What Are Co-Signers and What Do They Do?

What Are Co-Signers and What Do They Do?

You can’t be expected to know everything about a subject or service that you have never used before. Nowhere is this fact truer than when it comes to bail. Most people have never dealt with bail before, and so they have lots of questions about the process. That is why Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is here to help.

One topic that has been known to cause confusion amongst clients, is co-signers. What are they, and who can be one? It is actually a really simple term. A co-signer is anyone who is willing to sign the bail bond to get their friend or family member out of jail. They are called co-signers when there is more than one person willing to sign.

Anyone who wants to help rescue their loved one from jail can become a co-signer. However, it is recommended to find people who have good credit or meet other requirements, as this can help make paying for the bail easier for everyone. For instance, at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles we offer a 20% discount on the price of the bail bond if one of the co-signers meets just one of the following:

• Is a member of a union.
• Is a member of the military.
• Is a member of AARP.
• Is a homeowner.
• Has a private attorney.

 
By becoming a co-signer for a bail bond, a person is taking partial responsibility of the bail bond. This means it is up to them to make sure payments are made on time. They are also responsible for making sure their loved one goes to all of his or her court dates. Lastly, they will be responsible for making sure their loved one stays out of trouble. After all, they don’t want him or her to get arrested again.

When you have questions about any aspect of the bail process, you can always count on Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. Our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will always be ready to answer your questions.

Still have questions about bail? Talk to an agent for free by calling 877-793-2254 or clicking Chat With Us now.

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Commonly Broken California Laws

Commonly Broken California Laws

When it comes to breaking the law, there are all sorts of things that a person can to. There are literally thousands of different ways to break laws in California. Some of the most commonly broken laws in the state include:

Assault: This occurs when a person hurts another individual. This can be done with a fists or a weapon. Depending on how the person attacked the other individual, and how badly the person was injured, the crime can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. The bail amount for this crime varies depending on how it was charged and often starts around $25,000.
DUI: Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is an illegal act and yet thousands of people do it every single day. A first time offense can get a person a bail of around $5,000. Subsequent offense will earn higher bail amounts, up to $100,000 in worst case scenarios.
Possession of drugs: Possessing illegal drugs, items related to those drugs, or even prescription drugs without a prescription is illegal in California. Bail for drug possession charges can range anywhere from $20,000 to over $100,000.
Possession of weapons: Certain weapons are illegal in California, and some people are flat out prohibited from possessing any weapons. If a person is caught doing either one of those things, they will face this charge. Depending on the facts of the case, a person can face a bail amount ranging from $20,000 to $60,000.
Restraining order violation: When a restraining order is issued by a court, that person has to stay away from the person in question. Failing to do so can get a person into trouble. The average bail amount for a restraining order violation starts around $15,000.
Theft/burglary: Theft occurs when a person takes an item from someone else. Burglary occurs when a person breaks into a place and steals something. If less than $950 is stolen, than the crime is considered a misdemeanor. If more than that is stolen, than it is a felony. Bail amounts for these crimes can range anywhere from $20,000 to over $50,000.

Bail amounts vary from crime to crime and grow more expensive the more severe the crime is. Still, even the low ends of these bail amounts are too expensive for the average individual to afford on their own. This is why Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is here to help. Contact one of our bail agents and they will provide you with an affordable bail bond that costs 10% of the full bail amount.

What are you waiting for? You can get started today by calling 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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What Documentation Is Required?

What Documentation Is Required?

People have a lot of questions when it comes to posting bail with a bail bond for the first time. Most people have never posted bail before and would like to get through the whole process as quickly as possible. They want this not just for their sake, but for the sake of their incarcerated loved one as well. After all, nobody wants a loved one to be stuck in jail.

A person can help speed up the bail bond process by having certain documents ready to go. Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we need the following documentation to setup a bail bond:

• A recent paycheck or pay stub.
• A piece of mail with home address for proof of California residency.
• A valid California ID.

 
If you have this information ready to go when you meet with a bail agent, it can help speed up the process of bailing out your loved one. That is all anybody wants.

Another way to help speed up the bail process is to have some co-signers ready to go before calling. Co-signers are important because they help share the responsibility of the bail bond. With multiple co-signers taking care of the bail bond, it reduces the pressure of paying for the bail bond.

Bail may be new to you, but with help from the professionals here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles you have nothing to worry about. Don’t panic if you don’t have all of this ready to go right away. Our bail agents will be more than happy to help you out and answer your questions about bail. You will not have to face this alone.

