What to Expect When You Call a Bondsman

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No one ever expects to be on the receiving end of an outbound call from the jail.  In a matter of minutes your head starts to spin. Not only are you trying to process the idea that someone you care for has been arrested and needs your help, you’re trying to figure out how this whole “bail bonds” thing is … 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

Three Tips for Handling Yourself While Behind Bars

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If you ever happen to find yourself on the wrong side of a set of handcuffs, you’ll want to keep the following three things in mind. First- you’ll want to exercise your right to remain silent.  You’ll want to provide answers to basic questions, such as your full name, date of birth, address, social security number and the type of … Read More

Three Things You Need to Know About Bail Bonds

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If you’ve been asked to help get someone out of jail by cosigning for their bail bonds, you’ll want to keep the following three things in mind. When you cosign for bail bond, you are agreeing to take full legal responsibility that the defendant will go to court and finish their case. Depending on what the defendant has been charged … Read More

Times When a Defendant Cannot Post Bail Bonds

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In most cases, when someone is arrested and booked at one of the California jails, they’ll be allowed to post bail bonds after their booking is complete. There are, however, some cases in which a defendant will be denied the chance to bond out. Defendants who are rearrested while currently on probation or parole may be placed on a no … Read More

Signs That You Should Not Post Bail Bonds for Someone

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No one likes to think that someone they care for has lost their freedom and it’s natural to want to help get a friend or loved one out of jail. Most people don’t realize that posting bail bonds involves more than just paying the bondsman’s fee. They will also need to complete a bail bonds application. When they sign the … Read More

How the LA County Jail Arrest and Bail Bonds Process Works

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When someone is arrested in Los Angeles County, they’ll be taken to one of the LAPD jails to be booked and processed. When the defendant arrives at the jail, they will be photographed, fingerprinted and their information will be entered into the jail’s computer system. At this point, the defendant will need to undergo a national background and warrant check.  … Read More