Getting a Bail Bond When You’re Self-Employed
You already know that when it comes to financial matters, everything seems a little harder when you’re self-employed. Many people expect that their self-employed status will make getting a bail bond just as challenging.
The first thing to remember is that you’re not the only self-employed individual needing a bail bond. It’s estimated that approximately 2 million Americans will be arrested in a single year and need to post bail. Many of those will require a bail bond, and a reasonable number of bail bond applicants are self-employed. The Bail Bond Store in Santa Ana have been serving California for several decades, so we’re old hands when it comes to bail and self-employment.
The second thing you need to understand is that while your status as a self-employed individual may mean that it may take a little longer for us to push your bail bond through, we’re still ready and willing to work with you. Don’t let the fact that you work for yourself stop you from contacting us about a bail bond.
The process we use when working with a self-employed client is the same as what we do when we’re working with a traditionally employed individual. The fee is still 10%. We could still require collateral and/or a co-signer. We are still happy to put together a flexible, zero-down, zero-interest payment plan for you.
One of the biggest differences between your application process and that of a person who is traditionally employed is the paperwork we require. With traditionally employed clients, we ask for a check stub. Since you’re self-employed, we’ll require a 1099 document or possibly a bank statement. These serve as proof of your self-employment.