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Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding bail and the bail bonds process.
By definition, a bail bond is cash money. It's also an appearance bond, guaranteeing the defendant's appearance in court.
The bail bond premium is a fee charged for using the services of a bail bond company. The bail bond company puts up the entire amount of bail and in return, the co-signer or other party pay's a premium for the service.
Yes! We offer payment plans to qualifying cusotmers. Please contact us for details.
Yes. All bail bond companies are appointed by an insurance company. The insurance company's filed rates with the California Department of Insurance will determine the available rates. In general, a 10% premium fee is charged in the State of California. A discounted rate is available upon certain qualifications. Call for details!
No. The bail bond premium is fully earned upon the defendant's release from jail or transfer of jurisdiction.
The co-signer is responsible for the defendant's appearance in court. The co-signer may have placed collateral and signed a contract stating such. Thus, the co-signer and bail bond company have an interest in insuring the defendant's appearance in court.
The bail bond will be forfeited by the court, and a warrant will be issued for the defendant.
There is a 180 day grace period from the date of forfeiture in the State of California. If the defendant fails to present themselves in court within that time frame, the co-signer will be responsible to pay the entire bail bond amount. This includes any court filings fees, investigation fees, and attorney fees.
No. The pending criminal case remains in warrant status for the fugitive defendant. Remember, a bail bond only guarantees the defendant's appearance in court.
When the defendant has made all court appearances and some form of resolution has been agreed upon, for example; a plea, dismissal, etc.. the court shall exonerate the bail bond. Thus, relieving all parties of interest any and all liability of the bail bond amount.
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