Things to Know About Zero Down Bail Bonds

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The arrest of a friend, loved one or partner can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever experience.  What’s worse, is that California bail amounts are the highest in the nation. The cost to purchase bail bonds may only be 10% of the full bail amount, but this can still mean needing to come up with thousands of … Read More

What am I Taking on if I Cosign for Bail Bonds?

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My brother wants me to cosign for his bail bonds, but I’m a little bit wary. He’s not all that responsible and I don’t know if I’m comfortable signing for him. If I do sign the bail bonds paperwork, what am I getting myself into?

What Happens if a Defendant Misses Court?

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I posted Contra Costa bail bonds for my boyfriend a couple weeks ago and he’s supposed to go to court tomorrow.  His mom has been in and out of the hospital and we’re worried about her health.  If she has an emergency during the night and we need to go back to the hospital, what will happen if he misses … Read More

Two Questions to Ask a Bondsman

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If you’ve never needed to hire a bondsman in Los Angeles before, you probably have a lot of questions about how bail works and what the process will entail.  When you start calling bail bonds companies, you’ll want to ask the bondsman two very important questions. Can you post bail bonds 24-7?  Just because a company answers their phone 24-hours … Read More

Do I Need to Pay the Full Bail Bonds Fee All at Once?

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My boyfriend was arrested a few hours ago and his bail has been set at $25,000.  I read online that I’ll need to pay $2,500 for his bail bonds, but all I have today is $1,000.  Do I need to pay the full $2,500 all at once or is there another payment option?

How Much Do Bail Bonds Cost?

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When someone is arrested, and booked into one of the California jails, the fastest way to get them released from custody involves contacting a California bail bonds company. If you’ve never needed to work with a bondsman before, you probably have lots of questions about how bail works and what you can expect in terms of bail bonds fees. Bail … Read More

What Happens if a Defendant Skips Bail?

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I cosigned for my friend’s boyfriend’s bail bonds and I’m worried he’s not going to go to court.  I haven’t been able to reach him, or her, and another friend told me they’ve moved to Florida.  What happens if someone skips bail? Can I be fined for this?

Can I Cosign for California Bail Bonds if I Live in Arizona?

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My fiancé was arrested in Los Angeles and we want to get her out of jail as quickly as possible.  The problem is that I don’t live anywhere close to Los Angeles (the whole family lives in Arizona).  Is it possible to post Los Angeles bail bonds if I live out of state?

What Happens if I Miss Bail Bonds Payments?

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I was arrested a few months ago on domestic violence charges and I was able to contact a bondsman to help get me out of jail.  My problem, is that I recently lost my job and because of this, I’ve fallen behind on some of my bills.  The bail bondsman just called and said if I don’t make a payment … Read More