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