Frequently Asked Questions About Bail Bonds
Ventura & Santa Barbara County Bail Agency
At 101 Bail Bonds, we are devoted to helping our clients pursue a positive
outcome to their criminal charge by assisting them with the bail process.
We believe that having a strong understanding of the process, available
options, and likely outcome is imperative to a successful case. For that
reason, we have included a number of frequently asked questions on bail
Take a moment to read through the questions and corresponding answers to
develop a strong understanding of your case. If you have further questions,
do not hesitate to schedule a
free case evaluation.
Contact us today for your free consultation.
Does 101 Bail Bonds offer bonds for all bail amounts?
At 101 Bail Bonds, we can help you with a variety of bail amounts, regardless
of what you or your loved one has been charged with in Santa Barbara.
We help individuals who are able to be released on bail who have been
charged with a petty theft offense and even more serious crimes. Our goal
is to help them financially and legally as they deal with the judicial system.
How long is the criminal defendant responsible to the bail agent?
The bail agent is responsible for the criminal defendant until the court
dates. After the case has been disposed of or discharged, the bond will
be cancelled. The bail agent will not be held responsible for sentence
or program fines that are imposed by the court that result from the defendant
pleading or being found guilty.
What is reinstatement?
Reinstatement is a process that occurs when a defendant has failed to
appear in court at his or her court date to have their bench warrant removed.
If reinstatement is successful, the bail bond will be re-activated with
the court. At 101 Bail Bonds, we provide our clients with a reassumption
of bail notice to help them avoid paying bail again.
Is the premium refundable?
The premium is not subject to refund. The defendant or his or her co-signer
will be fully responsible to the bail service provider for the premium
and any additional expenses from the provider. Even if the defendant is
found innocent, the case has been dismissed, or the defendant is placed
back into custody, the premium cannot be refunded.
What does it mean if the bond is forfeited?
The judge assigned to a particular criminal case can forfeit the bond
when the defendant has failed to appear in court. After the bond is forfeited,
the bail agent will be directed to apprehend and surrender the defendant
to the court. Another action that may take place is for the court to direct
the bail agent to pay the total sum of the bond which has been posted
on behalf of the defendant.
What if I miss a court appearance?
If you miss your court appearance, you will be issued a failure to appear
citation, at which point you will have six months to correct the mistake
or reschedule the court date. If you fail to take action, your bail is
forfeited and a warrant for your arrest will be issued. Your bail agent
will then be responsible for the entire amount.
Bail Bond Answers from 101 Bail Bonds
Our bail bond agents in Santa Barbara are devoted to providing clients
with a wide range of services that can help them through their case. With
more than 25 years of combined experience, we understand your needs and
have solutions to help you. If you have any additional questions regarding
bail bonds or the services we provide, please
contact us at your earliest convenience. We are here to help each step of the way
so do not hesitate to get the assistance you need.