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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Shorten Your Loved One’s Stay in Jail

Shorten Your Loved One’s Stay in Jail

When something bad happens, everyone just wants to get through it as quickly as possible. When something bad happens to our friends or family members, we try to help them get through it as best as we can. We do not want them to suffer any more than we want to suffer. This is why, when you learned of your family member’s arrest, you sprang into action.

You want to get your family member released from jail as quickly as you can. You want to assist her in escaping this difficult situation. You can do just that by contacting the professional bail agents working at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

Our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can talk to a professional bail agent at any time. You will never have to wait around to get the help that you need. Once you talk to one of our agents, they begin working for you. They will not rest until your family member has been released from jail.

Thanks to our bail agent’s dedication, your loved one can be out of jail in just a few short hours. With our experts at your side, your loved one’s time in jail will be minimal. Our agents work quickly, around the clock to ensure that none of their clients have to suffer in a jail cell. If you want to shorten your loved one’s stay in jail, you need to contact the professionals here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

You can get a free consultation at any time simply by calling 877-793-2254 or by clicking Chat With Us now.

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What Are a Person’s Responsibilities While Out on Bail?

What Are a Person’s Responsibilities While Out on Bail?

When a person is out on bail, they aren’t entirely in the clear. Yes, they are free from their confinement within a jail cell and can resume some semblance of normalcy, however, there are still things they need to consider. People who are out on bail have responsibilities that they need to see to. Failing to do that could lead to more trouble and jail time.

When a person is out on bail, they need to remember that they are still going to court. They are not free of the charges that were brought against them. They are simply free of being held in jail during the trial. While out on bail, a person needs to prioritize their court dates above anything else. Failing to show up in court is a great way to get re-arrested.

Another important responsibility while out on bail is making sure that the bail bond payments are paid on time. When bailed out with a bail bond, a person signs a contract stating that they will pay the bail agent a set amount, typically 10%, of the full bail price in return for being bailed out. Once the person is released from jail, they owe that money to their bail agent for holding up their end of the deal.

Lastly, a person out on bail needs to be responsible for their daily choices. They should be on their best behavior. If they do anything to upset the law, they could find themselves right back behind bars with an even smaller chance of getting out again. Nobody wants that.

If you want help that you can rely on, then you need to talk to one of the bail agents here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. Our expert bail agents are available to talk to 24/7 and will be more than happy to help guide you through the process of rescuing a loved one from jail. They will happily answer any questions that you might have about the bail bond process.

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

 

Ready to get started? If so, just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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What Do You Need to Post Bail

What Do You Need to Post Bail

There’s a lot about bail that the average people do not know. Luckily, the professionals here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles are more than happy to help out and answer questions. One bit of information that can help speed up the bail process is knowing what documentation you will need to post bail. If you have this ready to go when you talk to a bail agent for the first time, bailing someone out of jail will be that much faster.

There are 3 important bits of paperwork that a person will need to post bail with us, and they are:

A recent paycheck stub. This shows that you are working and exactly how much you are making. With this information, we can figure out how much you can afford when it comes to payments. We also accept bank statements that show regular deposits.

Proof of California residency. This can be as simple as an official piece of mail addressed to you with your name on it. This shows that you do live in California.
Valid California ID. This can be a driver’s license, a state-issued ID card, or something else of that nature. This lets us know that you are who you say you are.

Having this paperwork ready to go when you meet with a bail agent can help speed up the bail process immensely. Another way you can help move things along is by talking to friends and family members before contacting an agent. Find out which ones will be willing to help co-sign or pay for the bail bond and then gives their names and number to your bail agent.

Doing these simple things can make a huge difference with how long it takes to bail someone out of jail. It can help make the difference between the release of your loved one taking a day or taking a few hours.

Some of the other benefits 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

 

If you are ready to get started, just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us at any time.

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Do You Want Professional Bail Bonds Help?

Do You Want Professional Bail Help?

When you have questions about anything, the best way to find answers about the subject is by contacting a professional. Think about it, if your car starts making a weird noise, you take it to a mechanic. If your body hurts, you go to the doctor. So, when someone is arrested, you should contact a bail agent.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, our bail agents are some of the very best in the business. They have been dealing with bail for years and therefore know everything about the subject. This means that our bail agents can answer all of your questions about a loved one’s arrest. To help you out, all consultations are free.

Our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will always be there to answer your questions and walk you through each step of the bail process. At Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we understand how stressful a loved one’s arrest can be and so we do everything that we can to make things easier for you.

