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Getting Arrested in Pleasant Hill

You get a call in the middle of the night. A loved one has been arrested in Pleasant Hill. It is anything but pleasant. Your loved one needs to post bail so he can get out of jail. But the bail is more than what you have in your bank account. Is there something you can do?

The answer is easier than you may think with Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds. Just give us a call – any time – and we are ready to help. We will issue a bail bond for you, you ony need to pay us only 10% of the amount of the bail. Processing your loved one’s bail can take only a few hours and he can be out in no time.

How Do Bail and Bail Bonds Work?

When a person is suspected of committing a crime, he is arrested and taken to the nearest jail where he is booked. Booked just means putting the defendant as an entry into the police records, which means the defendant will be photographed, fingerprinted, searched for weapons, drugs and other contraband, and asked all sorts of questions to determine if he will be charged. If he is charged, he must remain in jail until his first court hearing (arraignment). While waiting for his arraignment, he can get out of jail if he posts bail. The bail will be returned to the defendant after the case is concluded. The defendant will be allowed to make one phone call to a friend or relative who is able to post bail or able to contact a good bail bond agent.

Bail is set by the judge and is based on the schedule of bail in California – a list of crimes and their corresponding bail amounts. This amount can also be influenced by the defendant’s community standing, lack of criminal history, severity of the crime, or whether he has a family or a job.

Bail bonds take the place of bail and is posted by the bail bond agent in behalf of the defendant. Before posting a bail bond (commnly a surety bond), the bail bond agent enters into a contract with the defendant together with the defendant’s co-signer, usually a friend or family member of the defendant who takes responsibility for the defendant attending his court hearings from the time he is released at bail. After the contract is signed, the defendant pays the bail bond agent 10% of the bail as premium – a non-refundable fee for the agent’s services. The premium can be lowered down to 8% if the defendant is a veteran, an active military member, a union member or if he retained an attorney.

If the defendant cannot pay the full premium at one go, the bail bond agent usually prepares a payment plan so the defendant or his co-signer can pay the premium in staggered amounts.

What If I Don’t Show Up At Court?

If you are the defendant and you flee your bail and you posted bail through a bail bond agent, your co-signer will be made liable for paying the full amount of the bail to the bail bond agent. In addition, the bail bond agent (or your co-signer) may hire a bounty hunter to find you, arrest you, and bring you back to court – adding more legal expenses to your co-signer.

If you paid the bail in full, your cash (or property as collateral) becomes the property of the court.

If you merely overslept or forgot your court hearing, you just need to call your bail bond agent and co-signer at Pleasant Hill and they will call the court so your court hearing can be rescheduled.

FOR 24 HR. BAIL BOND SERVICES CALL: (925) 231-8103

Finding the right bail bond agent can be a challenge in Pleasant Hill. There may be many bail bond agents in the Contra Costa area but not many of them are as informative, trustworthy and friendly as Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds. We understand the stress involved when a loved one is arrested and we make the process of posting bail quick and easy for you. We have been serving clients in Contra Costa County for more than 30 years, helping those who need bailing out get released quickly and efficiently. We are available 24/7 and you can arrange for your bail at our Sacramento bail bonds office, over the phone, via email or fax. For quick and reliable bail bond services, call us at (925) 231-8103

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