Bail bondsmen killed in the line of duty are laid to rest

Story Updated: May 8, 2012

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — It was a story that sent shock waves across the country, as two bail bondsmen were allegedly shot in cold blood.

Tuesday, bondsmen and brothers Brandon Sims, 26, and Zachary Sims, 23, were laid to rest, giving loved ones a last chance to say good-bye.

By  Anthony Bailey, KBAK – KBFX – Eyewitness News – BakersfieldNow.com

Dad of killed bondsmen: ‘My loss is tremendous’

 

Apr 30, 2012 at 8:51 AM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Vince Sims hasn’t found the words to describe the pain and shock he is coping with since his two sons were gunned down Thursday night in southwest Bakersfield.
“My loss is tremendous. I’m just, I don’t know what to say,” he said Saturday morning over the…more phone.
The father of the two brothers had just learned of an arrest in the homicide case. Police took 26-year-old Stephens Michael Stewart into custody Saturday after a two-hour standoff with the Bakersfield SWAT team in southeast Bakersfield.
Vince Sims said the arrest made him feel a little better, but he knows it will not bring his sons back.
“I just want everybody to know that my boys were the best boys in the world. Any father in their right mind would love to have them as their sons,” he said.
Brandon Sims, 26, worked with his father at Bad Dog Bail Bonds. Zachary Sims, 23, had just recently returned from duty overseas with the

 

Why should you post a bail bond instead of leaving inmate in jail?

  1. First impressions are extremely important! The individual in custody will be transported from the county jail to the court house on the morning of court. They will enter the court room in a jumpsuit with handcuffs and shackles. They will be placed in a cage off to the side of the court room where they will address the court from. I believe that there is a major difference in standing in front of a judge and the entire court room in a suit and tie not in custody and being behind a cage wearing a jail jumpsuit, shackled and cuffed coming from a dirty jail cell. If your case goes to trial you will be viewed this way by all jurors!
  2. Secondly I believe you are in a much better position to make any deals. People that are in custody and cannot secure their own release tend to plead out faster which does not lend itself to making the best deal.
  3. You may not receive a jail sentence and were in jail for nothing!
  4. Jail is not the place to leave anyone. People get hurt and in additional trouble while incarcerated. You may be mad or disappointed at this moment they are in there and may even be questioning if you should leave them in to teach them a lesson for a little bit. This is not the place to do it.
  5. More quality time with your attorney! The attorney may have given you one price for your case so why would it matter? Let’s say you were out of custody and were going to have a 1 hour meeting about your case. You would make an appointment show up at their office, spend an hour and leave. If you were in custody the attorney would have to get in his car, drive to the jail, pay to park, wait up to an hour for them to get you from you jail cell, have a meeting where it is not totally private, drive back to his office. This turns a one hour meeting into a 3 to 4 hour meeting. It becomes almost half the attorney’s day to have a one hour meeting. There has to be an associated cost verse hours spent or they would be out of business.
  6.  Inmates left in jail are stereotyped as having no one that loves or supports them, believes in their innocence and financially disadvantaged. Some people believe that people in jail are there for a reason.
  7. Wife, husband, kids, job, animals are waiting. Most people cannot disappear from work or be incarcerated and still keep their job. People are counting on them even if unemployed this can be an emotional trauma to kids involved. Generally if you are going to court being charged with a crime you are much better off to have a job than be unemployed.
  8. Bubba is you cell mate. Jails have different housing areas for them most part however just because you are in jail with someone that just got a probation violation or drug sales does not mean they do not have a very different past. Often time’s inmates will be placed in 100 man cells. There is a wide variety of personalities and expectations in these environments.
  9. Fighting your case will cost money. In addition to losing a job and not supporting yourself and/ or your family, bills, car payments etc you will may have court fees, fines, attorney fees, investigation fees, DMV fees or child support order that could trigger another court altogether.
  10. Does the county charge fees and or fines for your incarceration where you live? This is not always a straight forward answer in all places.

