How to Finance Your Bail
Rather than make everyone stay in jail while they wait for their case to make its way through the legal system (something that can take a really long time) most people have the option of making bail. Bail is something you provide the court. It serves as a kind of financial promise. By posting bail you are basically telling the court that in exchange for your freedom, you agree to show up for all of your court appointments.
It’s a system that’s worked extremely well.
When it comes to bail, you have a few different options
Posting Your Own Bail
If you have enough money in the bank, you can post your own bail. In some cases, this is the ideal situation. Once you’ve held up your end of the deal and your case has been resolved, the court returns the entire amount to you.
It doesn’t happen very often, but you do have the option of posting some sort of personal asset as surety for your bail. This is often challenging and time-consuming. First, the court has to agree to accept your collateral. Then you have to show that you own it free and clear, that a bank or co-signer isn’t on the deed. The other issue is that it’s going to take time for the court to research the true value and ownership of the property, which can take a few days.
You can Convince the Judge to Release you on Your Own Recognizance
It’s okay to ask the judge to simply release you and there are some situations where it might actually happen. It’s not uncommon for first-time offenders or extremely minor crimes to be released without having to post bail. Just remember, the longer your criminal history is and the more severe your current charges are, the less likely the judge becomes to grant your request.
Get a Bail Bond
A bail bond like the ones provided by Bulldog Bail Bonds in Selma is one of the most common methods people use when they need bail. The way the bail bonds process works are that the bail bonds company takes a fee that amounts to 10% of the required bail. In exchange for that 10% fee, we post the entire amount of the bail in the form of a bail bond. At the conclusion of your case, we receive a check for the entire amount. You do not get your 10% fee.
If you’re interested in a bail bond, contact Bulldog Bail Bonds in Selma today. We’re available 24/7. All consultations are free. Click the Chat Now link or call 1-866-574-7760.
20% Off Your Bail Bond
Money is tight right now. These days it seems like the cost of everything is skyrocketing while your paycheck stays the same. This means that you need to figure out a way to save money in every situation, including when you need a bail bond.
You’ll be glad to know that Bulldog Bail Bonds in Selma has your back. One of the things we’ve done to make a bail bond as affordable as possible is creating a 20% discount on the 10% fee we charge. That means that instead of paying 10% of the bail bond amount eligible clients only pay 8%.
As much as we would like to offer the discount to everyone, we simply can’t do it, but we can offer it to a select group of people. Keep reading to find out if you qualify for 20% of your California bail bond.
Are you a Military Member?
We love the military and want to help out as many military families as we can. One of the ways we do this is by providing all military members with a 20% bail bonds discount. We don’t care what kind of charges you’re facing, or what branch of the military you were in. Present your military ID and you’ll automatically qualify for the 20% bail bonds discount.
Do you Have a Private Lawyer?
If you’re paying for your own legal defense we’re confident that you won’t get scared and try to bolt. We want to reward your confidence by offering you a bail bond at a 20% discount. You’ll find that not only does the discount help provide you with a little extra money that you can use to cover the legal expenses, but that being out on bail makes it easier to meet with your lawyer and plan your defense.
Are you an Active Member of a Union?
If you’re an active member of a recognized union, we want to extend our 20% discounted bail bonds to you. Simply present your current union card to us and we’ll provide you with a discount.
Are you an AARP Member?
The final group of people who are eligible for our 20% discount is AARP members. We understand that you’re likely on a fixed income and hope that the discount makes your situation just a little bit easier.
In addition to the 20% off bail bond discounts, we are also willing to work with you and create a flexible, zero percent interest payment plan.
We offer free consultations 24/7. Use the consultations to learn more about our discounted bail bonds program.