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Bail Bonds/Getting Arrested in San Mateo

If you, a friend, or loved one has been arrested in San Mateo or surrounding areas and you need to post bail, please call us at (650) 539-2366 so our professional and courteous bail bond agents can assist you. We are on standby round the clock.

How does Bail Work?

If you pay bail, you will be released on condition that you attend all your court hearings. If you don’t, you have to stay in jail until the end of your hearings. Bail insures that you will attend your hearings and not flee. If you do, the bail becomes the property of the court.

Sometimes no bail is required if the charge is not serious and you are in good standing in your community (and you have no criminal record, or if you have a job and family). In this case, you’ll just need to sign an agreement that you will attend all your court dates.

If you are charged with a more serious crime, you will be asked to post bail as condition for your temporary release (unless the charge is for a nonbailable offense).

In California, the amount of bail ranges from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars. In many cases, the defendant or his family would not be able to afford to pay the full bail up front. When that happens, the best thing to do is to hire a bail bond agent.

What Does a Bail Bond Agent Do?

Bail bond agents are licensed professionals who help you post bail. You only need to pay them a non-refundable fee (called a premium) of 10% of the bail, sign a legal agreement with your co-signer (usually a friend or family member), and the bail bond agent will submit the necessary paperwork to the court so you can be released.

Bail bond agents are licensed professionals who help you post bail. You only need to pay them a non-refundable fee (called a premium) of 10% of the bail, sign a legal agreement with your co-signer (usually a friend or family member), and the bail bond agent will submit the necessary paperwork to the court so you can be released. Ten percent of the bail as premium is the maximum allowed by California Law.

What If I Cannot Afford the Premium?

With the economy as tough as it is, even 10% of the bail (8% if you are are active in the military or a veteran, a member of a union, or have retained an attorney) might be too much to pay up front. When that happens, we can arrange a payment plan suited to your situation so you can afford to pay the premium in several steps.

Call Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds any time (we are open 24/7) for help at (650) 539-2366. We are in the San Mateo area waiting for your call.

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