Explain a bail bond and how to locate the right bondsman and compare services

When an individual is arrested for a crime they are taken to either City jail or a County Jail. They are booked into custody, and a background check is performed to make sure that individual does not have any outstanding warrants or is wanted by law enforcement elsewhere. If the background check is returned with no issues, bail is set by the court, usually by a magistrate or other official. The booking process in a city jail is usually 1 to 2 hours whereas a county jail usually takes 4 to 6 hours but can take three times that.

 

Most all individuals arrested and booked into a city jails will be transferred county jail fairly quickly. They are transferred to county jail for housing and to appear in court. This means they will be booked twice and have transporting time as well. If a bond is not quickly posted in the city jail and they have begun to transport the individual it can easily take eight plus hours from time of transport for their booking to be complete allowing a bond to be posted.

 

The amount of the bond will depend on many factors, including the severity of the charge and previous history of the defendant, as well as other basic information on the current status of the defendant (job history, family situation, living arrangements, etc.).

 

Each year a State bail schedule is set with a bond amount for each crime. This schedule along with factors listed above is how the bail amount is set. Once bail amount is set the defendant now has the ability to post a bond to get out of jail while awaiting trial.

 

Option # 1: You can post the full amount of the bond with the court. This is the cash bond form of secured release. This means that if the bond is $ 20,000.00 you will have to deposit that amount. It is easy to see why this option is not very popular, since most individuals do not have the financial resources to come up with that much cash quickly.

 

Option # 2: Post a bond through a bail bond agent. In this scenario, the defendant pays a nonrefundable fee—like an insurance policy premium—to the bail agent (typically 8 – 10% of the bond amount) along with providing proof of assets or collateral equal to the full bond amount. Collateral is not always needed depending on the cosigner’s information. The bail agent enters into a contract with the defendant (and the family members/friends) who must co-sign on the bond, which states that the defendant, upon release, promises to make all court appearances until the court legally declares that the case has concluded.

Qualifications for bonds are not just based on credit report as many people believe. They are based on several things such as who co signer for the defendant will be, job history length of time, income, if there will be more than one co signer, how long you have lived at you residence, history in city or county. You do not need to own property. Collateral is not always needed.

The Process of getting a bond posted is as follows.

  1. Call a bail bondsman and give them the full name and date of birth of the person in jail.
  2. The bondsman will get the inmates booking information for you which should be their booking number, bond amount, charges, court date. They will then call you right back.
  3. The bondsman will talk with you briefly discussing who the cosigners will be and gathering some information about them
  4. This is the time to discuss all payment possibilities and options. The bondsman will not be able to give you a clear answer on you bond costs until all cosigner and or collateral is considered. However you should get a cost based on the prequalification discussion that will allow you to know if you want to move forward with this company. Generally the more quality cosigners and/ or collateral will make the bond less risky and ultimately getting you a better cost, lower payments or less money as a down payment.
  5. Now the cosigners will fill out applications for the bond. These forms will either be made available by the bond company on their website, emailed to you or faxed to you to fill out in the privacy of your home. Once they are filled out they will be printed, signed and either faxed or emailed back to the bonds company.
  6. Once bondsman has approved the application and a payment option has been agreed on it is time to make deposit. The approval should be very fast on most bonds.
  7. Payment can usually be made in several forms. Although cash will have to be delivered, credit and debit cards are usually accepted over the phone.
  8. Once agreed payment has been made the bondsman will now have the bond posted with the jail or court.
  9. Release time is always different. City jails will usually release the defendant in a little as 30 minutes whereas county jails are a minimum of 4 to 6 hours. Release times are not up to the bail bondsman ever. The bondsman posts the bond and the release time is entirely up to the jailer. It can depend on several things that could be happening in the jail. How busy they are, what jails man power on schedule is at that time, if there has been any lock down or problems in any section of the jail, amount of people being booked or released at that time. Generally county jail releases in about 6 hours but release has taken 14 hours as well.

