How do I Know if I Should Cosign for Bail Bonds?

Bondsman MargieAsk the Bondsman

My friend was arrested last night and her bail is $100,000. She’s completely estranged from all of her family, so she doesn’t have anyone who can help her out. She swears she’ll go to court and pay me back and I sort of feel bad for her. We’ve only known each other for a few weeks but I don’t want … Read More

How do I Start the Bail Bonds Process?

Bondsman MargieAsk the Bondsman

If you’ve learned that someone you care for has been arrested and booked into one of the California jails, you’ll want to contact a local bondsman as quickly as possible. If you’re like most people, you’ve never needed to help get someone out of jail before and the idea of needing to hire a bail bonds agent can feel overwhelming. … Read More

What Happens if Someone Skips Bail?

Bondsman MargieAsk the Bondsman

I cosigned for my friend’s boyfriend’s bail bonds last month. They’ve since broken up and I’m pretty sure he’s moved back to Las Vegas.  I’m worried because I don’t think he has any intention of coming back to Los Angeles to go to court. What happens if someone skips bail?

How Can I Tell if Someone Will Be Denied Bail Bonds?

Bondsman MargieAsk the Bondsman

My son was arrested while visiting California last night and my husband and I want to take him out of the jail as fast as humanly possible.  We’re worried he might be denied bail because he lives in Texas (the whole family lives here). When will I know if the court denies his bail?

How Can I Get a Message to the Defendant?

Bondsman MargieAsk the Bondsman

My roommate was arrested this morning and I’m wondering if there’s any way to get a message to him? I know he’s probably freaked out because he’s supposed to be at work in an hour, but I wanted to let him know that we’ve called him off work and that we’ve contacted a bondsman to help get him out.

How Much Do Bail Bonds Really Cost?

Bondsman MargieAsk the Bondsman

My fiancé was arrested a couple hours ago and I’m trying to do some research on bail bonds fees, but I can’t seem to figure out what I need to pay. There are a million different companies that are advertising a million different rates, but I’ve also read that all California bail bonds companies are required to charge 10% of … Read More