A bail bondsman or bail agent is one of those people you hope you never need, but if you do, where do you look? The Internet of course, right?

That’s where we look for a lot of different services these days, but doing a blind search isn’t always the best way to distinguish which service or company is best. And that’s certainly the case when it comes to finding a good bail agent.

“The reality is that there really isn’t an established set of criteria for saying that one bail agent is better than another,” said Eric Granof, the managing director of the company ExpertBail in an interview with ConsumerAffairs.

“They all sell an insurance product that allows a defendant to be released pretrial. If a family doesn’t care that a bail agent is dressed inappropriately or is not professional in how they treat consumers and manage their business, then is it really fair to say that bail agent is a bad agent?”

“A good insurance underwriter will take the time to talk with consumers about what they did and didn’t understand about the bail industry and process. With this feedback, they can create a touchstone for consumers to reference,” he said.

“But I don’t plan on ever needing a bail agent,” you might say. “I don’t plan on ever doing anything wrong to get myself arrested.”

You can read the full article on Consumer Affairs