What It Takes to Be a Bail Bond Co-signer

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Should you ever agree to co-sign someone’s bail bond, you must take your role very seriously. Being a bail bond co-signer, even for someone very close to you, puts you at risk of losing money and/ or belongings you put up as collateral. You essentially must stay on top of them and see that they go to their court dates, do not flee, do not get into additional trouble, or more such as obeying curfew or going to counseling.

If the defendant violates any of his or her release terms and conditions, then he or she can be re-arrested. The bail bond will be revoked and then you may owe the bail bond company money and your collateral.

However, you are not at a total loss here. You can sign on to be a co-signer, and then at anytime sign-off. If, at some point, you feel as though the defendant is not trustworthy and will create an issue with the bail bond, you can contact your Vermont Bail Bond Store bail agent and request to have your name removed as a co-signer. Your bail agent will honor this request and bring the defendant back in. Once you are removed from the bail bond, you will no longer face any risk of losing your money and belongings; you will get your pledged collateral back. There is no punishment to you for withdrawing your name.

To learn more about what it means to be a bail bond co-signer and what it takes from you, Vermont Bail Bond Store is here to get your loved one out of jail, but we are also here to protect you as a co-signer too.

Contact your Vermont Bail Bond Store bail agent online for immediate assistance or give us a call at 323-357-0575 at any time.


Major Bail Bond Benefits You May Not Know About

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Being in jail is simply sitting around all day doing and nothing, having a few just-okay meals, and being allowed outside, maybe, for a few hours. Other than that, there is not much to it, pretty boring and miserable. As silly as it sounds, being in jail is actually hard work.

  • If they want to make a phone call, get soap or new shirts, or write to family and friends, they need to have money to pay for it. In addition, it is not like they have their bank account at their disposal. These things are not free.
  • Speaking of money, obviously being in jail puts them out of work for a good paycheck. Some inmates may be assigned to different duties and tasks while in jail like doing laundry or cleaning, which will earn them a little bit of money.
  • Inmates will need to figure out how to walk, talk, and act in jail. Jail houses all kinds of criminals from those who are innocent and genuinely kind, to those who are intimidating, those who “run the place.” Learning to stand your ground but also not rub off on anyone the wrong way is important.

That being said, do you see benefits to using bail bonds to get out of jail? By bailing out of jail, you can stay at your current, well-paying job, you can afford comforts and luxuries, and you do not have to worry about your safety among the other defendants.

Alvarado Bail Bond Store can provide bail bonds for you if and when you need one for yourself or someone you care about. We are a 24/7 company so when you need us, we will be there.

Learn more by speaking with a Alvarado Bail Bond Store bail agent online or give us a call at 323-357-0575.


The Bail Bond Red Carpet

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Celebrities live the good life, so why do so many of them end up getting arrested and charged with gun or drug possession, DUIs, or violence? The answer is because celebrities are still every day people just like you. They simply have more money and fame. While the glitz and glamor may seem really nice most of the time, it does not help much when they are arrested.

Celebrities get the same treatment as any other person when they are arrested. They are booked, granted bail, and then post bail. While they can easily afford to pay for their bail without a third party bail bond company, quite a few celebrities still use bail bonds to get out of jail anyway. Even with bail bonds, they still will not get any special treatment. They still have to pay for the bail bond, they have certain release terms and conditions, and they have to show up for court. Actually, they do get one thing that other non-celebrity individuals most likely will not get: the high profile media coverage. That is something that does not work in their favor.

Whether you are a basketball star, an actor, an architect, a teacher, a store manager, or any other professional, you will get the same bail bond treatment as everyone else here at Koreatown Bail Bond Store. Our red carpet is not just for the stars, it is for everyone. We are going to get you bailed out of jail as quickly as we possibly can while getting you a payment plan you can work with.

To learn more, do not hesitate to speak with a Koreatown Bail Bond Store representative online or give us a call at 323-357-0575.


How California Bail Works

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For defendants, there is a price for freedom and that price can be very low, a few hundred dollars, extremely high, one million dollars, or anywhere in between. Freedom is what America is all about, so who gets to put a price on freedom for defendants? And how is that amount determined for each person? The price for freedom for recently arrested individuals is called bail, and judges are the ones who determine bail for defendants.

