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A bail bond is a legal contract that is prepared by a bail bondsman or surety. It guarantees the appearance of the accused in court and ensures payment to satisfy a judgment. The defendant or the person who has been charged with an offense can be released from custody until trial if they can provide proof of responsibility by providing security such as a cashier’s check, property, or securities that are worth more than the amount of the bail set for their release. The amount will depend on their risk level, age and release terms.
In the California, bail bonds are typically required to be posted by a third party who is not yourself. A bond is usually set in advance at the local jail or upon your arraignment. The amount of the bond will depend on the severity of the charge and the person’s criminal history.
We have a few different check in options we would have set you up for upon your release. You may be checking in via our website here, via our form fill option. You may also be required to check in person at one of our local office locations. We also have special requirements that must be met for some higher risk bail bonds that we do in California. These include mobile app check in options and gps monitoring as well.
You can always give us a call or stop by a local office to get started on posting a bail bonds in California. However, if you’d like to send over your information first to get a head start on what we will need, you can also apply for bail bonds online.
Sometimes there are unique circumstances that apply to your criminal case. These include affidavits for an increase in bail bond amount due to a statement made about being a higher than average flight risk. You may need to have a court appearance prior to being released but after your bail bond is posted. If you are not released for any reason, you do not owe us for our services. You cannot be caught up in paying a bail bond if you are not getting out of jail as a result of the posted bond. We thoroughly check systems to make certain there are no existing holds against your release before we finish the process of posting your bail bonds.
While we do employ retired local county deputy sheriffs and law enforcement, employees of Abba Bail Bonds are not active police officers.
Unless you pay the full amount of your bail bond to the local Superior Court, you are paying a smaller percentage of that bond for a surety company to give the court the full amount to secure your release. There is no refund unless you are both exonerated of bail after your case is done and you initially posted the total amount of bond required prior to getting out of custody. For a fully posted bond, you do not need a bondsmen to assist you traditionally.