About Southern California Bail Bonds

Call toll free 1-877-990-2245. We offer bail 24 hours 7 days a week.

Welcome to Southern California Bail Bonds. We focus our efforts on providing a high quality services to individuals who are in jail for the first time and don't understand the bail bonds process. We are trained bail professionals, not an answering service, answer our phone lines so that you get answers to your questions fast and efficiently.

Many people can find themselves arrested because of such minor things as:
Unpaid traffic or parking tickets, Domestic disputes (many jurisdictions now have mandatory arrest policies when called to such a disturbance), Revelry gone just a little overboard. Southern California Bail Bonds is bonded by the U.S. Surety Bond Company and is a member of the California Bail Agents Association.  

Need bail bonds or traffic bonds? Contact Southern California Bail for all bail bonds or traffic bonds! We accept personal checks & credit cards for our fast, friendly and professional California service. Free bail bonds & traffic bonds consultation, all information is confidential!!!

We realize that being arrested can be a distressing encounter. We understand the strain and difficulty of contracting a bail bond company. We are here to help you and your family in your time of need. Our agents are highly trained and dependable. We know that time is extremely important. Please call toll Free 1-877-990-2245 to speak to a Professional bondsman today.

What are your Release Options?

Cash Bail Bond
Cash Bond requires an individual to post the total amount of the Bail in cash. The court holds this money until the case is concluded. If the defendant does not appear as instructed, the cash bond is forfeited and a bench warrant is issued. In this case, the defendant may be his or her own guarantor. Note that recent federal laws restrict cash bails in cases involving narcotics. In these cases, all cash or assets used to secure a Cash Bond or Surety Bond must be proven to have not originated from narcotics trafficking before bail is granted.

Common Bail Bond
The Surety Bond is a series of contracts which guarantee the defendant's appearance in court. When a professional Bail Bond Agency guarantees that appearance, it is called a Surety Bond and the Bond Agency is fully liable if the defendant does not appear through an insurance company, called the   Surety. In turn, the Bond Agency charges a Premium for this service and often requires collateral from a guarantor. The guarantor generally knows the defendant and is guaranteeing appearance in court. Ironically, while a defendant who fails   to appear in court is subject to additional charges, he or   she is not normally liable for any bond forfeitures (unless   the guarantor arranges such an agreement with the defendant).

Property Bail Bond
In rare cases and a few jurisdictions, an individual may obtain release from custody by means of posting a Property Bond with the court. The court records a lien (or right) on the property to secure the bail amount. If the defendant fails to appear, the court may institute foreclosure proceedings against the property. Often, the equity of the property must be twice the amount of the bail set.

Own Recognizance
OR constitutes an administrative pre-trial release. Usually court administrators or judges interview individuals in custody and make recommendations to the court regarding release on OR (i.e. without any financial security to insure the appearance).

Citation Release
This procedure involves the issuance of a citation by the arresting officer to the arrestee, informing the arrestee that he or she must appear at an appointed court date. Cite Outs usually occur immediately after an individual is arrested and no financial security is taken.

Who Sets Bail Costs?
A judge or magistrate normally sets the Bail amount for a particular case according to a county Bail Schedule (a.k.a. Schedule of Bail for All Bailable Offenses) and the particulars of a case. The Bail Schedule itself is usually set annually by a majority vote of superior, municipal, and other judges. In setting or denying bail, the judge or magistrate's first concern is the protection of the public, followed by the seriousness of the offense and previous criminal record. Further, the Judge must be convinced that no part of the Bail was feloniously obtained.

Who Can Get Bail ?
In most jurisdictions, a judge, a bail clerk, a court clerk, a magistrate, or a designated jailer can accept Bail. Note that this usually does not include the arresting officer. 

When is Bail given?
A person is arrested for a bailable offense, prior to appearance before the magistrate or other arraignment. A person is arrested for a bail bonds offense, following formal indictment or charges. A person convicted of an offense but awaiting sentencing   (when the sentence is likely to be modest) A person convicted of an offense but making an application for probation. A person convicted of an offense making an appeal (usually only after certification that the person is not a flight risk, faces a modest sentence, is not a threat   to the community, and has a good court appearance record). Note also that most jurisdictions will not grant Bail for capital crimes or violent felonies without the defendant first attending a hearing for which the prosecuting attorney is granted time to prepare (often 2 court days). A defendant charged with a crime punishable by death usually cannot be granted Bail if the proof of his guilt is evident or the presumption thereof great.

Surety and Bail Bonds Company to go after someone whos has fled
The Surety (and through them, the Bail Agent) in a Bail Bond have the right to turn their Principal (the defendant) over to the Court (via law enforcement) at any time, and to this end may pursue and seize him wherever they may find him, even though that be in another state . More plainly, the Bail Agent or Surety may cancel the   Bail at any time and turn in the defendant if they deem   necessary (e.g. defendant has left his job, cannot be   located, or is reported to be planning flight). By common law, the Surety may arrest the defendant who has failed to appear at any time and in any place. This arrest is legally considered a continuation of the original custody and has been likened by the U.S. Supreme Court (Taylor v. Taintor 16 Wall, 366) to the rearrest of an escaped prisoner by the Sheriff. In the same case, the Court also related that Bail was intended to transfer custody from the Sheriff to the Surety, not to discharge the defendant from custody. More plainly, the Bail Agent may use forcible entry and   is not required to have a warrant or court order. The Supreme Court has also ruled that "Bail have no power to arrest the principal in a foreign country" (Reese v. S. 9 Wall 13). The Surety and its Bail Agent may empower any person of suitable age to arrest a defendant (usually by providing written authority on a certified copy of the certificate of deposit). In summary, Bail Agents have more powers that States do in pursuing and arresting principals (defendants). Bail Agents do not need warrants or extradition proceedings as States do.

Sample Los Angeles Bail Bonds Agreement
An order having been made on the 1st day of July, 1997, by S. Smith, a judge of the Justice Court of Callahan County, that I. B. Busted, be held to answer upon a charge of Spousal Abuse, upon which he has been admitted to bail in the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($ 50,000); we Mother Busted and Uncle Busted, of 111 Blue Jay Way, Callahan City, hereby undertake that the above-named I.B. Busted will appear and answer any charge mentioned, in whatever court it may be prosecuted, and will at all times hold himself amenable to the orders and process of the court, and if convicted, will appear for pronouncement of judgment or grant of probation, or if he fails to perform either of these conditions, that we will pay to the people of the State of California the sum or twenty thousand dollars ($ 20,000). If the forfeiture of this bond be ordered by the court, judgment may be summarily made and entered forthwith against the said Mother Busted and Uncle Busted, and   the defendant if he or she be a party to the bond, for the amount of their respective undertakings herein, as provide by Sections 1305 and 1306.

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