Bail Company charges client $80,000 twice for same bond

Don’t make the mistake of paying your bail bond premium twice. Some bond companies have a one year expiration causing clients pay for a new bond or go to jail . Jane Doe was arrested for a murder charge and had a 1 million dollar bond amount. Her family posted bond paying 8% or $80,000.00. On the 11th month they got a call asking how and when they planned on paying the premium all over again. The bail bond expired at 1 year and the clients were forced to get a new bond in weeks. Feeling like the bond company was not ethical the client started calling other bond companies.

personal-injury-300x174When I got the call the first thing I did was make sure the client tried to get a bail reduction. After all she had been showing up at court on time for a year now. The judge did grant her a small reduction from 1 million to $750,000 which is a 25% savings on a bond.

Next I saved her another 25% with a CA Prop 103 rebate. This took the bond from net cost of 8% to 6% a 25% savings. The first bond company wanted another $80,000.00 from Jane and by calling Chad Conley Bail Bonds she paid $45,000.00.

Let me break it down for you

If Jane come to Chad Conley Bail Bonds first she would have paid $60,000.00 one time for the life of the case.

Even though I saved Jane $35,000.00 when she came to me she ended up paying a total of $125,000.00 for her bonds. This is 25% over the highest price a bond can be written for or double what she would have paid Chad Conley Bail Bonds had she found us first. We carried Jane’s bond for 2 1/2 years while she fought her case.

Buyer Beware when selecting a bail bondsman. Not all bondsmen are the same. What you pay now is generally the most important thing on peoples minds when their loved one is in jail and they want to get them out. A majority of the bail bond companies out there still have a 1 year expiration on their bonds. For most smaller cases this is not a problem but you never know what will happen along the way. Making case or plea decisions based on having to pay premium twice should not happen.

Make sure your bondsman is licensed with the CA Department of Insurance.

Make sure you have all cost through the end of your case in writing.



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I am here to personally help you with your bail bond. I will help you make an informed decision and save you money.  




Bail Bond at Newport Beach Police

Newport Beach Police Department bail bond process

Chad Conley Bail Bonds is professional, extremely knowledgeable, caring and confidential! 855-223-2423

The Newport Beach Police Department is located at 870 Santa Barbara Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660.

The arrestee will go through a 1- 3 hours booking process. After the booking process there is a small window of time to post a bond or the arrestee will be transferred to Orange County Sheriff.

Newport Jail only books and temporarily holds anyone arrested. If there is a bail amount and you want to post a bond you must do it quickly prior to being transferred. If transferred to Orange County will do their own booking process prior to accepting a bond. This process takes approximately 6-8 hours.

It is important the bondsman calls the jailer right away and lets them know you planning to post bond.

What is needed to post a bail bond?

You will need a bondsman that is close by and can get to the jail prior to transfer. For most bonds an ID and bail bond agreement. The bond papers can be quickly done from home with our easy online application. You do not need a fax, copier, scanner or printer. You can text or email your ID and pay with a debit/ credit card from your phone or computer.

What will the bond cost?

I offer Prop 103 rebates which can lower your bond cost as low as 6%. Please call me to discuss prices and payment options.

How long will the release process take?

Released is usually 15 – 30 minutes after your bond has been posted.

How to chose the right bail bondman?

First you want to make sure you are working with a California licensed bail bond agent. You can check any bail license with the California Department of Insurance on their website here.

Payment-planThe things you will need to compare

  • Lowest premium amount
  • Payment plans available
  • Bond is for the life of the case
  • We have easy stay home applications process
  • We are close to the jail
  • We rewrite same case late filings so you don’t pay twice


Chad Conley has experience posting many bail bonds at Newport Beach Police Department.


If you want the lowest priced bail bond, confidentiality, experience and integrity call me now.


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Orange County Bail Bond Process

How the County bail bond process works.

You can post a bail bond in Orange County 24 hors a day and 7 days a week. Whether the defendant is in custody of the sheriff or the police department makes a difference. It generally takes 15 minutes to 2 hours to be released from most Police Departments. It takes about 5-8 hours for release from the OC Sheriff Department. Chad Conley Bail Bonds is professional, extremely knowledgeable, caring and confidential! 855-223-2423

How much does a bail bond cost?

Cost can vary but all bail bondsmen start between 8% and 10% which is the Department of Insurances filed rates which a bondsman must write the bond for. From here some bond companies offer rebates which can be applied to the premium allowing you to pay less. Some rebates will save you as much as 25% making bond costs as low as 6% paid in full. We also have payments plans available for our bail bonds.

How long does it take to get released after the bail bond is posted?

The release time depends on where they are in custody.

Orange County IRC (Intake Release Center) – release is 24 hours a day 7 days a week and will take 5-8 hours from the time of posting the bond.

  • Theo Lacy Facility – release also takes 5-8 hours but at night they will transport the inmate to IRC and release from there which takes some additional time.
  • James A. Musick in Irvine – All inmates will be transferred to OC IRC for release. The release process generally takes 2 or more additional hours for transport time. When and how often they transfer an inmate after a bond posting depends on the sheriffs schedule.
  • Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Buena Park Police Departments – usually 10 – 20 minutes after posting.
  • Santa Ana, Fullerton and Anaheim Police Departments – usually 30 minutes to 2 hours.