You can talk to a bail agent for free at any time by calling 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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Questions about Payments

Questions about Payments

When it comes to bailing someone out of jail, most people have a lot of questions. Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we have heard, and answered, all sorts of questions. The part of bail that causes the most concern amongst our clients, is paying for it. People have a lot of questions relating to paying for a bail bond, and so we’ve compiled a list of those questions, and their answers, to make things easier for you.

How much does a bail bond cost? How much a bail bond costs is dependent on how much your loved one’s bail is set at. Our bail bonds cost 10% of the bail they are for. This means that a $20,000 bail will have a $2,000 bail bond.

Are there any discounts? Yes, we do offer discounts for qualified clients. If one of the co-signers for the bail bond is a member of the military, a member of AARP, a union member, owns a home, or has a private attorney, then the person can get 20% off the price of the bail bond.

How do I make payments? We accept a number of different payment options to make paying for the bail bond easier. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, Western Union money transfers, E-checks, and Wells Fargo Business Account deposits. These payments can be made in person, online, over the phone, or even through the mail in some instances.

How much do I have to pay upfront? That is dependent on how big the bail is, and who the co-signers for the bail bond are. A smaller bail can lead to smaller monthly and down payments. Having good co-signers is another way to shrink the size of the payments.

How much is interest? 0%. We do not charge interest on our bail bonds.

Do I need collateral? In most cases, all we need for collateral is the signature of a working co-signer. If we have that, most times we won’t need any other type of collateral.

What happens if I miss a payment? We understand that life can get difficult at times, and so a missed payment is bound to happen. If you know in advanced that you are going to miss a payment, talk to one of our agents. We will be more than willing to work with you.

Paying for someone’s bail may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. At Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we do everything that we can to make paying for the bail bond as easy as possible.

If you have more questions about bail or bail bonds, feel free to get in touch with one of our agents. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and consultations are always free. There is no reason not to talk to one of our professional bail agents.

Are you ready to get started? If so, call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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No Tax Return Is “Too Small” To Make Towards Bail

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We know that using your tax refund towards a bail bond payment is not how you initially envisioned using this money, but do know that it is a very good idea to consider. Instead of buying yourself new clothes and music, you can get ahead on bail bond payments. Using your tax return for bail gets you one step closer to paying off the entire bail bond! And it’ll make the whole overall situation, trial included; feel a step closer to closing. For a most stressful and tense time, all anyone wants is to get past this as quickly as possible.

If you’re worried that your tax return is “too little” for a bail bond payment, don’t. It may not be enough for an entire payment but at least it’s something. You probably had to budget your finances so that you can pay bail without considering your tax return, so at least you have some wiggle room to make up the difference!

If you need help with you bail bond payment, please contact your Redlands Bail Bond Store agent today! We’re here to help you anytime you need us!

Please visit us at Cal Bail Bond Store or call us at 800-793-2245.

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About Those CA Gun Laws

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There has been a lot of chatter in the last few months regarding gun control. And because the topic is gun control, there will never be any laws that will make all critics satisfied. There will always be concern, there always be backlash, and there will always be a debate. You probably don’t know all of the California laws on gun control, but these are some you might want to educate yourself on just to be educated and aware.

  • You must be at least 18 years old to purchase and possess long gun.
  • You must be at least 21 years old to purchase a handgun.
  • You may purchase only 1 handgun per month, no more.
  • All sellers must have a state license.
  • Assault weapons and .50 caliber rifles are banned.
  • All gun owners will have to clear a background check and written test during a 10 day waiting period before their purchase is final.
  • All guns must be micro-stamped, meaning a specific serial number is stamped on the gun and each bullet that is shot. This makes tracing bullets easier for investigators.
  • College campuses are 100% gun-free. This new law sits on top of an older one that made concealed weapon owners exempt. Now, even people with concealed weapons permits must oblige with this law.
  • Concerned family members may report that a loved one is a threat to others or themselves. The police will confiscate their guns for a period of time during which they investigate and evaluate the situation and the individual.
  • All toy guns must have clearer and more distinct markings that separate them from real guns.

Whenever someone purchases a gun, they must be willing to comply with these laws. Misuse of the gun can be fatal to multiple people and when that person is arrested, there is no guarantee that bail will be offered. If it is though, Chino Bail Bond Store can provide an affordable bail bond with a personalized payment plan.

Contact Chino Bail Bond Store immediately!

Please visit us at Cal Bail Bond Store or call us at 800-793-2245.

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The Upland Bail Bond Store Family Is Your Family

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When you call Upland Bail Bond Store, don’t expect a draining conversation with an automated message where you’re asked to keep pushing numbers to try and resolve your issue. You’ll immediately be greeted by one of our best representatives who will talk you through the bail bond process and figure out the best solution and payment plan that fits your situation.

