Many people think that if they hire a Holtville bondsman to get a friend or loved one out of jail, that their money will be refunded as long as the defendant goes to court. This is false.
The only time bail money is refunded is if the full amount is posted in cash at the jail or with the court. If the defendant appears for all necessary court dates that sum will be refunded, less administrative fees, to whomever posted it. Many people do not have immediate access to large sums of money. This is where bail bonds companies come in.
For a fee equal to 10% of the total bail amount you can hire a bondsman to “post” a bond. The 10% rate is set according to state law. No matter what California town, city or municipality a person is arrested in, the cost to hire a bondsman will be the same. Their fee is earned in full at the time the defendant is released from jail. If a bondsman were to refund all or even a portion of it, they could face fines, penalties and even criminal prosecution.
You will want to remember that a bail bonds agreement form is a legally binding document. If you have any questions about the paperwork, its terms and conditions, and the responsibility you’ll be taking on when you sign it, be sure to to ask in advance.
At Adleante Bail Bonds we have more than 40 years of experience in helping people just like you get through situations just like this. For more information call our office now at 760-230-0194 to speak with a licensed agent.