How Do I Choose A Bail Agent?

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Choosing the right bail agent is a very important task, your loved one’s freedom hangs in the balance. So, how do you do it? It is not like they teach you how to do this in school. Luckily, Los Angeles Bail Bond Store is here to help you.

When looking at a bail agent, you need to consider how much experience he or she has. The longer someone has been in the business, the better that bail agent probably is. The more time you spend bailing people out of jails, the more you learn about the bail process. Bail agents who have been working at their job for years, have learned hundreds of little tricks that help speed up the bail bond process, or make it easier for you.

You also want to find a bail agent that can actually help you in your area. This can be difficult, if you are trying to bail a loved one out of jail on the other side of the state. In instances like that, you will want to work with a statewide bail bond company like Los Angeles Bail Bond Store. One of our bail agents will be able to work with you locally, while another works with the jail.

Most importantly, you want to find a bail agent that you can trust. The best way to decide if you can trust a bail agent, is to ask for his or her license number. Ours is 1841120. If the bail agent will not share their license number with you, then something is wrong and you need to find another bail agent. Having the bail agent’s license number allows you to look him or her up and see how good of a bail agent he or she is in the eyes of the state of California. A trustworthy bail agent will have no problem sharing that information with you.

If you need to bail someone out of jail, trust that the experienced bail agents at Los Angeles Bail Bond Store will be more than happy to help you. We are a statewide bail bond company that has been helping Californians since 1987.

Call Los Angeles Bail Bond Store at 877-793-2245 or click Chat With Us now to talk to one of our expert bail agents.

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How Much Does A Bail Bond Cost In California?

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Are you looking to bail a friend or family member out of jail, but are worried about the cost? Do not fret, Los Angeles Bail Bond Store can help you out. We have been making bail bonds cheap and affordable for Californians for the last 30 years.

In California, all bail bonds start out as 10% of the person’s bail. This means that if your lo ved one’s bail is set at $10,000, his or her bail bond will only cost $1,000. This is the standard price set by the state of California, however, some bail bond companies can offer you a discount.

At Los Angeles Bail Bond Store, we are able to offer qualified clients a 20% discount on the price of the bail bond. What this means is, instead of paying 10% of the bail, you only pay 8%. If we use the same bail from before, the new price of the bail bond would be $800 with this discount. To qualify for this discount, you must be one of the following:

  • A Union Member
  • A Member of the Military
  • A Member of AARP
  • A Homeowner
  • Have a Private Attorney

If you meet one of those requirements, then we can give you the discount.

On top of that discount, all of our clients can pay their bail bond off with a personalized payment plan. At Los Angeles Bail Bond Store, we know that no 2 people are alike, which means we should not expect 2 individuals to pay off their bail bond in the same way. That is why our bail agents will work with you to create a customized payment plan.

For affordable bail bonds, call Los Angeles Bail Bond Store at 877-793-2245 or click Chat With Us now.

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What Do I Do When Someone I Care About Is Arrested?

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When someone you care about has been arrested, you undoubtedly want to help out. This means that you will probably want to bail your loved one out of jail. When it comes to bail, you have 2 options:

  1. You can pay a cash bail, which will be the full amount of your loved one’s bail.
  2. You can get a bail bond, which will only cost 10% of your loved one’s bail.

At Los Angeles Bail Bond Store, we help our clients bail their loved ones out of jail with affordable bail bonds. Bailing a loved one out of jail is extremely easy when you have our bail agents assisting you.

To get the bail process started, all you need to do is talk to one of our bail agents. You can do that online, over the phone, or in person, whichever method works best for you. Our helpful bail agents will be more than happy to walk you through the bail process and answer any questions that you might have about it. Once you are satisfied and all of your questions have been answered, our bail agent will begin filling out the paperwork to secure your loved one’s release from jail.

In order to find the person you are trying to bail out in the county jail system, we will need his or her name, birthday, and the county where he or she was arrested. After that, our bail agent should be able gather the rest of the needed information from the county jail system.

