Communicating with your Bail Bonds Man

Communicating with your Bail Bonds Man

It is no secret that communication is the secret to success. It is also a key component to successfully cultivating a harmonious relationship between yourself and your bail bondsman. Early in your relationship, there are a few key things you need to discuss with the representative who is helping secure your release from jail.

How Much with the Bond Ultimately Cost

The court determines how much bail you’ll have to pay before you can walk out of jail. If you bail yourself out, you pay the entire amount which the court returns to you once you’re case has made it through the entire legal process. 

If you require a bail bonding agency such as Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, you pay us 10% of the total amount. We kick in 90%. Once the case is concluded, we get 100% of the money back.  

This is the standard process. Each bail bonds business has its unique twist which is why you must discuss exactly how much money you must provide and how much the bail bonds agency supplies. Make sure both amounts are clearly stated in your contact.

In addition to finding out how much bail is going to cost you, take time to learn if you need to have a co-signer if you have to sign over any assets and if you need to provide the bail bonds business with information about your employer.

How Long will it be Before You’re Allowed to Walk out of Jail

Some people assume that as soon as they contact a bail bondsman, they’ll get out of jail. That’s not usually the case. Several factors influence how much time it will take for the bail bondsman to procure your release. 
Influencing factors include:

• How long it takes you to come up with your share of the bail
• The bail bondsman’s current availability and schedule
• How long it takes the bail bondsman to fill out the required paperwork

 
Knowing how long it will likely take the bail bondsman allows you to arrange for things like transportation to your home, care for your kids, and when you can return to your job.

How Long Has the Bail Bondsman Been Active in the Area

It is in your best interest to get a little information about the bail bondsman you’re working with. There are many stories about people who thought they were getting bailed out of jail only to learn that the person they were dealing with wasn’t a bail bondsman but actually a con artist. Knowing how long they’ve been working in the area goes a long way towards confirming that you’re working with a legitimate business that can get you out of jail.

Knowing what questions you should ask your bail bondsman helps clear up a lot of communication problems and helps you to keep the relationship pleasant and business-like rather than stressful.

Need bail? Contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles at 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us.

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Ponzi Schemes and California Law

Ponzi Schemes and California Law

Ponzi schemes aren’t legal in California. The state considers these financial cons a type of financial fraud. California’s judicial system is currently set up in such a way that it helps protect whistleblowers and consumers from getting caught up in the legal drama that always surrounds Ponzi schemes.

Understanding the Difference Between Ponzi Schemes and Pyramid Schemes

Many people mistakenly assume that Ponzi schemes and pyramid schemes are the same things. While there are quite a few similarities, there are also a few key differences.

Ponzi schemes are usually handled by a single person. That individual convinces investors to take part in something, usually a promised investment, that never comes to fruition. Investors are convinced that they can’t possibly lose money and will make a huge return on their investment. It usually takes a great deal of time for the investors to realize that the person who is “managing their portfolio” is actually running a con and is keeping their money.

The Bernard Madoff debacle is a perfect example of a Ponzi scheme. Madoff created the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC and was able to convince several people he was the real deal. His pitch was so good, he amassed close to 5,000 investors. It’s believed that his take was close to $65 billion. 

A pyramid scheme is more elaborate and involves more people, some of which don’t realize that they’re committing a crime. With a pyramid scheme, a single person not only recruits investors but also recruits people who gather even more investors. The original person is the very top of the pyramid in this particular scheme. Most pyramid schemes involve a type of product that does actually exist. 

Business in Motion is an example of an illegal pyramid scheme. The program revolved around the sale of economical vacation plans. Each person who bought into the program invested $3,200. If the person was able to sell additional vacation packages to friends and family, they’d earn a $5,000 commission.  

Approximately 2,000 people bought into the pyramid scheme. In 2008, they launched a class-action lawsuit against the program’s creator. A judge agreed that the program was a pyramid scheme and awarded the investors a $6.5 million ruling.

The Legal Ramifications of Running a Ponzi Scheme

Ponzi schemes are prohibited in California. The laws that address Ponzi schemes are found in the California Penal Code Section 319. The creators of Ponzi schemes in California can be charged with:

• Laundering money
• Business fraud
• Mail fraud
• Securities fraud
• Tax fraud
• Wire fraud
• Theft

 
Charles Ponzi is considered the father of the Ponzi scheme. Ponzi was eventually convicted of mail fraud and spent 14 years in prison

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COVID-19 and Bail Bonds

COVID-19 and Bail Bonds

The pandemic has hit everyone hard. Money is tight. Emotions are high. No one is entirely certain what their legal rights actually are. There is no getting around the fact that this has changed the judicial process.