What is the difference you should look for in a bail bond company?

  • Clear explanation of what forms      you will be filling out and the responsibility associated
  • No Haggle Pricing once you have      submitted you cosigner information
  • Payment Plans that work for you
  • Is there interest on payments?
  • Clear explanation of terms and      costs
  • Is there an annual renewal fee      (bonds expire 1 year)
  • What happens if there was an      accident and I didn’t make it to court on time? Will they rewrite the bond      or forfeit you and take you to jail? What are the costs?
  • Do      they write Prop 103 Bail Agent Commission Rebates?

Choose your bondsman wisely! The bond company is ultimately responsible for you showing up to court. They assess risk and have the right to surrender you at anytime no questions asked. Your money will not be returned unless you go to a hearing in court and win it back. This can be a huge hassle and be distracting in an already difficult time and leave you posting and paying for another bond in the mean time.

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Mobile bail bonds, bail by fax, credit credit cards, bail from home!

I can help you now. call me: Chad Conley Bail Bonds “Chad The Bail Guy” 855-223-2423

When an individual is arrested for a crime they are taken to either City jail or a County Jail. They are booked into custody, and a background check is performed to make sure that individual does not have any outstanding warrants or is wanted by law enforcement elsewhere. If the background check is returned with no issues, bail is set by the court, usually by a magistrate or other official. The booking process in a city jail is usually 1 to 2 hours whereas a county jail usually takes 4 to 6 hours but can take three times that.

Most all individuals arrested and booked into a city jails will be transferred county jail fairly quickly. They are transferred to county jail for housing and to appear in court. This means they will be booked twice and have transporting time as well. If a bond is not quickly posted in the city jail and they have begun to transport the individual it can easily take eight plus hours from time of transport for their booking to be complete allowing a bond to be posted.

The amount of the bond will depend on many factors, including the severity of the charge and previous history of the defendant, as well as other basic information on the current status of the defendant (job history, family situation, living arrangements, etc.).

Each year a State bail schedule is set with a bond amount for each crime. This schedule along with factors listed above is how the bail amount is set. Once bail amount is set the defendant now has the ability to post a bond to get out of jail while awaiting trial.

Option # 1: You can post the full amount of the bond with the court. This is the cash bond form of secured release. This means that if the bond is $ 20,000.00 you will have to deposit that amount. It is easy to see why this option is not very popular, since most individuals do not have the financial resources to come up with that much cash quickly.

Option # 2: Post a bond through a bail bond agent. In this scenario, the defendant pays a nonrefundable fee—like an insurance policy premium—to the bail agent (typically 8 – 10% of the bond amount) along with providing proof of assets or collateral equal to the full bond amount. Collateral is not always needed depending on the cosigner’s information. The bail agent enters into a contract with the defendant (and the family members/friends) who must co-sign on the bond, which states that the defendant, upon release, promises to make all court appearances until the court legally declares that the case has concluded.

Qualifications for bonds are not just based on credit report as many people believe. They are based on several things such as who co signer for the defendant will be, job history length of time, income, if there will be more than one co signer, how long you have lived at you residence, history in city or county. You do not need to own property. Collateral is not always needed.

I can help you now. call me: Chad Conley Bail Bonds “Chad The Bail Guy” 855-223-2423

The Process of getting a bond posted is as follows.

