Bad Boys Bail Bonds Frequently Asked Questions Q: How does bail work? A: The process of bail is regulated by the State of California . A Judge within the county of arrest sets the bail amount. Once bail is set, a Bad Boys Bail Bonds Agent charges 10%. (The State of California regulates this fee. All Bail Bonds companies charge the same rate.) With payment and a cosigner that meets our qualifications, the bond is then posted, and the defendant is released. Q: What do I need to bail someone out of jail? A: There are three things that a cosigner needs to bail someone out of jail: Valid ID Pay Check Stub Utility Bill A cosigner must also be a U.S. citizen and must be 18 or older. Q: How long does it take for paperwork? A: It will take about 20 minutes. Q: How can I pay? A: Cash, Check, Credit Card, Money Order, Western Union Quick Collect Q: How long does it take for a person to get out of jail? A: It depends on the jail and the county the defendant was arrested in. Most facilities take 30 minutes to four hours. Q: What are the responsibilities of a cosigner? A: A cosigner, someone willing to sign for the defendant, is responsible for the following three things: To make sure the defendant makes all appearances to court To make sure the defendant notifies Bad Boys Bail Bonds with next court appearances To make sure the premium is paid (if applicable) Q: What are the responsibilities of a defendant? A: The responsibilities of a defendant are the following: Upon being released, the defendant will need to immediately report to the local office and complete the necessary paperwork. After completion, the defendant will receive upcoming court date information. The defendant must report all new court dates to their local Bad Boys office by either coming in personally or notifying by phone. (PLEASE CALL 1-800-BAIL-OUT) The defendant must show up to all court dates Q: Bad Boys Bail Bonds has offices in San Jose, Oakland, Los Angeles and Santa Ana. Can Bad Boys Bail Bonds service areas outside the vicinity of their office locations? A: Our nationwide coverage can assist with all bail-related matters. Q: Can I drop the money and have someone else cosign? A: Yes, however, if there is any type of refund, it will be given back to the cosigner. Q: Do I get my money back after the defendant goes to court? A: No, that money is non-refundable upon release from the bond we posted. However, if we are unable to post the bond under certain circumstances, we are able to issue the refund. Q: Can I take care of a warrant with Bad Boys Bail Bonds? A: YES! Warrants are issued to a person when a judge wants to see them in court. Bail can be posted through BBBB. Most warrants can be processed at a police or sheriff’s department with a BBBB agent without being brought into custody. Q: Do I need to come back with the defendant to complete paperwork? A: No, but the defendant must immediately come into their local Bad Boys office after being released. Q: What are the benefits of bailing someone out of jail? A: There are several benefits to consider: Defendants can go back to work, school, home, family, and continue with usual daily life. Permits the unhampered preparation of a defense. Serves to prevent the infliction of punishment prior to conviction. CALL 1.800.BAILOUT, Exercise Your 8th Amendment Right!