Lakewood Bail Bonds

If you have been arrested in Lakewood, CA, we at Bail Bonds Direct have the expertise to get you out of jail fast. We understand that Lakewood is a populous city with many available bail bonds options, but our bail bonds agents have an intricate knowledge of California bail law and a deep familiarity with the Lakewood jail system that allows us post your bail with minimal hassle and in as little time as possible.

Our services are fully discreet and confidential, and we always treat you with the utmost respect. We understand that bailing yourself or a loved one out of jail can be a potentially embarrassing situation, and we know how to make it quick and painless.

Those arrested in Lakewood will be temporarily detained at a jail located in either the Lakewood Police Station or the Lakewood Sheriff's Station. If not bailed out, the defendant will be kept incarcerated until the time of his/her first court appearance (arraignment). This situation will make it extremely difficult for the defendant to prepare to defend himself in court.

What Is the Purpose of Bail?

Bail is set to discourage a defendant from fleeing justice. Bail amounts range from a few hundred dollars to many thousands of dollars, depending on the severity of the alleged crime and the defendant's past criminal history. For capital crimes or other cases where the accused is likely to flee, no bail will be allowed at all.

Bail can normally be paid to the court in cash, traveler's check, or (postal) money order. It is also possible to post real estate as bail, though this process is complex and can cause much delay. Once a case is closed, all bail money is returned to its rightful owner.

How Much Does a Bail Bond Cost?

The California Department of Insurance regulates the bail bonds industry and has set the premium (fee) due to a bail bonds agent at 10%, neither more nor less, of the total bail money. The bail itself is refundable, but the premium is nonrefundable since that is how bail bonds agents make a living.

We Are Always Available to Assist You

We at Bail Bonds Direct of Lakewood, CA, are ready to take your call 24/7. Contact us at 213-550-1142, and we will be happy to answer all of your questions and to get you or your loved one out of jail fast.

What Is a Bail Bond?

If bail is set low or if the arrestee or his friend/relative can pay it upfront in full, no bond will be necessary. However, in most cases, a bail bonds agency will sign a contractual agreement with a cosigner whereby the agency posts the full bail amount. The cosigner, often a friend or relative of the arrestee becomes liable for the full bail amount and related expenses, like the bail bond agent's travel expenses for example, should the defendant fail to appear in court.

When a bonded-out defendant does not show up for his/her scheduled court dates, the presiding judge will declare him a fugitive from justice and issued a bench warrant for his re-arrest. The police will search for the fugitive, but they are often too busy to find him quickly. Therefore, the bail bonds agency will exercise its right/duty to hire a bounty hunter. Once the defendant is brought back to court, it is possible that the judge will reinstate the bond, but this is not guaranteed.

Bail bonds agencies must assess the relative risk of an arrestee refusing to go to court after they have posted the bail. If they deem there to be little chance of such a scenario, they will agree to pay the court the full bail amount.

This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice or the information of an attorney client relationship. Bail Bonds Direct makes no warranties or guarantees of case outcomes.


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