Can Bail Bondsmen Solicit Business by Visiting Someone in Custody Without That Person’s Request?

As one imagine, someone in jail would be an eager customer for a bail bondsman.  The person is jail may be desperate to be released to get to work, return home to care for young children or dependent adults, or simply scared of being in custody.  California Code of Regulations § 2079.1 reflects this unequal bargaining power and the vulnerability of someone in custody to unfair terms of bail.  However, this does not stop the practice of uninvited bail bondsmen visiting jails, as the following article further discusses.


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