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We accept a variety of payment methods. Financing is available for all income levels and credit histories.
A bail bond in California generally costs 10% which is the California mandated law and set by the California Department of Insurance. The bail fee, (also known as a premium) is a non-refundable percentage of the total amount of the bail. Simply, if the bail amount is $10,000, the bail bond fee will be $1,000.
We DO NOT charge any additional finance fees, charges or taxes.
Flexible Payment Plans
Payment for bail bonds is generally made prior to the release of the defendant. In addition to no collateral bonds, we often offer clients flexible payment options to help ease the strain of having to pay a large sum of money all at once.
To qualify for a payment plan, the co-signer of the bond (known as the indemnitor or the one taking responsibility for the defendant) would need to have good credit and / or be a California homeowner. In certain rare cases for high bail amounts, bonds may be eligible for an 8% rate. Please ask if you qualify.
Bail Payment with Cash or Credit Cards
Paying by credit card is the quickest way to expedite the bail process and thereby get the defendant out of jail faster. With a credit card payment, bail bond payment and paperwork can be completed by email or fax.
No-interest Bail Financing
For some families, even 10% of the bail amount presents a financial challenge. You don’t have to have a perfect credit to qualify for a payment plan. Generally, you need to have credit and being realistic about your budget. We will require you to make a down payment that represents a commitment to pay the remainder of the fee.
Real Estate Liens and Collateral Bonds
Clients often use a real estate lien when the bail is a high-dollar amount – $100,000 or more. It may also be necessary if the person has one or more high-risk factors: few ties to the community, short work history, or other such extenuating circumstances.