HOLLYWOOD BAIL BONDS FAQs
A bail bond is a contract between an insure bail bond agency and the client or defendant that an authorized bail agent turns in. The contract states that the bail bond agency will post the full bail amount on behalf of the defendant if he or she promises to appear to court.
HOW DO I PAY FOR A BAIL BOND?
You could pay for the bail bond via any major credit card, cash, or a personal check. We do also offer the option of a payment plan.
HOW MUCH IS THE PAYMENT PLAN INTEREST?
We do not charge any interest with our payment plan. You will pay the same amount as if you paid in full, but we may require some form of collateral.
WHAT IS A FELONY?
Felonies are defined as any crime that is considered to be a degree of high seriousness and will usually be punished with at least a year in prison.
WHAT IS A MISDEMEANORS?
Misdemeanors are crimes that are considered to be less serious than a felony, such as major traffic violations.
WHAT DO I DO IF I MISS MY COURT DATE?
If, for some reason, you miss your court date, then contact your bail bondsman immediately so that he or she could get the proper paperwork for you to fill out. Once you turn in the paperwork the courthouse will assign you a new court date.
DO I QUALIFY FOR A BAIL BOND?
We usually try not to deny any bail bond application. So you will have to either stop by the office to fill out an application or call us to give one of our agents your information. You or the defendant will have to sign some paperwork assuming responsibility for the defendant to appear to court.
WHAT IS COLLATERAL?
Collateral is any property that you own that holds value. The purpose of collateral is to ensure that you make all of your payment on time or so the defendant will have to appear to court.
WHEN WILL I GET THE COLLATERAL BACK?
We hold any collateral until all the payments for the bond have been made or until the case has been fully resolved. It could take up to 14 days after the case is resolved for you to receive your collateral back.
HOW MUCH IS THE BAIL BOND PREMIUM?
The price of a bail bond is set by the state of California, which is 10% of the full bail amount and we cannot legally charge you more or less.