My sister was arrested a while back by the Saratoga Police Department. It was one of those situations that never should have happened- she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I paid $2,000 to purchase her bond. She had court earlier this week and the judge threw out the case. We get that money back, right? I’ve left the bondsman several messages by no one at that office is calling me back. Will I need to file a complaint somewhere in order to have the $2,000 refunded?
The only money would be refunded is if you had posted cash bail at the jail or court. If the fee you paid the bondsman was $2,000 it sounds like her bail was set at $20,000. To post cash bail you would have needed to put up the full $20,000. As long as your sister handled her case that full amount would be refunded once the matter was settled. Most people don’t have access to such large sums of money which is why they instead hire a bondsman. Santa Clara bail bonds companies charge 10% to post a bond and the bondsman earns their fee when the defendant is released from the San Jose Jail. This fee is set according to state law, which means that the bondsman could face criminal prosecution if they were to refund it.
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