Bail Bond Store News & Articles

During a defendant’s trial period, it’s not (always) fair to keep the defendant in custody. He or she has technically not yet been formally found guilty. To keep fairness (while also considering the safety of others), the opportunity to bail was introduced. Bail is set...

A bail bond is a non-refundable payment to a bail agent and company that gets a person out of jail. This person has not yet stood trial; bail bond releases are not allowed for those who have been found guilty and sentenced to prison. Here...

Before you go spending your tax return on new clothes and alcohol, think about your financial commitments first. Rent. Groceries. Credit card payments. Loans. Bills. Insurance. Even bail bond payments. As nice as it would be to treat yourselves and splurge on with your generous...

There are two types of people: those with a criminal background and those without. For those with a criminal background check, you’re probably wondering, nervously, what exactly pops up when someone requests or searches into your history. Here’s some information that might answer your questions. Individuals,...

You think you’ve heard and seen the weirdest, strangest things like powdered eggs and an app that allows people to request another person, a stranger, to wait in line for them at a restaurant so they do not have to. Well, you haven’t seen this...

In case you haven’t heard yet, California has a new amnesty program for some people who have outstanding traffic tickets (parking tickets, tickets for reckless driving and DUI offenses are not covered in the program). This new program began October 2015 and will run until...

When it comes to bail and bail bonds, and the whole legal process in general, there is a lot to know and digest. It’s a pain to deal with, one you never wanted. It’s stressful and draining and takes up a lot of time. Our team...

Unfortunately for you, there is not much you can do to lower your bail or the bail of someone you love. No matter how much you know yourself or your loved one to be a good, honest person, your word and plea is not enough...

As you can expect, television shows and movies do not teach viewers everything there is to know about bail. You’ve probably heard the Miranda Rights read to a suspect or a judge set a bail amount. But you probably don’t see the process the suspect...

Every year, Contra Costa Bail Bond Store Services agents are required to enroll in courses and lectures regarding the bail industry and what is expected of a professional, successful bail agent. Even a 20-year veteran is required to do so. The reason for these annual...

In order to get a bail bond, there will need to be a co-signer. The co-signer is taking on responsibility for the defendant. By signing the bail bond paperwork, the co-signer is agreeing to financial consequences if the defendant does not show up in court:...

When a person bails out of jail, they are less likely to get themselves into more trouble again. Why? Because they know that if they are re-arrested, They face more punishment. They (or someone on their behalf) will need to pay the remainder of the bond. Any collateral...