What If You Believe Your Rights Have Been Violated
If you feel like your rights have been violated, you certainly have the right to investigate and file a complaint! The police are supposed to protect rights but occasionally they overstep their authority. If you believe this happened to you, know this:
- Write down everything you remember
- Take note of the officer’s name, badge, patrol car numbers
- Get information and any digital evidence (photos, videos taken on cell phones) from any witnesses
- Take photographs of any injuries or damages to property
- Don’t physically resist an officer
- If there are any security cameras from nearby shops and businesses, you can try asking the owners to see the footage
- File a written complaint with Internal Affairs. You may do so anonymously if you wish
You should be protecting your rights and if yours are absolutely being violated, do not be ashamed to make a report.
If you are arrested during your confrontation, please call Lancaster Bail Bonds at 661-523-8444 so we can help bail you out of jail. We want to help you protect your rights too, so let us help!
4 Signs of a High-Quality, Reliable Bail Bonds Service
When it comes to a California bail bond agency, it pays to spend a little time shopping around and choosing the one that has a reputation for providing reliable, high-quality service.
There are several things you can look at that indicate you’re dealing with a high-quality bail bonds agency.
Never, ever enter into a contract with a bail bonds agency that isn’t willing to provide you with a free consultation. This consultation is extremely important. Not only does it provide you with an opportunity to ask questions, but you’ll also learn about how payments work, what happens if you fail to adhere to the conditions set for your bail, find out quickly you’ll get out of jail, and the cost of the bail bond. Don’t be surprised if the bail bonds expert on the other side of the consultation also wants to get to know you and decide if you are a good business risk.
Some bail bond agencies expect their 10% fee upfront which is fine if you have the money to do so. If you don’t have enough money, you’ll want to look for a bail bonds agency that has created payment programs that are flexible enough to accommodate your financial situation. The various payment options should be discussed during the free consultation.
A Clear Contract
When you sign a contract with the bail bonds agency, you should know exactly what you’re getting from the deal. The contract should be straightforward and easy to understand. All reputable bail bonds agencies will ask you to sign a contract before you make your first payment.
There shouldn’t be a long lag between you signing the contract and getting out of jail. The bail bond agent you speak to during the consultation should be able to tell you approximately how long it will be before you’re free to go home and be with your loved ones. Good communication is important, which is why you should only work with a bail bond agency that is committed to providing the best customer service possible.