After you or a loved one has been arrested, charges must be filed or they have to release you. Once you have been taken into custody, an investigator will look over the evidence and determine what exact crime you will be charged with. When charges are filed a bond will be set, either through a set bond schedule or through the arraignment process where you are taken before a judge. At that time, your bond will be announced and you will be given the details needed for you to post bond and obtain your release. The judge will either release you based on your own recognizance, set an appropriate bail amount in accordance with the charges and their severity or withhold bond. If no bond is set, you will not be able to be released through a bail bonds agency.
If you are allowed to bond out, you will be required to attend any and all scheduled court hearings, meetings and appointments required by the court. Posting bail is your guarantee that you are willing to meet the obligations set forth by the court to obtain your release. Being able to post bail is a privilege and it can be revoked if the defendant does not appear for hearings or violates the terms of the bond contract.
The Services of Orange County Bail Bonds Include:
- Bond service to the following areas: Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim, Newport Beach and Santa Ana
- Unrivaled professionalism, confidentiality and personal service
- We offer free consultations and advice. Questions are welcomed!
- Flexible payment arrangements and contracts are available
- We do not charge annual premiums
- We are able to come to you if you cannot come to us
- Our agents will be with you in court if need be
- We offer 24 hour service, any time, day or night
- We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express
- We prepare and submit federal as well as local bonds
- Conditions do apply, but we try our best to work things out with every client
The most common type of bond used is a surety bond. This involves a contract between the court, the defendant, the bonding agency and the co-signers. The co-signers produce 10% of the total bond cost to the bonding agency, who in turn, posts it to the court. Once the court has approved the bond, they will release the defendant as long as he or she agrees to abide by the bond contract and attend all mandatory court hearings, meetings and appointments. Collateral may be required to meet the obligations of the bond agreement, but will be returned if everyone involved fulfills their part of the contract.