Family Bail Blog

Bail vs. Remaining In Custody

Posted on February 19th, 2012 by Tonya Page

Question: My boyfriend is in jail and is eligible for bail, he is being charged with possession of a controlled substance.  His charge should be dropped because he has proof of  a prescription.  He will have to go court in about 2 weeks, but he really wants out.  In order to bail him out I have to pay $700 for the bail bondsman fee, but I know I will not get my money back when the case is over. We have a 7 month old baby and I know he will not be patient enough to wait until his court date, which is 10 days away.  If the case is dropped or dismissed he will be out free without having to have paid $700.  I need your opinion as to what I should do.  Do I bail him out or leave him in jail until his court date?

Answer:  Ten days is a long time to wait in jail.   If he has a job he needs to go to, you might want to get him out — jobs are hard to come by at this point.

If he does not work or provide care for your daughter, you may want to consider the cost of bail bonds.   How much of a financial hardship would it be even if you pay the $700?  Something else to consider is the emotional cost to you, him and your child if you decide to leave him there.

What it really comes down to is Read more »

Bail Bonds for Alameda County

Posted on February 17th, 2012 by Tonya Page
How Bail Works

If you have learned that someone you know and care for has been arrested and taken to an Alameda County jail you’ll want to seek out the services of an expert bail bondsman.

After a defendant has been taken into custody they will be fingerprinted, their mug shots will be taken and their information will be entered into a computer system.  If it is deemed they are eligible for bail (most arrestees are), their bail amount will be set according to the county bail schedule.  A bail bond cannot be posted until a person’s bail is set, however, we can work with you beforehand to get all of the necessary paperwork in order.

We are a family-run business that has been helping people get out of Alameda County jails since the late 1960s. An expert Alameda County bail bondsman is available to take your call 24-hours a day, 365-days a year.

We service all locations in Alameda County.

It is our commitment to work closely with our clients so they fully understand how bail bonds work as well as the responsibility that Read more »

Glendale Police: Vehicle Theft Is Up

Posted on February 14th, 2012 by Tonya Page

Glendale Police Department, Glendale CaliforniaAccording to a recent All Points Bulletin (APB), the Glendale Police Department has said they have seen a slight uptick in vehicle theft and burglary in recent weeks. Among the items being stolen are SUV third-row seats and vans containing power tools.

Department officials suggest SUV owners consider engraving the vehicle’s VIN number on the seat, using a bicycle lock with a cable to secure the seat to rear cargo holds as well as removing and storing the seat in a safe place when it is not being used.

Van owners in Glendale are urged to Read more »

Ask The Bondsman: Keep Paying?

Posted on February 12th, 2012 by Tonya Page

This question comes from an Ask The Bail Bondsman submission sent by Arthur:

Arthur’s Bail Question

“My nephew was arrested on false accusations. He was released on bail. After two year of back and forth to court all charges were dropped. My question is will he have to continue making payments to the bail bondsmen? If not what happens to all the money that has gone towards the bail? Will he get anything back? What are the any steps that we should take to resolve this? Any help and suggestions are greatly appreciated. We are ready to move forward, and put this all behind us. Thank you so much for you time.”

Expert Bondsman Answer

First, Arthur, congratulations on your nephews outcome. I’m sure it was a long two years and your nephew appreciated your help.

Based on what you said, I’m assuming that you a payment arrangement for the bail bond premium (10% of the full bail amount). Assuming that you Read more »

Bail Bonds In Colusa County

Posted on February 11th, 2012 by Tonya Page

When someone first receives a call from a friend or family member informing them of their arrest, a lot of things are often uncertain.  People often wonder who to call and where to turn to for help with this type of crisis.  Most people have never needed to purchase a Colusa County bail bond before. It’s not uncommon for people to be concerned about being able to pay for one.

At Tonya Page Bail Bonds we offer our clients:

Chief of Police Services Promoted to Captain

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Tonya Page

Lieutenant Paul D’Auria, Chief of Police Services for San Clemente, has been promoted to captain. He will be moving into his new role as the commander of the James A. Musick Facility, an Orange County Jail.

The Musick Jail is a minimum-security facility located in Irvine that holds up to 1,250 men and women.

D’Auria began his career in law enforcement as an officer with the San Clemente Police Department until it was shut down. He then joined the Sheriff’s Department and has spent the last six years as the chief of police services.

D’Auria has taken great pride in his career, which includes many highlights such as his work in the gang injunction. This was a court action that identified members of gangs and prohibited them from hanging around each other. He also worked to improve ties with the Hispanic residents of San Clemente.

He is also extremely proud of Read more »

Contra Costa County Bail Bondsman

Posted on February 7th, 2012 by Tonya Page

Contra Costa bail bonds can be posted at the Martinez Detention Facility (Martinez Jail) 24-hours a day.  The Martinez Jail is located at 1000 Ward St., Martinez, CA 94553.  Those wishing to call the jail directly can do so by dialing 925-646-4495.

Many people believe that posting a bail bond is a very difficult task.  In most instances this is because people don’t know what they are or what purpose they serve.  Simply put, a bail bond is a contract between a bail bondsman, the people who sign the bail bond contract and the state of California that promises the defendant will appear for their scheduled court appearances.

If you need help bailing Read more »

Lawsuit Filed Over Musick Jail Expansion

Posted on February 3rd, 2012 by Tonya Page

Elected officials in the city of Irvine have filed a lawsuit against Orange County, hoping to delay if not halt construction plans at a local jail.

At the crux of the controversy, according to the lawsuit, is the potential negative impact the proposed 512-bed expansion of the James Musick Jail could have to surrounding communities.   Voice of OC (VOOC) has reported that members of the City Council feel strongly that an environmental impact studyjames must be completed prior to moving forward.

Irvine Councilman Jeffrey Lalloway has said that the proposed expansion and how it will impact the character of the neighborhood “needs to be studied in a more thoughtful and thorough way,” he said.

Other concerns include Read more »

Expert El Dorado County Bail Bondsman

Posted on February 1st, 2012 by Tonya Page

At Tonya Page Bail Bonds we have years of experience in helping people get out of jail and back to their lives.

We provide El Dorado bail bonds for locations throughout the county, including but not limited to El Dorado, El Dorado Hills, Pilot Hill, Pollock Pines, South Lake Tahoe and others.

If someone you know and care for has been arrested in El Dorado county, call 877-BAIL-BOND now to speak with an expert El Dorado bail bondsman.  When you call we’ll ask you some basic information about the person who has been arrested, including their name, where they are being detained and what their bail has been set at.  If you’re unsure of the latter two don’t worry, we can still help.

From there we’ll explain what the bail bond will cost (usually 10% of the total bail amount) and can discuss payment plans Read more »

Do Bail Bond Companies Loan Money?

Posted on January 29th, 2012 by Tonya Page

Here is another Resolved Question from Yahoo! Answers, where we often answer to many bail related questions and concerns.  Our answer was chosen as “Best Answer” by voters.

Question:  Do bail bond companies lend money if a person is not in jail?

Answer:   This is a very good question and one we get often as bail bondsmen. Bail bondsmen do not make loans; they should be thought of more like an insurance company although the risk analysis on bail can be very similar to that of a loan. You are basically buying Read more »

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