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About Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds

Antioch can be a challenging place to find the right bail bond agent. Among the many bail bond agents in Contra Costa, only a few are helpful and reliable. At Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds, we make it a point that our agents are friendly and take time with every client, answering every question with trustworthy and informative answers, letting them know what to expect.

Posting bail for an arrested friend or loved one can be stressfull, that’s why we make posting bail easy for you. We have been posting bail for our clients in the Contra Costa areas for 38 years (since 1975), and we have honed our skills in making it easy for you to arrange bail – in our office, over the phone or even make bail arrangements over fax and e-mail. We also offer payment plans suitable for you, in case paying for all of the premium up front is not feasible.

If you, your loved one, or a friend needs bailing out, call Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds today. Your quick and reliable bond services are available at (925) 231-8103.

Bail Bonds

Bail is a kind of insurance so you will show up in all the hearings required of your case. After posting bail, you are freed from jail for the duration of your case, but if you fail to appear at court, you lose the money – and you may even be tagged a fugitive from the law, with bounty hunters at your heels. If you don’t post bail, you’ll have to stay in jail while being tried.

If you, a friend or loved one is arrested in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California, it’s possible that the bail will be set at thousands of dollars – the bigger the crime one is accused with, the bigger the bail. Even a bail of $20,000 is not uncommon. Most people do not have that much cash on hand.

The easy alternative to posting bail and getting out of jail quickly is to hire a bail bond agent. The bail bond agent – bonded and licensed and knowledgeable with local court procedures – will post the bail for you.

It works just like insurance. A bail bond is simply a guarantee to the court that the full bail will be paid to the court if you renege on your agreement to appear in all your hearings. Only licensed bail bond agents can do this.

In return for their services in getting you out of jail, bail bond agents charge you a non-refundable fee of 10% of the bail – called a premium (just like in insurance). The 10% is mandated by California law. You can have that reduced to 8% if you are a member of a labor union, an active or retired member of the military, or have retained a private attorney.

Professional bail bond agents efficiently get you out of jail at the shortest possible time. In case the bail is high enough, bail bond agents may ask for collateral (like a deed or title to property and other assets). The collateral will be placed in a trust while your case is being tried, and will be returned to you after your case is finished. The bail bond is also released by the court when that happens.

Our professionally licensed Antioch bail bond agents at Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds understand the hardship people go through with an arrest. We make processing bail as simple and quick as possible so you, your friend, or loved one can be released from jail ASAP. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call now to get your bail bonds in Antioch processed immediately.

How Do I Get a Bail Bond?

If you need help in bailing someone out, call us at Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds. We are available any time, day and night, for you. To make processing easier, know which jail you or your friend is held, so we can work on the contract right away. Also have a co-signer (one willing to take responsibility for the defendant once he is released) to sign the contract.

What Does a Bail Bond Agent Do?

In processing bail for you or your loved one, we draw out a contract between you, your co-signer and us. The contract includes your promise that you will attend all court hearings of your case and obey all the conditions of your bail. The contract also states that, in the event the defendant flees or fails to attend hearings, the co-signer becomes liable and must pay for the full bail – and, possibly, for the services of a bounty hunter (to find and bring the defendant back).

Payment Plans/What if I can’t afford the premium?

If the premium on the bail is too high (even 10% can be too much if the bail runs into the thousands), we have flexible payment plans for you. We work with you to find the best payment plan that works.

What if I Forgot to Appear at Court?

There are times when one misses a hearing or oversleeps. When that happens, call the bail bond agent. The agent, and maybe the co-signer, will report this to the court so the hearing can be rescheduled.

What Happens When You Get Arrested?

Anyone arrested in Antioch will likely be taken to the Antioch Jail for booking. Booking can take 2 to 6 hours. In that time, the arrested person will be photographed, fingerprinted, background checked, and searched for weapons, drugs and other contraband. The place where the arrestee was staying will also be warrant searched. His or her personal things will be kept until his or her release.

If your friend or loved one is arrested, please note the name of the jail or detention facility where your friend or loved one was brought to for booking, as your bail bond agent will need it to serve bail promptly. Our bail bond agent can submit your bail paperwork in less than 1 hour.

The time it takes between submission of paperwork and the arrestee’s release depends on the jail and we can tell you how long this takes once we know your jail.

Here are some of the jails and detention centers in Contra Costa County:

Adult Jails & Detention Facilities

Juvenile Facilities

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