If you’re unable to pay the full amount of the bail, you contact Happy’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield. In exchange for a 10% fee (that’s based on how large a bail bond you require), we will write a bail bond and you’re released from jail. For many people, a bail bond is the most reasonable option since they lack the funds to comfortably afford the entire bail amount.

But what happens if you don’t have enough money to cover the 10%?

When this happens you have a few options. The first option is checking in with your friends and family and see if they can loan you the money.

Your second option is inquiring about the Happy’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield payment program. 

We understand how tight things can get when it comes to budgeting for bail, that’s why we’ve created a program that we hope allows you to come up with our fee without forcing you to decide between freedom and buying groceries. 

The first thing we’ve done is make sure our bail bond payment plan is flexible. We don’t see any reason why we should force two people who have two completely different financial situations into the exact same payment plan. Our hope is that the flexible payment plan makes it easier for people who are paid bi-weekly or even once a month to incorporate bail payments into their budget.

The second thing we did to make covering our 10% bail bond fee a bit easier is creating a zero-interest program. The zero interest rate means that the only thing you have to worry about is the 10% fee. You don’t have to worry that because of interest, you’ll be sending us a check for the rest of your life. 

Our willingness to be flexible is just one of the reasons so many people turn to Happy’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield when they need help getting released from jail. Additional reasons we’re the perfect bail bond agency for you include:

• 20% Discount 
• Phone/online approvals 
• 0% Interest payment plans 
• No hidden fees 
• No collateral required for working signers 


If you’ve been arrested in California and can’t cover the bail yourself, you should contact us right away by calling 951-693-3311 or clicking Chat With Us.