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The problems many clients cause themselves when trying to get a bond reduction

The problems many clients cause themselves when trying to get a bond reduction

Someone has been arrested and their bond has been set so high there is no way you and your family can post the bond. You need a bail bond reduction. Whether this is because the premium or because of the collateral needed you are faced with the fact that bail bond amount must be reduced to get them out of jail or they are stuck.

Usually the first problem I see is that clients do not listen or hear the advise of their attorney.

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I can’t count how many times I have seen this and it hurts to watch over and over. Here is what I mean. You get one shot at a bond reduction hearing and unless there is a change of circumstance in the case you are stuck with the outcome. This means that if you are not successful at getting the judge to reduce the bond you are forced with the defendant stuck in jail or finding the money and collateral to pay for the existing bond amount.

When a family member is arrested emotions are high and the clock is ticking. Clients want the attorney to jump in and make it happen and fast often times feeling if they are not quick about it that they are not a good attorney or doing their job.

 

If you attorney tells you that you are not ready for a bond hearing you should listen as to why.

The attorney knows that first off its generally an uphill battle and that they only have one shot. Being prepared is important but getting case information from the Police or District Attorney quickly isn’t going to happen.

The bond amount is set based on multiple factors such as the CA Bail Schedule, the charges, the defendants likeliness to show up in court, danger to the community etc. In order for them to argue why your bail should be reduced they must have all of the things that will hurt or help your argument.

Being prepared means not only hearing what the defendant says happened but what the police report or DA file says after all this is what your bail was set based on and this is what your fighting. In addition they need to know if the defendant had priors, felonies, misdemeanors, failure to appears even on traffic tickets, what the police report says, who else is involved and what are the positions in the case meaning who is charged with what.

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Timing – when you ask for the bond hearing is another big factor.

 

All cases are different as are district attorneys and judges. When you go to court, what judge is on the bench and what district attorney you get makes all the difference. An example of timing would be you have a case where they are charging 8 people with gang and conspiracy charges and the judge has denied the others a reduction that morning. If your attorney wants to hold off on the hearing, try to move it to a different day, DA or court room you should listen. Lots of people become google lawyers but don’t understand the matrix and/or politics of it all.

If you want the best chance at getting a bail bond reduced then select an attorney you trust and listen to their advise.

Some things your Chad Conley Bail Bonds can offer that in some cases may help get the bail reduced.

For some drug use cases a GPS monitor and/ or admittance into an in patient rehab facility may also be helpful but usually on drug or alcohol cases which are generally not considered large bond cases and often the cost of the GPS will add up to more than the bail premium saved. But in some cases it is helpful. If you would like to talk about your bail bond amount to see if a reduction is possible or have any questions regarding bail bonds please call me.

Chad Conley

855-223-2423

LA County Inmate Locate, Bail Bond Posting and Release Times

What is the first step in bailing someone out of jail in Los Angeles County?
When someone is arrested in LA County Chad Conley Bail Bonds can help. There are lots of questions that are associated with the bail bond process and most people don’t have the time to learn it in minutes as they stress to get their friend or family out of jail in a hurry.
Let’s start with what you will need to know when you call a bail bondsman. The first thing we will ask is your name and number. This is to be able to call you back should the call be lost, dropped or they need to locate who was arrested and call you back with information regarding their arrest, charges and bond.
The second thing is the arrestee’s name and DOB/ date of birth. This is what is used to locate them in the jail system or get booking information.
Third we will ask either the city or approximate location and time to know where to start. It is helpful if you know what agency actually arrested them.
Why is the arresting agency and time of arrest important? While County jails have computer websites that inmates can be found once they are booked the smaller jails do not. If you are arrested and taken to a city jail you will be booked and processed there. City jails to not house inmates so usually once you are booked if you do not quickly post a bail bond you will be transferred to the larger LA County jail. Once you arrive at the LA County Twin Tower Jail you will be booked and processed there all over again. When this happens you will be entered into the computer system where locating you becomes much easier.
Often times a bail bond can be posted at the local city jail and their release time will be hours sooner not to mention they would not have to go through the horrible booking process at the LA County Twin Towers Jail. The booking time for a smaller city jail is usually a couple of hours with a release time of 30 minutes to two hours while being transferred means transfer time plus a 6 to 10 hours booking time before an bail bond can be posted and then 6 to 10 hours release time after the bail bond has been posted/ accepted. We ask the approximate time they were arrested so we have an idea of whether they may still be at the local city jail or if they may have already been transferred. This helps us know where to start looking first to locate the inmate faster or to know if they may be in the middle of a transfer.
Another reason we ask what Police or Sheriff Department arrested them is because not all arrests are made in Los Angeles County are by LA Police Department or LA County Sheriff Department. The arrestee could have either had a warrant from another County and that County Sheriff came to make the arrest. They could also have been arrested by LA County for a warrant in another County. If they were arrested by a County Sheriff other than LA County they would not be taken to LA County Main Jail Facility and booked so while we know they were arrested in LA County they may be miles away being booked. This is obviously when it gets more complicated unless we know what agency actually made the arrest.
Once we have located the arrestee we should know there booking number, booking information, if they have a bail bond amount, have any bail holds and are considered bondable. How much the bond amount has been set for and in most Counties what their charges are. Now it’s time to get the bail bond process started! http://www.chadthebailguy.com
If you need help with a LA County Bail Bond please call me. My name is Chad Conley owner of Chad Conley Bail Bonds. My toll free 24 hours a day number is 855-223-2423

