Take a moment to imagine that you have just received a phone call from a loved one in jail. You would probably first feel some distress, and then panic as you try to figure out what you should do to help. In most cases, people simply can not afford to pay the entire amount of bail on their own. This is when they will turn to a professional bail bonds Hollywood firm.
Finding out that a loved one is in jail is never a pleasant experience. It is only natural for this news to cause great concern. Wanting to help the defendant is usually the first response from family and friends, however, it might take time to find out how much the bail has been set at, and then the massive task of trying to raise that amount. For many Americans, this is quite simply impossible. Their only other option apart from leaving the defendant in jail, is to call a professional bail bonds company such as Hollywood Bail Bonds.
It is also a fact that more and more American families are being faced with this type of scenario. It is also an unfortunate fact that bail amounts in California, are the highest of anywhere in the United States. Because of this, it can take some people a lot of time to try and raise the funds, if they can at all. This is time that the defendant will have to remain in custody.
If you are ever in the position of receiving a phone call from someone who is in jail, there is some information you should gather in order to assist our bail bonds company start the release process faster. Ensure you clarify the defendant’s full legal name, date of birth, where they are being held, and what they have been charged with. This information will enable us to establish what the bail will be, and in turn, what the bail bonds fee is going to be. This part of the process needs to be completed before the defendant can be released.
In the state of California, bail bonds fees are 10% of the total amount of bail. This is mandated by the California Department of Insurance. So for example, if the bail is $45,000, then the bail bonds fee will be $4,500. Most bail bonds firms require this amount upfront. It is also very important to understand that this fee is non-refundable, regardless of the outcome of the case. This fee is for services rendered. Our bail bonds company also understands that this bail bonds fee could also be a financial problem for some families. Due to this, we are willing to organize a payment plan for the fee with those clients who qualify.
Once the bail bonds fee has been paid, our bail bonds firm will post bail for the defendant and have them released. The amount of time this can take will very much depend on how busy the jail is and how fast the bail bonds fee can be paid, or organized.
If you do need the assistance of a professional bail bonds company, contact Hollywood Bail Bonds (323) 375-2959. As we are available on a 24/7 basis, you can be assured of getting the right assistance at the exact time you need it. You can find even more great information by visiting our user-friendly website.