Next, our bail agent will work with you to create a personalized payment plan that works with your budget.

Once everything has been taken care, one of our bail agents will hurry over to the jail to secure your loved one’s release from jail. Bailing a loved one out of jail really is that simple, and with our professional help, your loved one can be out of jail in just a few short hours.

If you want to get your loved one out of jail, then you want to call Los Angeles Bail Bond Store at 877-793-2245 or click Chat With Us now.

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If I’m In Prison, Or Just Getting Out Of It, Can I Vote?

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As you might guess, being incarcerated removes many rights of a person, including voting. But actually, each state sets its own standards on whether prisoners may vote. If they cannot vote while in prison, they also set its own standards on when they regain the right to vote when they are released from prison, and what the process is to regain that right.

There are two states that allow incarcerated felons to vote: Maine and Vermont.

Hawaii, Illinois, and Ohio are among the states that automatically restore voting rights when a person is released from prison.

For Wyoming, Tennessee, Delaware, and a few other states, regaining voting rights is dependant on a person’s conviction; they may have to petition and submit an application to their government if they wish to regain the right to vote.

A handful of states say that the only way to regain the right to vote is if they successfully submit an individual petition or application to the government: Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, and Virginia.

Most states automatically restore voting rights when a person has completed their sentence in prison, parole, and probation: Alaska, Arizona, North Carolina, and West Virginia are a few.

California is among the handful of states that says voting rights are automatically restored once a person is discharged from prison and completed parole. People on probation may vote. The other states include Colorado, Connecticut, and New York.

People who have recently been arrested but have yet to hear the end of their trial are eligible to vote. However, if they’re still being held in jail during voting, then that certainly makes it difficult! San Bernadino Bail Bond Store can help bail these people out of jail not just so they can go to the voting polls on time, but also so they can return home.

Get a free consultation and all your questions answered by calling us at 877-793-2245 or chatting with us online.

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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 Los Angeles Bail Bond Store 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 Los Angeles Bail Bond Store. 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 Los Angeles Bail Bond Store 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 Los Angeles Bail Bond Store 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 Los Angeles Bail Bond Store 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 Los Angeles Bail Bond Store 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. We can even get you a 0 down bail bonds payment plan based on your 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.

Chat With Us online, or call 877-793-2245. We will not let you down.

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San Bernadino Bail Bond Store Will Bail You Out When Everyone Else Bails On You

When it seems like everyone else has bailed on you and your loved one in jail, when it seems like you have no one else to really strongly rely on to help you 2 through this tough situation, you can remember that you have San Bernadino Bail Bond Store. Though you will be working with one bail agent assigned to your case, you will have the entire company to back you up.

San Bernadino Bail Bond Store will help you bail your loved one out of jail. Together, we will get your loved one home with you, where he or she can get a momentary restart on life and prove to those who bailed on you, that they are strong enough to do this with limited, but reliable, resources. Unlike those that abandoned you, our bail agents will not quit on you until your loved one has returned to his or her normal life.

Contact us immediately to get answers to your questions, for a free consultation, or start on the paperwork. San Bernadino Bail Bond Store bail agents can be reached 24/7, both online and over the phone at 877-793-2245.

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Drink and Jail = Bail

Summer is in full swing and we can tell you all are having the times of your lives. For some, however, they may be having a little too much fun. We seem to be bailing numerous individuals out of jail for having too much alcohol, then getting arrested because their actions while inebriated were not the best.

San Bernadino Bail Bond Store cautions against over-drinking, and especially drinking and driving. Drinking alcohol impairs judgement, and the more that is consumed, the worse your judgment gets. Some people wind up in fights, others go home with the wrong person, and many unfortunately drive while intoxicated.

Sipping on beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails is perfectly fine, provided those who are drinking, are aware of their intake and their limits. The last things anyone wants is for someone to get severely injured or for someone to be arrested. Some possible solutions to prevent this are cutting back on the drinks, designating a sober driver, taking Uber or Lyft, and you and your friends watching out for each other.

