west los angeles bail bonds faqs

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What are Bail Bonds?

 

A bail bond is a contract between a bail bondsman that is backed by an insurance agency and a client. This contract states that the defendant will show up to all of his or her court dates if the bondsman bails him or her out of jail.

 

How did the bail bond system start?

 

The bail bond system arose out of common law. This practice started in England and evolved in the United States even though it still does not exist in most modern countries.

 

How long will all of the paperwork take to complete?

 

The paperwork should not take longer than half an hour.

 

What do I need to bail someone out of jail?

 

The only things that you will need to bail someone out of jail are a valid ID, a paycheck stub, and a utility bill.

 

How can I pay for a bail bond?

 

You can pay for a bail bond with cash, any major credit card, debt card, cashiers check or a personal check.

 

How long does it take to get someone out of jail?

 

It depends on the jail and the county that the defendant was arrested in, but it should not take longer than half an hour.

 

What are the responsibilities of the cosigner of the bond?

 

The cosigner will be held responsible for making sure that the defendant shows up to all of his or her court dates. If the defendant fails to appear and becomes a fugitive, then the cosigner is responsible for the full bail amount or finding the defendant.

 

What happens if the defendant misses his or her court date?

 

If the defendant misses his or her court date for any reason, then you will have to contact your bail bondsman immediately so that he or she could set up a new court date for the defendant.