When a loved one has been arrested, it is only natural for the family, or even friends want to help them. Should a defendant be eligible for bail, it is a sad fact that most American households will have difficulty raising the entire amount. This is when the majority will seek out a professional bail bonds Huntington Beach company.
There is one very common myth surrounding bail bonds, and that is only a family member can purchase one on behalf of a defendant. This is not true. Any adult can purchase a bail bond on behalf of someone in jail. Any adult can also post the full amount of bail, if they have it. They may be required to put up some sort of collateral in some instances, however, if they are willing to, they most certainly can.
Many people may also not be aware that bail amounts in California, are the highest in the United States. Due to this, very few people are able to raise this sort of money. Due to this, the only other option apart from leaving the defendant in jail until their court appearance, is to use a professional bail bonds company such as Huntington Beach Bail Bonds.
It should be noted here, that when using a professional bail bonds company, they will require a fee for their services. This fee is non-refundable, and is mandated by law to be 10% of the total amount of bail. For example, if bail has been set at $50,000, then the required bail bonds fee will be $5,000. Huntington Beach Bail Bonds are aware that not everyone will have this sort of money lying around either, so are willing to enter into a payment agreement with clients who qualify.
Following the payment of the fee, or negotiated payment plan, some paperwork will need to be completed. Once this has been done, Huntington Beach Bail Bonds will post bail on behalf of the defendant and secure their release. If you are the person organizing this on behalf of a defendant, you will be known as the “co-signer,” or the “indemnitor.” You need to understand that you will also become responsible to ensure that the defendant attends any and all necessary court dates. Should the defendant not meet their obligations, you could be responsible for the entire amount of bail.
If you, or a loved one is in a situation where a professional bail bonds company is required, call us at any time on (714) 362-8912. You can read even more great information on our website.