BAIL BOND SERVICES
How Bail Bonds Work
Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds in California is here to guide you through the process of getting your friend or loved one released from jail. We provide FREE and confidential bail information.
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After a person is arrested and taken into custody, a bail amount will be set (this bail amount is based on a predetermined bail schedule set by the court along with any contributing factors). Setting a bail amount is the court’s way of making sure that the defendant will appear at their scheduled court dates while being released from custody in order to continue on with their daily lives.
In order to help you gain your friend or loved ones freedom our California bail bondsman will need basic information such as the defendant’s name, date of birth, and the name of the jail or city where the defendant is currently being held. Once we have verified their bail and charges, we then quickly work with you and the jail to secure their release by delivering a bail bond to the jail in the full amount of the bail set by the court. You pay a small percentage of that. Depending on the circumstances, collateral or a co-signer may be required.
By contacting Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds you have taken the first and most important step in gaining your friend or loved ones freedom. You want US on your side!
Flexible Payment Options:
Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds provides flexible, interest-free payment plans for those who qualify. We have options that best fit your individual situation and that address today’s economic needs. We focus on creating an efficient and affordable solution in a clean and professional environment. At Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds we pride ourselves in doing whatever it takes, which has given us the most trusted and respected name in the entire bail bonds industry.
All surety insurers who work with California bail companies are required to file their premium rates with the California Department of Insurance. Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds is authorized to offer an 8% rate for those who qualify, in addition to the standard 10% rate. By law we charge the following:
Standard 10% Rate:
Bail bonds up to and including $499.00 in bail amount will be charged $50.00. Bail bonds over $499.00 in liability will be charged 10%.
Discounted 8% Rate:
Bail bonds in California up to and including $600.00 in bail amount will be charged $50.00. Bail bonds over $600.00 in bail amount will be charged 8% of the bail amount.
Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds offers the 8% rate to customers who meet the following criteria:
Retained Private Defense Counsel – A letter from the attorney retained or a copy of the contract between attorney and client must be received by Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds within thirty (30) days of the bail bond execution date.
Union Members – The defendant or co-signer must be currently enrolled in a union or receiving disability or retirement benefits from a union and must provide Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds proof within thirty (30) days of the bail bond execution date.
Proof may include:
- A current union card which displays a future expiration date,
- A union card combined with a recent pay stub or
- Proof of payment of current union dues (not health care cards). If union proof documents are questionable, a current letter from the union stating that the member is in good standing will be required. Recent pay stubs, letters from unions and other proofs reflecting past dates must be dated no more than thirty (30) days from the date of bail bond execution and must show that the customer is in good standing with the organization.
Active or Honorably Discharged Veteran Members of the U.S. Military and Their Immediate Family Members – Defendants and/or co-signers who are members of the military must provide Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds proof of military service within thirty (30) days of the bail bond execution date. If the customer is an immediate family member of military personnel and does not possess his/her own military ID and/or other proof, a signed declaration from the member of the military along with verification of the member’s ID or other proof of service must be received within thirty (30) days of the bail bond execution date. Immediate family is defined as a legal parent, spouse, child or adopted foster child, sibling or half-sibling. Proof of military service may include a copy of Form DD 214 or recent Leave & Earnings statement not dated more than thirty (30) days from the date of bail bond execution.