Expert Bail Bondsman
Our team of expert bail bondsmen is more than a company; we’re family. As a family-owned and operated company, we are committed to each bail agent on our staff and each bail agent is committed to giving the best to our clients.
We serve all jails in Alameda County with professional unsurpassed in our industry. You can trust Adelante Bail Bonds in your time of need.
We will treat you the way we would want to be treated in a time of duress: with respect. We are the experts leave it to us to educate you on the bail process, costs and your options.
Each bondsman at Adelante Bail Bonds is licensed by the state of California. This means that each agents has had not only initial training and education, but required continuing education.
To speak with an expert Alameda County bail bondsman, call us at 510-291-4169.
What We Do As Alameda Bondsmen
A bondsman’s role is to assume the financial risk of a defendant by posting the bond for his or her release from jail. This is done after a contract is signed by the person requesting the bond and the bail bondsman.
By posting the bond, the bondsman is guaranteeing to the court that the defendant will return to court for every hearing they are required to attend.
If the defendant fails to appear in court (known as FTA), then the bondsman will have to pay the entire bail amount to the court. However, if the bondman pays, then the cosigner of the bond will be required to repay the bail bondsman for the costs he incurred. Bailing someone out of the Alameda jail is a serious responsibility.
In order to obtain a bail bond, a fee must be paid to the bondsman. The California Department of Insurance, which regulates bail agents, determines the amount bondsmen may charge for this fee. The fee is called a premium.
The standard rate for a bail bond premium is 10%. That means that, if the defendant’s bail is $25,000 then the cost of the bond will be $2,500. In certain circumstances, an 8% bond may be offered to a client. When you call, ask if you qualify.
The bail bond premium is a set fee and cannot be negotiated. If you come across a company that offers cheap or discounted bail, be wary. No bondsman can offer a lower bail amount than that set by the Department of Insurance.
The fee charged by bondsmen is not returned to you at the conclusion of the court case. This money is given to the bondsman in exchange for assuming the risk and posting the bond for the defendant’s release.
Once released on bond, the defendant will be given a date to appear in court. In order to satisfy the legal requirements of the court, the defendant must show up to all court hearings for their case. If they fail to return to court, a warrant will be issued for their arrest. The defendant has a responsibility to the court, to the cosigner and the bail bondsman.
As a cosigner of a bail bond, you are guaranteeing to the bondsman that you will make sure the defendant goes to all required court appearances. If the defendant skips court, then you will be responsible for paying the total amount of the bond.
If you would like more information about bail bonds in Alameda County, call us at 1-510-291-4169 for a free consultation. We are ready to help 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.