Understanding the Cost of Bail Bonds in California
At first glance, the financial aspect of California’s bail bond program can be mind-boggling. It simply doesn’t seem very arbitrary. If you take the time to dig a little deeper, you’ll start to see patterns emerge.
In many cases, you’ll have to go through an arraignment. During this arraignment, the judge will decide not only what terms you’ll have to agree to before you’re released from jail but also how much bail you’ll have to pay. While the amounts the judge rattles off for each case might seem completely random, the truth is that they are working with a bail parameter that’s connected to specific charges.
Additional things that impact the amount of bail the judge determines include:
- Community ties
- Criminal history
- How many charges you’re facing
- If it seems like additional charges will be filed.
Many hear a high bail amount and immediately start complaining that the state is using bail as a means of paying their bills. While it’s easy to understand why you’re bitter about a high bail, the truth is that once you’ve either been sentenced or the charges have been dropped, the entire bail amount is returned. The state doesn’t retain a dime of it.
If you can’t afford to cover the entire amount of the bail, we’re willing to do it for you. We’ll post the entire amount in the form of a bail bond. All it will cost you is 10% of the total. The biggest difference between the State of California and us is that we won’t give you your money back at the end of your case. Even if the charges are dropped, or you’re found innocent. The 10% still remains ours.
Most of our clients feel that being released from jail was well worth the 10% fee.
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