Claremont Bail Bonds Aces
Being arrested can be traumatic for the defendant and also for the family and friends of the defendant. Nobody likes spending time in jail, and when there is the possibility of getting out of jail, people like to arrange bail as quickly as possible,
Under the current rules of the California legal system a person arrested for any offense can be held in jail pending a court appearance. However, in many cases it is possible for the accused to be released on bail until a final decision in the case has been made.
At Claremont Bail Bonds Aces our agents can help get people being charged with a crime get released in the shortest possible time. With years of experience helping people bail out, they can handle all the paperwork and take offenders and their indemnitors through all the necessary steps. All of our agents are fully licensed and bonded by the state.
Because the courts system is usually very busy, there can be a substantial time delay between the arrest and the first available slot for a court appearance. The bail bonds system was introduced to provide a way for a defendant to be released from jail while awaiting their court appearance. The defendant will be asked to pledge a sum of money that will be forfeited if the defendant does not appear before the court on the appointed day and time. In some situations the defendant may be released without having to make a financial pledge, but this does not happen in most cases.
How much bail has to be paid?
The amount of money that has to be pledged varies depending on the nature of the crime and other circumstances. Even for relatively minor crimes, the bail required can be a substantial sum, and many people are unable to raise that money from their own assets.
That is where reputable bail bond companies can help defendants. Bail bond companies have the assets to make sure that the money set by the judge granting bail will be handed over if the defendant skips a court hearing. Bail bonds usually have to be guaranteed by a relative or friend of the defendant. What that means is that a friend or relative agrees to refund the bail bond company the full amount of the bail if the accused person should default.
Bail bond fees
Bail bonding agencies charge a fee for putting up bail. The average fee is 10% of the bail amount. Therefore, if a judge sets bail at $10,000, the bail bonding agency fee will usually be $1,000. This fee must be paid upfront before the bail amount is posted.
It should be noted that the fee that is paid is for arranging the bail and posting the bail amount and is a non-refundable fee regardless of the outcome of the case. The best way to understand this is to view the bail amount as a loan, and the fee as the interest that has to be paid on the loan. Even when a loan is repaid in full, the borrower will not get the interest back. With bail bonds, the bail amount is refunded to the bail bonds agency when, and if, the defendant appears in court for his or her trial.
Can bail be denied?
The decision to grant or deny bail is entirely up to the judge who hears the bail application, and that judge may decide to deny bail for one or more reasons. The more serious the offense with which the defendant is charged, the more likely it is that bail will be denied. If a person is charged with murder, for example, most judges will be very reluctant to grant bail.
Every case is treated on its own merits, and there have been instances when people who have been charged with murder have been granted bail. If bail is granted it is usually a very high amount, such as $1,000,000 or more, and it can be very difficult to raise that amount of money.
A judge may also decline bail even where the offense is not regarded as a very serious one. If the judge feels that the defendant is likely to jump bail the request will be refused.
A judge might reach this conclusion if the person charged is foreign, a vagrant, or has no long-term commitments in the local area. If the defendant has a history of failing to appear in court, that would be another reason for refusal. Additionally, if the judge believes that the defendant is likely to commit further offenses while out on bail, he or she will most likely refuse to set bail.
If the prosecution is not agreeable to granting bail, the judge will take that into account. There are many reasons why prosecutors might oppose the granting of bail. A prosecutor may feel that a defendant could threaten or try to influence witnesses in the case, or even go back and harm the victim again.
Being a guarantor
This is something you do not want to take on lightly, since you will have to pay the bail amount if the bailed person misses court. If you think that there is a chance that the defendant is not going to show up, you should let Claremont Bail Bonds Aces know as soon as possible.
Bail bonds agencies have extensive powers under the law to track down and detain defendants who miss their court hearings. They can often devote more resources to doing this than the police can. Nevertheless, it is better to prevent a defendant from taking the decision to abscond, so you should let Claremont Bail Bonds Aces know about your worries immediately.
You may have to provide some security to get the bail. It is not unusual for people to put up their family home. Unfortunately, there is a very real risk of losing the home if the defendant cannot be found.
Claremont Bail Bonds Aces always tries very hard to protect the guarantor, and the agency does everything in its power to bring defendants to justice. By working as closely as possible with Claremont Bail Bonds Aces if any problem crops up, you can avoid the financial distress of having to pay out your guarantee.
The folks at Claremont Bail Bonds Aces are pleased to deal with any queries you might have. We are available 24/7, so you can give us a call anytime. You can be assured of getting top class service from Claremont Bail Bonds Aces.