If you have never needed to purchase Milpitas bail bonds before it’s wouldn’t be unusual for you to be confused about how the process works and what a bail bond actually is. Most people in the US only know about our industry based on what they’ve seen on television or in the movies. Hollywood often gets it wrong, and most of what you see is exaggerated or not at all true.
Everyone who works in our industry is required to be licensed by the State Department of Insurance. That having been said, you can think of Milpitas bail bonds as being similar to an insurance policy. The biggest difference, though, is that although auto or renters insurance insures an item against damage or theft, bail bonds insure a person’s performance. Namely, it promises the jail that if a defendant is released from custody that they will return to court in order to resolve their case. Much like the premium you pay to your auto insurance company isn’t refunded if you don’t get in any accidents or receive any tickets, the premium you pay to a bondsman is not refunded even if the defendant’s charges are dropped, if their case is dismissed, or if they handle their case.
The cost to purchase a bond is 10% of the defendant’s total bail amount. Bail amounts in California are among the highest in the nation which means the premium can often be in the thousands of dollars. Some companies allow their clients the option of paying this off over time. This is where some people get confused. In this instance you would not be repaying a loan but would instead be paying off the total cost of the bond in monthly installments.
If you need help getting a friend or family member released from jail in Santa Clara County call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 408-899-5705. A bondsman is available to assist you 24-hours a day, 365-days a year.