Bail is a dollar amount that a defendant must pay to the court in order to be released from jail. Anyone may assist the defendant in paying this money, especially when the bail is very expensive. The more expensive the bail, the more serious the circumstances are. Some examples would be a very serious crime was committed, the defendant may be a flight risk, or the defendant may have a prior criminal record.

There is a bail schedule that judges follow, which outlines the bail amount per crime, and offense. The bail schedule is reviewed and adapted annually.

There is really nothing you can do to get your bail lowered. You can request it be reconsidered, but it is unlikely that it will change. Luckily, Lynwood Bail Bond Store can get you a bail bond to get out of jail even faster. You will pay us a premium, 10% of the full bail amount, and within hours, you will be released. You will have a payment plan to follow, making paying for the bail bond even easier for you. Please contact us immediately to get more information on bail and bail bonds.

Chat with a Lynwood Bail Bond Store representative online for immediate assistance or call us at 323-357-0575.


Want to Know If There Is a Warrant for Your Arrest?

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The police often put out arrest warrants where the suspect may not immediately know they are wanted. Situations like these happen when, a person has many, many unpaid traffic tickets, or they defaced a national park tree or rock by carving into it because many people tend to forget this is illegal. People not knowing there is a warrant for their arrest is not that uncommon, and usually happens to those who violate non-serious crimes. As we mentioned, for many, it is an afterthought, or a thought that does not cross their mind at all.

If you are curious as to whether there is a warrant out for your arrest, you can actually approach Lynwood Bail Bond Store and request to have a representative search the databanks for you, anonymously. Obviously, if a warrant shows up, you need to turn yourself in and get this situation squared away immediately because the longer it carries on, the worse it gets. After you turn yourself in, Lynwood Bail Bond Store can come back and help you get bailed out of jail right away. Lynwood Bail Bond Store promises to help protect you!

So, contact a representative from Lynwood Bail Bond Store anytime you like at 323-357-0575 or through our online chat portal.


California Raises The Legal Age To Buy Cigs

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Starting June 9th, people age 18, 19, and 20, will no longer be able to purchase tobacco products in California. Currently, you have to be at least 18 years old to buy cigarettes, but this is a move towards lowering teen smoking, an act which we are all aware has serious health risks. The Institute of Medicine conducted a study that resulted in 90% of daily smokers admitting to have begun smoking before they were 18.

California is the second state, behind Hawaii, to raise the legal smoking age and we will not be surprised if other states follow.

Anyone who is caught selling tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21, after the law change, can be charged with a misdemeanor. They will have fines, can face jail time, and may lose their license to sell product.

If in the future, you need bail bond help because someone you know has been arrested for violating the new tobacco laws in California, our Downey Bail Bond Store team can help you out.

Please contact us online for immediate assistance or give us a call at 323-357-0575.


3 Tips To Successful Bail

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Applying for a bail bond is a quick and simple process, but there is no room for error. A bail bond can just as easily be revoked as it is granted, and obviously, no one wants that. Here are 3 important tips to follow when getting a bail bond:

  • Hire a bail bonds agent and company in good standing. Look into the services they offer, what they charge, and their reputation. You want someone who is not just doing this for a paycheck, but someone who will be a reliable, supportive resource and be on your team to help you no matter what.
  • Know the exact contact information, address and phone number, of the defendant. The bail bond company and the court will want this information when they need to contact the defendant. Putting down a false address or phone number, knowingly or unknowingly, can delay processing of paperwork and release. It can also lead to a revoked bail bond.
  • Honor all the terms and conditions of your bail bond. This means showing up on time for all court appointments, obeying any travel and curfew instructions, making all bail bond payments on time, and attending counseling sessions, if the judge orders them. Just one instance of neglect can cause your co-signer to permanently lose his or her pledged collateral and you will be re-arrested and held without bail.

Everyone wants you to succeed while out on bail, your friends and family, the judge and court, and your Torrance Bail Bond Store team. None of us want to see you fail and taken back into custody. We are all here to support you in the many, ways that we can.

Torrance Bail Bond Store’s way of supporting you is by providing you with bail bond assistance. Consultations are always free and we welcome you to speak with one of our bail agents to get a better feel for what we can do for you.

Chat With Us online for immediate assistance or call us anytime at 323-357-0575.


