Bail Bonds in Fullerton

Frequently Asked Bail Bonds Questions

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How do I get in touch with a bail bondsman at Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton?

To talk to one of our knowledgeable bail bond agents call Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton toll free: 1-(800) 224-5911 or (714) 542-0581. Alternatively you can use the instant contact form on our “Get Started” or “Locations” pages to immediately get in touch with Angles Bail Bonds in Fullerton. Or you can send us an email at fullertonbailbonds@bailbonds-fullerton.com

What is a Bail Bond?

A bail bond is a contract between the Court, Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton, and the indemnitor securing the release of the accused person called the defendant.

The indemnitor is the person signing the contract for the release of the defendant; he is also called the signer or guarantor. Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton guarantees to the court that when the accused is released on bail will be present for each and every court appearance required by court.

The indemnitor or guarantor guarantees to Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton that the defendant will go to court for every court appearance. If the defendant fails to appear, Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton will help the indemnitor locate and return the defendant to court.

How much does a Bail Bond cost?

The cost for a Bail Bond is usually 10% of the amount ordered by the court to post bail. You can pay by cash, check, credit cards, and use collateral if needed. If you don’t have all the money we offer low monthly payments. At Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton we understand you weren’t expecting this so we work with our customers to write large bonds for little or *no money down. On approved credit customers can be approved to put no money down and make small monthly payments the cost of the bail bond will still be 10% of the bail. Be sure to call Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton and ask about our rebate program.

Is the premium (Bail Bond fee) refundable?

No, the bail bond fee is fully earned immediately upon the filing of the bail bond and the release of the defendant. The fact that the defendant may have been improperly taken into custody, bail reduced, or case dismissed shall not return the premium.

What can be used for collateral?

You can use real or personal property to secure the bail bond. You can sign on your house or rental property to secure the bail bond, the same way you would secure money borrowed from the bank. The main difference is that our paperwork is immediate with no waiting and no documentation needed.

You do not need to provide your deed of ownership. Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton has state-of-the-art data services that provide instant proof of ownership. We can also use any personal property items such as bonds, credit cards, boats, airplanes, helicopters, motorcycles, expensive cars and other high-priced items.

One time we even took a winning lottery ticket for collateral! This story was written on the front page of the local newspaper.

What is a Signature Bond?

With easy approval, you may qualify for a signature bond. A signature bond is where you sign on the bail bond agreement to secure the release of the defendant. This is done when a person has high credit scores and has shown that he has been responsible to his or her creditors in the past.

When is the collateral returned?

The collateral is returned once Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton receives a bail bond Exoneration or a bail bond discharge from the court. A “Bond Discharge” or “Bail Exoneration” is the document that officially releases the bail bondsman from further responsibility on the bond.

How long does it take to get released from jail?

Getting released from jail depends on where the person is being held. Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton can get someone released in an hour or so from some jurisdictions like city jails. Other jurisdictions like the county jails run by the local sheriff can average 2-8 hours for release. But it can take as long as 12-24 hours to be released from jail. Federal facilities generally take 2-3 hours for release.

What if the peace officer, prosecutor, or judge believes that the money to be used to bail someone out is the product of criminal activity and requires a 1275 PC Motion?

The judge or a magistrate may stay the release of a defendant if a peace officer or prosecutor files a sworn declaration demonstrating probable cause to believe the source of the consideration was feloniously obtained.

The release may also be stopped if the judge or magistrate has probable cause to believe the source was feloniously obtained. If probable cause exists the defendant then bears the burden to prove that no part of the source was illegally obtained.

A defendant who prevails must be released on issuance of a bail bond as specified.

Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton are experts at 1275 PC motions and have a 98.99% success rate of having 1275 PC holds lifted.

Is bail a matter of right?

Bail is not always a matter of right. Although the right to bail has constitutional recognition in the prohibition against excessive bail. However, with certain exceptions a defendant charged with a criminal offense shall be released on bail.

Persons charged with capital crimes when the facts are evident or the presumption of guilt great are excepted from the right to be released on bail. However, a defendant charged with a capital crime is entitled to a bail hearing at the trial court. The bail hearing at the trial court will determine whether the facts are evident or the presumption great.

A crime is a capital offense if the statute makes it potentially punishable by death or life imprisonment even if the prosecutor/government has agreed not to seek the death penalty. It is presumed that the risk of flight of the defendant is great when he or she is facing death or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Is Public Safety considered in the decision to admit a defendant to bail or to deny Bail?

Bail can be denied in some cases that do not involve a capital offense (murder, espionage, etc.) for example if the court finds it likely the defendant will do harm to his or her accusers. Based on sufficient facts or strong presumption bail may be denied in the following instances:

Felony cases involving extreme acts of violence.
Felony sexual assault offenses on another person.
If the court finds that there is a substantial likelihood that the defendant would cause harm to others upon being released.
If a court finds after reviewing available evidence that the accused has threatened another with great bodily harm or death and there is a strong likelihood the accused would carry out that threat if released.

The requirement of findings based on clear and convincing evidence implies that a hearing will be held on the issue. The likelihood a defendant would cause public harm would be determined on review of the circumstances of the case and the history of the defendant. The decision to grant or deny bail is subject to review on petition by the defendant.

What is considered by the Court when fixing the amount of the bail?

The amount of the bail is primarily within the discretion of the judge or magistrate with only two general limitations:

First: The purpose of bail is not to punish but only to secure the appearance of the defendant and it should be fixed with that in mind.
Second: Excessive bail not warranted by the circumstances is not only improper but a violation of constitutional rights. When fixing the amount of the bail the court takes into consideration the seriousness of the charge, the defendant’s previous criminal record, and the probability of the defendant appearing at the trial or hearing.
Additionally: If public safety is an issue the court may make an inquiry where it may consider allegations of injury to the victim, the use of a deadly weapon, threats to the victim or a witness, and the defendant’s use or possession of controlled substances.

A judge or magistrate setting bail other than the amount called for in the bail schedule must state on the record the reasons and address the issue of threats made against a victim or a witness. The court must also consider evidence offered by the detained person regarding ties to the community and ability to post bond.

Does the bail bond continue forever, can you get it back?

Bail Bonds are good for 1 year. The bail bond is renewable at the end of the year if the bail bond is not exonerated. If the bail bond is exonerated the Angels Bail Bonds in Fullerton will release the indemnitors liability. Exoneration normally occurs when the proceedings are terminated in some way or on the return of the defendant to custody. If convicted the defendant appears for sentencing. If sentenced to imprisonment the defendant is committed to the custody of the sheriff and the liability of the bail bond terminates.

What if the defendant is sentenced to probation?

A defendant who is convicted and given probation is released from custody and the bail must be exonerated.
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