One of the great things about California’s bail program is that you get the bail money back at the conclusion of your case. It’s a pretty sweet deal.
But what about when you don’t have the entire amount of the bail, so you opt for a bail bond instead. Do you still get the money you paid the bail bond company back?
The simple and short answer is no.
When you work with a company like Reedley Bail Bonds to get a bail bond, you pay us a fee that comes to 10% of the set bail. That money is ours. You don’t get it back. In exchange for the 10% fee, we post a bail bond for the entire amount of the set bail. At the conclusion of your case, we will get that back.
What you do get back when your case is over is anything you posted as collateral. We don’t hang onto those things. Anything that was used as collateral to help secure you’re bail bond will be immediately returned.
If you’re wondering why you should go through all the effort of securing a bail bond when you don’t get your money back, the answer is simple. Because the 10% we charge is better than spending several months in jail.
The California court system is incredibly slow. It takes forever for a case to reach its conclusion, especially if you decide you want to go to trial. Unless you have the money to post the bail yourself, without a bail bond, you’ll spend all of that time sitting inside of a jail cell. You won’t be able to work. You won’t be able to pay your bills. You won’t be able to spend time with your loved ones. Even preparing a defense is much harder when you’re stuck inside a jail. Considering how much you stand to lose if you don’t use a bail bond, a 10% fee is a small price to pay.
We understand that even the 10% can be difficult for some people to come up with, especially if the bail is high. To make things a little easier, we offer a flexible payment plan. If you decide to take advantage of the payment plan, you’ll be glad to know that we don’t charge and hidden fees and it’s an interest free system.
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Contact Reedley Bail Bonds for more information about the California bail bond program and how it benefits you. You’ll be glad you did.