Eligibility Requirements for Bail Bonds Payment Plans

Bondsman MargieAsk the Bondsman

My sister was arrested a few hours ago on some old felony charges and she’s being held at the Van Nuys Jail. Her bail has been set at $26,000, so it sounds like the fee is going to be $2,600.  Right now, the only people she has to help are me and her 19-year-old daughter. My credit isn’t great so … Read More

Am I Eligible for $0 Down Bail Bonds?

Bondsman MargieAsk the Bondsman

My wife was arrested last night on felony DUI charges and her bail was set at $100,000. I’ve been looking around on the internet and I’ve seen a bunch of ads for zero-down bail bonds. How can I find out if I’m eligible for that?  Money is a little bit tight right now because of the holidays.

How is Bail Set in California?

Bondsman MargieHow Bail Bonds Work

My son and daughter-in-law were arrested last night while they were driving in the car with their infant son.  My son’s bail was set at $100,000, but his wife’s bail was only set at $40,000. Was his bail higher because he’s a man? Did the jail give her a break because she’s a stay-at-home mom? We’re trying to figure out … Read More

Can I Revoke a Bail Bond That I Cosigned For?

Bondsman MargieAsk the Bondsman

A few months back, I cosigned on a bail bond for my now ex-boyfriend. He still owes $2,000 but he’s not making the payments. The bail bonds people are saying that if he’s not paying, I’ll need to pay, and my ex isn’t returning my calls. Can I have his bond revoked? I don’t feel like dealing with this anymore. … Read More

Will We Get our Bail Bonds Money Back if the Defendant is Innocent?

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Our son was arrested late last night for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s being held at the Van Nuys Jail on $50,000 bail. We’ve already talked to a defense attorney and we’re pretty sure the case will be dropped because our son is innocent, and he didn’t do what the police are accusing him of. 

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