The standard process for when someone gets arrested goes as follows: they may post bail (as long as they are eligible for it; rarely is a defendant not eligible for bail) and return home. Posting bail is done most commonly by one of two methods:
1. Cash bail – posting the full bail amount in cash to the court.
2. Bail bond – hiring a licensed bail agent whom you pay 10% of the bail to, and he or she will front the bail on your behalf in the form of a bond.
Both bail methods are carried out with the understanding that the defendant will appear in court when the judge asks him or her to. If they fail to oblige, the bail or bail bond will be forfeited, meaning the defendant will not get that money back. There could likely be additional consequences as well.
To get started on making your bail posting more affordable and easier, speak with an agent at Martinez Bail Bond Store at 925-228-5858.
At Martinez Bail Bond Store, we provide all potential clients with free consultations, either over the phone, on our websites or in person at one of our offices. We have offices located all over California so odds are there is one close by to you. Bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can always get ahold of one when you need them.
When you loved one gets arrested, do not force them to sit in jail any longer than they have to. Help them exercise their right to be bailed out of jail and call Martinez Bail Bond Store for help. We have nearly three decades of experience in helping people bail their loved ones out of prison.