Other than becoming licensed as a bail agent or bail permittee, you can be licensed as a bail solicitor.
A bail solicitor is someone who transacts bail on behalf of and as the employee of the holder of a bail licenses, according to the California Bail Education textbook.
“This is different than becoming a bail agent or permittee,” said Inessa Chavez, vice president of All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita. “A bail solicitor does not have as much freedom and rights as a bail agent or permittee.”
Bail solicitors must be 18 years old or older and go through a similar type of training as a bail agent or permittee — 20 hours of approved classroom study about the duties and responsibilities of a bail licensee and 6 hours of approved continued annual education, according to the textbook.
A bail solicitor must have an action notice from an employing bail agent or permittee, like All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita.
The fees to become a bail solicitor are significantly less than if someone would like to become a bail agent or bail permittee.
It costs about $1200 to become a bail solicitor or bail agent with an annual fee of nearly $200.
To become a bail permittee costs about $1800 and renewal costs about $716.
Also, if a bail solicitor applicant is to work for more than two bail licensees, like All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita, who are members of a partnership must notify each employer with an Action Notice Statement and an additional filing fee, according to the textbook. A corporation may not employ a bail solicitor or permittee.