How Much Do Bail Bonds Really Cost?

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My son is currently being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail bonds. We had hoped he would be released from court, but since it looks like that’s not going to happen we want to hire a bondsman to take him out. One person told me the fee is going to be 10% ($10,000) but someone else … Read More

How Soon Can My Friend Get Out of Jail?

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My friend was arrested a few hours ago and we need to get him out of jail ASAP because we’re supposed to fly to Las Vegas for a bachelor party.  If he’s in there all day, he’ll miss the flight.  How fast can we get him out?

How Can I Tell if a Bondsman is Legitimate?

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We just got a call from someone who said they were a Santa Clara bondsman and they told us that my grandson was arrested, his bail is $50,000 and that our grandson called him and asked him to call us.  I know there are a lot of scams out there, so I wanted to know how we can tell if … Read More

Why do Some Bail Bonds Need Collateral?

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My brother was arrested a few days ago and we’ve been trying to get him out of the jail but every bail bonds company we’ve talked to said they want collateral.  My friend got his sister out a few years ago, and her bail amount was higher than my brother’s is, and he got no collateral bail bonds with no … Read More

Do I Qualify for No Collateral Bail Bonds?

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My son was arrested a few hours ago on a domestic battery charge and his bail has been set at $25,000. He’s currently being held in one of the Los Angeles jails and my husband and I obviously want to get him out ASAP.  We have the full $2,500 to pay the bondsman but we’re currently renting our home.  Will … Read More

How Much Does a Bail Bond Cost?

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When a person is arrested and taken to jail, there are a few different options to be released from jail. The most common and most popular choice is a bail bond. A bail amount is what is paid to a bail bond agent to get the arrestee out of jail. Bail bond amounts differ in each state, but in California, … Read More

Bail Bonds: Convenience and Confidentiality

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An arrest can be a scary and traumatic experience for both you and the friend or family member who was taken into custody. Along with that, it can potentially become an awkward and embarrassment moment having to go into a bail bond agent’s office. However, you can save face by simply calling our office! We can do everything over the … Read More

What Does a Bail Bond Agent Do and Why

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A bail bond agent, or a bail bondsman, is a professional that enables people to be released from jail by paying a fee. Typically, friends or family members call on the arrestee’s behalf and are the primary contact for the bail bond while their loved one is in jail. The fee for a bond in California is 10% of the … Read More

Bail Bonds for Burglary Charges

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If you’ve learned that a friend or loved one has been arrested and charged with burglary, you’ll want to contact a local bondsman as quickly as possible. In the state of California, burglary is charged under section 459 of the California Penal Code.  When someone is accused of unlawfully entering a residence, they are typically charged with first degree burglary, … Read More