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What Do I Do When Someone I Care About Is Arrested?

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When someone you care about has been arrested, you undoubtedly want to help out. This means that you will probably want to bail your loved one out of jail. When it comes to bail, you have 2 options:

    1. You can pay a cash bail, which will be the full amount of your loved one’s bail.

    2. You can get a bail bond, which will only cost 10% of your loved one’s bail.

At Palmdale Bail Bondsman & Bail Bonds, we help our clients bail their loved ones out of jail with affordable bail bonds. Bailing a loved one out of jail is extremely easy when you have our bail agents assisting you.

To get the bail process started, all you need to do is talk to one of our bail agents. You can do that online, over the phone, or in person, whichever method works best for you...

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TV Does Not Teach You Everything

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You know this already: what you see on television shows and in movies is never 100% accurate. Storylines have to be condensed to fit into a certain time slot, so of course less dramatic details will be cut out. Like crime shows for example: how much do you really know of the arrest process? You will not really ever know unless you are a professional in a related industry or you have to deal with the situation personally.

Do not fret, you are not expected to know exactly what to do when you are thrown for a loop and find yourself, or a close loved one, in jail. Palmdale Bail Bondsman & Bail Bonds is here for you, to help guide and assist you through a portion of the arrest process, the bail portion.

Bail is payment required in order to be released from jail...

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Do I Get My Money Back After Paying for a Bail Bond?

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One of the most frequently asked questions we are asked here at Lake Los Angeles Bail Bond Store is if the premium, the money the client pays to us, gets returned at the end of the case. “But, money for a cash bail is refunded!” Well, there is a difference between cash bail and bail bonds. There are also stipulations for getting that cash bail money back.

    Cash Bail

    When paying cash bail, the defendant and their loved ones pay the cash bail directly to the court. They pay the full bail amount, and no bail bond agent is involved whatsoever. In order for them to get their money back at the end of trial, the defendant would have to be compliant with all of his or her release terms and conditions and show up for court as scheduled...

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The Truth About Palmdale Bail Bondsman & Bail Bonds

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The truth about bail bonds is that for anyone out on bail through a bail bond is more likely to abide by their release terms, conditions, and agreements. They’re more likely to show up for their court dates. They’re more likely to meet all bail bond payment deadlines. They’re more likely to enroll and complete guidance sessions or community service. Why? Because they are well aware that loved ones are literally putting money down for them, banking on their belief that the defendant is a good and honest person who made this one mistake and is not a repeat offender. The defendant knows that loved ones are putting their money, assets, and good word at risk, all for them and the trouble they caused. Their loved ones aren’t obligated to offer this generous service, but they’re doing it. Palm...

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The Basics about Bail Bonds

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  • Bail bonds are the more ideal route to bailing out of jail compared to cash bail for most people.
  • The bail amount is determined by the judge at the arraignment hearing and the amount dictates the cost of the bail bond, which will be 10% of the bail.
  • The defendant, or someone on their behalf, must contact Palmdale Bail Bond Store in order to get the bail bonds process started.
  • Bail bonds are paid off over an extended period of time, compared to cash bail that is paid all at once.
  • The bail bondsman will want valid identification, contact information, info regarding the crime, and where the defendant is being held.
  • The defendant will need to make all court appearances or his or her bail will be revoked.
  • Bail bonds can be paid with cash, credit or debit, and checks.
  • Collateral may be requi...
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    It Is Okay to Not Understand

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    Understanding how to fill your car with gas, how to cook a simple meal, and scheduling out your day are pretty important things to understand. It is okay to not understand how to do long division anymore, how to get to a location without directions, or how to help your friend in jail. These are the kinds of things that you do not come across often, hopefully you will not come across them at all. However, there is no shortage of individuals out there who do know the solutions and would be willing to help you.

    For example, Palmdale Bail Bond Store for the situation where your friend is in jail and wants your help. Your friend tells you he or she needs your help. Obviously you cannot break him or her out of jail, so you will have to go the legal, responsible way: bail bonds...

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    It Is Our Job to Educate You on Bail and the Bail Bond Process

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    If it helps at all, you are not the only person to feel confused when a loved one gets arrested. We mean, you are not the only person to have no idea what to do when you get the call saying that your loved one is in jail. It is not like they teach you this kind of stuff in school. It is not your job or responsibility to know this stuff. That is our job at Palmdale Bail Bond Store. Now that you are in need of a bail bond, it is also our job to teach you the bail bonds process, and what to expect.

    For a general overview, just know that we are going to need some basic information like the defendant’s name, birthday, where he or she is being held, and contact information. We will fill out and file paperwork for the bail bond, and transfer this to the jail...

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    Understanding the Reality of Bail Bonds

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    Bailing out of jail is not as fast as what you see on television shows, unfortunately. As they do with everything they air, television shows cut out a lot of the stuff that happens, leaving out many minor details, that are in real life, major details. Here is the larger view of bail bonds:

    Bail bonds release recently arrested individuals from jail. This is coordinated by a professional bail agent from a bail bonds company like Palmdale Bail Bond Store. He or she charges the premium, think of it as a fee for his or her services, which varies client to client. The premium is going to be 10% of the full bail amount that the judge originally ordered. So if the judge set bail at $30,000, the bail bond premium is $3,000...

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    Bail Amount is X Amount of Dollars, but Feels like $0

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    The literal price for a bail bond will eventually become priceless. A bail bond will cost you 10% of the full bail amount, and the full bail amount is determined by the judge who evaluates the defendant’s crime, relationships in the community, and past criminal history. So if the judge sets the bail at $50,000, the bail bond will only be $5,000.

    For most people, that is still a lot of money to pay with cash, check, or credit card. However, knowing that your loved one’s reputation and freedom is at stake, that $5,000 is nothing. Not only are you guaranteeing his or her freedom, you are also giving the opportunity to return to work, to be with supportive friends and family, and to have as normal of a life as possible. Jail is not a place where anyone wants to be.

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    Responsibilities of a Bail Bond Co-Signer

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    Bail bond co-signers play a vital role in the bail bond process. Some bail bonds can be dependent on having one or more co-signers. If the defendant fails to get the required number of co-signers for his or her bail bond, then they ultimately cannot get a bail bond and they cannot bail out of jail.

    Co-signers are responsible for seeing that the defendant shows up for court appointments. Whether that is just reminding them with a phone call ahead of time, or picking them up and driving them to court, it is up to the co-signer to see they make it to court. Even if it literally means they chase after them down the street to bring them to court, then so be it. If the defendant misses a court appointment, there are repercussions for the defendant themselves, but also some for the co-signer.

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