A relative of ours just called and told us that they have been booked into Riverside County Jail. They said their bail has been set at $25,000, and that we’ll need to pay $2,500 to a bondsman to get him out. We don’t have $2,500. How much do we need to put down on a payment plan?
The amount of money that needs to be put down on Riverside bail bonds payment plans will vary based on many factors, including but not limited to the credit worthiness of the primary signer. For example, someone who has a very strong credit score, has multiple lines of open credit (credit cards, student loans, car loans, etc.) and a steady income will qualify for a lower down payment than someone who has shaky credit, no credit and is not currently working. In this case you’ll want to talk to your bondsman, be honest about what you have to work with and what you’re looking for in terms of a monthly payment amount.