- Bail bonds have to be paid for up front, in full, before the defendant can get out of jail.This is not true. The California bail industry is regulated by the Department of Insurance and they require every bail bondsman in Pacifica charge the same rate. This is not to say that all bail bonds companies operate in the same way. Some offer payment plans. Some do not require collateral. Others require the bond be paif for up front, in full. You will want to be sure to ask the bondsman you’re speaking with if they can work with your financial situation.
- Bail amounts are set at random.This is also not true. When someone is arrested by a member of the Pacifica Police Department the crime they are being charged with will be cross checked against the San Mateo County bail schedule. This is a document that is set each year by a panel of judges and it lets the jailer know which bail amounts are to correspond with what crimes. Serious crimes, such as armed robbery, are assigned much higher bail amounts than less serious crimes, like being drunk in public.
- The money paid to the bail bondsman will be refunded once the case is over.This is one of the most common misconceptions about bail bonds, and it is false. The money you pay to an expert bondsman in San Mateo County is charged as a fee for the service they provide. It is not something you will get back.
If you need help getting a friend or loved one out of jail fast, call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 650-227-3547. Someone is here to help you 24-hours a day 365-days a year.