COVID-19 has made the idea of sitting in jail while you work your way through the incredibly slow legal process even less desirable than it was before the pandemic. Now, staying in jail while waiting for your trial to take place not only means potentially losing your job and being unable to care for your family, but it also increases the likelihood of your contracting the virus. A recent batch of tests revealed that in a single Ohio prison, 80% of the inmates have contracted COVID-19.

It doesn’t matter how careful corrections officers are, the close quarters’ cellmates have to endure makes it nearly impossible to keep the environment free of the coronavirus. Each time someone is arrested, there is a chance they’re introducing the virus into the environment. Paying bail and getting released is the best way you can continue to social distance and remain healthy.

Understanding the importance of getting released from jail has triggered an interest grassroots movement in Greene County, Al. A group of concerned citizens have banned together and worked hard to raise money that is used to help cover the bail of individuals who have been charged with a crime. As a direct result of their efforts, the group has managed to get two people released on bail.

The work that the group is doing is fantastic, but the odds of them being able to help you walk out of jail cell and return home are incredibly slim. If you’re unable to post your own bond, contacting Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is your best shot of being released. We’ve made the process as simple as we possibly can.

There are several reasons you should turn to Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles for help releasing you from jail during the COVID-19 pandemic. The list of benefits our clients enjoy include:

• 24/7 service
• A complete lack of hidden fees
• 20% discount
• No interest
• Phone approvals
• Working signers don’t have to worry about collateral
• Se Habla Español

 
We have a great deal of experience working with both county and state courts. Our connections allow us to quickly post your bond so you can walk out of jail almost immediately. We communicate well with each of our clients and make sure that you understand every aspect of your bail so that there aren’t any surprises in your future.

Considering the dangers of being incarcerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, it really is in your best interest to contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles as quickly as possible. The sooner you speak to one of our bail bond agents, the sooner we can procure your release and you can resume social distancing.

We provide free consultations. All you have to do is call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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Different Types of Bail Bonds

Different Types of Bail Bonds

Anyone who watches procedural shows knows that a bail bond is an amount of money you pay the court so you are released from jail while you await a trial. What many of us don’t realize is that there are actually several different types of bail bonds.

Personal Reconnaissance Bond

Procedural shows give the impression that bail is always a massive amount of money. The truth is that in many cases, individuals are assigned a personal reconnaissance bond. When this happens, the individual simply signs a paper stating that they agree to make all court-ordered appearances and can walk out the door without paying the court a dime. In some cases, stipulations, such as not leaving town, staying away from certain people, or not drinking alcohol are part of the personal reconnaissance bond.

Cash Bond

Shortly after you’re arrested, you’ll go before a judge who will listen to both the prosecutor and your defense attorney and access how much money is needed to secure your release from jail. Once the amount is determined, all you have to do is pay it and you’re free to return to your family and job. When the amount isn’t large, many people opt to pay it themselves. Since most courthouses don’t accept anything but cash, this is called a cash bond.  

Surety Bond

In a perfect world, you have enough cash in your bank account to bail yourself out. Sadly, the world isn’t perfect and often the cash you do have is needed to handle things like the cost of a lawyer and legal fees. When you lack the necessary cash, a company like Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles steps in and helps you out. In exchange for paying us 10% of the ordered bail amount, we’ll post the entire amount.

When you find yourself in need of a surety bond, you need to ask lots of questions. These questions include:

• Will you be charged interest?
• Do you need a co-signer?
• Exactly how much money is needed upfront?

 
It’s important to remember that once a bail bond company covers your bail, you’ve entered into a formal agreement with them. You’re promised the business that you will attend all of your court appearances.

Federal Bail Bond

When you’re charged with a federal crime, you get a federal bail bond. Despite how they’re portrayed on television, federal bail bonds differ from state and county bail bonds. While there are always exceptions, many federal bail bonds are the Federal court is more interested in imposing restrictions that are designed to ensure the defendant appears in court. It’s rare for a bail bondsman to be asked to help someone with a Federal bail bond unless they are also facing state or county charges as well.

If you or a loved one has been arrested, it is in your best interest to ask your lawyer to explain the details of your bail. If you need help covering your bail, contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles at 877-793-2254.

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Did You Know There Is a Difference between Jail and Prison?

Did You Know There Is a Difference between Jail and Prison?

For most people, there are a lot of unknowns about getting arrested. Most people don’t know what exactly happens when someone is arrested, how to deal with bail, or what the difference between jail and prison is. Many people don’t even realize that there is a difference between jail and prison and use the two words interchangeably.

