BAIL BONDS FAQs >>
What is a bail bond?
A Bail Bond is a form that is filled out by a licensed bail bondsman to release an inmate from jail in order for them to await trial from home. This form is an agreement between the bail bondsman and the inmate that he or she will show up to their assigned court date. If the defendant fails to appear to court, then the bail agency will be responsible for finding the defendant or paying the full bail amount.
How much do bail bonds cost?
The cost of a bail bond differs from state to state, but the usual mandated rate is 10% of the full bail amount. The bail agency cannot legally charge you any hidden fees and cannot charge you any less than the 10% of the full bail amount.
What exactly is Collateral?
The purpose of Collateral is to ensure that the loan will be paid on time. Bail agencies use collateral to ensure that the defendant will appear to court and will make sure that the defendant will make their payment on their loan. All forms of collateral will be returned to you once the case is over.
How is the bail amount set?
The jailer will set the bail amount at the jail after the arresting officer sets the charges. The severity of the charges will determine the bail amount. The purpose of the bail amount is to ensure that the defendant does not commit the same crime after release.
What forms of payment are accepted for bail bonds?
Here at Sunrise Bail Bonds Hermosa Beach we accept cash, check, and all major credit cards to pay for the bail bond. If you are unable to come up with the full 10% of the bail amount, we will work with you and figure out a payment plan that best suits your financial situation.
How Do I choose a bail agency?
When choosing a bail bond agency, it is important that you choose one that is trustworthy and will complete your bail bond as soon as possible. It is vital that you ask the bail agent for his or her license and ask them for their first and last name to ensure that you are dealing with a legitimate bail agency. To avoid any scams you can look up the agents name using the Department of Insurance website.