Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that the bail bond process can be confusing and stressful. Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section is designed to help clarify some common queries. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, feel free to reach out to us directly.

What is a bail bond?

A bail bond is a form of payment provided on behalf of a defendant allowing them to be released from jail and return home while they await trial. The bond assures the court that the defendant will appear for future court dates.

How does the bail process work?

After a person is arrested, a bail amount is set. If the defendant or their loved ones can't afford the full bail amount, they can turn to a bail bond company like 2nd Chance Bail Bonds. We will post the bail for a fee, typically a percentage of the total bail amount.

How much does a bail bond cost?

In California, the bail bond fee, also known as the premium, is typically 10% of the total bail amount. This fee is set by law and non-refundable.

What is a co-signer or indemnitor?

A co-signer or indemnitor is someone who signs the bail bond contract on behalf of the defendant. This person guarantees that the defendant will appear in court, and is also responsible for payment of the bail bond if the defendant fails to appear.

How long does it take to be released from jail?

Release times can vary greatly depending on the jail facility and the specifics of the case. However, our team at 2nd Chance Bail Bonds works diligently to expedite the process and secure the defendant's release as quickly as possible.

What happens if the defendant doesn't appear in court?

If the defendant fails to appear in court, the court will issue a warrant for their arrest and the full amount of the bail becomes due. The co-signer is responsible for this amount. However, in some situations, the court may agree to remove the warrant and reinstate the bail bond if the defendant reappears.

We hope this FAQ page has addressed some of your queries about the bail bond process. If you have further questions, or if you or your loved one needs bail bond services, don't hesitate to contact us at 2nd Chance Bail Bonds. Our experienced team is always ready to help you through this challenging time.