Both jails and prisons hold inmates for a set amount of time until their sentence is up. However, despite their similarities, jails and prisons are not the same thing. Jails are run by local counties and house inmates for short periods. These facilities are often smaller and provide fewer services for the inmates than a prison might. Inmates in jail have either been found guilty of less serious crimes or they are still awaiting their trial.

Prisons, on the other hand, are larger facilities run by either the state or federal government. These facilities hold inmates anywhere from several years to life. Due to this fact, they provide more services for the inmates housed within. The inmates housed in these facilities have been found guilty of serious offenses.

When someone you know has been arrested and is awaiting trial, they are being held in jail. They can be released if you pay the bail, which will likely cost several thousands of dollars. Luckily, you can get a bail bond that only costs 10% of that amount by contacting Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we provide all of the following for our clients:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Español

 
If you have questions about any part of the arrest and jail process, feel free to talk to one of our bail agents. All consultations are free. Our agents will happily answer your questions and get you set up with a bail bond that you can afford.

Call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now to speak with a knowledgeable bail agent.

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Don’t Be Scared By Bail

Don’t Be Scared By Bail

The thought of bailing someone out of jail intimidates some people so much, that they do not even try to bail out their loved one. This forces their friend or family member to stay in jail when they do not need to. Do not do this to your loved one. You can afford to get him or her bailed out of jail today.

Bailing someone out of jail is a lot easier than most people realize. All you need to do is contact one of the bail agents working at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. They will do all of the hard work for you and help you rescue your loved one from jail. All our agents need to get started is your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. Once our agents have that information, they can locate your loved one in the county jail system and begin filling out the paperwork for the bail bond.

Aside from filling out the paperwork and dealing with the jail for you, our agents will also help you get the bail bond at an affordable price. You will get a customized payment plan that is built to work with your unique budget. This way, the monthly payments will actually be affordable to you.

Do not let the thought of trying to bail someone out of jail intimidate you. Bailing someone out of jail is easy, provided you have the right help. At Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we work hard for our clients. We will do whatever it takes to help them rescue their loved ones from jail.

You can talk to an agent at any time by calling 877-793-2254 or by clicking Chat With Us now.

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Who Can Be a Co-Signer?

Who Can Be a Co-Signer?

When someone that you care about is in trouble, you aren’t worried about how you are related to them. All you care about is helping that person. This is definitely the case when it comes to bail. You just want to help someone out, and when it comes to bail, that is all that matters.

Some people mistakenly believe that you have to be related to someone to post their bail. However, that is not the case. The only requirements for bailing someone out of jail are being California residents and knowing enough about the person to fill out the paperwork. Primarily, this means knowing the person’s name, date of birth, and the county where he or she was arrested.

When a person agrees to help bail someone out of jail and signs the contract for the bail bond, they become a co-signer. They become responsible for making sure payments are made on time and that their loved one behaves while out on bail. There can be multiple co-signers on a bail bond, which can help make things easier for each signer. Having multiple signers is good because if one qualifies for a discount, they earn it for everyone.

The best co-signers are the ones who are financially stable. They have steady, well-paying jobs and have had them for a while. Co-signers like this will get better deals than other signers, however, this does not mean that you have to have a perfect financial history to be a co-signer for a bail bond. Anyone can be a co-signer.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we understand how important it is for you to rescue your friend or family member from jail. We don’t care if you are related to the person or not. If you want to bail them out of jail, we will help you. Some of the benefits that we provide for our clients include:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with a working signer

• Se habla Español

 

For a free consultation at any time, just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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What Happens If a Person Misses a Bail Payment?

What Happens If a Person Misses a Bail Payment?

Most people have a lot of questions and concerns when it comes to dealing with bail. This is largely because most people don’t know a whole lot about bail in the first place. After all, they never expected to need bail. Still, that doesn’t mean that someone they know will never get arrested. In California alone, thousands of people are arrested every single day.

One of the big concerns that people have when dealing with bail, is what happens when they miss a payment or miss a court date? Everyone understands that missing either one of those would not be good, but they aren’t sure exactly how bad it is. Does it lead to harsh consequences, or does the person just receive a slap on the wrist?

There Is a Contract

When a person posts bail with a bail bond, they sign an agreement with the bail agent. By signing the contract, the person is promising to go to all of their court dates. They are also agreeing to pay off the money they owe for the bail bond. Breaking a contract does have repercussions.

Just like with any other contract, once a person has signed it, they are expected to keep to their word. This means that there can be very harsh consequences if a person misses a payment or a court date. However, before anyone starts to panic, things aren’t always horrible if a person truly misses a payment or court date.

Was It an Accident?

