1. What Happens If I Skip My Court Date?

    When you are accused of a crime and arrested, you want to do everything you can to get out of jail as quickly as possible so that you can return home to your family and job. Depending on the nature and seriousness of your charges, you may have the opportunity for a pretrial release through bail. If …Read More

  2. What Rights Do Inmates Have?

    It’s never easy imagining someone you love being arrested and booked into jail, and when a friend or loved one has been arrested unexpectedly, you may have many concerns that are related to his or her safety and wellbeing. It may provide some sense of comfort to know that there are several basic c…Read More

  3. Seven Common Elements of a Bail Bond Contract

    When you’re preparing to become an indemnitor on a surety bond to bail someone out of jail, it is essential to understand what your responsibilities are to the bail bond agent. The duties of all parties involved will be detailed in a bail bond contract, and reviewing the contract before you sign i…Read More

  4. Thinking of Bailing a Loved One Out of Jail?

    In a prior blog, we briefly discussed a few considerations you should make when debating whether or not you should secure a surety bond in order to bail a friend or loved one out of jail. In addition to thinking about the financial and emotional repercussions of helping someone get a pretrial releas…Read More

  5. Questions for a Prospective Bondsman – Part II

    Meeting with a bondsman for the first time to discuss a potential surety bond to bail a loved one out of jail can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience if you have never done it before. Knowing what questions to ask and feeling comfortable discussing your concerns can go a long way in makin…Read More

  6. Questions for a Prospective Bondsman – Part I

    When you meet with a bail bondsman for the first time, it is natural to feel anxious, nervous, and possibly a bit overwhelmed. If you have never had to go through the process of securing a bail bond for yourself or a loved one, you might not be sure what questions to ask during your consultation. In…Read More

  7. What to Expect During a Bail Bonds Consultation

    When you first begin researching bail bonds, the first thing you’re likely to notice is that many bondsmen offer an initial consultation. While time is usually of the essence as you work to get a loved one out of jail, it is definitely worthwhile to meet with a few companies for a consultation in …Read More

  8. What are the Advantages of Posting Bail?

    If you’ve ever been arrested and booked into jail in California, you know just how time-consuming and arduous this process can be. Once your bail is set, you want to do everything you can to ensure you’re released from jail as quickly as possible. When you choose to partner with a bondsman to ge…Read More

  9. Understanding California Bail Reform

    The California bail bond industry has a history that is rich in attempted reform. Most recently, in December of 2016, Senator Bob Hertzberg and more than 10 other senators proposed a measure that would completely overhaul the money bail system as it currently exists in our state. Senate Bill 10, als…Read More

  10. What to Expect During the Booking Process

    When someone is accused of a crime, arrested, and taken to jail, he or she must go through the process of being booked into the California jail system, creating an official arrest record. This undertaking requires a lot of hard work and resources on the part of the jail staff, and can be tedious and…Read More