  1. Call a bail bondsman and give them the full name and date of birth of the person in jail.
  2. The bondsman will get the inmates booking information for you which should be their booking number, bond amount, charges, court date. They will then call you right back.
  3. The bondsman will talk with you briefly discussing who the cosigners will be and gathering some information about them
  4. This is the time to discuss all payment possibilities and options. The bondsman will not be able to give you a clear answer on you bond costs until all cosigner and or collateral is considered. However you should get a cost based on the prequalification discussion that will allow you to know if you want to move forward with this company. Generally the more quality cosigners and/ or collateral will make the bond less risky and ultimately getting you a better cost, lower payments or less money as a down payment.
  5. Now the cosigners will fill out applications for the bond. These forms will either be made available by the bond company on their website, emailed to you or faxed to you to fill out in the privacy of your home. Once they are filled out they will be printed, signed and either faxed or emailed back to the bonds company.
  6. Once bondsman has approved the application and a payment option has been agreed on it is time to make deposit. The approval should be very fast on most bonds.
  7. Payment can usually be made in several forms. Although cash will have to be delivered, credit and debit cards are usually accepted over the phone.
  8. Once agreed payment has been made the bondsman will now have the bond posted with the jail or court.
  9. Release time is always different. City jails will usually release the defendant in a little as 30 minutes whereas county jails are a minimum of 4 to 6 hours. Release times are not up to the bail bondsman ever. The bondsman posts the bond and the release time is entirely up to the jailer. It can depend on several things that could be happening in the jail. How busy they are, what jails man power on schedule is at that time, if there has been any lock down or problems in any section of the jail, amount of people being booked or released at that time. Generally county jail releases in about 6 hours but release has taken 14 hours as well.

What is the difference you should look for in a bail bond company?

  • Clear explanation of what forms      you will be filling out and the responsibility associated
  • No Haggle Pricing once you have      submitted you cosigner information
  • Payment Plans that work for you
  • Is there interest on payments?
  • Clear explanation of terms and      costs
  • Is there an annual renewal fee      (bonds expire 1 year)
  • What happens if there was an      accident and I didn’t make it to court on time? Will they rewrite the bond      or forfeit you and take you to jail? What are the costs?
  • Do      they write Prop 103 Bail Agent Commission Rebates?

Choose your bondsman wisely! The bond company is ultimately responsible for you showing up to court. They assess risk and have the right to surrender you at anytime no questions asked. Your money will not be returned unless you go to a hearing in court and win it back. This can be a huge hassle and be distracting in an already difficult time and leave you posting and paying for another bond in the mean time.

I can help you now. call me: Chad Conley Bail Bonds “Chad The Bail Guy” 855-223-2423

 

How does a bail bond work, what to expect and how to compare cost

When an individual is arrested for a crime they are taken to either City jail or a County Jail. They are booked into custody, and a background check is performed to make sure that individual does not have any outstanding warrants or is wanted by law enforcement elsewhere. If the background check is returned with no issues, bail is set by the court, usually by a magistrate or other official. The booking process in a city jail is usually 1 to 2 hours whereas a county jail usually takes 4 to 6 hours but can take three times that.

 

Most all individuals arrested and booked into a city jails will be transferred county jail fairly quickly. They are transferred to county jail for housing and to appear in court. This means they will be booked twice and have transporting time as well. If a bond is not quickly posted in the city jail and they have begun to transport the individual it can easily take eight plus hours from time of transport for their booking to be complete allowing a bond to be posted.

 

The amount of the bond will depend on many factors, including the severity of the charge and previous history of the defendant, as well as other basic information on the current status of the defendant (job history, family situation, living arrangements, etc.).

 

Each year a State bail schedule is set with a bond amount for each crime. This schedule along with factors listed above is how the bail amount is set. Once bail amount is set the defendant now has the ability to post a bond to get out of jail while awaiting trial.

 

Option # 1: You can post the full amount of the bond with the court. This is the cash bond form of secured release. This means that if the bond is $ 20,000.00 you will have to deposit that amount. It is easy to see why this option is not very popular, since most individuals do not have the financial resources to come up with that much cash quickly.

 

Option # 2: Post a bond through a bail bond agent. In this scenario, the defendant pays a nonrefundable fee—like an insurance policy premium—to the bail agent (typically 8 – 10% of the bond amount) along with providing proof of assets or collateral equal to the full bond amount. Collateral is not always needed depending on the cosigner’s information. The bail agent enters into a contract with the defendant (and the family members/friends) who must co-sign on the bond, which states that the defendant, upon release, promises to make all court appearances until the court legally declares that the case has concluded.

