The Bail Bond Process

At Fresno Bail Bond Store we believe that helping our clients understand the arrest and bail process can help alleviate some of the grief and confusion often associated with incarceration of a friend of loved one. For this reason representatives of Fresno Bail Bond Store are trained and always available to answer any question you may have, 24/7.

The posting of a bail bond or surety bond is a contractual agreement between a Bail Bond Bondsman and an individual or co-signer posting bail for a defendant. The Bail Bond Bondsman’s role is to guarantee to the court that the defendant, if released from bail after an arrest will appear at all scheduled court dates.

In order for an individual or cosigner to make bail, collateral must be established to pay the court in the event that a defendant does not appear at their scheduled date. Forms of collateral may include personal property, a pre-authorized credit account, real estate or in some cases just a signature with standing ties in the community. At Fresno Bail Bond Store we can often set up a pre-authorization by phone and will always work with clients to determine the best options during this process.

For the Bail Bond service, the person posting bail or co-signing will be required to pay a fee in the amount of 10% of the bail amount as legally required by the state of California. Once a cosigner or defendant has been pre-approved for the bond amount, Fresno Bail Bond Store will generate all the necessary paperwork to initiate the bail bonds process. Once payment has been made and all paperwork has been signed and completed, the Bail Bond Bondsman will immediately post bail for the defendant. The bail and release process can take anywhere from 3 to 48 hours. This timeframe depends on the location that the defendant is incarcerated as well as the current case load of the court, but at Fresno Bail Bond Store we will always work to get clients released as fast as possible

Other points of consideration when choosing a Bail Bond Bondsman should include making sure that person is licensed in the applicable state and that they will be able to provide you with copies of all contracts, agreements, and an itemized receipt. Fresno Bail Bond Bondsman are always available to assist and answer all your questions throughout the entire bail process.


Call 559-264-0603 today to speak to a licensed bail bondsman who can help you obtain the release of those who have been arrested and detained.