If you overpaid taxes last year, you have the option of applying the excess amount to this year’s taxes, or have it refunded to you. In deciding which option would be more beneficial to you, consider your current financial situation. Do you plan to make a large purchase sometime soon? Have you been spending more lately than saving? Do you have necessary payments to make? Are you comfortable with the amount of easily accessible and disposable money you have?
Answering these questions can help you determine what you want to do with your overpaid taxes. Having the money refunded to you will certainly help alleviate some of your financial stress, including the burden of having to make payments for a car, a concert ticket, or even a bail bond.
Your Westminster Bail Bond Store agent can help sort out your bail bond payments in an effort to make the process as simplified as possible. They are available 24/7 and always willing to answer your online chat or take your call at 714-648-0586.
When someone is arrested, they have an arraignment hearing where the judge will determine if he or she is eligible for bail. Then, sometime down the road, that person stands trial for the crime they were arrested for. If they are found guilty, if they are convicted, they are sent to prison to serve their sentence.
Bail bonds release people, who are eligible for bail and hasn’t yet stood trial, from jail. Bail bonds cannot release convicted criminals from prison. Because bail bonds can get people out of jail and provide some freedom back to them, they are very powerful. Here are some California state laws regarding the bail bond industry:
- Defendants released by bail bonds are more likely to show up for their court dates, and more likely to stay out of trouble.
- Most defendants post bail with a bail bond, instead of paying the court out-of-pocket directly.
- Bail agents cannot refer legal attorneys to defendants.
- Bail agents cannot accept bribes from defendants.
- The bail price is determined by a judge who follows a bail schedule, which outlines every crime and the appropriate bail price. A bail agent will generally charge the defendant 10-15% of the bail price for the bail bond service.
- A defendant cannot pay for their bail bond with “dirty money” which they might have received through fraud or drug dealing, for example.
Bail agents must carry a current California bail bond license in order to work.
- The bail agent has the right to withdraw the bail bond if he or she believes the defendant will break the contract. The defendant will be taken back into custody.
- A bail agent cannot negotiate a lower bail price with the judge.
There is plenty to understand about bail bonds, especially if you need one for yourself or a loved one. Westminster Bail Bond Store can explain everything you need to know, and will make sure you fully understand everything – it’s important. Learn more by chatting with one of our friendly representatives, or call 714-648-0586. Westminster Bail Bond Store is available 24/7 – contact us immediately!