Our bail agents answer all sorts of questions, such as:

• How much does bail cost?
• Are discounts available?
• How long does it take to be released?
• Is collateral required?
• Are payment plans available?

 
Any question you might have about bail or your loved one’s arrest, our bail agents will be able to answer them. On top of that, we provide the following benefits to all of our clients:

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

 
When you need help getting a friend or family member out of jail, contact the professionals here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We have helped thousands of Californians rescue their loved ones from jail over the last 30 years. Let us help you too.

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

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What Is a Co-Signer Responsible For?

What Is a Co-Signer Responsible For?

Co-signers are very important when it comes to bail bonds, especially here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. When people co-sign for a friend or family member’s bail, they take responsibility for their loved one. It is up to them to make sure everything goes smoothly with the bail bond. When picking co-signers, a person needs to choose carefully.

For those unaware of what co-signers are, they are any person who is willing to sign the paperwork for the bail bond. Since there can be more than one signer, they are called co-signers. Co-signers take responsibility for the bail bond and their loved one. It is up to them to ensure that all payments are made on time.

Aside from worrying about payments, co-signers also have to keep an eye on their loved one. They need to make sure that he or she behaves while out on bail. After all, you don’t want someone you just bailed out to get into more trouble. Keeping an eye on the loved one also includes making sure that he or she goes to all of their required court dates.

Lastly, and most importantly to a lot of people, co-signers can help earn discounts on the bail bond here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. To get 20% off the price of the bail bond, one of the co-signers for the bond has to meet just one of the following requirements. As long as a co-signer:

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

 
As long as one of those discounts is met, the co-signer can qualify for the discount.

When it comes to bailing someone out of jail, you want the best help around. Part of that means coming to Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles for help. The other part of that means picking the right co-signers to help out. Co-signers need to be responsible people, and if they meet one of the above requirements, they can make the bail bond more affordable.

Call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation with a bail agent.

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How Do You Get Someone Out of Jail?

How Do You Get Someone Out of Jail?

This is a very common question for people who just found out that a friend or family member was arrested. Most people don’t deal with bail regularly, so they don’t know a whole lot about how it works. Luckily, you don’t have to in order to rescue someone from jail. All you need to do is contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we know how intimidating the bail process can be. We want to reassure you that it isn’t as bad as you might think. Bailing someone out of jail can actually be pretty easy. Just talk to one of our bail agents, they will walk you through it. They will answer your questions and be your guides.

To get started, you just need to give our agents some information on your loved one. Primarily, we will need your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. This will allow our agents to locate your loved one in the county jail system. Once our agents locate your loved one, they can get the rest of the information needed for the bail bond and better answer your questions about your loved one’s arrest.

Next, our agents will start working with you to figure out payments. At Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we provide all of our clients with personalized payment plans. These plans break up the bail bond, which will be 10% of the full bail price, and spread it out over several months. This makes posting bail much more affordable.

A quick rundown of some of the benefits we provide for our clients includes:

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

 
Once we have all of the information that we need and the payments are figured out, a bail agent will be sent to the jail to secure your loved one’s release. Depending on the size of the jail, this can be done in as little as 2 hours in some counties, and take up to a day in others. No matter what happens, know that Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles has your back.

Call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation with one of our professional bail agents.

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How Much Collateral Is Needed?

How Much Collateral Is Needed?

Most people have a lot of questions about how bail works when they deal with it for the first time. If that is the case for you, don’t worry. Our bail agents here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles are used to answering all kinds of questions. One of the many common questions that our agents get is what is needed for collateral?

For those unaware, collateral is something of value that is pledged as a sort of back up for payments. The pledged item has to be of equal or greater value to the loan amount. If a client fails to pay off the loan, then the company keeps the pledged item as payment. Most financial institutions prefer to use collateral to ensure they get paid back for any loans.

Getting a bail bond is very similar to getting a loan, except the money being lent out goes straight to the jail. This is why a lot of bail bond companies require collateral. However, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles does not. We understand that requiring collateral on a bail bond makes rescuing someone from jail even more stressful, so we avoid it whenever possible.

Instead of needing something of great monetary value like a house or car, at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we prefer to use the signature of a working co-signer as collateral. Someone who is working at a steady job and is willing to co-sign a bail bond is far more valuable than any house or car.

If you need help with rescuing someone from jail, come to Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. Our bail agents are ready to assist you 24 hours day, 7 days a week. They will happily answer all of your questions and help you secure your loved one’s release from jail. Some of the benefits 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 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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