The consequences of missing either a payment or a court date are largely dependent on why they were missed. For instance, at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, if it was a genuine accident that led to something being missed, and the client responsibly contacts their bail agent as soon as they realize the mistake, then things don’t have to be so severe.

At Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we understand that life is messy and things that were once certain can become uncertain very quickly. Maybe something happened that made the once manageable payments difficult. When it comes to missed payments, we can work with clients to re-evaluate their payment plan.

If a person missed their court date because they were held up in traffic, or they forgot, they need to talk to their bail agent right away. When someone misses their court date, the court can consider the bail forfeit and the bail agent will begin trying to get into touch with the person. As long as the agent can get in touch with the person, they can help them set up a new court date.

Both of these outcomes are only available if the person talks with their bail agent immediately.

The Person Ran

If the person purposefully missed a payment or court date because they are running, then things will proceed differently. First, whenever something is missed, the bail agent will immediately begin trying to talk to their client. This includes trying all known phone numbers for the person, as well as contacting friends and family members to try and get the person’s whereabouts.

If agents cannot get ahold of the person, then the worst will be assumed and investigators will be called in to begin searching for the person. The investigators sometimes referred to as bounty hunters, will track down the person and bring them into the proper authorities to be arrested. The chances of them being granted bail again will be a whole lot slimmer.

The expenses for tracking the person down will be charged to whoever ran. If they cannot pay it, then whoever signed for the bail bond will have to pay for those expenses.

Sometimes Things Happen

Missing a payment or a court date while out on bail can be a very big deal. The immediate thought is that the person ran away, however that isn’t always the case. More often than not it was a mistake or accident and the person is still trying to follow the rules.

If that is the case, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is more than willing to work with our clients. We know that sometimes things happen. As long as our clients talk with us, we will help them deal with their bail.

If people try to run from the court while out on bail, they can expect to be tracked down. Someone will find them and bring them back into custody. Running just delays the inevitable and makes the whole situation worse. Sooner or later, everyone gets caught and has to face what they did.

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What Can Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles Do For You?

What Can Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles Do For You?

Everyone has those people in their life that they would do anything for. If one of these people needs help moving, or just someone to vent to, you will be there. They know this, and that is why they called you to ask for help getting out of jail. You’ve never dealt with bail before, but you aren’t about to let that stop you.

Luckily for you, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is here to help. We are a statewide bail bonds company that has helped Californians deal with bail for over 30 years. We are always there for our clients no matter the time or place. We have offices located all over the state. In the areas where we don’t have offices, we have roaming agents who can lend a hand.

Whenever a client needs help, we will be there for them. We have bail agents available to talk and answer questions all day, every day. They provide free consultations 24/7 and will gladly walk all of their clients through each step of the bail process.

On top of simply being there for our clients, we provide them with an affordable option for rescuing their loved one from jail. All of our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This means that our clients earn themselves a 90% discount on the cost of bailing someone out of jail just by coming to us for help.

Some of the other benefits we provide for our clients include:

• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Español

 
Just like you are always there for your loved ones, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is always there for our clients. If you come to us for help, you can count on getting some of the best help available in the state. Our agents will take care of you and help you get through this. All you have to do is talk to one of them.

Call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation at any time.

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How Does a Bail Bond Work?

How Does a Bail Bond Work?

Bail is a topic that many people know off but aren’t very familiar with it. When it comes to bail, most people only know what they’ve seen on TV. They know that if they pay a set amount of money they can get their loved one out, but they don’t know exactly why or how much. This makes it so that when a loved one gets arrested, people don’t know how to help. Luckily, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is here to help.

For starters, the price of the bail is determined by the case judge. Only he or she can alter the bail price. The amount of the bail is determined based on the crime the person is accused of, their criminal record, and the likelihood of the person running if released. Once that is determined, a bail agent is required by state law to charge 10% of that price for a bail bond.

When you talk to a bail agent at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, our bail agents will walk you through the paperwork and answer your questions. Our bonds only cost 10% of the bail they are for, which means a bail bond for a $20,000 bail will only cost $2,000. In addition to this, we provide all of our clients with personalized payment plans that divide up the cost of the bail bond over several months to make it more affordable.

Once all of the paperwork is filled out and signed, and the first payment is received, we will send one of our bail agents to the jail. Our agent will secure your loved one’s release from jail. Depending on the size of the jail, this can take anywhere from a few hours to a day.

Some of the other services that we provide for our clients here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles include:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Español

 
Bail may be a new experience for you, but you can count on the agents here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We have been dealing with bail for over 30 years. We know everything about the subject and are more than willing to share that knowledge with you.

For a free consultation at any time, call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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