The Bail Bond Process
When arrested, a defendant has quite a few options for release until the end of his or her case. Bail acts as an insurance policy for the state that guarantees the defendant will appear to face charges in court. I does not matter which jail Orange County Jail or Los Angeles Jail the goal of release on bail is not to relieve the defendant of obligations except for appearing, but it is the withholding of control over the defendant to the end that justice might be administered. During and throughout the process of the case, the defendant would be able to perform normal daily activities, such as attend work or school, without worry as long as the defendant makes their timely court appearances and avoids legal problems.
The standard cost – or premium – for a California bail bond is 10% of the bail amount. Some cases may even qualify for an 8% premium. We will gladly work with you to offer comfortable payment plans with no collateral and, sometimes, even 0% to 5% down payment, when qualified. Please note that if charges are not filed, the person is falsely accused, or the case is dismissed, the premium cannot be refunded. The only time premium is reimbursed is if the bail bonds agency is unable to get the inmate out of custody.
The most important thing to remember about posting bail for a friend or loved one is that they have the benefit of living a normal life while attending court dates, instead of being locked up unnecessarily until the case concludes – a process that may take several weeks, even months.