Bail Bond booking and release times for Orange County IRC Jail and LA County Jails and when a bond can be posted

In County jail a bail bond cannot be posted until after the defendant is fully booked and processed. This used to take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours to complete, however for several months now this process has been averaging closer to 6-8 hours. There are several things that change booking time the first is how busy the jail is at the time. While this makes up for a big part of the county jail booking process it is not the only thing that determines when a bail bond can be posted. Other things that hold the bail bond posting up are alcohol level if they were brought in on a DUI/ driving under the influence, jailor staff shift changes, problems in a department that require jailors to attend to such as fights or riots, not having your ID when you are arrested, if you have ever used an AKA or alias name, medical problems such as heart rate or whether you are currently on a medication or if you say something to them that makes them feel you would hurt yourself etc. During this time the defendant will be photographed, fingerprinted, interviewed and need to undergo a nationwide warrant check. The warrant check is generally the reason that booking takes so long because it often takes several hours for these results to be processed. Once the warrant check comes back the jailer will mark the defendant clear for bail. Once someone is clear a bondsman is then able to post your bail bond. The release process once a bail bond is posted is generally about the same amount of time as booking process for you to finally be released from jail.
Los Angeles County Jail usually takes roughly two hours longer than Orange County Jail for both booking and release process. However if you are arrested at a local city jail such as Laguna Beach Jail, Newport Beach Jail, Fullerton jail, Buena Park Jail or Anaheim Jail the booking and release process is substantially faster so long as you quickly post a bond prior to being transferred to the County Jail facility.
If you are arrested at a city jail that takes bail bonds then posting one prior to being transferred can save you hours. Generally you are booked at the smaller city jail and then if you do not post a bail bond they will transfer you to the county jail. Once at the county jail you will be booked all over again prior to being able to post a bail bond. Most city jails will book you within 30 minutes to 2 hours and you will be ready to post your bond. Their release times are generally about 15 minutes to 2 hours and you walk out of jail. This is why it is very important to call a Chad Conley Bail Bonds at 855-223-2423 http://www.chadthebailguy.com right away when you have been arrested so we can find out what jail you are in and start the bail bond process immediately. If you have any questions regarding bail bonds or someone you know has just been arrested please call me right away. I can help locate the jail they are in and try to post the bond prior to transfer at the lowest available cost. I will make sure you understand what all the costs are associated with posting a bail bond and that you get the best service at the same time.

How Prop 103 Changed Rebate Restrictions for Bail Premiums

It seems that some confusion still exists when it comes to understanding rebates on bail premiums.  I would like to demystify the rebate debate with the following outline:

In November 1988, voters passed Proposition 103, also known as the Insurance Rate Reduction and Reform Act, in an outcry to circumvent skyrocketing insurance premiums.  One result of Proposition 103—it repealed certain provisions of the Insurance Code that prohibited premium rebates.  However, Section 1851 of the Insurance Code excludes certain classes of insurance from premium rebates; yet “surety” is not one of excluded classes, and bail falls under the surety classification.

In 1995 the State Supreme Court ruled against an attempt to exclude surety from Proposition 103 made by Amwest Surety in the case Amwest Surety Ins. Co. v. Wilson.  This decision precluded Amwest Surety’s legislative attempts to exclude surety from Proposition laws 103 as well.

Further, Section 2054.4 of the California Code of Regulation, which prohibits rebates in connection with bail transactions, was deemed invalid by a court ruling on the case Pacific Bonding Corporation v. John Garamendi, Insurance Commissioner in February 2004.  The ruling was based on the fact that because Section 2054.4 was broader in scope than the provisions in Sections 1800 through 1823 of the Insurance Code (which regulate bail licensure) there was no statutory basis for the regulation; and further, Section 2054.4 tracked the language of certain former Insurance Code Sections that were repealed under Proposition 103, which also repealed statutory basis for the regulation.

