No. The fee you pay to a bail bondsman in Alameda County, CA is just that, a fee. It is not something you will get back.
When someone is arrested and taken to jail the two most common ways to get them released from custody are to post cash bail or to hire an expert bondsman. In order to post cash bail you would need to take the defendant’s full bail amount to the jail in the form of cash or a cashier’s check. The jail would then hold onto that money and as long as the defendant makes all of their necessary court appearances it would be refunded to to the person who posted it at the end of their case. Most people do not have immediate access to large sums of money. This is where bail bonds companies come in.
Every bail bondsman in Alameda County, CA is required to be licensed by the Department of Insurance (DOI). In that respect you can think of a bail bond as being similar to an insurance policy. Instead of insuring an item against damage or theft, a bail bond insures the defendant will go to court. Much like the premium you pay to your auto insurance company is not refunded if you do not get into any accidents, the premium paid to a bondsman is not refunded if the defendant goes to court.
If you have additional questions about how Alameda County bail bonds work call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 510-291-4169.