Culver City Bail Bonds FAQs

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Another name for a bail bond is a surety bond. This is basically a contract that is issued by a state licensed bail bondsman and they can only issue this contract if they are backed by an insurance company. This contract is used for the court payment and the bail agent will be responsible for the money if the arrestee fails to appear to court. Make sure that you are always dealing with a licensed bail bondsman.

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What happens after getting arrested?

Whenever you are arrested, you will have to go through what is known as the booking process. This process could take up to a few hours to complete, depending on how busy the jail is at the time. During the booking process, the inmate will have to take a mug shot and go through a fingerprinting process to determine whether or not he or she is wanted anywhere else. If you have any more questions please feel free to contact us at any time.

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How do they determine the bail amount?

The court will take public safety into consideration when reviewing all of the arrestee’s charges. The more dangerous and serious the charges are, the higher the bail will be. This is to ensure that the defendant realizes how severe his or her charges are and will hopefully stop them from committing the crime again.

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How much do bail bonds cost?

In most states all throughout the United States, a bail bond will cost 10% of the total bail amount. This is a one-time fee that the bail bond agency charges to post the bail and this money will not be refunded to you after the trial.

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What can I use to pay for a bail bond?

We accept most forms of payment: cash, visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and personal checks. We also offer the option of a payment plan, but there may be some form of collateral involved depending on the situation. If you have any further questions regarding a payment plan, feel free to contact one of our agents at any time.

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How do you bail someone out of jail?

In order to bail someone out of jail, the jailer will have to clear them for bail, and then one of our agents will begin the process. You will have to provide some personal information and fill out some paperwork, claiming responsibility for the inmate if he or she does not show up to their assigned court date. Once all of the paperwork is done, our agent will get if verified with the jailer at the police station and then the inmate will be released to your custody. 

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Can I finance a bail bond?

Yes you can, we offer free financing and will try our best to create a payment plan that fits your situation. We also offer collateral based financing, which will usually be a lower monthly payment. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact one of our highly trained agents.

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How does collateral work?

Collateral is when you pledge something of value for the repayment of a loan to ensure that you repay the debt. This means that if you fail to repay the loan according to the contract you set up with the company, then they could take ownership of the collateral as payment.

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What is my responsibility for bailing someone out of jail?

You are taking full responsibility to make sure that the inmate shows up to their assigned court date and if the defendant decides to skip bail and not show up to court, then you will be responsible to come up with the full bail amount or turning in the inmate.

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What are the consequences for missing my court date?

If you miss your court date for whatever reason, then the court will issue out a bench warrant for your arrest and your bond will be forfeited. This means that you will have the court looking for you as well as the bail bonds agency looking for you. However, if you call your agent and explain your situation, then the agent will be able to get you a new court date.