What is the Purpose of Bail?

What is the Purpose of Bail

Bail is a complicated concept at times to those new to the idea. This is especially true when you’re already stressed over the fact that your loved one has been arrested. When a person gets arrested they have to wait until their court date to appear in front of a judge. The judge will then decide the bail amount. This is where Porterville Bail Bonds steps into to help you out.

Porterville Bail Bonds will be able to bail out your loved one. California state law requires all bail bond companies to charge clients 10% of the bail. For example, if the bail is set at $50,000, we will only charge you 10% of that, which is $5,000. The 10% that you pay goes towards the legal fees and costs of bailing out your loved one.

In some cases, though rare here at Porterville Bail Bonds, you may be asked to provide collateral for a bond. The reason for needing collateral can vary, usually it is needed when the bail is higher. If we do ask for a collateral on a bond, we will only take property or houses. The collateral helps ensure that your loved one appears in court.

After all the paperwork is taken care of, the bail agent will then post the bond. Once that is done, we have to wait for the jail to release your loved one. This can be as short as a few hours, or as long as a day, it all depends on how busy the jail is. Once we post the bond we cannot control how long it will take the jail to release your loved one.

Once your loved one is released they are required to attend all of their court dates. They will also need to check in with us every so often. With your loved one no longer in custody, they will be able to help fight their case on the outside.

If you need bail help or have any questions regarding bail, just call 559-784-8660 or click Chat With Us now.