Pittsburg Bail Bonds
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Bail & Getting Arrested in Pittsburg
Oftentimes bail in Pittsburg can get so high that people are unable to afford it so, to get someone out of jail the only way is to hire a bail bond agent. The bail agent can post bail for you, and do it very quickly. For a fee of 10% of the total bail, our bail bonds comapny in Pittsburg will post bail and have the defendant released in a few hours. This fee is non-refundable and is mandated by the state of California.
For over 30 years, Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds has been helping get people out of Contra Costa area jails. We are able to anticipate what needs to be done and make the process more efficient because of our familiarity with these jails
How does Bail Work?
If you choose to pay bail, you’ll be made to promise to attend all your court hearings or else the bail will be forfeit to the court. This ensures you won’t be skipping your hearings or fleeing the court – bail is your insurance. If the crime you are charged with is not that big and you have no criminal record and is in good standting with the community, the judge might forgo bail and release you on your own recognizance, provided you promise not to flee and that you will attend your court dates.
When the bail presented is more than what you and your loved ones can pay, you can hire the help of a bail bond agent. Bail bond agents are licensed in California and are strictly regulated on how much they can charge for their services
What Does a Bail Bond Agent Do?
If the bail is too much for you to pay with cash, a California bail bondsman can post the bail for you. The process is relatively easy and free of stress with Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds.
We just write up a contract to be signed between you, your co-signer, and us. This contract has the condition that the defendant will attend all their court hearings and will obey the conditions of their bail. The contract also obligates the co-signer to take responsibility that the defendant will attend their required court hearings. A qualified co-signer is usually one who has a job or a regular income or is able to present a collateral. If the defendant does not attend one or more hearings, then the co-signer becomes liable to pay the entire bail.
As payment for the bail bond agents’ services, you must pay a fee (premium) of 10% of the bail. This premium rate is the same for all bail bond agents in California.
What if I can’t afford the premium?
If you cannot afford to pay the premium up front, Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds offers flexible financing tailored to your individual needs. Since we have been doing this for a long time, we usually have a solution for you. We make it as easy as we can to help you obtain your bail bond fast.
Is A Bail Bond Fee Negotiable?
If you are a member of a union, have retained an attorney, or are a U.S. veteran, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the bail bond premium, lowering it from 10% of the bail to 8%.
What Happens if I Don’t Appear in Court?
We mentioned that 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 will be added to your co-signer’s liabilities.
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 (925) 231-8103. We serve the whole Cotnra Costa area.