What is a Bail Bond?
A monetary guarantee filed with the court whereby a defendant is temporarily placed in the custody of the posting Bail Agency. Further, the bail agency promises the court the defendant will appear each and every time they are ordered to do so while their case is pending.
Is a defendant released on bail really in the custody of the posting Bail Agency?
When a Bail Agency deposits a Bail Bond with the Jail or Court, the Bail Agency is taking responsibility for the defendant to appear at all future court dates.
How much does bail really cost?
10% of the bond is the standard premium. However, Union Members, Members of the Military, Veterans, & clients (defendants) represented by a private attorney may qualify to be released on bail for 8%! Call Iron Bail Bonds for more information. 877.722.4593
How come some agencies state 0% down?
This is misleading since a company would go out of business writing free bail. We have programs for 5% down to start. Call Iron Bail Bonds for more information. 877.722.4593
Do I need collateral?
Not always. Call Iron Bail Bonds for more information.
What can I put up for collateral?
Anything of resale value! However, if you’re a homeowner then a signature may be all that’s needed. Call Iron Bail Bonds for more information. 877.722.4593
How do I determine equity for a home?
It really depends on the condition of your home and the current market. Please call one of our agents for more information.
What if the person I bail out does not appear?
The court will issue a warrant for the arrest of the defendant. In addition, a notice will be sent to us regarding the failure to appear. We will be happy to assist you in reinstating the bail if needed.
What if the person I bail out gets re-arrested in a different county or state?
Call us immediately so we can make sure you are not liable for the bond.
What if the person I bail out refuses to go to court?
Call us immediately, let us convince him/her to go to court. If it becomes necessary to return them to court or jail, we will work with you to do it in a respectful manner. Although we posted the bond for their release, you are our client and we will do everything to protect you.
Are there any additional fees?
Not usually, unless your loved one misses court. Court fee’s vary, we will work with you to avoid any and all unnecessary fees.
After posting the bond how long until the defendant will be released?
Release times vary from City Police Departments, Jail facilities, and County Detention Facilities. For example, a small police department may release a defendant within 10 minutes to an hour. A County Jail may take up to 6 to 8 hrs.
Should I get an attorney to request a bail reduction?
If a case has been filed at the court by the District Attorney’s office and the bail amount is high, then you may want to seek the advice of an attorney regarding possible bail reduction. However, a bail reduction hearing cannot occur until there is an official case filed by the District Attorney.
When a defendant is booked into Jail and held on new charges, the district attorney has 48 court hours to file an official complaint or else the defendant must be released.
For example, if a defendant is arrested on a Wednesday, then the District Attorney has until Friday to file a case and officially charge the defendant in a court of law. If a defendant is arrested on a Thursday then he/she could be held until Monday or Tuesday.
Once a case has been filed by the D.A., the bail could remain the same amount, be lowered, or be increased. Bail Reduction has it’s challenges.
What if a person has a Warrant?
In most cases we can clear warrants with the court and set a new court date. However, each case is different. Call Iron Bail Bonds for more information. 877.722.4593
How long before we can actually post a bail bond?
All persons arrested and brought to a police station or detention center are “booked” into a local database. The purpose of the booking process is to establish the true identity of the defendant, find if the person is wanted elsewhere in the state or nation, document a “history” of the arrest (in the local and the FBI’s national database), and to determine whether or not the person can be released on his/her own recognizance or on cash bail.
The defendant cannot be released until the Department of Justice identifies the individual in custody. Don’t allow a bail agent to tell you anything different.
Do some Bail Bond Companies give misleading information?
There are some Bail Bond Companies who use non-licensed employees to collect money and information.
It is illegal for non-licensed person to negotiate bail. Ask to see both their CA drivers license and California Bail Agents License.
What type of payments are accepted?
Most credit cards providers, cash and in some cases checks. Please call Iron Bail Bonds for more information. 877.722.4593
Can we have a Bail Agent present in court with us?
In most cases their isn’t a need for a bail agent to be present in court. If your attorney or you feel it is necessary, call Iron Bail Bonds for more information. 877.722.4593
Why should I use Iron Bail Bonds?
We are committed to giving you professional services from the moment you call. We have agents on call and will move quicker than any other company to release your loved one. Thank you for allowing us to be of service. Iron Bail Bonds, strength on your side.
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