Most people understand the basics of bail. They know a certain amount of money has to be paid and then their loved one will be released. What they may not know is how the bail amount is determined. Many incorrectly assume that the bail amount is determined by bail agents. This is not the case.
The amount of a person’s bail is determined by the case judge. They look at the crime the person is accused of, the person’s criminal record, and the likelihood of that person running away if released from jail. After considering all of that, the judge will decide on a bail amount. This is how two people can be accused of the same crime but receive different bail amounts.
When you contact a bail agent for help with bail, you will only have to pay a small percentage of the bail. By California law, bail agents are required to charge 10% of the full bail price. If someone’s bail is set at $20,000, then their bail bond will cost $2,000. In some instances, bail agents are allowed to provide their bail bond at only 8% of the full bail price.
Here at Bail Bonds in Santa Cruz, we can provide our clients with a bail bond at only 8% of the cost as long as a certain requirement is met. To qualify for this discount, one of the co-signers for the bail bond has to:
- Be a member of a union.
- Be a member of the military.
- Be a member of AARP.
- Be a homeowner.
- Have a private attorney
As long as one of those requirements is met, you can qualify for the discounted bail bond. Some of the other services that we provide for our clients here at Bail Bonds in Santa Cruz include:
- 24/7 Bail bond service
- 20% Discount
- Phone approvals
- 0% Interest payment plans
- No hidden fees
- No collateral with working signer
- Se habla Español
If you need to bail someone out of jail but have questions about the bail process, just contact Bail Bonds in Santa Cruz. Our bail agents know everything about bail and are available to talk to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Consultations are always free, so there’s no reason to not talk to one of our agents.
Call 831-422-8800 or click Chat With Us now to get your questions about bail answered.