Bail bonds can vary widely in cost based on a number of different factors. When it comes to bailing an individual out of jail, you have 3 primary options for paying it. You can opt to pay the full bail amount in cash, offer up an acceptable form of collateral, or seek out a bail bondsman for the bail amount.
While not everyone can afford to post the full amount of bail, you also don”t want to risk the possibility of losing your home or your car because the defendant decided to leave the area or “jump bail” then causing a forfeiture on your collateral. The safest and quickest way to go about posting bail for someone is to seek out a bail bondsman.
In southern California, most bail bondsmen charge a premium of the total amount of bail. At Remedy Bail Bond, they require a premium of only 10 percent of the total bail amount. For example, if the total bail amount required to get a defendant out of jail were $35,000, then the 10 percent premium owed to the bail bondsman would be $3,500. At Remedy bail bond, you are not required to offer up collateral in order to get you the bail bond that you need.
Courts determine the amount of bail to be set for an individual based on numerous aspects. Some of the aspects taken into consideration include but are certainly not limited to: risk of flight, repeated offenses, severity of the crime, threat to the public, as well as many others.
Before posting bail for a friend or family member, keep in mind that even though you are only paying the 10 percent premium initially, you do still run the risk of being financially responsible for the entire bail amount if the defendant were to decide to leave the area or not show up for court on the scheduled day and time.