Santa Clarita Bail Bonds: Top Ten Stories About Bail Bonds -- March 31, 2015

The bail bonds business is very complicated and it can take a long time to learn about it.

Every week, officials with All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita publish stories on KHTS AM 1220 to help bring awareness about bail bonds to the community.

“There’s a lot to learn about bail bonds and we want our community to be aware and to know what will happen if they are arrested,” said Inessa Chavez, vice president of All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita. “So we have put together a list of the best stories, so far, that will help you if you ever get into trouble.”

Here are the top ten most useful stories from All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita:

  1. What To Do If Your Loved One Is In Jail:

It’s Friday night. You have just had a long week working more than 50 hours and you just want to curl up in your warm, comfortable bed. Your significant other has already gone to bed for the night after tucking in your youngest. Your teen has gone to a friends out to watch the newest scary movie.RING! RING! You roll over in bed to pick up the phone and look at the time — 3 a.m. You answer the phone to hear your teen sobbing and trying to explain to you that he/she was arrested for alleged drunk driving! What do you do?

  1. What You’re Agreeing To In A Bond Contract:

Officials who work in the business of bail bonds in Santa Clarita want their clients to understand what they’re agreeing to when they sign a bail contract. First off, when you sign a bail contract to get your loved one out of jail, you’re agreeing to pay the premium for the bond. In the state of California, the premium is 10 percent of the bond.

  1. How Payment Plans Work:

Who has a few thousand dollars to pay outright for a loved one’s bail? Not many of us have thousands of dollars laying around in case our loved one is arrested. Santa Clarita bail bonds companies like All American Bail Bonds are there to help you get your loved one out of jail and back home, without breaking the bank.

  1. How Your Loved One’s Bail Is Set:

One of the most common questions agents who sell bail bonds in Santa Clarita get is “How is bail set?” “Judges are responsible for setting bail,” said Inessa Chavez, bail bond agent at All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita. “Because many people want to get out of jail immediately and, depending on when you are arrested, it can take up to five days to see a judge, most jails have standard bail schedules which specify bail amounts for common crimes.”

  1. Working With The 8th Amendment:

Written more than 200 years ago, the Bill of Rights is still helping you today. All American Bail Bonds bail agents work with the Bill of Rights, especially Amendment Eight.

  1. Most Expensive Crimes In The Bail Schedule:

Los Angeles County Superior Court judges create and update the bail schedule every year. Places including the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and All American Bail Bonds have to follow and work with. “We work with the Los Angeles County Uniform Bail Schedule and local judges daily to assure that our clients are given a fair bail amount,” said Inessa Chavez, vice president of All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita.

  1. Important Terms To Know In Court:

There are several important terms to know when you get to court and officials at All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita want you to know the difference between guilty, not guilty and no contest.“When you go to court, you are charged with a certain crime whether it be assault, battery, etc.,” said Inessa Chavez, vice president of All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita. “You then have to plead one of three things: guilty, not guilty or no contest.”

  1. How Proposition 47 Has Impacted Criminal Justice:

After voters passed Proposition 47, several businesses and entities in and around the Santa Clarita Valley were hit by, what some say, were big changes. Proposition 47 impacted the courts, law enforcement and bail bonds companies, according to officials.

  1. Live Scan, Notary Services:

While many bail bonds businesses offer just bail bonds, All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita offers notary and live scan services. Live scan services scan fingerprints and palm prints for jobs in education and law enforcement as well as media clearance.  Sex offenders, criminal bookings and background check also use live scan services.

  1. County Releases 2015 Bail Schedule:

Officials with the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles have recently released the Los Angeles County 2015 Bail Schedule. The bail schedule is revised and released every year.