When Do I get The 10% Fee I Paid For My Bail Bond Back?

When Do I get The 10% Fee I Paid For My Bail Bond Back?

Every once in a while we’ll get contacted by a client who is delighted that they have finally closed their case. Now they want to know how long it will take before we return the fee they paid us to secure their bail bond.

The simple answer is that you’re not going to get that money back. The fee, which adds up to 10% of the bail bond, is ours. It’s not refundable. It’s the price you pay for us writing the bail bond that was instrumental in allowing you to leave jail while you waited for the outcome of your case.

We understand why so many people are confused about the fee and think we’ll return it to them. The issue stems from the way the bail system works in California. Bail is nothing more than a promissory note. After the charges that led to your arrest are resolved, the bail is returned to whoever posted it. If you posted the entire amount of the bail yourself, that would be returned to you.

As the company that posted the bail bond, we get the bail bond back. The 10% fee you paid us is used to cover our operating expenses. If we didn’t retain it, we wouldn’t be able to post a bail bond for anyone else.

If you’re worried about the impact the 10% fee will have on your life, you should know that we do have a 20% discount for certain clients. There are three ways you can qualify for the 20% discount.

Our qualifications include:

  • Hiring a private defense attorney rather than relying on a public defender
  • Being a member of the U.S. military
  • Being an AARP member

Our willingness to provide a 20% discount is just one of the reasons you should consider East Los Angeles Bail Bonds. The additional reasons we’re the first call so many people make when they realize they need a bail bond include:

We offer free consultations. Not only are these consultations available 24/7, but they are also with a real live bail bonds expert, not an automated response. They provide you with an excellent opportunity to learn everything there is to know about California bail bonds.

For additional information, call East Los Angeles Bail Bonds at 213-387-5566 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.