How do you know the right bondsman for PC288 and does it matter?

Bail Bond for a California Penal Code 288 – Lewd Acts with a Child Charge

You will need to select the right bail bondsman if you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. California takes punishment for sex offenses seriously, especially sex offenses committed against children. You face the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence and having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.

How do you know the right bondsman for PC288 and does it matter?

Yes, it matters a lot for so many reasons. First I am not going to tell you that price isn’t extremely important to most. Generally this charge has a large bond amount set and can be costly twice if you don’t select the right bondsman and here’s why. 

First off a bondsman has the right to surrender a defendant at anytime period. Now even though you have the right to a court hearing to ask for your premium back this will take a lot of time and in the meantime you will be in jail forced to pay the premium to another bond company to get out of jail. 

Secondly these cases take a lot of time and most bond companies have small print stating the bond is only good for one year and you must pay the premium all over again. Chad Conley Bail Bonds does not do this. 

Sometimes a person is arrested for a crime by the police or sheriff. This doesn’t mean the district attorney has filed the charges. If further or ongoing investigations prolong the district attorney from filing 15 days after the original arraignment date the court will automatically exonerate the bond. When the DA files the charges after this date the defendant will be required to post an entirely new bond. Will the bondsman make you pay again or reassume the original bond? 

Along the way the DA files additional charges and raises the bond. Will the bondsman give you credit for what you have paid toward the higher bond or make you pay for a new bond?

There are many other tax issues people run into posting a large bond should they decide to pull money from 401k or CD’s , etc. Is your bondsman considering these issues for you

Usually large bonds require collateral from family members who all may have a very different feeling about posting bail. Their maybe different parties/cosigners for payment and collateral. Privacy is extremely important and all parties must feel comfortable. You must have an experienced bondsman that can explain the options and the future items to consider, deal with different cosigners questions and concerns and pull it all together. 

What is PC 288 and what does the charge mean?

Penal Code 288 PC is a crime committed by touching a child somewhere on his/her body for sexual purposes. These cases typically involve accusations that the child was touched or fondled on a sexual organ, or that some overt act of child molestation took place. Someone can also be charged with lewd acts even if the touching was not on a sexual organ, and even if the touching was done over the child’s clothes. 

Should someone arrested or charged with PC 288 get bail? 

I could quote the constitution about how everyone has the right to fair bail and that everyone is supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Although this is true there are plenty of things going through the minds of family members who are considering a bond and thats not one of them. I can say that over my years of experience in the bail industry I have seen several cases that either the accuser is lying or mistaken, another adult actually committed the abuse, and the child is blaming the wrong person. Sometimes a third party used manipulation and suggestion to “coach” the child into making an allegation of sexual misconduct or the contact, to the extent it occurred, was accidental. These are not only common defenses but have been true as well. 

Why is a bail bond for Lewd Act with a Minor different from other bonds?

There are several reasons that posting a bond for the charge PC288 is different from other bonds and here are some of the reasons;

 This is one of the charges that a defendant can be accused and arrested by a sheriff or police officer and post bond to get out of jail. The investigation period is generally ongoing and often charges are filed by the district attorney’s office late and the court often exonerates the bond prior to the filing thus making the defendant post an entirely new bond once they file charges. You must make sure that your bondsman will reassume or rewrite the bond in the event of what is referred to as a “late file”

PC288 Lewd Acts with Child is one of the charges that is looked badly on inside of jail making the jail time very difficult for the defendant

The charges are also more likely to be increased or counts added to along the way should the interviews or investigation open the door for opportunity to charge you with additional counts or offenses. This means the bond can go up along the way. Should this happen its important to know what your bondsman will do and if you will get credit for the money you paid towards the first bond. For example the bond was set at $100,000 and you paid the bondsman. The bond gets raised to $250,000. This is considered a new bond and the bondsman can charge for an entirely new bond. I do not do this! You need to know that should this happen the bond company will honor and credit the amount paid. Many bondmen do not do this.

These type of cases can go longer than a year. Most all bail bonds have a start and stop date. They generally have small print on the contract that states that in one year the bond will expire meaning that should your case go over a year you would be forced to go into custody or post a new bond. Chad Conley Bail Bonds writes the bond for you one time for the length of the case. This allows you and your attorney to have the time needed to fight you case and you will not be backed int a corner trying to force signing a plea you’re not ok with or paying all over again. 

Why is a Bail Bond for Sex Crimes different from other bonds?

There are so many different reasons as to why this bail/bond is different. Starting with who arrested the defendant. If law enforcement made the arrest and set the bond amount. The District Attorney; 

May add additional “charges” could increase the bond amount.

Increase the “counts” on a particular charge requiring possible higher bail amount

Argue for no bail

Require GPS Monitoring with bail

What will the Bail Bond Company do when your bail has been raised?

