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Montebello Bail Bonds FAQs.

A Bail Bond is a way to assure the court that the defendent will appear at all court appointments. A bail bondsman licensed by the state of California will contract with the defendent or family memebers to assure the defendant adheres to all court appearances. A bondsman is backed by an insurance company or surety company in order to be able to provide bail bonds.

What exactly is a Bail Bond?

All cities differ in the way an arrested person is handled due to their regulations. But usually when a person is arrested they are taken to a local station to be processed. The arrested person is sually fingerprinted immediatly and all property on his person will be taken for safe keeping. It may take up to 2 days for an arrested person to see a judge or court commissioner. In California the law states that the arrested person must be able to see a judge within 24 to 48 hours depending on the crime.

What happens to someone after they are arrested?

When setting a bail amount there are different things that are taken into consideration. For instance, the danger and severity of the crime. The more danger the crime caused the public the higher the bail amount will be. For instance if the crime is a robbery but there was brute force used against a person or someone was hurt then the bail amount may be higher. Than if it was just a common robbery.

What exactly is a Bail Bond?

In California 10% is what is charged for a bail bond. If the bail amount is 50,000 then 10% of that would be 5,000. Bail Bond companies are not allowed to charge any less or any more for bail bonds. This is regulated by the state of CA.

How is the bail amount set?
How much does a bail bond cost?
How do i qualify for a bail bond?
What exactly is a Bail Bond?

Qualifying for a bail bond is almost like qualifying for a bank loan. A few factors that are highly important are the ability to pay, the stability and the willingness of the indemnitor to pay off the bail bond. But also the ability to make sure that the defendant appears at all court appointments. Does the indemnitor have assets that can be liquified if need be? Are they a United States Citizen? Does the person have good Credit? How long have they lived at present address.

 

Each case is different and understand that the criterias are based on the bail amount.

How do i pay for a Bail Bond?

Because we want to make things easier for our clients all major credit cards are accepted at Sunrise Bail Bonds Montebello.  American Express, Discover Master Card and Visa. We also take Cash and checks. We will also work out payment plans to fit your budget.

 

Because we know this can be a difficult situation and not everyone has money available, we are always ready to help .

 
What is a felony?

A felony is a crime that is considered to have a high degree of seriousness and would have to pose a threat to other parties involved or to the defendant himself. Some crimes that are considered a felony are: murder, grand theft auto, arson, and drug possession with intent to distribute.

What is a Misdemeanor?

A misdemeanor is a crime that is considered to have a low degree of seriousness such as severe traffic violations. These crimes are usually punished with a fine and some sort of probation and up to a year in jail.

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