The way bail bonds businesses, like All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita, function can be confusing.
Here is a Q and A session with Inessa Chavez, vice president of All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita to discuss how bail bonds work.
Q: How can you become a bail bonds agent?
A: After going through several hours of training courses, a prospective bail agent takes an exam. If they pass, they receive their bail license. The bail agents are certified through the California Department of Insurance and have to retake the exam very couple years.
Q: What’s the difference between a bail agent and a fugitive recovery agent?
A: A fugitive recovery agent is often sent to pick up a fugitive, or someone who has been bailed out but has skipped their court date. They can be one in the same. An agency, such as All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita, can request that a bail agent pick-up fugitives who have skipped bail.
Q: Someone I love was just arrested. What do I do?
A: First of all, remain calm. Call us at 888-755-2245. We’ll put up the money to get your loved one out of jail. You just have to pay us back, with some interest, and give us some collateral in the mean time.
Q: How long does it take to get my loved one out of jail?
A: If they are arrested and taken to a smaller station, such as the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, it could take anywhere between four to six hours. If they are taken to Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles, it could take more than 24 hours.
Q: Where can I find more information about how bail bonds work?
A: Visit the HomeTown Station’s bail bonds page or our Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita website. Also check out the All American Bail Bonds website.