Frequently Asked Questions about Bail
Here at San Jose Bail Bonds in Los Gatos, we have learned that most people have a whole lot of questions about bail and how it works. Luckily for our clients, our bail agents are more than capable of answering any questions about the bail process. In fact, in order to help you out, here are some of the most commonly asked questions that our bail agents answer.
- How much does a bail bond cost?
The exact price of a bail bond varies from case to case. However, all of our bail bonds cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This means that if someone’s bail is set at $20,000, then the bail bond will only cost $2,000.
- Do you offer discounts?
Yes, we can offer a 20% discount on the cost of the bail bond, meaning you would only have to pay 8% of the full bail price. To qualify for this discount, you or one of the co-signers for the bail bond needs to be a homeowner, have a private attorney, or be a member of the military, AARP, or a union.
- Can I make payments?
Yes, we provide all of our clients with personalized payment plans to help reduce the cost of the bail bond. With these plans, you only have to make one payment before your friend or family member will be released from jail.
- How much is interest?
We don’t charge any interest on our payment plans.
- How long does the release take?
The length of a person’s release process is largely dependent on the jail where they are being held. Larger jails have more inmates, and therefore more paperwork, to process daily, which can slow down the release process. Some jails can have a person out of jail in a few hours, and others can take up to a day to process the paperwork.
- Can you bail someone out of jail in Nevada?
No, we cannot. San Jose Bail Bonds in Los Gatos is only licensed to post bail here in the state of California. We cannot bail someone out of jail in any other state.
This is just a small sample of the questions that our bail agents answer daily. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our bail agents. All consultations are free and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can count on San Jose Bail Bonds in Los Gatos being there for you whenever you need us.