Bail bonds need to be paid for up front, in full. This depends on the company you’re working with. Some require their clients pay for the full cost of the bond before they will help get the defendant out of jail. Others allow people to pay the cost off over time. You will want to ask the agent you’re working with if they offer bail bonds financing and if they do, what their terms and conditions are.
Bail amounts are randomly set. This statement is false. When someone is arrested the crime they are being accused of will be cross checked against the San Diego County bail schedule. This is a document that is set each year by a panel of judges and it lets the jailer know which bail amounts are to correspond with which crimes. People who are charged with a very serious crime (like attempted murder) will have their bail set higher than someone who is charged with a relatively minor crime (such as public intoxication). A judge is the only person who has the power to lower or raise the defendant’s bail.
A defendant can only be bailed out by an immediate family member. This is also untrue. When you bail someone out of jail you are first and foremost taking responsibility the person will go to court. We have worked with employers, friends, roommates and romantic partners who have called asking for our help.
If you have additional questions about how bail works call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 619-785-3077 to speak directly with a bondsman in San Diego. Someone is available to assist you 24-hours a day 365-days a year.