EL MONTE BAIL BONDS FAQs >>
What is a bail bond?
A bail bond or a surety bond is a contract that is created by a licensed bail bondsman who must be backed up by an insurance company. The purpose of this contract is to guarantee that the bail agent will post the full bail amount and takes full responsibility for that money if the inmate fails to show up to his or her court date.
What happens when someone is arrested?
When someone is arrested, they will be taken to the nearest jail. Once they arrive at the jail, the jailer will make the inmate complete the booking process before they could be bailed out of jail. Once the booking process is complete, the jailer will then clear the inmate for bail, at which point we could post the bail for the defendant and he or she will then be released to your custody.
How do they figure out the bail amount?
There are many factors that go into deciding how much the bail amount is. It depends on the different charges that the inmate is charged with. The severity of the charges and the potential danger that the inmate brings to society will determine the bail amount. The bail amount reflects how much money it would be necessary to prevent the inmate from committing the same crime again.
How can I pay for a bail bond?
You can pay for the bail bond via MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, cash, or a personal check. However, we understand that times are tough and you may not be able to come up with the full 10% of the bail amount, which is why we offer the option of financing program here at Sunrise Bail Bonds El Monte.
If I use collateral, when can I expect to get it back?
If you end up having to use collateral to complete the bail bond, you will receive the collateral back once the case is over. If the inmate fails to show up to court, the bail bond agency has the right to use the collateral to pay off the full bail amount.
What happens if I fail to show up to court?
If for any reason you fail to show up to court, you must immediately contact the bail bond agency that posted the bail bond. The bail agent that helped you will contact your lawyer and they will set up a new court date that better fits your situation. If you do not contact the bail agent, then you will be considered a fugitive and they will put a bounty for your capture. For more information please contact us at (626) 765-3565