Our son was arrested a few hours ago and his bail bonds have been set at $50,000. I know that when you pay the Santa Clara bail bonds fee that money is non-refundable, and in this case that fee would be $5,000. Can I just put my house up instead, and not have to pay the fee?
The type of bond that you are referring to is a property bond, and while property bonds are commonly used in federal court proceedings, it’s extremely rare that they would be used for a state court matter.
Also, property bonds are not fast. First, the judge would need to agree to accept this type of bail bond, and then, the property owner would need to pull a title report (usually from a specific, court-approved title company), have the property appraised and provide very specific documents to the court.
Property bonds generally cost several thousand dollars to put together and, in most cases, they can take up to two weeks from the time you start pulling documents to the time the court gives the final sign off.
If you have further questions about how Santa Clara bail bonds work or what needs to be doe to get someone out of the Santa Clara County Main Jail fast, call our office today at 888-224-5266 to speak with a licensed bail bonds agent in your area.
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