We are all too familiar with bailing these types of people out of jail, but honestly we are more than happy to do so because we see that they now understand the responsibilities and consequences they face. We will not hesitate to help you or your loved ones now, or in the future.

For bail bond questions and consultations, please contact us online or at 877-793-2245.

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Keep Pokémon Go Fun! Avoid Jail and the Potential Need for Bail

Answering phone calls, texting, checking traffic and finding alternate routes, replying to emails, there are plenty of distractions on mobile phones. Now, there is a new app that is taking over our lives: Pokémon Go. This falls under the games category, but this game is unlike any other. This one is addicting and far surpassed the majority of mobile games in popularity.

It is great that the game is doing so well since it is getting people out of their homes to walk around. It is a means for people to socialize with each other, even with strangers. Some companies are even capitalizing on the game by using it themselves for business tactics. Dog shelters are asking for game-players to walk the dogs, children hospitals are playing so the young patients can walk around the hospital and have some fun, coffee shops are offering discounts. It is quite the distraction.

However, it also can be bad. It is another distraction for many drivers on the road. First off, it is illegal to even be on a mobile device while driving; you must use a hands-free device. Unfortunately, that does not stop most Californians, and now people are also getting ticketed for playing the game while driving. The dangers are just as great for walking pedestrians too, they are getting hit by cars because they are not paying attention to their surroundings.

All we want to say is to not play Pokémon Go while driving, or be on your phone at all while driving. If you are playing the game outside, be aware of your surroundings. The last thing anyone wants is for someone to get hurt and another to be arrested for negligence. Pokémon Go is a game for fun, let us keep it that way.

If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for breaking laws like playing while driving, or any other crime, whether it is Pokémon-related or not, San Bernadino Bail Bond Store will definitely help bail them or you out of any California jail. Contact us at 877-793-2245 or Chat With Us.

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Bail Out So You Do Not Have To Tell Your Kids Their Mom or Dad Has Been in Jail

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When Mom or Dad does not pick them up from school one day like they do every day, when they miss a soccer game or dance recital, or when they don’t even come home for dinner, you know the kid is going to notice. You know they are going to ask, “Where is Mom?” or “Where is Dad?”

The answer is jail, but how can you explain this to them?

With help from San Bernadino Bail Bond Store, you will not have to do too much. We will help get your loved one bailed out of jail quickly so they are back home with you in no time. In the meantime, do not ignore your child or avoid their questions altogether. Depending on their age, you may need to fabricate the truth a little so they can comprehend. However, reassure them that Mom or Dad will be home in no time. When they are older and able to understand the scope of the situation, then it could be important for them to know the whole truth.

Until then, let San Bernadino Bail Bond Store help you out. We will work with you to get a bail bond and a payment plan that fits your financial situation. Get your free consultation and all your questions answered by an San Bernadino Bail Bond Store team member today. Chat with us online or call 877-793-2245.

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Easy Ways to Save Money for a Bail Bond

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Even though paying for a bail bond is significantly more affordable than paying for cash bail, some people still struggle more than others to meet the financial demands of the bail bond. San Bernadino Bail Bond Store understands that everyone has different financial situations, so we try and work with each client individually to come up with the best payment plan possible. We do not want to cheat you out of your money, we genuinely want to help. Here are some other helpful money saving tips that might not sound like a lot, but they add up.

  • Eat out less; cook more. When you do eat out, skip appetizers and desserts.
  • Cancel subscription services like Netflix, Apple music, and gossip magazines.
  • Workout at home or outside; cancel your gym membership.
  • Scale back on purchases you make for things you want, but do not need.
  • Cut a small percentage more from your paycheck for your savings.
  • Order one less drink when out at the bar.

These are a just a few of many ways you can start saving money and you will see how quickly your money will add up. This is money you can then apply towards your bail bond payments. Keep in contact with your San Bernadino Bail Bond Store bail agent; they can help you budget too.

San Bernadino Bail Bond Store can be reached online or at 877-793-2245 anytime.

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