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Torrance Bail Bonds FAQs:

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A Bail Bond assures the court that the arrestee will appear for court as scheduled. A Licensed bail bondsman will issue a contract  which guarantees the court that the full bail amount will be paid if the arrestee fail to appear to court. A licensed bondsman can do this because they are backed by an insurance company. Bail Bonds are also known as “surety Bonds.”

What exactly is a Bail Bond?

What happens to a person who is arrested depends mainly on the location they are arrested in because some regulations differ in different cities. However, usually the person will be taken for booking and processing at the local police station. The arrestee will then be finger printed and any personal property will be taken for safekeeping by an officer. Some inmates could remain in jail for up to 48 hours before they get to see a court commissioner. By law, the State of CA, must let an arrestee see a court commissioner in 24 hours for misdemeanors and 48 hours for felonies.

In order to set a bail amount, public safety must be taken into consideration, which means the more dangerous or severe the crime was the higher the bail amount will be. County bail will usually include the bail amount for each crime and extenuating circumstances.

What exactly is a Bail Bond?

Most states, as well as California, set the bail bond price as 10% of the actual bail amount. Although each state sets their own rates and these rates are not negotiable and they do not include any hidden fees or taxes for a bail bond. The Bail Bond Company cannot charge more or less than the 10% of the bail bond according to the law.

How is a Bail amount set?
How much does a Bail Bond cost?
How do i qualify for a bail bond?

A Bail Bond is similar to a bank loan; therefore it will have some of the same qualifications.

The indemnitor- the person signing for the individual arrested

Stability- How long at present residence and amount of time at current job.

Ability to pay- Can the bond be paid in full if arrestee runs from the law to avoid time in jail

Willingness to pay- Does the indemnitor have good credit or own assets that can be liquidated if the person fails to appear in court. What is the integrity of the person arrested? Have they been arrested before? And for what? Do they have a family and a job? Are they an American Citizen? Do they have a passport? Keep in mind that the criteria are based on the alleged crime and bail amount.

How do i pay for a bail bond?

Here at Sunrise Bail Bonds Torrance, we accept cash, visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. However, we do realize that sometimes our clients don’t have enough money to pay the bail bond at the exact time, so we do offer different payment options such as financing and payment plans. There usually isn’t any need for collateral but in some cases there is and we will work with you to ensure that you get your bail bond.

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