Surprise! A Birthday Celebration After Bailing Out of Jail

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If you really want to wow and surprise someone who is important to you for their birthday, and if you are financially stable enough to do so, you should give them the ultimate gift of a unified family. How do you do that? Bail the “troublemaker” of the family out of jail!

The birthday is only a few days away and everything seemed to have been going fine, until suddenly one person got messy and got arrested. Now, to them, it seems like they will miss the birthday celebration, especially after already creating tension and drama by announcing that he or she has been arrested.

You can help him or her bail out of jail sooner than he or she would be able to do so alone. When you have a bail agent from Whittier Bail Bond Store assisting you through the bail bond process, the incarcerated family member will be out of jail faster, and you will already have your bail bond payment plan in place. Whittier Bail Bond Store offers affordable bail bonds and accepts payment in a variety of forms, making it easier and more convenient for you. Your loved one can be bailed out of jail within a few hours if you let us help you. We only charge a 10% premium, which is a much nicer cost than paying for the entirety of bail at once.

Contact Whittier Bail Bond Store immediately to chat with a representative and learn exactly how we can help you. We will get started on paperwork immediately once you give us the green light. Even if you are unsure, contact us anyway because consultations are always free. Just wait, in a few days that birthday celebration will be the best one yet!

Chat With Us online for immediate assistance or call us at 323-357-0575.


What You Should Know About Bail And Bail Bonds

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You know that with Lynwood Bail Bond Store, you will not be facing this bail situation alone. You will have a professional and licensed bail bond agent with you for every step of the way so you know exactly what is going on. Nonetheless, it is good to do independent research on the industry to give you an idea of what to expect. You will also want to look up keywords you will come across.

  • Bail
  • Bail is a payment to the court that offers the defendant temporary release from jail. This defendant is still waiting for trial and has yet to be acquitted or convicted.

  • Bail Bond
  • A bail bond is a written promise from a defendant to pay a premium, 10% of the bail in California, to the bail bond company and to show up to court when he or she is required to. The bail bond will then secure a defendant’s release from jail.

  • Premium
  • Premium refers to the payments owed to a bail bond company for a bail bond. The premium will be 10% of the defendant’s bail amount.

  • Co-signer
  • The co-signer of a defendant’s bail bond will be assuming responsibility for that defendant. The co-signer must see that the defendant shows up for court. Being a co-signer can be risky, as they usually must pledge collateral, which they must forfeit if the defendant fails to show up for court. However, co-signers may also withdraw their responsibilities and name from the bail bond at any time, as a protection for themselves.

  • Own Recognizance
  • To be released on own recognizance, the judge must see that the defendant is generally a good person. For example, they do not have a prior criminal record, they have good relationships with others in the community, the crime they committed was a harmless, minor offense, or things of that nature. If a defendant is released on own recognizance, then they merely sign to promise to show up for court, then they may leave jail. They do not have to pay bail or a bail bond.

Again, it is quite all right if you do not understand all of this bail-related information right off the bat. That is what your Lynwood Bail Bond Store bail agent is here for – to make sure you understand what is going on and to get your loved one out of jail ASAP!

Learn more about Lynwood Bail Bond Store, and what we can do for you by going online and to Chat With Us or call anytime at 323-357-0575.


How to Get Away With Jail

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If “How To Get Away With Murder” is one of your favorite shows at the moment, then How To Get Away With Jail will be your new favorite lesson.

To get away with jail, you will need to bail out. That is, if you have been granted bail. And assuming this is the case, you must decide if you want to sort out your bail responsibilities on your own or with help from Lynwood Bail Bond Store.

Lynwood Bail Bond Store would offer you a bail bond for which you would only pay a 10% premium, 10% of the full bail. You would also be put on a monthly payment plan that caters to your other financial needs so you are not struggling to come up with the money immediately. You will have terms and conditions to obey during your time released from jail, such as going to all court appointments. If you violate any, your bail bond can be terminated and you will be taken back into custody.

However, that probably will not be the case, because with Lynwood Bail Bond Store, you will be in good hands. You have got the Lynwood Bail Bond Store team here to support you and keep you in check and you also have friends and family on your side too. With our help, you will “get away with jail,” as we like to say.

Lynwood Bail Bond Store is available statewide in California, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will never let you down!

Lynwood Bail Bond Store is here for you whenever you need us, just contact us online or call 323-357-0575.