San Diego Bail Bonds
FOR 24 HR. BAIL BOND SERVICES
Address: 570 El Cajon Blvd El Cajon, CA 92020
El Cajon: (619) 444-9954
North County: (760) 643-0835
Bail in San Diego
Sometimes the unthinkable happens and one of your friends is arrested in Sand Diego. If his offense is bailable, the amount can get so high that, to quickly get your friend temporarily out of jail, you will need 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 friend was taken to (it could be the San Diego Central Jail at 1173 Front St, or other nearby detention facilities 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 San Diego area and other California 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?
Most offenses are bailable and once bail is posted, your friend can go free, on condition that he will attend his court hearings. Bail is a way of assuring the court that he will attend all his court hearings while he is out of jail. If he does not, or if he attempts to flee, the court forfeits his bail in its favor.
If a friend is charged with a petty crime, and he has no prior criminal record, and has good standing in his community, the judge may forgo bail and release him on his own cognizance. As mentioned, bail set by the court can get so high that even 10% of the bail is not affordable at one go. This is where we at Leonard Padilla Bail bonds come in. We have payment plans that can make posting bail easy for you.
What Does a Bail Bond Agent Do?
When you avail of the services of a bail bond agent, he posts bail in your behalf. In exchange, you pay him or her 10% of the bail. Your friend and you (as co-signer) will sign a contract with the bail bond agent and pay the premium and then the bail bond agent posts the bail and processes the required paperwork with the court. Then the jail where your friend is held is notified and he is released in as short a time as a few hours, depending on that jail’s release processing time. We are usually able to tell you how long it takes between the receipt of the bail and your friend’s release as soon as we know which jail or detention center he was taken to.
What if I can’t afford the premium?
If paying the premium up front is too much, we offer flexible financing tailored to your particular situation. This means we can get your friend 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 My Friend Does Not Appear in Court?
If your friend fails to appear in court, or flee; you, as the co-signer, will be made to pay the full bail. In addition, the bail bond agent may hire a bounty hunter to bring your friend back — the bounty hunter’s fee added to your liabilities. This is the reason why a co-signer should have a job or a regular income or is able to present collateral. If your friend just overslept or forgot his court appointment, he should let the bail bond agent know where he is and the bail bond agent will inform the court so that his hearing can be rescheduled.
For quick, reliable bail and friendly service, call Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds 24/7 for help with bail bonds in El Cajon: (619) 444-9954 or North County: (760) 643-0835. We serve San Diego and the rest of the San Diego county area.