How long is the bail bond good for?

The bond will be for the life of the case with Chad Conley Bail Bonds. Be careful because many companies write the bond for only one year expecting their clients to pay the entire premium in one year all over again.

What is a co-signer responsible for and for how long?

First off whether the defendant is innocent, guilty, charges are dismissed or there is a plea bargain none of which have any affect on the bond being forfeited. The bond is the courts leverage to assure the defendants appearance in court until the case is over. The bail company and the cosigners will be relieved of liability no matter the outcome of the case so long as the defendant appears till the case is concluded.

A cosigner is a person(s) that promises to pay the bail bond company if the defendant forfeits the bond due to failure to appear. Often times the cosigner also puts up collateral for the bond. If the defendant accidentally fails to appear in court generally these type of mistakes can easily be corrected by the bondsman. If the defendant evades court the bond company will be given some time to communicate or arrest the defendant prior to them or the cosigner having to pay the entire bond amount. Only if the defendant decides not to go to court and can not be located will the entire bond be forfeited by the courts.

When will I have to go to court and where is it located?

You will be given a court date and court location when the bond is posted. The dates are usually 30 days from posting unless it is a domestic crime which the court date will be less than a week.

There are four Superior Courts in Orange County. Which court has to do with the area within the county you were arrested not whether you were arrested by sheriff vs police.

North Justice Center in Fullerton

West Justice Center in Westminster

Central Justice Center in Santa Ana

Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach

Where do we sign all the paperwork?

You do not need to leave home to post a bond. The forms can be filled out either by online application or we can email or fax them to you. Most people chose our easy online application that can be completed without having to email, print or fax.

How do I know if a Company is licensed?

The California Department of Insurance has a website that you can check any bail bond license.

If you need a bail bond in Orange County please call me to discuss any of your questions. I can help communicate with the jail and get all booking, charges and bond information so you can make an informed decision.

Chad Conley Bail Bonds offers the lowest cost bail bonds in Orange County.
Ask about our rebates and payment plans

Chad Conley


Finding the lowest priced bail bond in Orange County just got easier

Collateralized bonds rebated up to 50% off. This means if you are in Orange County Jail and have collateral you could save as much as 50%. Fully collateralized mean you have generally property and sometimes owned vehicles as collateral towards the bond. The equity of the home or vehicle would have to be enough to cover the bail bond amount.

When bail is set in Orange County they start out with Superior Court of Orange County 2017 Felony Bail Schedule . The defendant will also see a detention release officer while being booked to determine if the scheduled bail amount is to high or to low. Unless charges have been filed by the district attorney the DR officer generally sets bail amount.

The booking process in all of the Orange County Jails is about the same generally taking 5-8 hours so far this year. When they first get to the jail you won’t find the in the Sheriffs computer for about 2 hours. The first thing that shows up is only their name, booking number and “in receiving” after the full 5 – 8 hours there bail amount will show up. Charges will not show up to the public but your bail bondsman can get those for you.

Pricing for all bail bondsmen in the state of California start out in the same place. It is called a filed rate with the department of insurance. There are only two filed rates a bondsman can write a bond for in CA 8% or 10%. Some bail bonds companies rebate their commission to lower the bail cost which is called a Prop. 103 Rebate.

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Clients that have the property to collateralize a bail bond for their family should not be punished in an already difficult position. Chad Conley Bail Bonds has the absolute lowest collateralized bail bonds in Orange County California.

Here are some usual questions people have regarding property collateral

Who’s home can be used for bail bond collateral?

Any friend or family member can be used as collateral as long as all parties on title are willing to sign

Can you take an out of state property as bail collateral?

Yes, property can be used from most all other states. All bail bonds companies are different as to what states they will take other property from.

Can more than one property be used for bond collateral?

Yes, Multiple properties can be used. There is no limit to how many properties can be used.

How long will the property be tied up for?

The collateral is used until the case is over. However if you need to refinance or use another property as collateral instead so long as it was enough for the amount, equal to the original collateral or agreeable with your bond company it can be done.

What is equity and how is it determined for bail collateral?

When you take the amount of money your house is worth and subtract the amount that is owed on loans the balance is the equity.

Will I need to pay for an appraisal on the home being used for bail collateral?

Very seldom will an actual appraisal be needed. There are other resources that can be used to determine the value of the home.


Here are some usual questions people have regarding vehicles as collateral


Can I use my car as collateral for the bail bond?

Yes, as long as you own the car outright and have a pink slip.

Can friends or family use their cars as collateral?

Yes, as long as the owner has a pink slip, ID and the car has equity it can be used.

What will my vehicle be worth if used for collateral for a bail bond?

Generally the low blue book value or what the car would sell extremely quickly would be the value used. This value is generally lower than most people believe the value is however bail bond companies can not spend months selling collateral if it was ever used.

Can an RV or Boat be used as collateral for a bail bond?

Yes, it is considered similar to a car as long as the boat was docked or stored in an agreeable location.


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.


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.


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