If you have never been in a position where you have needed to seek out the assistance of a bondsman in Pacifica you are likely unfamiliar with the process. One of the most common misconceptions about bail bonds is that the money will be refunded if the defendant’s case is dropped, if they are found not guilty, if the charges are dismissed or if they appear for all their court dates. This is not true.
The only time a person would get their money back is if they posted the full bail amount with the court or jail, in cash. As long as the defendant makes all of their necessary court appearances and handles their case, the money would be refunded to whomever posted it once the case is over.
The 10% fee that is paid to a Pacifica bondsman is earned at the time the defendant is released from the Maguire Jail. That fee is not set company by company but is instead mandated by state law. Any bondsman who tries to charge more or less than the legal rate could lose their license and/or face criminal prosecution. The same goes for a bondsman who refunds all or a portion of their fee.
If someone you know has been arrested by a member of the Pacifica Police Department you will want to contact a local bondsman as quickly as possible. They will be able to answer any other questions you have about how bail works.
Call 650-227-3547 now to speak with a trustworthy local bondsman. Consultations are always free. Someone is available to assist you 24-hours a day.