I was arrested earlier in the year but the District Attorney never filed charges. When will I get my Poway bail bonds money back?
This is a question that’s often asked. If charges aren’t filed, if they’re dropped, or if the defendant is found not guilty, does this mean the bondsman will give them their money back? No. The California bail bonds industry is regulated by the Department of Insurance. In that respect you can think of a bond as being similar to an insurance policy. Instead of insuring an item against theft or damage it insures the behavior of the defendant. Namely, that this person will go to court when they’re supposed to. Much like the premium you pay to your auto insurance company is not refunded if you don’t get into any accidents or points added to your license, the money you pay to a Poway bail bonds company is non refundable.
The alternative to working with a bail agent would be to take the defendant’s full bail amount, in cash, to the jail. They would hold onto the cash and as long as the defendant made all of their required court appearances, it would be refunded in full to the person who posted it once the case is over. Most people don’t have immediate access to large amounts of money and even if they do, they are reluctant to have it tied up for months on end. This is why most people choose to hire a bondsman.
If you have additional questions about how Poway bail bonds work call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 619-785-3077 to speak with an expert bail agent.