The point is to bail your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible, right? We can’t achieve that by treating you as yet another client to deal with. Our team, our family here at Upland Bail Bond Store, is the most dedicated team of agents and representatives in the industry. This is not just another 9-5 job for us here. This is our career, our passion. We do what we do because we genuinely want to help families and friends who are in need of a bail bond. Seeing clients joyfully reunite with their loved one is a daily reaffirmation for us.

There are over 120 licensed agents and representatives throughout the state of California who proudly identify as an Upland Bail Bond Store employee and part of the Upland Bail Bond Store family. We’re part of a family that was founded 28-year years ago, and we’re a company that has welcomed all employees as its family members. In that same respect, we treat each and every single one of our clients as if they are family too.

Contact Upland Bail Bond Store and speak with one of our finest men and women today!

Please visit us at Cal Bail Bond Store or by call us at 800-793-2245.

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What Is Bail For?

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During a defendant’s trial period, it’s not (always) fair to keep the defendant in custody. He or she has technically not yet been formally found guilty. To keep fairness (while also considering the safety of others), the opportunity to bail was introduced. Bail is set by a judge and it is an amount of money owed to court if a defendant wishes to be freed from jail during the trial period. The money for bail is up to the defendant (and anyone on his or her behalf) to give – it is not public money or money taxpayers pay.

Bail is very expensive but fully refundable at the close of trial if the defendant has remained compliant with all release terms and conditions. It is so expensive because it is an incentive for him or her to remain cooperative.

Bail bonds are a cheaper alternative to bail. The amount owed for a bail bond is 10-15% of the full bail amount and this money goes to a third party bail company rather than the court directly. This money though, is not refundable, but what makes it much more ideal for most people is the various very flexible payment plans.

While most defendants are offered bail, there are some in special circumstances who are denied bail altogether. This is for criminals who are considered most dangerous to the community and/ or committed an extreme felony. Because they were denied bail, and even a bail bond cannot get them out of jail.

To learn more about bail and bail bonds, feel free to contact California’s Riverside County Bail Bond Store today!

Please visit us at Cal Bail Bond Store or call us at 800-793-2245.

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Bail Bond Store: What You Need To Remember

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A bail bond is a non-refundable payment to a bail agent and company that gets a person out of jail. This person has not yet stood trial; bail bond releases are not allowed for those who have been found guilty and sentenced to prison. Here are common bail bond rules to keep in mind:

  • The bail amount is set by the judge based on the crime, the person’s criminal history, and their ties to the community.
  • The defendant, or someone on their behalf, must contact the bail agency to discuss the situation and get a bail bond. Bail bond companies will not be the ones to initiate and reach out to the defendant.
  • The bail agent does not have the authority to lower bail, nor can he or she request the judge to re-evaluate the bail amount.
  • The defendant is required to show up at all court appointments. If he or she does not, the court forfeits the bail bond. The bail agent will then need to return the defendant to custody.
  • If the defendant failed to show up at court, the bail agent will have to pay off the full bail amount. In order to protect the bail agent though, there is usually a co-signer on the bail bond.
  • The co-signer then, would be responsible for paying, including relinquishing any collateral that was pledged. The co-signer also has rights and can withdraw his or her name from the bail bond at any time.

Bail bonds are much easier to pay for release than paying 100% of the bail to court. While there are stipulations, they’re still easier to comply with.

To learn more about bail and bail bonds, please contact Riverside County Bail Bond Store today!

Please call us at 800-793-2245 or visit us at Cal Bail Bond Store.

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Avoid Accidents And Arrests During El Nino With These Road Tips

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We hear that El Nino is going to really begin in February and when the rain comes, so do more road accidents. In preparation for rainy day driving and to avoid as many accidents and arrests as possible, let Montclair Bail Bond Store offer you some tips:

  • Check windshield wipers and get them changed if necessary.
  • Check headlights, tail lights, and signal lights. Get them fixed if they’re out!
  • Check tires. Replace them, rotate them, fill them up with air.
  • Get brakes cleaned and adjusted.
  • Use headlights whenever the windshield wipers are running.
  • Drive slower, but still with the speed of traffic.
  • If you find yourself hydroplaning, release the gas but don’t hit the brake. Hold the steering wheel tightly and you’ll find your car gains control again.

These tips will make you a safer, better driver on the road. They can potentially save you from an accident and in extreme cases, even jail. Sometimes, a person gets into an accident but the accident is fatal for another driver. That person may end up in jail even though they didn’t do this intentionally.

Prepare for El Nino accordingly! If you ever need a bail bond for a driving mishap or any other crime for you or someone you love, don’t be afraid to contact Montclair Bail Bond Store right now!

Please visit us at Cal Bail Bond Store or just call us at 800-793-2245.

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