Qualifications for bonds are not just based on credit report as many people believe. They are based on several things such as who co signer for the defendant will be, job history length of time, income, if there will be more than one co signer, how long you have lived at you residence, history in city or county. You do not need to own property. Collateral is not always needed.

The Process of getting a bond posted is as follows.

  1. Call a bail bondsman and give them the full name and date of birth of the person in jail.
  2. The bondsman will get the inmates booking information for you which should be their booking number, bond amount, charges, court date. They will then call you right back.
  3. The bondsman will talk with you briefly discussing who the cosigners will be and gathering some information about them
  4. This is the time to discuss all payment possibilities and options. The bondsman will not be able to give you a clear answer on you bond costs until all cosigner and or collateral is considered. However you should get a cost based on the prequalification discussion that will allow you to know if you want to move forward with this company. Generally the more quality cosigners and/ or collateral will make the bond less risky and ultimately getting you a better cost, lower payments or less money as a down payment.
  5. Now the cosigners will fill out applications for the bond. These forms will either be made available by the bond company on their website, emailed to you or faxed to you to fill out in the privacy of your home. Once they are filled out they will be printed, signed and either faxed or emailed back to the bonds company.
  6. Once bondsman has approved the application and a payment option has been agreed on it is time to make deposit. The approval should be very fast on most bonds.
  7. Payment can usually be made in several forms. Although cash will have to be delivered, credit and debit cards are usually accepted over the phone.
  8. Once agreed payment has been made the bondsman will now have the bond posted with the jail or court.
  9. Release time is always different. City jails will usually release the defendant in a little as 30 minutes whereas county jails are a minimum of 4 to 6 hours. Release times are not up to the bail bondsman ever. The bondsman posts the bond and the release time is entirely up to the jailer. It can depend on several things that could be happening in the jail. How busy they are, what jails man power on schedule is at that time, if there has been any lock down or problems in any section of the jail, amount of people being booked or released at that time. Generally county jail releases in about 6 hours but release has taken 14 hours as well.

What is the difference you should look for in a bail bond company?

  • Clear explanation of what forms      you will be filling out and the responsibility associated
  • No Haggle Pricing once you have      submitted you cosigner information
  • Payment Plans that work for you
  • Is there interest on payments?
  • Clear explanation of terms and      costs
  • Is there an annual renewal fee      (bonds expire 1 year)
  • What happens if there was an      accident and I didn’t make it to court on time? Will they rewrite the bond      or forfeit you and take you to jail? What are the costs?
  • Do      they write Prop 103 Bail Agent Commission Rebates?

Choose your bondsman wisely! The bond company is ultimately responsible for you showing up to court. They assess risk and have the right to surrender you at anytime no questions asked. Your money will not be returned unless you go to a hearing in court and win it back. This can be a huge hassle and be distracting in an already difficult time and leave you posting and paying for another bond in the mean time.

 

 

What is the Process: Arrested and Posting Bail Bonds in CA

When an individual is arrested for a crime they are taken to either City jail or a County Jail. They are booked into custody, and a background check is performed to make sure that individual does not have any outstanding warrants or is wanted by law enforcement elsewhere. If the background check is returned with no issues, bail is set by the court, usually by a magistrate or other official. The booking process in a city jail is usually 1 to 2 hours whereas a county jail usually takes 4 to 6 hours but can take three times that.

Most all individuals arrested and booked into a city jails will be transferred county jail fairly quickly. They are transferred to county jail for housing and to appear in court. This means they will be booked twice and have transporting time as well. If a bond is not quickly posted in the city jail and they have begun to transport the individual it can easily take eight plus hours from time of transport for their booking to be complete allowing a bond to be posted.

The amount of the bond will depend on many factors, including the severity of the charge and previous history of the defendant, as well as other basic information on the current status of the defendant (job history, family situation, living arrangements, etc.).

