How Do I Choose A Bail Agent?

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Choosing the right bail agent is a very important task, your loved one’s freedom hangs in the balance. So, how do you do it? It is not like they teach you how to do this in school. Luckily, Los Angeles Bail Bond Store is here to help you.

When looking at a bail agent, you need to consider how much experience he or she has. The longer someone has been in the business, the better that bail agent probably is. The more time you spend bailing people out of jails, the more you learn about the bail process. Bail agents who have been working at their job for years, have learned hundreds of little tricks that help speed up the bail bond process, or make it easier for you.

You also want to find a bail agent that can actually help you in your area. This can be difficult, if you are trying to bail a loved one out of jail on the other side of the state. In instances like that, you will want to work with a statewide bail bond company like Los Angeles Bail Bond Store. One of our bail agents will be able to work with you locally, while another works with the jail.

Most importantly, you want to find a bail agent that you can trust. The best way to decide if you can trust a bail agent, is to ask for his or her license number. Ours is 1841120. If the bail agent will not share their license number with you, then something is wrong and you need to find another bail agent. Having the bail agent’s license number allows you to look him or her up and see how good of a bail agent he or she is in the eyes of the state of California. A trustworthy bail agent will have no problem sharing that information with you.

If you need to bail someone out of jail, trust that the experienced bail agents at Los Angeles Bail Bond Store will be more than happy to help you. We are a statewide bail bond company that has been helping Californians since 1987.

Call Los Angeles Bail Bond Store at 562-866-0081 or click Chat With Us now to talk to one of our expert bail agents.

How Much Does A Bail Bond Cost In California?

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Are you looking to bail a friend or family member out of jail, but are worried about the cost? Do not fret, Los Angeles Bail Bond Store can help you out. We have been making bail bonds cheap and affordable for Californians for the last 30 years.

In California, all bail bonds start out as 10% of the person’s bail. This means that if your lo ved one’s bail is set at $10,000, his or her bail bond will only cost $1,000. This is the standard price set by the state of California, however, some bail bond companies can offer you a discount.

At Los Angeles Bail Bond Store, we are able to offer qualified clients a 20% discount on the price of the bail bond. What this means is, instead of paying 10% of the bail, you only pay 8%. If we use the same bail from before, the new price of the bail bond would be $800 with this discount. To qualify for this discount, you must be one of the following:

  • A Union Member
  • A Member of the Military
  • A Member of AARP
  • A Homeowner
  • Have a Private Attorney

If you meet one of those requirements, then we can give you the discount.

On top of that discount, all of our clients can pay their bail bond off with a personalized payment plan. At Los Angeles Bail Bond Store, we know that no 2 people are alike, which means we should not expect 2 individuals to pay off their bail bond in the same way. That is why our bail agents will work with you to create a customized payment plan.

For affordable bail bonds, call Los Angeles Bail Bond Store at 562-866-0081 or click Chat With Us now.

What Do I Do When Someone I Care About Is Arrested?

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When someone you care about has been arrested, you undoubtedly want to help out. This means that you will probably want to bail your loved one out of jail. When it comes to bail, you have 2 options:

  1. You can pay a cash bail, which will be the full amount of your loved one’s bail.
  2. You can get a bail bond, which will only cost 10% of your loved one’s bail.

At Los Angeles Bail Bond Store, we help our clients bail their loved ones out of jail with affordable bail bonds. Bailing a loved one out of jail is extremely easy when you have our bail agents assisting you.

To get the bail process started, all you need to do is talk to one of our bail agents. You can do that online, over the phone, or in person, whichever method works best for you. Our helpful bail agents will be more than happy to walk you through the bail process and answer any questions that you might have about it. Once you are satisfied and all of your questions have been answered, our bail agent will begin filling out the paperwork to secure your loved one’s release from jail.

In order to find the person you are trying to bail out in the county jail system, we will need his or her name, birthday, and the county where he or she was arrested. After that, our bail agent should be able gather the rest of the needed information from the county jail system.

Next, our bail agent will work with you to create a personalized payment plan that works with your budget.

