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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.

 

 

855-223-2423 Chad Conley Bail Bonds

My name is Chad Conley aka; Chad The Bail Guy.

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

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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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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

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Domestic Battery or Violence Bail Bond 101?

Ca “Domestic Battery” Law Penal Code 243(e)(1) PC

The charge of “domestic battery” is one of the more common domestic violence charges.

What is Penal Code 243? 

California’s domestic battery law, Penal Code 243(e)(1) is any willful and unlawful touching that is harmful or offensive—and is committed against the defendant’s spouse or former spouse, the defendant’s cohabitant or former cohabitant, the defendant’s fiancé(e) or former fiancé(e), a person with whom the defendant has or used to have a dating relationship, or the father or mother of the defendant’s child.

What is there is no injuries?

A defendant can be arrested and convicted of domestic battery (sometimes known as “spousal battery”) even if the “victim” is not injured. All that’s required is that the defendant use “force” or “violence”.

What is the difference between Domestic Violence and Domestic Battery?

PC 273.5 Domestic Violence charge which requires that the victim suffer some form of physical injury. Domestic violence is also commonly referred to as domestic abuse, spousal abuse or spousal battery. “Abuse” means intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, or placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury. “Domestic violence” means abuse committed against an adult or a minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has a dating or engagement relationship.

PC 243 Domestic Battery which is corporal injury on a spouse, cohabitant, or parent not requiring physical injury.

What are the unintended consequences that come with a domestic violence conviction?

Although PC 243 is a misdemeanor it is still crime that will go on your record and can cause you to loose your license if you are a doctor, realtor, lawyer bail bonds etc because it is considered a crime of moral turpitude. If you have been arrested for any form of domestic violence you should post a bail bond immediately and find a good criminal defense attorney to help you with your case. 

What should I do if arrested for DV? 

The first thing you should do is post a bail bond immediately. This will allow you to meet with your attorney or interview attorney’s. Your attorney can be proactive in trying to get the district attorney to not file charges. Sometimes PC243 arrests have nothing more than a he said she said and the police arrest a person because they have liability if someone later gets hurt and yet there is not enough evidence to file and win a case. This is when a good attorney maybe able to convince the DA’s office that the case is too weak to file.

Why should a bail bond be posted immediately when arrested for domestic battery or violence?

It is important to remember that all jail phone calls are recorded. This means you have no privacy to discuss what just occurred. You cannot interview attorney’s nor have a lengthy comfortable private meeting with your attorney to discuss your defense. 

Can Domestic Battery PC 243 be increased to Domestic Violence PC 273.5?

Yes, and this is another reason to post a bail bond immediately. You are arrested for Domestic Battery with no signs of injury. Later bruising shows up and if reported it can give the district attorney the reason to argue the charge should be increased or the defendant should be charged with domestic violence a greater charge which can also be charged as a felony. 

What is the bond amount for Domestic Violence or Domestic Battery?

Domestic Battery is generally charged as a misdemeanor whereas Domestic Violence can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Bail bond amounts generally go from $20,000 to $100,000. The majority of PC 243 bonds are up to $20,000 and the majority of PC 273.5 bonds are $50,000.

If you need help with a domestic violence or battery bail bond please call me for a complete explanation of the process and options. Payments plans available.

Chad Conley Owner of Chad Conley Bail Bonds 855-223-2423