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This question comes from Yahoo! Answers, where we answer questions about bail bonds on a regular basis. On this question, ours was chosen by reader vote as the Best Answer.
Question: Is it possible to revoke a person’s bail bond? I put up a bond for a friend, but here lately my gut feeling is telling me he is going to “jump bail”. He is scheduled for court next month. So I really want to protect myself and find out if there is a way I can revoke his bond.
Answer: Yes, it is possible to have the bail bond revoked. If you are using a bail bondsman, you should call them to discuss the matter.
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550 S. Clay Street
Independence, CA 93526
Bail Bonds for Independence Jail
The Independence Jail is is the only facility in Inyo County it is also referred to as Inyo County Jail. Anyone arrested in Inyo County will be held her for booking and processing and until their release. You can call between 8am-2pm to arrange for visitation on the day of you intend to visit.
Visiting Independence Jail
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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For 18 months, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating a scheme involving eight co-defendants. Among these defendants is Cynthia Cheryl Shirey, a bail bond agent for Plotkin Bail Bonds in Santa Ana, and her co-worker Ernesto Perez.
Shirey is charged with multiple felony counts, including the violation of bail license regulations by illegally soliciting Orange County Jail inmates as clients and allowing an unlicensed person to solicit and negotiate bail bonds on her behalf. Shirey could be facing a maximum sentence of 23 years in state prison if she is convicted. She plead not guilty to charges and was expected to post her $20,000 bail on Friday afternoon.
Co-defendant Ernesto Perez, also worked for Plotkin Bail Bonds but was not a licensed bail bond agent. Shirey and Perez worked to solicit inmates at the jail through other inmates, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors claim that the plan was this: Perez would be the main contact for the inmates at the Orange County Jail. Those inmates would solicit other inmates and call Perez on their behalf. Perez or Shirey would then illegally negotiate over the phone with the inmates. Shirey would then visit the inmates in order to have the agreement signed.
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Anyone arrested in Lake County will be booked into Lake County Jail. During this time they will be searched and fingerprinted, background and warrant checks will also be run. The arrestee is allowed access to a phone so they may make collect calls to family, attorney’s, or a bail bond service.
Visitors must be in the facility and Read more »
Today’s question comes from Yahoo Answers, where we regularly answer bail related questions:
Question: If someone signs a bonds paper as a co signer do they really have to pay for the full bail amount if I don’t show up?
Answer: It is a fact that a co-signer on a bail bond is agreeing to pay the full bail amount if the defendant does not show up to court and cannot be located.
In most states, when the defendant doesn’t show up to court as promised, the bondsman and the co-signer have some time to get the defendant back into court. As long as defendant goes back, the co-signer will not pay the full bail amount. They will need to pay only if the defendant cannot be located.
That said, why would you not show up? You certainly do not want to be running from the law — every state has access to warrants nationwide. The reason the bail bonds system is effective is because the bondsman will come looking for you. Between the legal system and the bondsman, it would be best for you to simply go to court. Plus, someone was generous enough to get you out of jail. The least you can do is take care of your situation so they are no longer on the hook.
If you’ve already missed your court date, you can easily arrange a new court date and your bondsman can help. You should call right away.
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As reviewed by American Surety Company, Colorado’s Alternative Bond bill SB11-186 failed to pass before the 2011 legislative session ended. This bill would allow Colorado courts to take part in the bail bond business. The courts would be able to collect a premium, normally paid to bail bond agents for posting a defendant’s bail. The court, unlike a bail agent, would not have to pay the full bond amount if a defendant does not appear for court. Clearly a fatal flaw. There’s no incentive on the part of the defendant and no one but public safety officials to pick up those who fail to appear.
The bill managed to pass in the Senate by a very thin margin (18-17), but didn’t have enough time to get passed in the House. It’s more likely, though, that arguments and evidence brought up by commercial bail bondsmen were Read more »
Wayne Brown Correctional Facility
925 Maidu Ave.
Nevada City, CA 95959
Bail Bonds for Wayne Brown Jail Correctional Facility
Nevada County Jail is also known as Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. The jail houses maximum, medium, and minimum security inmates. It will hold up to 250 people and can be expaned to hold 450. The facility is used to hold anyone pending court dates and for those that are being sentenced 1 year or less.
Visiting Nevada County Jail
Tuesday – Friday 1/2 hour visit per day.
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Today’s Ask the Bondsman question comes from “Yahoo Answers”, where we regularly answer questions pertaining to bail.
Question: Will I get my premium back from my bail bondsman?
Answer: That’s a great question — one that we hear often as a bondsmen, both from our clients and others.
First, you should be aware that in California the bail industry is regulated by the California Department of Insurance. Other states have different regulatory bodies, but all states that offer bail have regulation. In California, by law, you do not get the bail premium back after the case is complete. In order to get bail money back after trial, you need to give the full bail amount to the court.
The Monterey County Jail, run by the Monterey Sheriff’s Department, is also known as the Detention Division located in Salinas, California. The facility houses pre-trial and sentenced inmates for both male and females and operates under the Sheriff’s Department’s Custody Operations Bureau. The Court Services Division is also operated by the Bureau. Both of these divisions are under the command of Chief Ray McLaughling and Capt. Pat Hunton.
All of Monterey County police agencies transports its prisoners to the Detention Division. All inmates are processed into the system with the use of Iris Scan, digital imaging and digital fingerprinting. With the use of Iris Scan, the facility is able to get a quick precise identification. All information is sent electronically to the Department of Justice in Sacramento. All inmate bookings are completed via computer, there is also a limited video arraignment program and video conferencing that helps reduce the risk and cost of transporting inmates.
The Detention Division houses approximately 1200 inmates at one time. These inmates are placed in 31 seperate housing units. They range from single cells for maximum security to open dormitories for low risk and sentenced inmates. The Classification Unit determines where they are placed based on gang affiliation, background, medical conditions, and characteristics.
Visiting Schedule for Monterey County Jail
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The Bakersfield Jail, also known as the Central Receiving Facility, is run by the Kern County Sheriff’s Department. This facility houses anyone arrested in Bakersfield until their arraignment unless they are bailed out. After the arraignment, they will be transferred to another facility called the Lerdo Jail Complex.
Visiting Rules for Bakersfield Jail (Central Receiving Facility)
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