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Common Bail-Related Terms to Know

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Understanding bail and bail bonds is like trying to understand a new language for most people. With professional help from Tustin Bail Bond Store, everything is clearer and makes more sense. Plus, bail is met sooner and smoother, with Tustin Bail Bond Store. Consultations are free, but if you want a head-start on understanding some basic key terms and what they mean, keep reading!

    Premium
    This refers to the cost of a bail bond and it will be 10% of the full bail amount. For example, if a judge sets a person’s bail at $50,000, the bail bond would be $5,000. This is non-refundable and can be paid in cash, check, credit, or debit. Tustin Bail Bond Store also offers flexible payment plans.

    Surety Bond
    A bail bond falls into the surety bond category, which is an agreement between the defendant, the court, and Tustin Bail Bond Store. The defendant pays the premium while Tustin Bail Bond Store will extend surety credit. If the bond is compromised and forfeited, Tustin Bail Bond Store will pay the forfeiture to the court, and then the defendant will reimburse Tustin Bail Bond Store.

    Indemnitor or Co-Signer
    This person is responsible for making sure the defendant shows up for their scheduled court date and obliges to any and all other release conditions and agreements. This person may also offers collateral, as security for taking on this role. If they fail, they lose collateral. However, they also have the right to withdraw from this position at any time, at no consequence to themselves.

    Bounty Hunter
    A bounty hunter works for the bail bond company and will go out and capture defendants, out on bail, who have fled. Upon successful capture of the fugitive, the bounty hunter is rewarded with payment. Bounty hunters must be licensed properly.

    Collateral
    In addition to the premium that is owed for a bail bond, collateral is often a requirement as well. This most often is in the form of real estate, transportation vehicles, electronics, firearms, and other valuables. Collateral is returned to its rightful owner once the trial has ended.

Ready to talk to Tustin Bail Bond Store? We will go over all of this again with you since it is imperative you fully understand what is required, what to expect, and everything in between.

Talk to a friendly agent of ours anytime online or at 866-736-6977.

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Consider Using Tax Returns for Bail

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Wise spending and budgeting is an excellent quality to have because every now and then, there are purchases or payments that need to be made that a person was never financially prepared for. One example is when a person suddenly learns they need to pay for their sibling’s bail.

Now, we at Tustin Bail Bond Store would rather that you and your family never have to go through such an experience, but unfortunately, this kind of stuff happens. Fortunately, Tustin Bail Bond Store is here to assist any and all families thrown into such a loop. We will work with you to create a customized payment plan for your bail bond and it will be modified to work around your financial needs and be as hassle-free as possible. Payments can be made in cash, credit, debit, or checks. If you are in need of a bail bond around this time of year, consider using your tax return to help alleviate costs, it could be a big help.

Our bail bond consultations are free and we are available 24/7. So even if you need to talk to us at 3 AM, we will be here to help get your loved one home safe and sound.

Reach Tustin Bail Bond Store online, or at 866-736-6977.

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Texting and Driving? Too Much, New Laws

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Let us be real, these days, texting and driving is no longer texting and driving. It is more like social media-ing and driving, or navigating maps and driving because smart phones have come so far in just a few years. This has caused driving and cell phone laws to be expanded, starting this year.

Starting this year, cell phones must be mounted to the dash, the lower left or upper left corner of the windshield, if the driver wishes to use it while driving. With it mounted, the driver may make one single tap or swipe on the phone.

Other laws regarding cell phone use while driving still exist of course, but the new ones just expanded on them.

The goal is to reduce distracted driving and consequences of such instances like accidents and arrests.