How Does Bail Work?
What is bail?
The amount of money / property, determined by a judge for a defendant to post to be released from jail until they go to trial is called bail. This is a promise made by the defendant in order to post bail. The amount a judge sets for bail is dependent on many factors. Typically factors that have an influence on the amount include, the type of crime committed, how long the defendant has been a resident in the area, the community safety and a defendant’s criminal past.
What is a bail bond?
Most times it’s simply called a bond. It serves as an obligation signed by the accused to secure that they will show up for a trial. This obligation means that the accused may lose money by not properly appearing for the trial. A bail bond is often referred to simply as a bond.
What is a bail bond agent?
This is any person or corporation who will act as a surety and pledges money or property as bail for the appearance of a criminal defendant in court. We pledge our money on your behalf to get you out of jail! A bail bond agent in California is required by law to be certified by the Sate of California, so rest assured, you're in good hands.