Once everything has been taken care, one of our bail agents will hurry over to the jail to secure your loved one’s release from jail. Bailing a loved one out of jail really is that simple, and with our professional help, your loved one can be out of jail in just a few short hours.

If you want to get your loved one out of jail, then you want to call Los Angeles Bail Bond Store at 562-866-0081 or click Chat With Us now.

What Else Can a Bail Agent Do?

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Most bail agents, especially those at Glendale Bail Bond Store, are trained professionals and are experts in their field. They can help you rescue your friend or family member from jail and get him or her home safely.

Did you know that some bail agents can help you with something else?

Some bail agents can help you check to see if you have a warrant. If you think that there might be a warrant out for arrest, you can have a bail agent check for you. You will be able to know for sure if you have anything that you need to worry about. Usually, all you need to do is give the bail agent some information; your name, birthday, and the county where you think the warrant was issued. After that, the bail agent can tell you if you have a warrant or not.

If you do not have a warrant, then you have nothing more to worry about.

However, if you do have a warrant, you will have some work ahead of you. Luckily, you still do not need to worry. Some bail bond companies, like Glendale Bail Bond Store, can work with you to get the warrant taken care of. Good bail bond companies can help you get a bail bond prepared before you turn yourself in. This way, you can be bailed out right away. In some counties, you will only need to be booked in before they release you on bail. With the right bail agent, you will spend as little time in jail as possible.

If you need help with a bail bond, or want to see if there is a warrant for your arrest, just click Chat With Us or call 562-866-0081 now.

Did You Know There Is Still Time?

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Many people may not realize, but there is still time to bail a friend or family member out of jail in time for the Christmas festivities. With a good bail agent, the entire bail bond process can be completed in a day, which will leave you and your loved one plenty of time to celebrate Christmas.

Good bail agents, like the ones at Encino Bail Bond Store, begin working for their clients right away. They get all of the information that they need, and begin filling the paperwork out right over the phone. Once they have enough information, they will be able to locate your loved one in the county jail system and gather the rest of his or her info. After that, your bail agent should work with you to figure out payment.

The length of time that this takes, depends on a number of different variables. The primary variable being the availability of funds to bail out your loved one. Once the payments have been figured out, and the initial payment has been received, your bail agent will secure the release of your friend or family member.

All of this can be done within a day, if you have the right bail agent. To talk to an expert bail agent, simply call 562-866-0081 or click Chat With Us now.

How Do You Make Payments Convenient?

You Allow the Client to Pay However He or She Likes

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When you need to bail a friend or family member out of jail, you are going to need to pay quite a bit of money, even with the discount of a bail bond. You want to make sure that your money gets to the bail agent, and that paying for the bail bond is actually convenient for you. Some people prefer to make all of their large payments with a card, others prefer to pay in cash, and some prefer to use checks. When you are bailing a loved one out of jail, make sure you find a bail agent who accepts multiple payment methods, you do not want to deal with someone who will not take your money because it is in the wrong form.

A good bail agent will allow you to pay with a number of different methods, such as cash, check, credit or debit. They will also go so far as to let you pay in person, or online. After all, the goal of helping you bail out a loved one is to make things easier on you.

If you want to pay with cash in person, or use your card online, you can do that. Eagle Rock Bail Bond Store will let you use whichever method is most convenient for you.

If you want to bail a loved one out of jail, call 562-866-0081 or click Chat With Us now.

Why Do You Get Your Money Back for Bail, but Not Bail Bonds?

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Some people who have an understanding of bail and the bail process, know that when you pay for someone’s bail, you get the money back after the defendant’s trial is over. So often times, they wonder why they do not get their money back after bailing someone out with a bail bond.

The difference, is that when someone gets a bail bond, they are not paying for the bail bond directly. When someone hires a bail agent, they are paying the bail agent to put up the money for the bail. This means that they are paying for the bail agent’s services.

In the case of bail bonds, the bail agent is paying the full amount of the bail to the court, and you are paying the bail agent for doing that. This means that when the trial is over, you do not get your money back, because you paid for the bail agent to do his or her job.

