When someone is arrested their bail will be set based on the severity of the crime they are being charged with, whether they are considered to be a danger to society and whether they are considered to be a flight risk.
Bail is a monetary amount that, if posted with the jail, will allow the defendant to be released from custody pending their court date. Imperial County bail amounts are often in the tens of thousands of dollars and this money will need to be posted, in full, via cash or cashier’s check, at the jail in order for your loved one to get out. As long as the defendant makes all of their court appearances this money will be refunded in full at the end of their case.
California bail amounts are among the highest in the nation and most people do not have immediate access to large sums of cash. This is where Imperial County bail bonds come in.
Imperial bail bonds are pieces of paper that promise the defendant will return to court if they are released from custody. All bail bondsmen are required to be licensed by the California Department of Insurance so you can think of a bail bond as being similar to an insurance policy.
The cost to purchase a bail bond is 10% of the defendant’s total bail amount. The biggest difference between bail and Imperial bail bonds is that while bail money is refundable, the premium paid to a bondsman is not. It is a fee for the service they provide.
At Adelante Bail Bond we understand you may have a number of questions about how Imperial bail bonds work. Call our office at any time, day or night at 760-230-0194 to speak directly to a licensed bail bondsman.