3 Bail Bond Store Myths, Debunked

Orange County Bail Bond Store

There is always so much talk around the most gossipy issues, including bail bonds because they involve intriguing court cases for the public, and private matters for those involved. Plus, what you see on television shows and movies aren’t always accurate. So, here are 3 common bail bond myths, debunked!

  1. Myth #1: Bail agents must be paid in cash. You’re not expected to have this kind of money in cash. Other forms of payment include credit card and collateral.
  2. Myth #2: Bail agents can negotiate to reduce bail with the court. The arrested individual may request to have their bail reviewed, but a change by the court is very unlikely. Bail agents, however, are not allowed to approach the court to negotiate bail.
  3. Myth #3: Fees paid to a bail agent will be returned to you after court. The premium you pay the bail agent (typically 10% of the bail amount) is for them helping you. This is not refunded to you, as they are doing you a service. If you were to pay the full bail to the court by yourself, without the help of a bail agent, then you will get this money back at the end of court as long as the defendant was compliant.

    To learn more about the facts of bail bonds, feel free to contact Orange County Bail Bond Store at 714-648-0586 where you can speak to a representative for immediate assistance. You may also visit us online and read up about bail bonds and the company’s services.

Protest For Your Rights, But Don’t Get In Trouble

Santa Ana Bail Bonds

Over the past year, America has captured international news for matters we wish weren’t so: rioting in our beautiful cities over the deaths of African-American individuals at the hands of police officers, particular Caucasian officers. Most recently: the death of Freddie Gray who died while in police custody in Baltimore, MD.

It’s one thing to protest and argue for rights, but it’s another to do so violently and dangerously. This civil unrest can lead to additional unwanted problems like fines and jail time. Specifics (how much jail time, what amount of fines and bail, etc.) may vary from state-to-state. As a country, we are always encouraged to exercise our right to protest, but we want to caution you all to think wisely of how you will go about doing so.

Inciting a riot, rioting, battery on a peace or police officer, destroying property – obviously these are all illegal. You will be arrested. You will have fines to pay, and maybe even jail time. In California, rioting can lead to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. For battery on a peace or police officer, you can face a few years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines!

Our team at Santa Ana Bail Bonds can help you post bail for the interim, but you would still need to appear in court. If you or a friend do find yourselves arrested, just give us a call at 714-648-0586. We will certainly be right by your side to get your out of jail (but we hope not back to more trouble). In fact, why not just protest peacefully to begin with!