Types of Bail Bonds

American flag wavingIn most cases, the justice system allows a defendant to get out of jail in between the time of the arrest and the court date. There are various ways to gain freedom; sometimes the person is simply released on his or her own recognizance.

But in the event that a bail amount is set in order to get out of jail — and the person can’t afford to pay the full amount — a surety bond is the best option. This is when a bail bonds agency steps in and pays the bail amount for the person, and in turn receives a percentage (normally 10 percent) of the amount from the client.

There are various reasons why you may need to be bailed out of jail. Below are a few that we specialize in:

At Cut Loose Bail Bonds, our goal is to make the bail process understandable and easy for our clients. We have high standards in this industry; there are certain times in which our profession is seen in a negative light due to bonds agencies that lack such standards. If you use our services, you’re guaranteed to receive the highest in customer service.

To learn more about the types of bail bonds in Sacramento and the surrounding area, give us a call right away. We’re here to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week — and you won’t get an answering service when you call. One of our licensed agents will pick up the phone and get started on your case immediately.

The bail-out process

gavel on a deskWhen defendants are out on bail, they can remain free as long as they stay out of trouble (meaning no other laws are broken during this time). That could include certain restrictions that are imposed by the court. Let’s say someone has been charged with domestic violence. If the court orders that he or she not have any contact with the alleged victim, but the defendant has contact anyway, bail will be revoked.

Have you ever wondered how the bail amount is set? There are several factors that go into it, but the presiding judge will generally start with what is standard in California for any particular crime. Other factors include whether the person has strong ties to the community; how severe the crime is; and how likely it is that the person will commit another crime while free.

If the person can’t pay bail (or even a percentage by using a bail bonds agency), he or she will sit in jail until the court date comes around. This could take weeks or months. 

Do you need help with making bail for someone or have more questions about the various types of bail bonds in Sacramento? We’re available around the clock to get the process started. Call us immediately!