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Major Bail Bond Benefits You May Not Know About

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Being in jail is simply sitting around all day doing and nothing, having a few just-okay meals, and being allowed outside, maybe, for a few hours. Other than that, there is not much to it, pretty boring and miserable. As silly as it sounds, being in jail is actually hard work.

  • If they want to make a phone call, get soap or new shirts, or write to family and friends, they need to have money to pay for it. In addition, it is not like they have their bank account at their disposal. These things are not free.
  • Speaking of money, obviously being in jail puts them out of work for a good paycheck. Some inmates may be assigned to different duties and tasks while in jail like doing laundry or cleaning, which will earn them a little bit of money.
  • Inmates will need to figure out how to walk, talk, a...

The Bail Bond Red Carpet

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Celebrities live the good life, so why do so many of them end up getting arrested and charged with gun or drug possession, DUIs, or violence? The answer is because celebrities are still every day people just like you. They simply have more money and fame. While the glitz and glamor may seem really nice most of the time, it does not help much when they are arrested.

Celebrities get the same treatment as any other person when they are arrested. They are booked, granted bail, and then post bail. While they can easily afford to pay for their bail without a third party bail bond company, quite a few celebrities still use bail bonds to get out of jail anyway. Even with bail bonds, they still will not get any special treatment...

How California Bail Works

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For defendants, there is a price for freedom and that price can be very low, a few hundred dollars, extremely high, one million dollars, or anywhere in between. Freedom is what America is all about, so who gets to put a price on freedom for defendants? And how is that amount determined for each person? The price for freedom for recently arrested individuals is called bail, and judges are the ones who determine bail for defendants.

Bail is a dollar amount that a defendant must pay to the court in order to be released from jail. Anyone may assist the defendant in paying this money, especially when the bail is very expensive. The more expensive the bail, the more serious the circumstances are...

What It Takes to Be a Bail Bond Co-signer

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Should you ever agree to co-sign someone’s bail bond, you must take your role very seriously. Being a bail bond co-signer, even for someone very close to you, puts you at risk of losing money and/ or belongings you put up as collateral. You essentially must stay on top of them and see that they go to their court dates, do not flee, do not get into additional trouble, or more such as obeying curfew or going to counseling.

If the defendant violates any of his or her release terms and conditions, then he or she can be re-arrested. The bail bond will be revoked and then you may owe the bail bond company money and your collateral.

However, you are not at a total loss here. You can sign on to be a co-signer, and then at anytime sign-off...

How Long Will It Take To Post Bail?

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The time it takes a person to post bail and be freed largely depends on how busy the jail is. Typically, it will take a few hours at best. A defendant, or someone on their behalf, may apply for a bail bond with a professional bail bond company as soon as the arraignment hearing has ended. They must wait for the arraignment because this is when they learn what the bail price is set at. The bail bond company needs this price in order to tell you how much they will charge you, which will be anywhere between 10 and 15 percent of that full price. The paperwork with the professional bail bond company can be done fairly quickly. Then that paperwork will be sent to the jail where the defendant is. Processing at the jail is what takes the most time, but within a few hours, the defendant will be re...