How Much Does Bail Cost & How Do I Post Bail?

  • What’s better; a bail agent or a bail bondsman?
    These two titles may sound different but they really mean the same thing. A bail agent is a bail bondsman and vice versa.

  • How much does a bail bond cost?
    Pricing is dependent on the amount of the bail. In California, bail bonds companies charge 10% of the bail price. If your loved one’s bail is $10,000, then it will cost $1,000 to bail him out using a bail bonds company.

  • Do you offer discounts?
    Yes. At Orange County Bail Bonds we can offer a 20% discount on the price of the bail bond if a co-signer is a member of the military, AARP, is a homeowner, or if the client has a private attorney. With this discount, instead of paying $1,000 for the same bond, you only have to pay $800.

  • What is a co-signer?
    A co-signer is anyone who is willing to sign for your loved one’s release. The signer is promising that all the money will be paid and that their loved one will go to all of their court dates. A co-signer takes responsibility for their loved one.

  • How do I make payments?
    We accept a number of different payment methods at Orange County Bail Bonds. We accept cash, checks and most major credit cards. We also have the ability to accept payments online, over the phone, or in person at an office.

  • How much do I have to pay?
    Again, cost depends on the price of the bail itself. Initially you need to pay 10% of the bail. Depending on your information, we may be able to offer discounts.

  • With interest, how much do I have to pay?
    At Orange County Bail Bonds we do not charge interest, you only have to pay the 10%.

  • How much do I have to put up front?
    Again, pricing varies from case to case and depends vastly on the people who are co-signing the bail bond.

  • How long does it take for my loved one to be released?
    After the initial payment has been received, your loved one can be out in as little as two hours. However, the time varies from county to county. Time can vary anywhere from 2 hours to several, depending on the current workload of the jail.

  • Can you see if I have a warrant?
    Yes, we can. If you think there might be a warrant out for your arrest, just call Orange County Bail Bonds and we will see if you do indeed have a warrant.

  • Who can bail out my friend?
    Anyone who cares about your friend can bail him or her out of jail. You do not have to be related to someone to bail him or her out of jail.

  • Can you bail my friend in Nevada out of jail?
    No. At Orange County Bail Bonds we are only licensed to bail people out of jail in California. If you want to bail someone out of jail in a state other than California, you will need to contact a bail agent in that state.

  • Do you do immigration bonds?
    No. There are companies that specialize in those kinds of bonds.

  • What happens if I do not bail out my friend or family member?
    Your loved one stays in jail until he is either found innocent and released or found guilty and sentenced. Until then your loved one has to go to all court appearances in an orange jumpsuit which does not look good to the court.

  • If I cannot bail somebody out immediately, up to how many days do I have to be able to bail them out of jail?
    There is no time limit to bailing a friend or family member out of jail. Your loved one can be bailed out of jail until he or she has been sentenced.

  • Do I need to give collateral?
    Most bonds at Orange County Bail Bonds do not need collateral. We use your signature as collateral in most cases. However, for larger bails, starting around $100,000, you may need to put down something as collateral. This varies from case to case and depends greatly on the co-signers.

  • What happens if I miss a payment?
    If you happen to miss a payment, it is not a huge deal. If you know in advance that you are going to be late on a payment, let us know. We know that life can be difficult at times and that things that were certain a few months ago, might have changed. If your budget has changed, we can work with you on payment and even readjust your payment plan to fit your budget better.

  • Can you tell me what my friend or family member was arrested for?
    Yes, we can. Just give us your friend or family member’s name, birthday, and the county where he or she was arrested. We use that information to find your loved one in the county system and to answer any of your questions.
    Do I have to wait to finish making my final payment before I can be bailed out again?
    No. We can even adjust the payments on your first bail bond to make it easier on you to pay for both of them.

  • If I get approved, how much time do I have to make the first payment?
    It depends on your individual situation. We customize our payment plans to work with your budget and situation.

  • Will I receive a statement every month?
    Yes.

  • What is collateral?
    Collateral is something of equal value to the bail bond that the co-signer puts up to cover the bond. If the client fails to pay for the bail bond, then the company takes whatever was put up as collateral.

  • Can I use a payment plan to pay for the bail bond?
    Yes. We create payment plans for all of our clients to help make paying for the bail bond easier. We will work with you to create a customized payment plan that fits into your personal budget. The payments will break up the large cost of the bail bond into smaller, more manageable monthly payments.

Tell Yourself You Need Help

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Accepting the fact that you need help from another person is the first step to turning your life around – and truly make progress. It’s hard for someone to give another their help when they will only reject it. How long will it take you to realize you need someone’s help and are willing to let them help you?

