FAQs

WHAT IS A BAIL BOND?

A monetary guarantee for the court that a defendant will appear each and every time they are ordered to do so while their case is pending.

HOW MUCH WILL BAIL COST ME?

Premium for a bail bond is 10% of the bail. This amount is regulated by the California Department Of Insurance and applies to all bail companies. There are however a few qualifying factors, authorized by the Department of Insurance, that may reduce the bail premium to 8% rather than the full 10%. Our 8% rate allows us to be the most competitive bail bond company in California. You must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for this reduction: You have retained a private criminal defense attorney. Or, someone involved with the transaction is a member of a union at work. Or, someone involved is an active member or veteran of the United States Military. We offer flexible bail bond financing and payment plan options and can often write the bond with little or no collateral!

DO I NEED COLLATERAL?

Every case is different. Sometimes a co-signor is sufficient. Many bails are of such a high amount it only makes sense that collateral is needed.

WHAT CAN I PUT UP FOR COLLATERAL?

Anything with sufficient resale value, that you own. Real estate may be put up based on equity.

WHAT IF THE PERSON I BAIL OUT DOES NOT APPEAR?

The court will issue a warrant and notify us of the failure to appear. We will assist you in either reinstating the bail with the court or surrendering the person back to custody. If we are unsuccessful, the court will demand the full amount of the bail.

WHY SHOULD I USE HERBERT BAIL BONDS?

Because we handle all of the above situations in a professional, courteous, and expedient manner. We can almost always find a way for you to be financially able to handle such an un-planned situation as needing bail usually is. We will spend the time to help you figure out collateral to fit the needs of the bond. If something happens and the person you are sure of in the beginning does not follow through and go to court, we have network of agents nation-wide that assures a quick apprehension in almost all cases.