Understanding Van Nuys Bail Bonds

No one ever wants to be arrested and taken to jail. However, it does happen, unfortunately. In that case, it’s important to understand bail bonds and the bail bond process. If you know someone who has been arrested and placed into the Van Nuys jail, typically they’re allowed to post bail soon after the booking process is completed.  In some cases, defendants are not granted bail and in that particular case, they will have to remain in the Van Nuys jail until their court date. If this does happen, hiring a lawyer is probably a necessity.

When the judge is determining the bail setting, he or she will take into consideration several factors. They will consider the defendants past criminal history, their ties within the community, and the severity of the crime that is said to have been committed.  They will also factor in whether or not the defendant presents a danger to society and if they are at risk of fleeing.

If the person has been arrested due to immigration laws, there are people who can handle this situation in California.

In California, there are several different bail bond types. These include surety bonds, cash bonds and property bonds. Cash bonds are served and held to the court, then returned (all or a portion) after the defendant appears in court. Property bonds involve the defendant’s or the co-signers property which serves as a guarantee that the defendant will show up for court.  Once they have appeared in court, their property bond is returned after their hearing. It is similar to a cash bond, but you are using property instead.

Surety bonds are those that are prepared by a bail bonds company in exchange for a 10% fee. Most of the time, surety bonds may be used for any amount of bail, and are most often used by the friend or relative of the defendant to get the defendant released from jail. The bail agent will charge a 10% fee to use their service which is non-negotiable and non-returnable. The 10% fee is taken from the overall bail amount. Some bail bond companies may offer different ways to pay for the 10% fee such as financing or payment plans.

However, if the defendant doesn’t show up to court as scheduled, their surety bond will be forfeited to the court. They will also have a warrant placed on them for arrest. When you have a co-signer sign your surety bond, and the defendant skips out on court, the co-signer will be obligated to pay the extra forfeited bail as well as help locate the defendant. In the case that collateral was used, such as real estate, jewelry, stocks, bonds or other highly valuable materials, these items will also be forfeited to the court. Furthermore, anyone serving as a co-signer should be made aware of these serious issues prior to signing any bail bond contract.

If you would like more information about Van Nuys Jail, Van Nuys bail bonds or to start a Van Nuys Jail bail bond, please contact Tonya Page Bail Bonds for effective, professional and efficient service: 1-877-861-3761 (1-877-861-3761).



Updated: 01/05/2011