Bail is a form of security; in fact, it is the sum of money pledged to the court to obtain pre-trial release from custody. If a person gets arrested and finds himself or herself behind bars, he or she may be released on bail set at the jail according to the San Diego Bail Schedule or will appear before a judge who will determine whether or not he or she will be allowed to get out of jail before trial.
The court officials will decide what level of bail it will take to ensure the arrested person will show up for the trial and not attempt to disappear. Usually, the amount of bail is set according to the offense for which he or she was arrested and is quite high. Therefore, if a person is arrested, he or she and the family will probably deal with a bail bond company unless they have enough money to post the entire amount.
The bail bonds company receives a non-refundable percentage of the bond, usually 10%. For example, for a $20,000 bail, any bondsman would charge a premium of $2,000. However, we are able to offer up to a 30% discount, which would be a 7% premium. There are discounts that can be applied and we can explain each of them.
After the bail is posted, the defendant is required to return to court for pre-trial hearings and has to act in accordance with the judge's instructions. Failure to appear in court may result in further penalties.
What Is the Procedure for Bailing Someone Out of Jail in San Diego?
When a friend or a family member is taken to jail in San Diego, you should act as soon as possible after the arrest. The bail process is very simple and is set by the court, the jail or the arresting agency. King Triton Bail Bonds will guide you through the entire bail bond release process. What you have to do is:
- Call us
- We look up the arrested person, the charges and the bail information
- We guide you through the bail bond application process
- We find a solution to pay the bail bond
- King Triton Bail Bonds puts up the full bail amount for you, that is our Job
- We post the bond with the jail and we are responsible for ensuring that your loved one will appear as directed by the court
- The jail will begin the defendant's release process
* After that, our client is released from jail and will come to check into one of our offices located in San Diego, Vista, and Poway and receive his or her court information and obligations.
Basic Information Needed to Start the Bail Bond Process
* We will need the defendant's (person in jail) name.
- Your name
- Driver's license or ID
Once the bail bond is posted, it takes from 2 to 6 hours to be released from jail. It depends on the facility in San Diego County where the client is located.
What Happens after Our Client Is Released from Jail?
- Our client will sign the bail documents
- We explain the court information and the client's obligations
- Clients will be assigned a court date in the near future. That means they will go to the assigned court and they will fight the case
- We ask that the client checks in with us and gives us a phone call after each court date to let us know what happened
Bail Bond Rules and Regulations
To be licensed in California as a bail agent, the following qualifications are necessary for the licensee:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must pass criminal background checks
- Must complete a pre-licensing course and
- Pass the Commissioner exam for licensing
For the renewal of the license, agents must:
- Take and pass a written test given by the Commissioner, to qualify for which the applicant must attend 12 hours of classroom education in related subjects
- Complete annually not less than 6 hours of continuing classroom education on related subjects before the renewal of the license
In business operation, according to Title 10 of the California Code of Regulations:
"No bail licensee shall solicit bail except in accordance with Section 2079.1 and from: (a) An arrestee; (b) The arrestee's attorney; (c) An adult member of the arrestee's immediate family; or (d) Such other person as the arrestee shall specifically designate in writing. Such designation shall be signed by the arrestee before the solicitation, unless prohibited by the rules, regulations or ordinances governing the place of imprisonment. If so prohibited, it may be signed after release of the arrested to ratify a previous oral designation made by him."
Also according to Title 10 of the California Code of Regulations, communications and information received from a client are confidential.
"No bail licensee shall disclose or reveal any information coming into his possession or to his knowledge concerning an impending arrest or detention of a person by a law enforcing agency, except in accordance with the lawful inquiry of a law enforcement or judicial officer, unless such information is a matter of public record or knowledge."
How Much Does a Bail Bond Cost?
The bail bond rates in San Diego are filed and set by the California Department of Insurance. It is mandatory that we charge 10% of the bail amount (premium). However, we are able to offer up to a 30% discount, which would be a 7% rate. Call us to go over the specifics of the bail bond process and the pricing.
Moreover, we can work out a payment plan. Starting by taking a down payment, we can work out monthly payments for the rest of the sum. We always do our best to get you or your loved one out of jail. Ask our agent what payment alternatives are available for your case. Contact us to discuss specific advantages to bail.
What Should You Do When You Have Someone in Jail?
Expect the best service from King Triton Bail Bonds:
- You should call us in all cases, regardless of the bail amount. We can help!
- Using a trusted and reputable bail bond firm is the safest way to go.
- We can find the best solution for you and your family.
Contact us to discuss specific advantages for your particular case. Take advantage of our free inmate information data search and of our 24-hour bail bondsman service.
King Triton Bail Bonds offers these services in San Diego County.