NEWPORT BEACH BAIL BONDS FAQs
ANSWERS BY BAIL BONDS NEWPORT BEACH
What does Bail Bond mean?
Bail bond is a term used to describe a contract between a bail bondsman and a client that ensures that the bail bonds agency will post the full bail amount on behalf of the client as long as the defendant shows up to his or her court date. If the defendant misses the court date for any reason, then the bail bonds agency will not receive their money back for the bail bond.
What is the Booking Process?
The booking process is a process that documents when an inmate is arrested. This will put all of the defendant’s information and fingerprints in the Database for the county that he or she was arrested in.
Why do they take your fingerprints when you get arrested?
The purpose of taking an inmate’s fingerprints is so that police will have it on record for any future crimes. It is also used to see if the defendant has any outstanding warrants in the country via the livescan machine.
How do you come up with the bail amount?
The courts come up with the bail amount and they take in to consideration, the inmate’s charges and the level of seriousness each charge has. Once the court has evaluated the amount of danger that the inmate brings to the community, then they come up with a price that is fair for his or her crimes and will ensure that he or she will not commit the same crime again.
Will I need collateral?
Only certain cases will need collateral. A bail bonds agent will have to look over the defendant’s case in order to determine whether you will need collateral or not.
How can I pay for a Bail Bond?
We accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks. We also offer our clients the option of financing a bail bond.
When should I expect to get my collateral back?
You will receive your collateral back once the defendant’s case is finished or when you have finished paying all of the payments on your payment plan.
What is a Felony?
A felony is any crime that is considered to put the defendant and/or others involved in danger. These crimes are met with a punishment of at least one year in prison as well as a fine and some form of probation.
What is a Misdemeanor?
A misdemeanor is any crime that is considered to be less serious than that of a felony. These crimes will be punished by no more than one year in prison as well as a fine and it may come with some form of probation.
How much is a bail bond?
The state of California mandates the price of a bail bond and has it set at 10% of the full bail amount. It would be illegal for any bail bonds agency to charge any other price.