Information & Frequently Asked Questions
San Gabriel Valley Bail Bonds
At Adelante Bail Bonds, we understand that having to bail your loved one out of jail seems like a great responsibility and can put a tremendous amount of stress on your relationship. You may be feeling anxious and worried, and rightfully so. Here at our
San Gabriel Valley bail bond agency, we can provide you with detailed answers to all of your most frequently asked questions.
What happens immediately after the arrest?
If your loved one has recently been arrested, you may be unsure of how they are feeling and what they are experiencing. When a person is taken into custody for committing a crime, they will be taken to the local police or law enforcement station for booking. From here, the defendant will then be eligible for bail or will be detained in jail until their arraignment.
How do I bail someone out of jail?
First and foremost, it is important for you to learn all of the facts and information. Speaking to a licensed and professional San Gabriel Valley bail bondsman will be necessary to find this out. Our company, recognized as an accredited business by the Better Business Bureau, offers free information over the phone regarding bail and jail 24 hours of the day and 7 days a week. We understand that trouble may come knocking on your door when you least expect it. After speaking with our office, you will find that after completing a short paperwork process, you can secure the release of your loved one from jail.
How much does bail cost?
In the state of California, the law regulates how much a bail bond agency is allowed to charge their customers. Unfortunately, this means that the price of a bail bond will be non-negotiable. We are required by law to charge 10% of the bond. This means, for example, that if bail is set at $40,000, we must charge you $4,000. There are several discounts available, but you will need to speak with our office to determine if you can qualify.
What is a bail bond?
If your friend was arrested and asked you to post bail at the jail they are being held at, chances are you have never been in this situation before. You may have heard of bail bonds, but have never come into an experience where obtaining a bond is necessary. This is perfectly understandable. At our office, we are here to walk you through the bail bond process and help secure the release of your friend or family member. A bail bond, or a surety bond, is a type of contractual agreement between a licensed bail bond agent and a signer guaranteeing the defendant's appearance at all scheduled court dates.
What happens if the defendant "skips" or doesn't show up for court?
If you have signed the Indemnity Agreement on the bond, you are responsible for paying the full amount of the bond if the defendant does not show up for court. By signing the agreement, you have taken full responsibility for the defendant showing up to court. However, many times a skip is a misunderstanding on the date of the appearance, if the defendant is sick, stuck in traffic or has been in an accident. In cases such as this, a few phone calls from our office to the court and a rescheduling may be all it takes to fix this mistake. If the defendant is trying to avoid prosecution, though, you may be held responsible for the entirety of the bond. It is important to keep in mind that skips are very rare, but if you believe that the person you are bailing out will skip to avoid prosecution, please leave them in jail.
Contact a San Gabriel Valley Bail Bonds Agent
When you need help bailing your loved one out of a jail in the San Gabriel Valley, our office is ready to help you out today! Whether you are looking for information on a bail bond, cash bond, non-collateral bail bond or criminal bail bond, we can give you the friendly and professional service that you deserve.
Contact a San Gabriel Valley bail bondsman from Adelante Bail Bonds.