What Is a Bail Bond?
Bail is determined based on the crime the arrested party has been accused of. The department of corrections has a public bail schedule that it follows, ensuring that people charged with the same crime receive the same bail. The goal of this schedule is to ensure that bail is never set too high for the crime an inmate is charged with.
But don’t take that to mean that you will easily be able to afford your bail. Even in the case of minor charges, bail is often more than the cash you have on hand. As the department of corrections does not accept cards or checks, this can be a problem. But we are ready to come to the rescue.
The bail bond we offer you can be thought of as two separate pieces: the bail, and the bond. The bail is essentially money we loan you by paying your bail directly to the department of corrections. As a result, you get released. As long as you make all court appearances, this money will be returned to us.
This is where the bond comes in. The bond is an assurance that you will make your court appearances. If you do not, the courts will keep the money we paid. A warrant will be issued for your arrest and we will come to collect the money lost.
Navigating the Department of Corrections is Tricky
Since it is tricky, it is best not to navigate it alone. Even for those who can post bail without our help, having us on your side will produce better results. We know the system, we have the paperwork memorized, and we will get you out faster than you can be released on your own.
This speed makes a big difference. While you are struggling to fill out forms, the Los Angeles County Department of Corrections will be working to get you transferred from your original holding facility in La Puente to one of the jails in Downtown Los Angeles. With more than 10 million people in the county, the department of corrections must move fast to function.
While getting moved to the larger jails is quick, everything slows down once you arrive. You can expect it to take at least 6 hours just to be processed, and then it will be an hour or more before bail can be processed. For the best results, you need to be released before transfer.
That means that once you are in custody in La Puente, the clock is ticking. Once you call us, we get to work. Our priority is getting you released before transfer begins. And should you be transferred before we get the call, we will still do everything in our power to get you out sooner rather than later.
Our Experience on Your Side
How can we speed up your release? By putting our experience to work for you. We know how to navigate the system without being slowed down by paperwork or red tape. We have over 4 decades of experience with the Los Angeles County Department of Corrections, and we have learned the tricks it takes to make the system work for you.
Another factor that helps us help you is that we have built relationships with different branches of law enforcement. From the West Covina Police Department to the county sheriff to US Immigration enforcement, we know the people and their processes well. Very few others in the area can claim the same.
We Work to Make the Process Convenient for You
Even under the best circumstances, being arrested is stressful. Take the wrong approach, and that stress increases tenfold. To help keep your stress as low as possible, we are happy to have your loved one come to our office, or we can meet them at their home. And if we are working directly with you, we will go right to your holding facility. We also make arrangements by fax and phone, allowing you to get the help you need no matter where in the US your friends and relatives are.
We do not stop at posting bail. If you need more help, we offer it. From recommending lawyers to helping you contact private investigators to bail reduction assistance, we do whatever we can to make things easier for you.
Paying for Your Bail Bond
As our payment for posting your bail, we collect a fee of 10% of the bail amount. This fee is set by the California Department of Insurance and all bail bondsman operating in the state must abide by this rule. We cannot increase the fee for any reason, but we can lower it to 8% if you meet one of the following criteria:
- The accused has retained a defense attorney.
- A party to the transaction is a member of a workers’ union.
- A party to the transaction is a veteran or active member of the United States Military.
If our fee is out of your reach, there are things we can do to help. We offer flexible financing as well as payment plans. As for collateral, we are flexible. In most cases, all we need is a co-signer, but for larger bail amounts, we accept any collateral with sufficient resale value that is owned outright. Real estate is considered based on equity.
Get Out of Jail and Back to Life
La Puente holding facilities and Los Angeles jails are not places you want to spend your time. Not to mention that every moment spent there is time away from the people and things you love. Get out of custody and back to life with our help.
Contact Us Today
As a family-owned company, your success matters to us. Whatever you need, we are ready to help you get it. Our goal is to have you out of custody in minimal time, with minimal effort. We are here for you, 24/7.