Bail FAQ – Questions and Answers about Bail Bonds, Bail Bondsman, and Bail Agents
Understanding the bail bonds process can ease your anxiety over the arrest of a relative or friend
Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds believes that keeping customers fully informed about how bail and bail bonds work is one of the most important aspects of a bail agent’s job. Here are answers to questions our customers commonly ask about bail, bail bonds, and the function of a bail agent:
How does a bail bond work?
A bail bond is a way to pay bail when family or friends of someone who has been arrested do not have enough money to pay the entire bail amount. Surety companies provide bail bonds, which is a type of insurance policy, which guarantees payment of the entire bail amount in case a defendant does not appear for scheduled court dates. Bail bonds are available through a licensed bail bondsman such as Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds.
How much does a bail bond cost?
A bail bond obtained through a licensed bail agent such as Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds costs 10 percent of the bail amount. California Department of Insurance sets this percentage, known as the “premium”.
How do I pay the bail bond premium?
At Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds we accept cash, personal checks, money orders and all major credit cards. To arrange payments, call us at any one of these numbers:
Nevada City: 530-265-0535
How long does it take for someone to be released once a bail bond is issued?
Processing paperwork and release from jail once a bondsman has posted a bond may take up to three hours, depending on how busy jail personnel are. The paperwork that needs to be filled out for the bond including the bail bond application usually takes no more than 20 minutes to complete.
What hours does Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds operate?
We are located directly across from the Placer County Jail in Auburn and are a full-service bail agency available any time. Our bail bondsman are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and are open on weekends and all holidays.
Can I acquire a bail bond through a bond agent at Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds if I live out of the area or in another state?
Frank S. Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds does not require that you live nearby to post a bail bond for your loved one. You may arrange for bail bonds and payments without leaving your home or workplace. We have bail bondsman available at all times and offer nationwide service. We are located directly across from the Placer County Jail in Auburn and also service the surrounding areas such as:
Placer County Jail in Auburn
Roseville City Jail in Roseville
Nevada County Jail in Nevada City
Sacramento County Jail in Sacramento
El Dorado County Jail in Placerville
How long is a bail bond in effect?
The premium paid for a bail bond is good for one year from the date it is issued. A bail bond is considered completed (exonerated) when the defendant is sentenced, fined or the case is dropped and charges are dismissed.