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FAQ About Bail Bonds in Huntington Beach

What is bail?
Bail is a right guaranteed by the 8th amendment to the US Constitution. Bail is the part of the legal system that allows the accused to be temporarily released from jail so that they can continue their lives and mount a legal defense while they are awaiting their court case. 
In most criminal cases, bail is a sum of money that is posted to the court to guarantee the accused will make all of their court appearances. This is typically done through cash or a bail bond.
What is a Bail Bond?

A bail bond is a financial guarantee made on behalf of the defendant that they will make all of their court appearances. A bail bond is a service provided by a bail bondsman. The bail bondsman guarantees the full amount of the bail to the court via the use of an insurance bond, and charges the defendant a percentage of the total bail amount for this service.

How does a bail bond work?

When you use a bail bond you are putting up a financial guarantee with the court that the defendant will make all of their court appearances. You pay a bail bondsman for the service of putting up the full amount of the bail bond with the court, typically no more than 10% of the total bond amount. After the bond is posted the person will be released from jail. They will be obligated to make all of their court appearances or else they will incur extra fines and be put back in jail.

Is there a difference between bail bond companies?
All bail bondsman provide the same basic service of posting a bond with the court that secures the release of a defendant. The difference between companies is in the quality of service, the terms of the agreement that they work out with you, and whether they offer additional services. At Huntington Beach Bail Bonds for example, we don’t charge for a new bond fee is your court case takes longer than a year. Most companies charge for this, which means that if your case takes longer than a year you have to pay for a new bail bond. This can be very expensive and we don’t believe you should have to pay twice for the same service.
What is an indemnitor or cosigner?

An indemnitor is the person who assumes the financial liability for bailing someone out of jail. In the event that the defendant doesn’t show up in court, the indemnitor, or the person who cosigns the bail bond agreement, will be financially responsible for the bail bond.

Is the bail bond premium refundable?
The bail bond premium is non refundable. The bail bond premium is the price that you pay to the bail bondsman for them putting up the full amount of the bail bond with the court. 
How long does it take for a defendant to be released from jail?
Depending on how busy the Huntington Beach Jail is, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours for someone to be released. The best way to find out how long it will take for someone to get released is to call us at 714-990-4402.
Where can a bail bond be posted?
A bail bond can be posted at the jail where the inmate is being held.
How much does a bail bond cost?
The cost of a bail bond is 10% of the total bond amount. If the bail amount is $25,000 then the bail bond will cost $2,500. In some cases we may be able to work out payment plans, depending on your work history and credit. Call to find out what we can do for you. 714-990-4402.
Is the bail bond premium refundable?
The bail bond premium is non refundable. The bail bond premium is the price that you pay to the bail bondsman for them putting up the full amount of the bail bond with the court. 
When can a bail bond be posted?
A bail bond can be posted as soon as the inmate has been checked into the jail and has gone through the standard booking procedure. This process usually takes around 20 minutes. 
What is collateral?
Collateral is a something of value used to secure against the debt obligation in case the bail bond is forfeited. 
Is collateral needed to secure a bail bond?
Depending on the charges as well as a number of other factors, such as your work history, your credit, and the creditworthiness of the cosigners, we may not require collateral. It’s best to call us at 714-990-4402 to inquire about your specific case. 
 
When can a bail bond be posted?
A bail bond can be posted as soon as the inmate has been checked into the jail and has gone through the standard booking procedure. This process usually takes around 20 minutes. 
What is a reinstatement?
If a defendant has experienced a bail forfeiture, they can have their bail bond reinstated with the court, which will also remove their bench warrant. 
When does a bail forfeiture take place?
A bail forfeiture takes place if the defendant does not show up in court. At that point the bail bondsman is responsible for finding the defendant and has 180 days to do so or they will have to pay the full amount of the bail bond to the court.