Some people do not like this, but they forget that getting a bail bond is a better option for most people. No one has the thousands of dollars needed for a loved one’s bail lying around. They need a cheaper alternative, which means getting a bail bond. Bail bonds cost 90% less than the bail they are covering. This means that if your loved one’s bail is set at $10,000, the bail bond will only be $1,000. By getting a bail bond, you save $9,000 dollars!

If you need to bail a loved one out of jail, but cannot afford to pay for the bail by yourself, contact Glendale Bail Bond Store. We can be reached by calling 800-742-0764 or by clicking Chat With Us now.

Did You Know There Is a Difference Between Bail and Bail Bonds?

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Many people do not realize that there is actually a difference between bail and bail bonds. The difference between the 2 can equal out to a lot of money.

Bail is determined by a judge, and it is the amount of money that needs to be paid in order for someone to be released from jail. Bail is usually set in the price range of several thousand dollars. Bail also needs to be paid in full with cash all at once, in order for the person to be released from jail. Most people do not have thousands of dollars just lying around, which is why it is hard for many people to bail their loved ones out all on their own.

It was due to those difficult conditions, that bail bonds came into existence.

Bail Bonds are determined off the price of the bail and are different from state to state. In California, bail bonds are 10% of the price of the bail. This means people save 90% of the money they would have needed to bail out their loved one. On top of the huge discount, bail bonds are far more flexible then bail itself. Bail bonds can be paid with any payment method and can be paid off via a payment plan. On top of that, the defendant will be released from jail after the first payment has been received.

As you can see, there are huge differences in cost and convenience between bail and bail bonds. Bail bonds are far more cost effective than the bail they are based off of, which is why so many people chose to go the bail bond route when rescuing a loved one from jail.

If you need to bail a loved one out of jail, you can contact Encino Bail Bond Store by calling 800-742-0764 or click Chat With Us now.

How Will Bail Affect My Holiday Travel Plans?

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Holiday travel is something you planned on doing for a few months now. Your recent arrest was unexpected, a spur of the moment situation that unraveled the wrong way. Now you have to deal with the aftermath, comply with release terms, and stay out of trouble. So how will this affect your holiday travel plans?

The best case scenario is that your arrest and bail will not conflict with your holiday plans. The judge did not put any travel restrictions into play, and your court appearances occur before and after your travel period.

In another scenario, the judge may enforce travel restrictions. For example, you may only be allowed to travel within your home state, or within a handful of states. As long as your court appearances do not occur within your planned vacation time, you will be allowed to travel within your restrictions.

If you are allowed to travel, but your court appearances are scheduled during your planned vacation time, you will need to change or cancel your travel plans. Your court appearance is pivotal to your freedom. If you miss your court appearance, you will be taken back into custody. The court is unlikely to reschedule your appearance because you had travel plans.

If the judge removes your travel allowance altogether, then you just have to cancel your travel reservations. You may even be required to relinquish your passport for the time being.

If you have questions regarding your bail bond rights, and what you are and are not allowed to do while out on bail, contact Glendale Bail Bond Store online, or at 562-866-0081.

This Holiday Season, Splurge on a Taxi, Lyft, or Uber

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This holiday season, especially on holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Eve, be prepared when you are going out. By that, we mean figure out your transportation plans ahead of time, especially if you plan to drink alcohol. This holiday season, tell yourself it is okay to splurge on a cab driver.

Using a car service like a taxi, Uber, or Lyft is the best choice. You will have a designated driver, which means you can drink a couple extra drinks. You will not have to worry about driving while intoxicated and possibly getting into an accident, and/ or arrested.

You also will not have to worry about the possibility of driving in the rain, which poses dangerous conditions with lower visibility and slippery roads.

A third thing you will not have to worry about is getting pulled into a DUI checkpoint. There will likely be more DUI checkpoints during holiday season. Even if you are drunk, you will be the passenger, and your driver will be the sober one.

Just by coordinating with friends and family, and reserving taxis, Lyfts, or Ubers, you save everyone a lot of potential stress and danger. Plus, you will have a lot more fun when you do not have to worry about being the driver.