San Joaquin County Bail FAQ

If a friend or family member is in jail, you need answers fast. The bondsmen at San Joaquin Bail Bonds are available to answer any questions you may have about the process for a getting someone out of San Joaquin County Jails.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Can everyone get a bond?
Once someone is arrested and charged with a crime, chances are they'll need a bail bondsman in order to gain freedom pending the outcome of their case. However, even with a bondsman on hand, not everyone can be released on bail.
How long can they hold you without bond?
If they are arrested for more serious crimes like murder or domestic violence will have to stay in jail until the bond hearing. Most states can’t hold suspects in jail more than 48 to 72 hours without filing charges against them.
What happens if you sign someone’s bond?
If you arrange for bail and sign a contract, you are known as the “indemnitor”. Bail bond contracts are akin to insurance. By paying bail, you promise the courts that the person who was arrested will appear for their court date in exchange for being allowed to leave jail.
How does bail work?
A bail bond is a financial guarantee to the courts. A person who's been arrested may be held in jail until trial unless bail is posted. The agency posting bail for its client is ensuring to the courts that the defendant will show up to the court on the days required.
How do I find out the charges?
If someone you know needs bail bonds in San Joaquin county, and is booked in a county or city jail, a bail agent has real-time access to this information. San Joaquin Bail can help with this process and you can call us 24 hours a day. We will be waiting to assist you.
How much does it cost for California bail bonds?
The premium for a bail bond is 10% of the full bail amount (for example, a $10,000 bond would require a $1,000 payment). However, the premium can be as low as 8% based on certain factors that include bail amount and collateral secured.
What happens if I don't post bail?
If a person cannot or chooses not to post bail, the defendant will remain in custody until (and if) the court determines bail is not necessary. One such scenario is called releasing on O.R., or "own recognizance." This is when someone is released on his or her word that he or she will show up to court when asked. Some factors in this decision are if the person doesn't have a criminal record of any sort, or has always appeared in court when required.
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