WILSHIRE BAIL BONDS FAQs
ANSWERS BY BAIL BONDS WILSHIRE
What makes a bail bond?
A bail bond is also known as a “surety bond” because the bail bondsman that issues the bail bond must be insured by a surety company. This is a contract between the bondsman and the inmate, ensuring that the inmate will show up to his or her court date if the bondsman bails him or her out of jail.
Could I leave the state or country while on bond?
In order to leave the state or country, you will have to notify the bonding office before attempting to do so.
Can You discount the fees on the premium?
No bail bondsman can discount the fee lower than 8% of the full bail amount or it would be considered illegal.
Are some bondsmen less expensive than others?
No, it is illegal for any bail bonds agency to charge less than 8% of the full bail amount.
How do I get a Bail Bond?
You could get a bail bond by using a bail bondsman, post cash for the full amount of the bond with the court or jail, or you can use real property with the court.
What happens if the defendant doesn’t show up to court?
If the defendant does not show up to court, you will have to contact the bail bondsman immediately so that he or she could get the defendant a new court date.
Do I get my money back after?
No, you do not get the premium back that you paid to the bonding office because it is the fee that allows the defendant to get out of jail and is fully earned once the defendant is out of custody.
What happens if I get arrested while on bail?
When you are arrested, you original bail bond could be surrendered and you would have to get a new bail bond for all of the charges including the new one.