Get Out Now Bail Bonds Pomona proudly features the following list of FAQs about the bail bonding process. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please contact us immediately.
How long does it take to get released on bond?
For bail bonds that are not preset, it usually takes no longer than 2 hours to secure release after the court has approved and set bond. In most cases, the necessary papers are processed within 30 minutes or less, but might take a bit longer if a police precinct or detention facility is busy or understaffed.
How much do bail bonds cost?
Exact amounts differ among Southern California counties, but courts nearly ways consider the defendant's occupation, length of local residence, level of risk to public safety, and criminal record. Whatever the face amount, our fee to post the entire sum with the court is only 10%.
Must bail bond fees be paid with a lump sum of cash?
No. In some instances, tangible assets like cars or houses may be pledged as collateral. Those who choose that option merely sign an indemnification form and promissory note instead of having to pay with cash.
Are bail bond fees refundable?
The 10 percent fee is non-refundable, but any items pledged to secure payment are returned, provided the defendant has appeared for all court dates. Cash bonds deposited directly with the court are refunded, however, if the defendant has appeared as required.
Do bail bonds really provide a ticket out of jail?
Yes, but certain conditions apply until final disposition of all pending charges. First and foremost, the defendant must appear for all court dates. Second is full compliance with any special conditions imposed by the court. No contact with alleged crime victim(s) is a common example.
What penalties apply for missing court dates?
Should the defendant fail to appear for any court proceeding(s), the entire bond may be forfeited and a warrant issued for his or her arrest. To avoid windup up broke and back in jail with no chance of making bail, contact us or your lawyer if you can't make it to court. Odds are that the hearing can be reset for a later time.
Does the law guarantee that defendants get bail bonds set?
Although reasonable bail is a constitutional right, courts have broad discretion to deny bond in some cases. This most often happens when courts have serious doubts about the defendant reappearing for trial or not endangering public safety.