Federal Bail Bonds

Bail Bonds for All Federal Charges

If a defendant has been charged with a federal crime against the U.S., you will need to the help of someone who specializes in federal bail bonds.

Excellent Bail Bonds can help you with federal bonds in any state in the country. A bondsman is available to work through your specific situation 24 hours a day. Call us at today at 626.617.8000.

Cost & Payment

If someone you know has been arrested and charged with a federal crime, you can expect their bail bond to cost 15% of the total set bail amount. For example, if federal bail has been set at $50,000 you can expect a federal bail bond to cost $7,500. Federal bail bonds generally take longer to process and require more work on behalf bail bondsman. As with state bail, the rate at which federal bail bonds companies charge is regulated.

We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Flexible payment terms and zero-percent federal bail bonds financing are available to those who qualify.

Federal vs. State Bail Bonds

Federal bonds are different from state bonds, which are regulated on a state-by-state basis. In most state cases, when someone has been arrested and charged with a crime they will be permitted to bail out of jail before the court trial. A bail bondsman specializing in bail in the state you need the bond will be used.

For California criminal charges such as theft, driving under the influence (DUI) or drug possession any bail bondsman licensed by the state of California will be able to assist you in obtaining a criminal bail bond.

Federal Crimes

Currently, there are more than 4,500 crimes which can be prosecuted federally. Some examples of federal crimes are:

  • Kidnapping
  • Customs Violations
  • Tax Evasion
  • Tax Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Bank Robbery
  • Organized Crime
  • Importing Illegal Drugs
  • Transporting Illegal Drugs Across State Lines

Crimes that have been committed and involve the Post Office are also considered to be federal crimes. These may include:

  • Mailing Ransom Notes
  • Sending Packages Containing Illegal Drugs
  • Sending Mail Containing Harmful Chemicals
  • Vandalizing Mail Boxes

In addition, crimes in which a defendant has been charged with fraudulently obtaining federal benefits are charged as federal crimes. These crimes include but are not limited to:

  • Social Security Fraud
  • Welfare Fraud
  • Forging The Signature Of A Deceased Person In Order To Cash Their Social Security Check

Criminal Bail Bonds and Federal Bail Bonds Are Different

Both federal bail bonds and criminal bail bonds serve as a promise that a defendant will appear at mandated court hearings in order to have their case resolved. There are, however, some differences between the criminal and federal bail bonds process.

The Criminal Bail Bonds Process

People who are charged with crimes against the state are almost always permitted to bail out before their court date(s). In this instance, the crime(s) the defendant has been charged with will be cross-referenced with the bail schedule for the county in which they’ve been arrested. The county bail schedule is set annually by a panel of judges and it determines at what rate bail is set at based on several factors including whether the defendant has a criminal record, how serious the crime they’ve been charged with is and whether they have ties to the community. A common misconception is that these types of defendants will need to appear before a judge in order to have their bail set. In actuality, it doesn’t work that way. 

The Federal Bail Bonds Process

In instances where a defendant is charged with a federal crime, however, they must appear before a magistrate before bail is set. In federal bail hearings, the magistrate may release a defendant on personal recognizance (no bail), release them on unrestricted bail, or release them on bail with restrictions. Release with restrictions may prohibit travel, require the defendant retain or seek employment, undergo mandatory drug and/or alcohol testing or require they submit to mandatory psychiatric, psychological or medical testing. Unlike criminal bonds, there is no set bail schedule when it comes to federal crimes and the rate at which bail is set is at the sole discretion of the magistrate. You should know that it is common for federal bail to be set higher than state bail.

For further information on Federal bail bonds, call 626.617.8000.  A licensed and professional bondsman is available 24/7 to take your call.