We know this isn’t an easy time for you and the stress of picking between different bail bondsman is only adding to your burden.
We’d like to make your life easier by providing you a hassle free Bail Bonds Orange County CA experience like we have done for thousands of families all over Southern California over the last 50 years.
But don’t just take our word for it on faith alone. Here’s what some of our satisfied customers have said about our service:
While any Bail Bondsman Orange County CA can get your friend or loved one out of jail, not every bail bondsman offers the same level of compassionate service and competitive terms that we offer.
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Let us take you step by step inside a typical case that we deal with.
STEP 1. The defendant gets arrested for domestic violence, which is a $50,000 bail as set by the county judge.
STEP 2. The defendant’s family member doesn’t know that when he calls us. They just know that he was at home when he got arrested.
STEP 3. Using the information we have, we are able to find out where the defendant was arrested and how much his bail would be. The family member wants to bail him out and asks how much it will cost.
STEP 4. The cost of the bond is 10% of the total bail amount, as regulated by the California Department of Insurance. For this bond it would cost $5,000. This is a non-refundable fee that is paid to the bail bondsman for the service of guaranteeing the full $50,000 with the court.
When a bail bondsman bails someone out of jail, they become liable for the full amount of the bail bond to the court. If the person we bail out of jail doesn’t go to court then we are liable for paying the full amount of the bond to the court.
STEP 5. We ask the family member a few questions about the defendant, like what he does for work and where he lives. We believe that this is a good client for us so we go ahead with the bond.
STEP 6. The family member asks us if he can split the cost of the bond between two credit cards, which we tell him yes we can. We meet them at the jail where we fill out some paperwork and receive payment for the bond.
STEP 7. We drive down to the jail and post the bond with the jail clerk. The defendant was arrested in Santa Ana and to the county jail there. It sometimes takes up to 8 hours to be released at the county jail. If he was arrested at a smaller jail it could be as quick as 15 minutes.
STEP 8. At this point our service is complete and it is the defendant’s responsibility to appear in court and find adequate legal representation.
The court appearance is typically set for 45 days from the time of the arrest. At this time John will either enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.
With a plea of guilty the bond will be exonerated and all parties will be freed from the obligations of the bail agreement. With a not guilty plea the case will still be pending and the bail bond will stay in effect until the case is resolved, or exonerated by the judge for another reason.
Most issues that arise can be resolved with a simple phone call, and only in exceptionally rare cases does an indemnitor have to pay the full cost of the bond.
The cost of the bail bond is regulated by the department of insurance and set to 10%. In some cases we may be able to offer a lower rate. Call us to find out.
We take all forms of credit card, cash, check and bitcoin.
We offer a wide range of payment options depending on each case. Call us to find out what we can do for you.
Collateral is something of value, such as a pink slip to a car, a diamond ring, or a lien on a house. We take collateral to secure against the debt obligation in case the bail is forfeited.
A bail forfeiture is when the defendant doesn’t show up to court. In this case the bail bondsman is responsible for either finding the defendant within 180 days or paying the full amount of the bond.
In these cases the defendant is released with a written promise to appear in court without requiring bail.
If the case is not resolved within a year a new bail bond will have to be filed with the court. This is a separate transaction and requires the bail premium to be paid again.
With larger bond amounts the source of the funds must be verified to determine that it comes from legal sources.
Once the case has been resolved the money is returned. Very few people choose to go this route though because they don’t have the full bail amount sitting around that they can leave with the court for the long months it takes to resolve the case in court.
When the bond is exonerated the court no longer holds on to the bail money levied against the defendant and returns the entire amount to the bail company or the individual who put the money up with the court.
They will have reduced access to legal counsel and will have to rely on the court appointed lawyer to defend them in court. They will be brought to their court appearance wearing jail attire.
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Furthermore you can verify our status with the Department of Insurance by calling 1-800-927-HELP.
If you pay us to bail someone out of jail and we are unable to bail them out for any reason, we will refund your money 100%, hassle free.
If a credit card was used to make the purchase we give you your money back minus the 2% credit card processing fee.
Not all bail bond companies offer a 100% money back guarantee, so be careful who you do business with.
Ways to Reach Us
We can be reached 24/7 by phone by calling 1-888-224-5911.
We have several offices throughout Southern California where we can meet you. Check out the map below to find the location closest to you.
1108 West Fifth St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
11819 Firestone Blvd