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Bail & Getting Arrested in Lodi

Sometimes, bail in Lodi can get so high that the only feasible way to get someone out of jail fast is to get the services of a bail bond agent. In California, the maximum non-refundable fee (premium) for the services of a bail bond agent is 10% of the total bail. Depending on which jail a defendant was taken to (it could be the Lodi City Jail or other detention centers in the county), we at Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds can post bail and have him released in a few hours.

Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds has been helping get people out of California and San Joaquin area jails for over 30 years. Consequently, we are familiar with how local jails operate and with the best ways to get a defendant on bail quickly and effortlessly.

How does Bail Work?

If your case is bailable, you will be given a chance to post bail. Your bail is your assurance to the court that you will attend all your court hearings while you are out of jail. If you don’t attend your court hearings or if you attempt to flee, your bail gets to be kept by the court.

If you are charged with a petty crime, and you have no prior criminal record, and you have a good standing with your community, the judge may forgo bail and release you on your own cognizance. But this is not the case for many arrests.

As mentioned, bail set by the court can get so big that even 10% of the bail cannot be afforded by a defendant. This is where we at Leonard Padilla Bail bonds can help. We have payment plans that can make posting bail easy for you.

What Does a Bail Bond Agent Do?

A bail bond agent posts bail in your behalf. In exchange, you pay 10% of the bail to the bail bond agent. You and your co-signer will sign a contract with the bail bond agent and pay the premium and the bail bond agent posts the bail and processes the required paperwork with the court. Then the jail where you are held is notified and you are released in as short as a few hours, depending on that jail’s release processing time. We are usually able to tell how long it takes between the receipt of the bail and your release as soon as we know which jail or detention center you were taken to.

What if I can’t afford the premium?

If paying the premium up front is too much for you, we offer flexible financing tailored to your particular situation. This means we can get you out of jail relatively fast.

Is A Bail Bond Fee Negotiable?

You may be able to pay a lower premium (8% of the bail) if you are a union member, or have retained a lawyer, or a U.S. veteran (or active in the military).

What Happens if I Don’t Appear in Court?

If you don’t appear in court, or flee; your co-signer will be made to pay full bail. In addition, the bail bond agent may hire a bounty hunter to bring you back – the bounty hunter’s fee added to your co-signer’s liabilities. This is the reason why your co-signer should have a job or a regular income or is able to present collateral.

If you just overslept or forgot your court appointment, let your bail bond agent know where you are and they will inform the court so that your hearing can be rescheduled.

For quick, reliable bail and friendly service, call Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds 24/7 for help at (209) 817-8417. We serve Lodi and the surrounding San Joaquin County area.

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