The bail bonds process can be a very daunting, complicated, and stressful process for the defendant and their family. This is especially the case for those who have never been through it before. Most Americans probably have no idea how the process works, who they can go to for help, and what the steps are. Thankfully there is a bail bonds Thousand Oaks company available to help.
Most Americans only know what television or movies show about bail bonds. Although some of these programs and movies may educate a little, generally important facts are left out which can leave some confused when faced with the situation in reality. The first step to assisting someone out of custody, is to ensure you gather important information that will help our firm. You need to remember, an arrested person only gets one phone call for help, so you need to make it count.
Information To Gather From The Arrested Person:
Full legal name
Where they are being held
What they have been charged with
Are they able to contribute to the bail bonds fee
The first three points are very important for a bail bonds company such as ours. This will help us establish what the bail is in order to start the release process as soon as possible. The fourth point is important for you. If you are going to help the defendant and they do not have any funds themselves, someone will have to pay the non-refundable fee to our bail bonds company for our services.
The California Department of Insurance (CDI) states that bail bonds firms and bail bonds agents must charge 10% of the total amount of bail for their fee. This is law, so no bail bonds company should be advertising bail bond fees for less. If the bail has been set at $35,000, then the non-refundable bail bonds fee will be $3,500. Our bail bonds company realizes that some people may not have this amount handy either, so we will offer a payment plan to qualifying clients.
Ours is a highly experienced and professional bail bonds company. Our goal is to provide the best possible services to our clients at all times and we do this by putting the needs of our clients first. We work with each client on an individual basis, according to their circumstances and financial situation.
Once the fee has been organized whether paid up front or by payment program, and the necessary paperwork has been completed, we will then post bail on behalf of the defendant. The defendant will be free to leave custody, and resume their day to day lives, however, it is important to understand that there will be conditions associated with their bail bond, and in order to stay free until their court case, they will have to abide by them. As a co-signer, you will also be responsible for the defendant, and ensuring they meet every scheduled court date.
If the defendant does flee, or “skip bail,” the fee still has to be paid, however, the co-signer is also then responsible for any and all associated costs related to tracking down and apprehending the defendant. Once apprehended, the defendant will be returned to jail, and forfeits bail, and any future hope of being eligible for bail.
If you do happen to find yourself in a situation where a good bail bonds company is required, call us on (805) 308-6589. Being available on a 24/7 basis means you will be able to get the assistance you need, right when you need it. You can also read even more great information on our website.