Serving Lakeport, Ukiah, Colusa, Yuba City, and Marysville and the neighboring communities
in Lake County, Mendocino County, Colusa County, Yuba County and Sutter County

4 Things You Did Not Know About Bail

 

How to Find a Bail Bond Agency in Kelseyville that works for youIf you haven't posted bail before than there are probably many things that you don't know about posting bail or using a bail bond. However, after stepping into a bail bondsman's office you're sure to be quick to learn. Of course, there are some things that you may not learn immediately, so it's always good to seek additional information when possible. Here are four things you may not know about bail.

Not Everyone Requires Paid Bail

When a person is arrested for the first time there's a good chance that they will be released from jail pending their court date. This is generally true so long as the crime they committed was minor and non-violent. They will also need to be assessed as a low flight risk, to ensure that they don't skip out on court. Being released without posting bail is called being released on your own recognizance.

Paying for Bail in Cash isn't Always the Best Idea

If you are going to pay the cash price for bail it is imperative that you fully trust that person to go to each and everyone one of their court dates and fulfill any other requirements to get your money back. Should they miss an appointment, you could be out the entire bail amount, which can be in the thousands of dollars or more. Using a bail bond prevents that from happening by paying a one time fee of about 10 percent of the total bail amount.

There are Multiple Stipulations for Bail

It is often wrongly assumed that the only requirement a person needs to fulfill if released on bail is to attend court. This isn't necessarily true. There may be people who are required to enroll in a drug or alcohol rehab or education program, or some people may not be allowed to leave the city or state where the crime occurred. Be sure to follow through on all requirements to ensure a warrant isn't issued for the arrest of the defendant.

Use of Collateral

Collateral can come in many different forms when posting bail for someone. While the most common is a surety bond, bail can also be posted using titles to property, land, a bank account, expensive jewelry, firearms, cars, or just about anything else of value.

If you have any questions about posting bail don't hesitate to ask. When it comes time to post bail in Kelseyville or throughout Northern California reach out to Rob Brown Bail Bonds. We will be happy to answer any questions you have. To request a California bail bond call us at (707) 587-4563. We're available 24/7!


Rob Brown Bail Bonds Blog

Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ



For what charges can a bail bond be used?
Who should I post bail for & why?
Why Would Someone be Denied Bail?
Common Types of Criminal Charges & Bail Bonds
When Can I Post Bail?
3 Must Know Facts about Bail Bonds
Top Qualities of an Expert Bail Bonds Agency
5 Things NOT To Do When Getting Arrested
What is the Arrest Process?
Facts About Bail Bonds
4 Things You Did Not Know About Bail
Why use a bail bond to post bail?
Why Choose Rob Brown Bail Bonds?
Frequently Asked Questions about Bail Bonds
Three Main Types of Bail
How to Find a Bail Bond Agency in Kelseyville that works for you!
What to do when you need an after hours bail bond
How Does a Bail Bond Work?
Info You Need About Posting Bail
Are there different types of bail bonds?
Expert Bail Bonds in Northern California
What NOT to do When Getting Arrested
Common Questions You may have about Posting Bail
What is a non-arrest bail bond?
4 Things to Know About Passing Through a DUI Checkpoint
7 Common Crimes in America
What Info do I Need When I Contact a Bail Bond Agent
FAQ: Posting Bail
Why Choose Rob Brown Bail Bonds in Kelseyville?
How to Get a Late Night Bail Bond
What is the Purpose of Bail?
Must Know Info: Bail Bonds
Why Should I Post Bail for Someone?
Top Traits a Quality Bail Bondsman
How do I know if I should post bail for someone?
Bail Bonds: FAQ
Are there different types of bail bonds?
What is a Bail Bond?
What is the Bail Process when using a Bail Bond?
What are my responsibilities if I post bail for someone?
How to Find a Great Bail Bond Agency near Yuba City