Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A BAIL?
Bail is a cash deposit or pledge to the court in order to release a suspect from jail. It is a temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial. It persuades the court to release the suspect from police custody. As part of your release you promise to appear in court for all your scheduled criminal proceedings. If you show up as promised the bail amount will be returned.
WHAT IS A BAIL BOND PROCESS?
Bail bond process is after your loved on has been arrested and fully booked. After being booked a bail amount will be determined. The police officer conducts a criminal background check, takes the suspects fingerprints and mugshot and seizes ad inventories any personal property of suspect, which will be returned when the suspect is released. After bail amount has been set, that is when our professional bail bond agents will start the process to release your loved one as soon as possible!
WHAT IS A BAIL BOND??
Bail bond is a guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear to all court dates assigned. A bail bond agent will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of persons accused in court.
HOW MUCH DOES A BAIL BOND COST?
Each case varies. Depending on the bail amount. Most Bail bond premiums are ten percent of the full bail amount. For an example, If the bail amount is set at $10,000 the premium fee for the bail bond will be $1,000
WHO IS LIABLE FOR T HE BAIL BOND?
The Indemnitor also known as the (co-signer) is liable for the bond. It is His/Her responsibility to make sure the defendant appears to all signed court dates and makes sure all premiums are paid in full.
WHAT IS THE PREMIUM?
In California, most Bail Bond Premiums are ten percent of the full bail amount. This payment is non re-fundable, that amount is for providing the pre-trial release service.
WHAT IS COLLATERAL?
Collateral may be money, property, etc. Something that is pledged as security for repayment of bail amount in the event of a default. It is held until the bond is exonerated and the premium has been paid in full.
WHAT IS INDEMNITOR OR CO-SIGNER?
An Indemnitor better known as co-signer is the person that agrees to be responsible of the defendant. Meaning, they are reliable for all bail bond costs, Making sure the payments have been paid in full and making sure defendant appears to all court dates assigned. In events if the defendant does not appear, the indemnitor will be responsible. If there is more than one co-signer they are both jointly liable.