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Bail bonds aren’t easy to understand, so if you have any confusion regarding the bail bonds or the process regarding it, we are here to answer all your questions. Meanwhile, here are some frequently asked questions that you can go through to satisfy your confusions. If we have missed something, don’t hesitate to give us a call and enquire.
Well, a bail bond is an agreement between a licensed agency and the court. This contract is crucial because this is what ensures the court that the arrested person will appear in court when asked, will pay the amount of bail to the court as well will attend all hearings.
Typically, the going industry rate for bail bonds is around 10% of the face amount of the bail. For instance, if you have to pay $10,000 for bail, your fee is going to be $1,000. However, we are different; there are many reduced offers available for individuals who are eligible for that, such as military, union, property owners, AARP, etc. To get more detail on the eligible criteria, give your local Friendly Modesto Bail Bonds CA, a ring at (209) 312-7100 and get all the assistance you need. Our amiable and expert staff is always available to satisfy your requirements and answer all your questions.
The workings of a bail process are pretty simple. The arrested individual is required to pay cash or put up his property as collateral while the case is pending to get a higher release. When the case has been concluded or dismissed by the court, the individual gest the collateral back.
However, many a time, the individual doesn’t have cash or property to cover the bail amount. In such a case, he or she can hire a bail agent or a “bondsman” who will aid them with the bail proceedings. The bondsman will provide the individual with the bail-bond in for an 8 to 10 percent fee. A bondsman will also need a co-signor who ensures that the individual will pay the face amount of bail.
The bail is granted when the negotiations are done and the co-signor signs the agreement. The bondsman will, then, present the court with the bail bond and get bail for the arrested individual.
We at Friendly Modesto Bail Bonds, provide our customers with refunds, whether you are a co-signor or the arrested individuals. Also, you can avail 20% discount on your fee rate, if either the arrested individual or the co-signor is the member AARP, veterans, labor union or the military. So if the going fee is 10%, they get a reduced fee of 8%. If you have any more queries regarding how to save money, don’t hesitate to give us a ring at (209) 312-7100.
As every case is different, the time may differ as well. However, in most cases, you can expect fast and efficient processing. All the call needs to do is answer several questions regarding the bond and qualify for the bail bond. If you are eligible, the agent will make arrangements to visit the office accompanied with the caller and expedite the process.
The next step is to get the bail bond to the jail and get arrested individual is free. The whole process can take between 30 minutes to 6 hours; it all depends on the case and its severity. At our end, the experts of Friendly Modesto Bail Bonds CA make sure there are no delays, but at the end of the jail, things can get a bit slow. After the bail bond is served at the jail, we wait till the arrested individual is released.
Yes, it’s very smart to start the bail process on call if your family member or a loved one has been arrested. Our agents will provide you will all information and assist you in starting the process of getting bail for your loved one instantly. You can as much as get the pre-approval from the agent and get the bond to the office even before you get there. Call us at (209) 312-7100 any hour of the day to get all the information you need.
We believe in the convenience of our clients, so there are many options for payment. Friendly Modesto Bail Bonds accept payments via Master Card, Visa, American Express, Western Union, Cash, Money orders as well as personal checks and Discover.
You need not worry in case you don’t have sufficient amount of money for the payments. At Friendly Modesto Bail Bonds we conveniently offer economical interest-free payment plans. These are specially arranged for those who qualify. We at, Friendly Modesto Bail Bonds strongly believe that money or any other obstacle shouldn’t stand in your way when you are trying to keep your loved one out of jail.
The arrested individual or his co-signor may need to place collateral in many cases, but there are many cases where you will only need to sign a guarantee.
Well, that depends on the court proceedings, at Friendly Modesto Bail Bonds our agents do everything in quick succession to get your bonds to jail, the rest is on them. However, it can take 30 minutes to 6 hours to get the arrested individual out of jail.
The fee is non-refutable if the jail releases the arrested individual. Moreover, the bonds fee is also non-refundable if the courts file formal charges against the arrested individual. However, if the client hasn’t been released after the bail has been posted, in such a case all dues are refundable.
In case we have missed an important question that you need an answer to, you can call us anytime at (209) 312-7100, our agents will be more than happy to help or guide you.