What is the difference between a Bail Company, Bail Agent and a Bail Bondsman and why does it matter for a Lewd Acts with a Minor Bond?

Bail Bond Agent and Bail Bondsman is mostly the same just a different way of saying it however mostly recognized these two ways. Independent Bail bondsman or Agent that works at a Bail Bond Company.

Bail Bond Company’s generally refer to their salesmen as agents

A Bondsman generally does more than just sell and post the bond. They often are independent agents that have their own company and deal with advertising to exoneration (start to finish)

The reason it matters is because the amount of power the bondsman has or doesn’t have can change everything

It matters whether you are dealing with a sales agent that just sits at a desk and sells in a corporate environment or a hands on personal service owner. Even the background and personality or the bondsman matters. 

What should I compare when selecting a bail bondsman?

I know what you are thinking already “COST” right? Well, your right but most make the mistake or taking the cheapest dollar amount they hear or the lowest down payment. Its what you miss or what changes along the way that will very well determine the cost. Don’t be fooled by the lowest cost when you leave the door open to so much that could cost you more or worse more than you have!

What are the hidden costs to be aware of?

  • Changes or increase in charges
  • Late file by DA office
  • DA reject or no file
  • Annual renewal fees
  • Posting fees
  • Interest fees

If you have questions regarding a band please call me. I will explain the entire process and give you all your options so you can make an informed decision. 

Chad Conley Owner of Chad Conley Bail Bonds

Chad The Bail Guy

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

Is there a difference? There are a lot of bail bond companies that advertise LGBT, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

There are a lot of bail bond companies that advertise LGBT, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. The question is why? Are they LGBT owned? Does it mean they care more or are they simply trying to reel you in based on search engines? If you asked most of them they simply wouldn’t have a good answer off the cuff. Some may have forgotten that their web designer even put that on their website.
The bail bond is the same whether you are lesbian or gay right? Your bond should cost the same right? Do you get a special discount or a LGBT bondsman that is sent out?
The answers is simple really. First off there are not special discounts for LGBT bail bonds and the prices should be the same for everyone. There are few LGBT bail bondsman and frankly you most likely aren’t going to ask them when you call if they are or just advertising it and really it shouldn’t matter.
As far as caring I believe that a person is either very caring or their not. They either love helping people or they don’t. They either love their job or they don’t. These are qualities that one possesses no matter what their gender, gender preference is or who they are dealing with.
So what is the real difference and what is important? Well not everyone involved in the arrest process may be caring or be there to help. When someone is arrested they are taken to jail and while city jails are smaller and have either few people in the holding cell or even a private cell the county jails are far more crowded. First people are thrown in a catch all cell that has every kind of person that is arrested. During the booking process you will be fingerprinted, photographed, interviewed and a national background check is performed. The interview process will ask you about yourself and if you are housed they will usually segregate people for safety based on ethnicity, background, medical and sexual preference. However until this happens you are left to fin for yourself in general population holding tanks with lots of very prejudice types of people of all crime statuses. Timing is important especially if you are arrested in a local city jail and there usually is an ability to post a bail bond there prior to being transferred to the county jail.
Your relationship with your bail bondsman goes far beyond the initial application process. It is a relationship until your case is completely over. It usually starts with a friend or family member meeting to file out applications and present ID. You want to know that who you are meeting is not only caring about who is in jail but also who is out getting paperwork prepared for your bond. You will possibly be meeting someone you don’t know in an unusual location like a parking structure at the jail. You may even be planning to pay cash to whom you meet. Once the bond is posted the defendant will have to deal with the bondsman as well once they are out to also fill out their paperwork and present ID and possibly make payments along the way. The bail bond company will be in charge of your bond and freedom until your case is over. So although it does not matter if your bondsman is LGBT it does matter that they care and respect you.
Bottom line is that it shouldn’t matter whether you bail bondsman is lesbian, gay straight, bisexual or transgender. It should only matter that they are extremely caring, very fast and extremely professional. That they offer low cost bail bond pricing, payment plans and take visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover as well as cash. They should treat you like a client because you are! My name is Chad Conley the owner of Chad Conley Bail Bonds and I love what I do and it shows. I care about every person I post a bail bond for and treat them as valuable clients who I perform a service for. My clients are important to me no matter who they are or what size their bond is. If you need a bail bond then please call me so I can help at toll free 855-223-2423. I will walk you thru the process, respect your privacy, explain how it works, what all the cost involved are and treat you and your family as an important client should be treated. If you have a warrant or someone needs bail bond information please call me or visit my website http://www.chadthebailguy.com or call me at 855-223-2423 now. We regularly post bail bonds in Orange County, LA/ Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and San Diego County California. I regularly beat everyone’s prices. I also have true online E Signature applications that allows you to apply and pay from your own home without leaving. No printer, fax or scanner needed.

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 Bondsman in Santa Ana, CA

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!