Burbank Bail Bonds FAQs :
What is a bail bond?
Bail bonds are also known as “surety bonds” which is a contract made by a licensed bail agent who is insured by a surety company. This contract is an agreement between the bail agent and the client that states that the bail agent will be responsible for paying the full bail amount on the clients behalf and that they will take responsibility for the full bail amount if the inmate fails to appear to court.
What happens when somebody is arrested?
When a person is arrested in Burbank, they will be taken to Burbank jail. When they are at the jail they will have to go through the booking process before they can be bailed out. Once the jailer clears the inmate for bail he or she could remain in jail till the next court date or bail out of jail and go to a much later court date.
How long does it take to bail somebody out?
Usually it takes few hours to complete the bail bond process for Burbank jail. You and the bail agent will have to fill out and sign some paperwork and then you will have to wait until the jailer clears the defendant for bail. When the defendant is cleared for bail, the agent will then turn in the paperwork to the jailer and the inmate should be released within the hour.
How much does it cost to post a bail bond?
California state fee for a bail bond is 10% of the bail amount which means no bail agency is allowed to charge more or less than that. This fee is to ensure that the bail agency is compensated for taking the risk of bailing someone out of jail.
How can you pay for a bail bond?
All major credit cards are accepted at Sunrise Bail Bonds Burbank such as Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express we also accept cash or a personal check. We do also have the payment plan program, but this option may require us to ask for some form of collateral to complete.
Is 0% interest financing available?
Yes we offer a 0% interest financing program but we might need to collect some sort of collateral. The purpose of the collateral is to ensure that we have some way of collecting the full bail amount if the inmate does not appear to court or fails to finish all of the payments for the bail bond. Our agent will work with you and set up a payment plan that fits your budget.
What are my responsibilities as an indemnitor?
When you choose to bail somebody out of jail by hiring a bail bondsman, you agree that it is your responsibility to make sure that the defendant will take care of all court dates. If for some reason the defendant does not go to court, then you will be responsible for the full bail amount.
I missed my court date what should I do?
If for some reason you missed your court date, then you will have to contact your bail agent as soon as possible and explain your situation. The bail agent will then contact the courthouse, explain your situation, and then set up a new court date.
How do they decide the bail amount?
Usually they look at many factors of your case in order to decide the bail amount. The severity and amount of charges that the inmate has will usually be the deciding factor. The purpose of the bail amount is to help ensure that the defendant will show up to court and will realize the severity of his or her crime.
When do I get my collateral back?
If we need to collect some sort of collateral, then you can expect to get it back no earlier than when the case is finished. The purpose of the collateral is to ensure that the defendant will attend to court and that it is enough to cover the full bail amount if the inmate fails to show up to court.