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How to post a bail bond for domestic violence in Orange County

If your loved one is arrested in Orange County for Domestic violence you are likely wondering what to do next.

You probably already know that you need a bail bondsman to post bail but how do you chose one? Bail Bonds for domestic violence have a few characteristics that tend to happen more often than not unlike most other bonds in Orange County. Below I will explain the different ways to get out of jail fast and why domestic violence bonds are different.

domestic_violencePeople arrested in Orange County have a few options to get out of jail.

The Orange County Sheriff detention release may let you out OR release (Own Recognizance Release) this is a promise to appear in court without posting any bond.

You can post the full amount of the bond in cash with the sheriff. This means if the bond is $50,000 you need to pay the entire amount. It will be held the entire length of the case and returned back to you 30-90 days after the case, so long as the defendant shows up for all their court dates.

The third is a surety bail bond where you pay a non refundable premium amount for a bail bond company to put the full amount up for you. The bail agent goes to the jail and posts a bond for the amount of your bail. You pay generally between 8-10% before any rebates. Please ask about our Prop 103 rebates saving up to 25%. Chad Conley Bail Bonds have the cheapest bail bonds in Orange County.

Orange County arrests for domestic violence charges very often.

Generally you get arrested and post a bail bond and go to your court dates. Often the police accuse and arrest you forcing you to post a bond. The district attorney often files these cases late which means the court has exonerated the bond and your bondsman is done, paid and off the hook. One the DA files the charges on you up to months later your case will require a new bond. Chad Conley will not charge to rewrite the bond for the same charges and case. If your bondsman is not willing to do this you will be forced to pay for a second bail bond.

The other thing that happens often is the cosigner is the alleged victim and there is a restraining order.

This makes paperwork for a couple difficult. Chad Conley Bail Bonds will work with all parties involved separate and will help make the process a little more at ease. We have years of experience dealing with family members on all sides to make the domestic violence bail bond discreet, fast, cheap with up front cost, no hidden fees and no annual expiration. When we write your bond it will be good for the life of your case.

Should you hire an attorney or a bail bondsman first?

Bonds for domestic violence in Orange County are generally $20,000, $50,000 or $100,000. This depends on what was alleged, if this is the first time, was there blood, marks or hospitalization? The back ground of the accused is also taken into consideration such as past prison or jail history, probation or any other violent crimes in history. If your bond is set to high you have the option to ask for a bail reduction. This must happen in open court in front of the judge. You will have to wait in jail until your first court date which should be 3 days from arrest. The first court date is an arraignment and although the district attorney normally gets a 3 day notice prior to a bail hearing they often hear bail at the same time. If you plan on going for a bail hearing it is best to have your attorney discuss it ahead of time with the DA.

You also want to make sure you chose a CA licensed bail agent. You can check their license here at California Department of Insurance 

If you have any questions regarding a bail bond in orange County Ca please call me.

855-223-2423 Chad Conley Bail Bonds

855-223-2423 Chad Conley Bail Bonds

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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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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Arrested for California Penal Code Section 273.5?

 

California Penal Code Section 273.5 and 13700-13702 are the state laws that give definition to domestic violence in California Superior Courts.

It states: “Any person who willfully inflicts upon a person who is his or her spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or the mother or father of his or her child, corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to $6,000 or by both that fine and imprisonment.

What are the differences between a domestic violence bond and other bonds?

– First Domestic Violence Bonds are probably the only bond that the reported victim is generally the cosigner for the bond

– Secondly domestic violence PC 273.5 bonds often have problems other bonds don’t have. The biggest problem that often happens is a person is arrested and a bail bond is posted. Court dates for DV are generally within 5 days which is very fast. This doesn’t give the District Attorney’s office much time to file charges. If you show up at your court date and charges have not yet been filed the court will automatically exonerate/ void the bail bond 15 days after this date. If charges are filed after this time you will most likely show up at court and need a bail bond.

– There maybe temporary/ restraining orders in place between the defendant and others that maybe part of the bond

What happens if the District Attorney declines to file charges?

There are many times when someone is arrested by a police officer or sheriff for domestic violence and the district attorney does not pick the case up. This means the DA does not chose to file charges against who was arrested. This can happen for several reasons such as there isn’t enough information or proof to win the case. This means you were arrested and posted bond but the case is not being filed against you.

Will you still have to pay the bondsman if the charges are not filed?

The straight forward answer is yes. Across the board when a “Bond” is posted the premium is earned the moment the defendant either steps foot out of jail or court. The liability could be for a day or a year or longer but it starts the minute a person is released. Very often initially no charges are filed within the 15 days or even 60 days and the client don’t want to pay the balance only to find out they need another bond and are happy they did because the bondsman can reassume the original bond and save you a lot of money.

What should I do if they call from jail?

Remember that the phone is recorded. You do not want to discuss any part of you case over the phone. Make sure you ask them what police or sheriff department they are at? Make sure you get their exact spelling of their name and date of birth. Remind them to not talk to the police until they have a criminal defense attorney with them.

If you are wanted for questioning, being charged with or a loved one is in jail arrested for domestic violence please call Chad Conley, Owner of Chad Conley Bail Bonds.