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?

How to Hire a Bondsman in Los Angeles

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If you need help getting someone out of one of the Los Angeles Police Department jails, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department jails or one of the LA County jails, you’ll want to contact a local bondsman as quickly as possible. The process of hiring a bondsman is not nearly as complex as many people think it is.  The LA bail … 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

My Case Was Dismissed—When Will I Get my Bail Money Back?

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I got into some trouble earlier this year and my family helped post my bail bonds.  I had court today and I was told that the District Attorney decided they would not be pursuing the case, so the whole matter was dismissed.  Someone at the courthouse told me I should contact my bail bondsman so I can work on getting … Read More

How Much do Los Angeles Bail Bonds Cost?

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Our friend was arrested in Los Angeles and we’re trying to figure out how the bail bonds stuff works.  We’re seeing some conflicting stuff on the Internet about the different percentages that bail bonds companies cost.  What is the average fee?

Emergency Bail Bonds On Hanukkah and Christmas

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If you have a friend, family member or loved one that has been arrested this holiday season, you’ll want to call a bondsman that can help you with emergency bail bonds during the holidays. Although many companies answer their phones at all times of the day and night, not all bail agents are available to post bail bonds on Christmas … Read More

Can an Adult Teenager Post Their Own Bail Bonds?

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Woman chaced and pulled over by police

My sister was arrested a few hours ago on a felony domestic violence charge and was booked into the Lost Hills Jail in Los Angeles. She’s 19 years old (I’m only 17) and our parents are traveling outside of the country.  Her bail is $50,000.  I don’t have any money and she’s a college student, so she doesn’t have much … Read More

How Much Do Bail Bonds Cost?

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My boyfriend just called me from jail and he’s saying his bail is $5,000 and I’ll only need to pay $50 to get him out.  The bail bondsman told me that the fee is not $50, that the fee is 10% and it’s $500. That doesn’t make any sense because my boyfriend swore I’d only need to pay $50. How … Read More

How Do $500,000 Bail Bonds Work?

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Our son was in a DUI car accident and another party was seriously injured; his bail is currently at $500,000 and his attorney is recommending we try to post bail bonds if we can make it work. My wife and I have never been in this type of situation before and we don’t know where to start. Will we need … Read More