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Live-Scan

Live-Scan Services

Getting live-scan services, aka fingerprinting services can be done by Watkins Bail Bonds.

Reasons for needing a live scan fingerprinting service varies.  But mainly it is due to employment for background check reasons.  It can also done for licensing or certification purposes.

Live Scan services are also required for VISA/Immigration purposes, adoption purposes or for your own review of your personal records.

Whatever the case, give us a call at Watkins Bail Bonds.

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Clear Warrants

Clear A Warrant

Arrest warrants are issued to people every day.  They could range from serious crimes to petty crimes, such as traffic violations, parking tickets, a failure to appear in court, etc.

Arrest warrants are issued to people every day.  They could range from serious crimes to petty crimes, such as traffic violations, parking tickets, a failure to appear in court, etc.

Depending on the charges against you, we can help you clear that arrest warrant and possibly avoid spending time in jail while you fight those charges.

So how do you clear an arrest warrant?  Most of the time it is as simple as appearing in court.  It doesn’t mean you will be thrown in jail, you might, but often times you can be released until your next court date.

By using Watkins Bail Bonds, we can help you clear your warrant without having to appear in court.  You will be required though to appear in court once your next court date is set to start fighting your charges.

How we do that is to have a bail bonds backing you up when you go to court.  This will allow you to remain free while you fight your case.

Call us to help you clear any warrants against you.  We serve all of San Diego county including Chula Vista and cities in North County such as Vista, CA, Oceanside, San Marcos, Carlsbad, and Escondido.

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Bail Bonds

What Is a Bail Bond?

If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, in most cases you are allowed to post bail.  Posting bail means a dollar amount was set that a judge determined you would have to pay if you would like to be released from incarceration while you await trial.  This bail amount is a dollar figure a judge determined would be a sufficient amount of money that would assure you would appear in court.

How a judge would come to the bail amount are usually four factors.

First, the crime you committed plays a big role in how much to charge a person to post bail.

Second, do you have a history of offenses?  If you do, this could also determine the amount of bail.

The third factor would be if you already have any warrants for your arrest.  This can also determine what a judge will do for bail.

And finally, are you a flight risk?  In other words, is your crime so serious, that a court would have to worry if you would appear in court or not.  The higher the flight risk, the higher the bail amount, if any.

Now a bail bond is simply a contract between you and a bail bonds company.  A bail bonds company would put up the full amount, while you or your loved one would put down 10%, which would be the fee for the bail bondsman.

A person may have to put up collateral depending on how high the bail is, such as a house.  This helps assure the bail company of covering the money they put up for bail.  This also ensures a person would appear in court.

If a person does not appear in court, this would be referred to as skipping bail.  At this point, the bail company would hire a person known as a bounty hunter to track a person down to get them to appear in court.