The men and women who sit in prison are the ones who waited too long. They missed their first opportunity to avoid their current fate. They still have hope and options but it is much more difficult when they are behind bars for years, now. They do not get to see or talk to their loved ones nearly as much as they want to, and know they must do so with high security and zero privacy. They do not work and earn an income to support themselves and family. They get no enjoyable activities. Their life is dull and gray.

By opening up to loved ones and accepting that you need and want their help will steer you away from that gloomy situation. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

If you need help with bail, you can contact Yorba Linda Bail Bond Store Services at 714-648-0586.

Zero Down Bonds At Anaheim Bail Bond Store Services – A Silver Lining

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When it comes to legal troubles, it’s hard to see even the smallest silver lining. Stress, troubles, and more stress continue to plague us. But when it comes to the bail bond industry, Anaheim Bail Bond Store Services is a delightful refresher for clients. Not only does the 27-year-old company pride itself in having the friendliest and most reliable bail agents around, but the company also offers the most affordable bail bond payments among competitors. It may sound too good to be true, but you better believe it – just ask former satisfied clients!

Anaheim Bail Bond Store Services kindly offers zero down bonds, where most other companies would object. This means that you do not have to pay anything upon the day of signing paperwork. Rather, you and your bail agent will draw up a payment plan that spans over a period of time, and each payment is a low sum amount. This is a huge relief to many clients who have plenty of other things to worry about.

To make an appointment with Anaheim Bail Bond Store Services, please call 714-648-0586. They will not let you down!

Arrested People Still Have Rights

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If you are arrested for any reason, it is imperative you know and use your rights to your advantage.

  • You have the right to know the charges made against you.
  • You have the right to remain silent.
  • You have the right to an attorney.
  • You have the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
  • You have the right to non-excessive bail.

At Orange County Bail Bond Store, we make sure you know your rights and we work to help you protect them. We offer 24/7 bail bond service to all of California. On top of that, we offer the best payment plans than any other bail company – fitted around your financial situation. We take zero interest and zero hidden fees. We work fast so you don’t have to wait too long to get your loved one out of jail.

To make an appointment, please call Orange County Bail Bond Store now at 714-648-0586.

Zero Down Bonds At Irvine Bail Bond Store

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As you research for a bail bond company to help you out during this stressful time, you’re of course going to be looking out for a company who is affordable, trustworthy, and reliable.

The standard cost for the services of a bail agent is 10% of the full bail amount of the arrested person. So if the defendant has a $5,000 dollar bail, you will need to pay 10% of that ($500) to the bail company, no matter what company it is. What will differentiate pricing between companies is the interest they charge (if any), down payments (if any) and any other hidden fees (if any).

The amount charged is often also proportional to the quality of service. Most companies who charge interest, require down payments, and have hidden fees are really just after your money more than anything. They could care less that you or a loved one is sitting in jail!

It’s important to read up on reviews of the bail bond company before committing. Carefully look at the negative comments and positive comments.

A great standout bail bond company in California is Irvine Bail Bond Store. This family-owned company has been in the industry for nearly 30 years and continues to welcomingly help clients who walk away 100% satisfied with the company’s work. The company is proud to maintain its reputation as being the best in California, with zero down bonds, no hidden fees, no interest. Clients can really tell their agent means well.

To learn more or to make an appointment, chat with us online or call Irvine Bail Bond Store at 714-648-0586.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Posting Bail

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When you’re getting out of jail on a bail bond, you want to make sure everything goes smoothly. You’ve hit enough bumps in your road to get where you are. Avoid these 5 mistakes and your bail bond will post immediately with no trouble:

  1. Neglecting consequences of skipping bail. You’re warned that if you don’t show in court, your bail is forfeited, you would be arrested again without the option of bail, and you may face additional consequences. Plus, the cosigner of your bail bond, someone who really loves and cares about you, faces the risk of losing their collateral and paying the full bail amount. The court, police, and bail agency do not kid around on these consequences.
  2. Lying to the court and bail agency. This is verbal lying and lying on paperwork, like writing down a fake address of where you will be living after posting bail. Again, there will be consequences, which the court, police, and bail agency will warn you about.
  3. Thinking you have more time than you actually do to pay off your bail. Don’t put it off. It doesn’t look good on you. There could be consequences if you don’t meet deadlines.
  4. Hiring just any bail agent without doing research. Some bail agencies and agents are just after your money and will not be as helpful, compassionate, respectful, and professional as others. Look at old testimonials, know exactly what services they offer, etc.
  5. Getting arrested again. No further explanation necessary.

Anaheim Bail Bond Store can help you through the entire bail bond process. We offer low monthly payment plans, zero interest, zero hidden fees. We’re available 24/7 and you don’t need to worry about coming to our offices. We can do everything over the phone. Learn more about all our successes.

If you’re ready, open a chat with us online to start the bail bond process or call Anaheim Bail Bond Store now at 714-648-0586.