Get Assistance With Your Bail Bond Process and Learn How It Affects You
Setting a bail is the court's way of making sure that a defendant appears at their scheduled court date once released from jail. We make the bail process easy to understand. Benefit from our professional bail services.
What is the Bail Bond Process?
After an inmate has been fully booked, a bail amount will be determined for his or her release. After the bail amount has been set, you can call one of our professional bail bond agents to start the bail bond process and help your friend or loved one "post bail."
A bail agent is a person permitted to solicit, negotiate, and affect undertakings of bail on behalf of any surety insurer. The bail bond process doesn't take long after the inmate has been fully booked.
What is a Bail Bond?
A "bail bond" (surety bond) is a financial GUARANTEE
to the court that the defendant will appear in each and every court session as the court directs. Failure of the defendant to comply with the conditions of the court could result in warrants issued and bail bonds forfeited.
Where Can I Get a Bail Bond?
You can get a bail bond by calling our number at 1-714-558-BOND (2663). A licensed bail agent will confidentially discuss your individual situation, assist you with all your bail bond needs, and instruct you on how to start the bail bond process immediately.
How Much Does a Bail Bond Cost?
Most bail bond premiums are 10% of the full bail amount. For example, if the full bail amount is $10,000, the premium (fee) for the bail bond is $1,000. These fees are established by the surety companies and regulated by the Department of Insurance.
How Long is a Bail Bond Good for?
A bail bond is good for as long as your case is active.
Who is Liable for the Bail Bond?
The indemnitor (co-signer) is financially liable for the bail bond. The indemnitor’s liability is limited to the full face value of the bail bond.
What is the Premium?
In Southern California, the cost of the bail bond, which is called "THE PREMIUM” is generally 10% of the total bail amount.
Is the Bail Bond Premium Refundable?
Once the bail bond is posted and accepted by a court or jail, liability is taken on the bail bond. At that point, the bail bond premium is fully earned and is not refundable. No matter what the outcome of the case might be (ex. DA Reject, Missing Complaint, Dismissed, or Sentencing), the premium is still due in full and is non-refundable.
What is Collateral?
Collateral is money, property, etc. that you deposit with the bail bond company. Collateral is held until the bond is exonerated and the premium has been paid in full. In many situations, the bail bond company will not require collateral. Oftentimes, people own homes but do not want to sign on them. We take a quick application to determine if we can do this for each client individually.
What is an Indemnitor or Co-Signer?
An indemnitor or co-signer is a person who agrees to be financially responsible for the full amount of the bail bond in the event that the defendant fails to make a court appearance and can't return to court.
An indemnitor is responsible for paying any bail bond costs incurred as a result of the defendant missing a court date. If there's more than one indemnitor on a bail bond, they're jointly liable. This means the money could be collected from one or both of them.
What if I'm Calling From Out of State?
If you're out of the area or live in another state but have a friend or family member in custody, it's still possible to obtain a bail bond. The bail bond contract can be faxed to you and your credit card or a wire transfer can be used for payment. Call us to discuss the best way to start the bail bond process based on your individual situation.
What Happens if You Fail to Appear or Show Up Late to Your Court Dates (Forfeiture)?
What happens when a forfeiture occurs? This seems to be an area that most people don't understand very well. The action of forfeiture is when a person doesn't make their court appearance. Although it can compromise the bail agreement and the court's view of the defendant, it can be solved sometimes very simply.
We know things can go wrong and failing to appear in court at the appropriate time and place happens. And yes, a bench warrant will be issued, but remember, a bail bond company can be a good friend in many cases.
We know the court system and can suggest your best approach with the courts. So, if your person fails to go to court, please inform Bad Girls Bail Bonds Inc. immediately. We work for you! We can issue the defendant a reassumption to take back to court for the judge to reinstate the bond and continue with his/her court dates.
What Hours do Bail Bond Agencies Operate?
Due to the fact that people are arrested both day and night, most bail bond agencies are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - ready to start the bail bond process to help your friend or loved one post bail.
You Can Feel Better Knowing the Estimated Time of Your Release
- Local police stations (one hour or less)
- County jail (4 to 10 hours)
You don't have to spend time in county jail if you call us to accompany you to your court date. You can post the bail from the courthouse and get released.
We want to make this traumatic experience as painless as possible. Understand the court system and avoid county jail if you have an outstanding warrant.