Each year a State bail schedule is set with a bond amount for each crime. This schedule along with factors listed above is how the bail amount is set. Once bail amount is set the defendant now has the ability to post a bond to get out of jail while awaiting trial.

Option # 1: You can post the full amount of the bond with the court. This is the cash bond form of secured release. This means that if the bond is $ 20,000.00 you will have to deposit that amount. It is easy to see why this option is not very popular, since most individuals do not have the financial resources to come up with that much cash quickly.

Option # 2: Post a bond through a Chad Conley bail bond agent 855-223-2423. In this scenario, the defendant pays a nonrefundable fee—like an insurance policy premium—to the bail agent (typically 8 – 10% of the bond amount) along with providing proof of assets or collateral equal to the full bond amount. Collateral is not always needed depending on the cosigner’s information. The bail agent enters into a contract with the defendant (and the family members/friends) who must co-sign on the bond, which states that the defendant, upon release, promises to make all court appearances until the court legally declares that the case has concluded.

Qualifications for bonds are not just based on credit report as many people believe. They are based on several things such as who co signer for the defendant will be, job history length of time, income, if there will be more than one co signer, how long you have lived at you residence, history in city or county. You do not need to own property. Collateral is not always needed.

The Process of getting a bond posted is as follows.

  1. Call a bail bondsman Chad Conley 855-223-2423 and give him the full name and date of birth of the person in jail.
  2. The bondsman will get the inmates booking information for you which should be their booking number, bond amount, charges, court date. They will then call you right back.
  3. The bondsman will talk with you briefly discussing who the cosigners will be and gathering some information about them
  4. This is the time to discuss all payment possibilities and options. The bondsman will not be able to give you a clear answer on you bond costs until all cosigner and or collateral is considered. However you should get a cost based on the prequalification discussion that will allow you to know if you want to move forward with this company. Generally the more quality cosigners and/ or collateral will make the bond less risky and ultimately getting you a better cost, lower payments or less money as a down payment.
  5. Now the cosigners will fill out applications for the bond. These forms will either be made available by the bond company on their website, emailed to you or faxed to you to fill out in the privacy of your home. Once they are filled out they will be printed, signed and either faxed or emailed back to the bonds company.
  6. Once bondsman has approved the application and a payment option has been agreed on it is time to make deposit. The approval should be very fast on most bonds.
  7. Payment can usually be made in several forms. Although cash will have to be delivered, credit and debit cards are usually accepted over the phone.
  8. Once agreed payment has been made the bondsman will now have the bond posted with the jail or court.
  9. Release time is always different. City jails will usually release the defendant in a little as 30 minutes whereas county jails are a minimum of 4 to 6 hours. Release times are not up to the bail bondsman ever. The bondsman posts the bond and the release time is entirely up to the jailer. It can depend on several things that could be happening in the jail. How busy they are, what jails man power on schedule is at that time, if there has been any lock down or problems in any section of the jail, amount of people being booked or released at that time. Generally county jail releases in about 6 hours but release has taken 14 hours as well.

What is the difference you should look for in a bail bond company?

  • Clear explanation of what forms you will be filling out and the responsibility associated
  • No Haggle Pricing once you have submitted you cosigner information
  • Payment Plans that work for you
  • Is there interest on payments?
  • Clear explanation of terms and costs
  • Is there an annual renewal fee (bonds expire 1 year)
  • What happens if there was an accident and I didn’t make it to court on time? Will they rewrite the bond or forfeit you and take you to jail? What are the costs?
  • Do they write private attorney, military, union or Prop 103 Bail Agent Commission Rebates?

Choose your bondsman wisely! The bond company is ultimately responsible for you showing up to court. They assess risk and have the right to surrender you at anytime no questions asked. Your money will not be returned unless you go to a hearing in court and win it back. This can be a huge hassle and be distracting in an already difficult time and leave you posting and paying for another bond in the mean time.

If you have been arrested in Orange County, LA County, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County California please call me I can help now.

Chad Conley Bail Bonds

toll free 855-223-2423

cell 949-350-4761

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