Basically, the impact of the above actions on the bail business boils down to the fact that bail bonds are regulated under Proposition 103, which provides for premium rebates as long as they are not unfairly discriminatory. Visit Chad The Bail Guy for more bail bond information.

Choosing the Best Orange County Bail Bonds Agent

Everyone wants great service when choosing a bail agent, but what is service when it comes to getting bailed out of jail?

If you have a client who has been arrested for the first time, they are probably not thinking about how the kind of service they receive from a bail agent will impact their case; they just want someone who can get them out from behind bars. Let this recent situation illustrate exactly how bail bond agents should provide service:

I attended a bail hearing on behalf of a client. The case included a co-defendant, and bail had been set at $25,000 for both defendants. The defendant’s attorney called me to discuss bail and said that she would fight for OR or a bail reduction, and my response was, “Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less.” I attended the bail hearing prepared to post bail immediately upon the judge’s ruling, if necessary. The attorney’s request for a bail reduction was granted, and bail was reduced to $10,000. Not only was I in court ready to post bail, I charged my client an 8% bond premium, and he qualified for the Prop 103 rebate, reducing his overall premium to $600.00.

Unfortunately for the co-defendant, his bail agent did not appear in court, rather posted bail instantly upon hearing the initial bail amount of $25,000, and because the bond had been posted prior to the bail hearing, the judge would not reduce his bail amount. The co-defendant was charged a 10% premium based on the $25,000 bail amount. This could have been avoided if Bail Agent “X” (who was an experienced agent with one of the top 10 bail agencies) had taken the time to show-up in court. Consequently, his client was stuck with paying a premium of $2,500.00—lucky for Bail Agent X; not so lucky for his client.

My client was not only thankful for the reduced bail amount, but was grateful that I didn’t act in haste just to make a buck. I was prepared and I cared enough to show-up in court, posted bail based on a reduced amount and made sure he got the best premium possible.

As we all know, bail amounts can decrease (or increase) on a judge’s ruling. At Chad Conley Bail Bonds our job is to attend bail hearings to make sure that bail is posted after the judge has given a final ruling, not before you’ve had a chance to fight for a reduction.
For fast, ethical service with the best pricing possible, call us now toll free at:
855-223-2423 or visit www.chadthebailguy.com
Chad

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Bail Bonds in Santa Ana

If you need help with a bail bond then Chad Conley Bail Bonds is the company you need to talk to. They specialize in all types of bail bonds, including domestic violence and sexual assault bonds. They can service most varieties of felony bonds and can help you get out on bond in order to more focus on the particulars of your case. Here is a list of the services that Chad Conley Bail Bonds can offer you:1. Sex Crimes

Chad Conley Bail Bonds has a litany of experience in all types of bail bond situations involving sex crimes. They can be distressing and humiliating for the person accused, and that is why you need a knowledgeable bail bondsman on your side. Chad Conley’s service can help you make bail in a discreet manner and without judgment. They understand what requirements are usually mandated, such as electronic monitoring while out on bail and can help you navigate through this thorny process.

2. 1275 PC Hearings

A 1275 PC Hearing is basically a hearing that determines if bail money can be obtained in a legal manner. We at Chad Conley Bail Bonds have been doing these kinds of hearings for many years and are aware of the various parts of it. In many cases, a 1275 hearing is simply routine.

3. Flexible payment plans.

Finally, we can offer you flexible payment plans sometimes with as little as 3% down on your bail. Call Chad Conley Bail Bonds today to get this process started!

Need a bail bond in orange county?

Getting into jail is the most embarrassing situation that someone can get into. Getting a bail bondsman might seem to be very scary and can cause panic. But wait!! Here comes Chad Conley Bail Bond Service to save you – the best in Orange County. We provide bail bond service throughout Orange County and also in parts of Los Angeles. The Owner and Founder, Chad Conley bring his immense experience in this field to this company and understands the criminal justice system very well. Cases of Domestic Violence, Sex Crimes are taken care of pretty well by the experienced group of dedicated people working 24/7. Getting caught for domestic violence not only causes damage to the reputation of the accused but causes trauma to the family members too. We ensure that the case remains confidential and does not harm the victim after being released. Clear explanation of all the costs, right from initial payment, down payment and late fees including the interest costs. Chad Conley Bail Bond Service gets you out of jail and makes sure you stay out of it. We also manage to release people who have warrants issued against them of any kind. Arrests can make the members of the family of the victim go under severe mental, emotional and financial stress. The main aim of the owner is to bring back the victim of arrest to normalcy by providing swift and quality service. Whatever may be the case of arrest, do not worry or panic just contact Chad the Bail Guy and you are assured of a release sooner than later.