At S & H Bail Bonds in Ventura our goal is to
provide anything you need with regards to
bail bonds, the bail bonds industry, and the
bail bonds process. Our experienced staff is
here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The
bail bonds agents are fully qualified and
licensed by the California Department of
Insurance. We will provide our bail bonds
license numbers at your request any
What Are Bail Bonds?
The purpose of bail is to guarantee the arrestee's appearance in court. Bail is not a fine and it has no connection with the guilt or innocence of the person arrested. It will not be used as a penalty if the person is found guilty. You can consider bail as a form of insurance for the court.
Ventura County Jail bail bonds
No matter where you live in Ventura County, our bail bonds agents can quickly get to where you are or even meet you at the Ventura Main Jail. Our bail bonds agents are located through out Ventura, CA. For years our agents have been posting bail in Ventura, so you can feel confident that we know the ins and outs of the local jail and the local area.
How Is A Bail Bonds Cost Determined?
In California, the is something called a bail schedule. The arresting officer assigns a violation code to the defendant's wrong doing. There are two different code schedules, one for misdemeanors and one for felonies. Say the officer has arrested an individual on a PC 422 charge. According to the bail bonds schedule this is a criminal threat and carries a cost of $50,000.
The defendant has a choice of either staying in jail or posting $50,000 bail bonds. The defendant can either provide the court with $50,000 in cash or getting someone else to put up that amount of money for the court. This is where the bail bonds company comes in to play. The defendant gives the bail bonds company 10% of the overall bail bonds cost and the bail bonds company will post what's called a bond. So now the bail bonds company is responsible for the $50,000 bail bonds that the defendant has and hopefully the bail bonds company also has an indemnitor.
An Indemnitor is a third party who is taking the resonsibility of the $50,000 bail bonds. The indemnitor is usually a friend, parent, or lawyer. They sign the papers vouching for the defendant to return to all of their court dates.
1275.1. (a) Bail, pursuant to this chapter, shall not be accepted unless a judge or magistrate finds that no portion of the consideration, pledge, security, deposit, or indemnification paid, given, made, or promised for its execution was feloniously obtained.