How Bail Works
If you have never needed the services of a bail bondsmen, you may find the entire process confusing. While it isn’t something anyone ever wants to need to do, working with bail bondsmen really isn’t too complicated once you learn how it is done. Here at Los Angeles Bail Bonds we are not just here to rush you through the process, but are also here to answer questions and provide advice for all of our clients. We truly understand how stressful it can be to be arrested or have a loved one arrested, which is why we work so hard to make this one important step as easy as possible.
What is Bail
When someone is arrested they are required to stay in jail until their court date unless they ‘pay bail.’ Bail is an amount set by the courts to secure their release. It is essentially collateral to ensure the person will return for their court date. If the person skips bail (doesn’t come to court) a warrant will be issued for their arrest and in addition to losing the money they put up for bail, they will have additional charges filed against them.
Bail is typically set at an amount that the average person can’t afford to pay on their own. Depending on the crime the person is accused of, it could be tens of thousands of dollars. In order to secure this money, most people turn to a bail bondsmen who has the money to put up on their behalf in exchange for a small percentage, which they will keep. Here at Los Angeles Bail Bonds, we are open 24/7 so we can post bail on behalf of our clients right away.
What Happens Once Bail is Paid
Once we pay the bail, the jail will begin the process of releasing the prisoner. Each jail is different, but this can normally happen fairly quickly. While every case is different, most of our clients can be released from jail within a couple hours of contacting us. While we don’t require any payment for posting bail up front in most cases, payments will need to be made going forward. We work with you to set up payment arrangements that you can afford. The total price will be 7% of the amount bail was set at, which is the lowest rate in the industry.
Once you have paid the amount owed, and you show up for court, you are all set. There is no long term requirements or anything like that. The bail process really is extremely simple once you learn about it. If you have any questions or concerns, or you need help with bail, please get in touch with us.
We are open 24/7 and available to help you get the bail you need for yourself or your loved ones. Call us by dialing 213-277-5111, or work with us through our website. We are a subsidiary of Drake Bail Bonds
, which allows us to meet the needs of people with any size bond, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.