The Bail Bonds Process

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California bail bonds can be issued to those charged with criminal offenses who qualify for obtaining a bail bond. After the arrest, the court will set a bail amount to make sure the defendant appears at their court date. If you or a family member has been arrested in California, 101 Bail Bonds can help you through the process of getting released on bail.

What are bail bonds?

California bail bonds are given at a set percentage of the defendant's total bail, usually around 10% of the bail amount. Once the accused, the bond agency, and the court are in agreement, the defendant is released from jail until their appointed court date. This guarantees that the accused will show up to their expected court date. Failure to appear will mean a bounty hunter will be issued to retrieve the individual.

How the Bail Process Works

Bail bonds are designed to avoid more people in an overcrowded prison system and cut down on the costs of housing an inmate. As a result, the bond agency is not paid unless the individual actually appears at their court date.

The process usually functions as follows:

  • The accused is taken to jail for booking where they are fingerprinted
  • A bondsman, working for a bail bonding agency, will put up a fee for the release of the accused
  • A non-refundable fee of 10% of the amount of bail is charged to pay the bondman
  • The bondsman will take out a security against a defendant's assets to cover the cost of the bail
  • If the defendant has insufficient assets, the accused's friends or family may provide it
  • If the defendant fails to show up to court, the bonds man can hire a bounty hunter and can even sue the defendant for money that was given to the court for the bail bond

If you need to find a bonding agent, 101 Bail Bonds has been serving California for over 25 years. We will not receive any payment unless you are released from jail on bond.

Give us a call right away if you or a loved one has been arrested and been sent to jail.

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