Walnut Bail Bonds FAQs
Bail Bonds are contracts that bail agents write that states that the bail bond agency will post the full bail amount on behalf of the defendant if the signee promises to make sure that the defendant appears to court.
How does the court set the bail amount?
The bail amount is usually set by the degree of seriousness that comes with the charges on the defendant. They do this so that they could assess the danger that the defendant brings to the public safety. The bail is set to make sure that the defendant does not break the law again.
How much does a bail bond cost?
The price of a bail bond is set by the state of California at 10% of the full bail amount. This price cannot be changed according to California Law.
How can I pay for a bail bond?
We accept all major credit cards, cash, and personal checks. If you cannot come up with the full bail amount, then we do offer the option of a payment plan.
What is a felony?
A felony is any crime that is considered as high seriousness. The punishment for a felony offense is usually more than a year in the state penitentiary.
A misdemeanor is a crime that is considered to have a degree of seriousness but one that is less than that of a felony.
What is a misdemeanor?
What exactly is collateral?
Collateral is any property that you own that holds value. The collateral is used to ensure that you pay all of your payments or that the defendant appears to court.
When can I expect to get my collateral back?
The collateral will be returned to you once you have paid all of your payments or once the case has been resolved.After that it may take up to 2 weeks to get your collateral back.
Do you charge interest on payment plans?
No we do not charge any interest on any payment plans. You will be charged the same amount as if you paid the full bail bond.
How can I qualify for a bail bond?
It is very difficult for anyone to not qualify for a bail bond. We pride ourselves in accepting any bail bond application that we can.