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  • The arrest process can take several hours depending on the location, arresting agency and time of day. Typically, once a person is arrested they will be brought into the police or sheriff station and booked. The booking process generally consists of being searched, any personal property being cataloged and fingerprinted. The person’s fingerprints will be put into a computer system that checks for warrants and pending criminal charges. The fingerprints can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours to come back. After the fingerprint reports are confirmed, a bail amount will be set and bail can be posted.
  • The Bail amounts set by courts are often far too expensive for most people to afford. By hiring a bail bonds company you can pay a small fee called a “premium” and have the bail agent post the entire bail amount. In addition, by using a bail bond the process of bail being posted and the person being released is much easier, faster and less complicated than trying to post the bond on your own. In addition, if a bond is not posted the person will have to stay in jail until the case has been resolved which can often take months, sometimes years. Allowing a person to post bond and be released from jail means they can go back to their families, jobs and take care of their obligations.
  • Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds Inc. is a family owned and operated business. All of our employees are professional, friendly, reliable and discrete with all customer information. We do not sell, rent or share information with law enforcement agency. We work for you! It is our job to get you out of jail, we take confidentially very seriously. Your local Santa Ana Bail Bonds agents are trusted by many Californian's. 
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  • Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds Inc. was established by an industry professional whom holds several advanced social science degrees and continues to teach at local universities. Our goal is to provide clients with an honest, smooth experience. We pride ourselves in creating safe, respectable service that one wouldn't hesitate to refer their sisters and mothers to if needed. If you are a client of media interest, we have no interest of taking advantage of your status; we are trustworthy, discrete, and dependable and hold ourselves to the utmost of confidentiality. Our Santa Ana bail bonds office is our main location in California.
  • We have many years of experience in the bail industry and have helped thousands of clients get out of jail. We specialize in PC 1275 bail hearings, bail reduction services, and large bail amounts. Even if you have been turned away from other bail bonds companies for lack of collateral, bad credit, no credit or low down payments, give us call now! We write bonds that most bail companies turn down. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds Santa Ana specializes in unique situation bail and welcomes it. We provide fast approvals and bail quick postings.
  • Free bail information and free warrant searches. 24/7 Service to all jails and courts. Payment plans with no finance fees. And bail online! Mr Nice Guy Bail Bonds has become the industry leader in doing bail bonds that other bail companies usually turn away. Get in touch with our reliable Santa Ana bail bonds agents today!
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  • Hidden costs: renewal fees, reinstatement fees, late payment fees and interest. Many unscrupulous bail bonds companies hide hidden fees in the fine print. For example, many bail bondsmen are charging annual bail premiums, a yearly charge of the entire bail amount. In addition to interest financing fees, late file fees and reinstatement fees. These “fees” can often result in a person being forced to pay double or triple the bail amount over the course of a year or two. Don’t get charged twice or more call Mr Nice Guy Bail Bonds today! We do not charge any hidden fees, no annual premiums, no interest financing. Get in touch with our reliable Santa Ana bail bonds agents today!
  • Call Mr Nice Guy Bail Bonds immediately and try to have the person’s full legal name and date of birth ready.
  • California sets the bail premium at 10% of the bail amount; however discounts are available for active military, those with a private attorney and certain other cases. For example, if the bail amount is $25,000, the bail premium (the amount you would pay) is only $2,500.

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  • The lowest legally allowed is 7% with certain restrictions; please contact us to see if you qualify for any discounts. Federal bonds and immigration bonds cost between 15-20% of the bail amount and typically require full collateral.
  • We offer bail bonds throughout the state of California for all types of bail amounts, crimes and charges. We can also help with out of state bonds in certain instances, please call us today to learn more!
  • After being arrested, the person will be taken to a jail or policestation. After arriving at the police station or sheriff’s intake facility, law enforcement officers will take finger prints, photos (mug shots), inventory personal property (wallet, IDs, phone etc.) and enter the persons information into the state and federal databases. After all of this information is entered, the bail amount and court date will be assigned.
  • After being released on bond, the person should contact the bail bonds company to verify important information such as court date(s), court location, charges, and any other information the bail bonds company may need to communicate.
  • The benefits of hiring our bail bonds company are numerous and include the following: fast, friendly, professional service with the lowest prices. We also offer the flexibility of being able to post bail online using your computer or mobile device. In addition, when you call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds you will be connected to a licensed bail bondsman or bondswoman, not an answering service. Get in touch with our trusted Santa Ana bail bondsman today!

Bail is an amount of money that the court holds onto to ensure that you'll show up to court to see your charges through to the end. Being arrested and charged with a crime is just the first step in a long, legal process that you'll have to work through to get your life back to normal. You'll have to show up in court for arraignment, a preliminary hearing, and then a trial, as well as a number of meetings with prosecutors and attorneys along the way.

The court system doesn't want to have to keep everyone in jail throughout this process. But, they do want to make sure that those who have been charged with a crime will show up when they're supposed to for all of these different proceedings. Bail is one way that the court ensures this will happen. By setting an amount for “bail” a person can deposit money with the court that allows them to get out of jail to work and live, while their case is getting through the legal system. And, they get that money back once they've completed everything and their case has come to a conclusion.

Once you've been charged with a crime, the bail schedule for each crime should be posted at the jail where you are processed. Many times a person is charged with more than one crime. Each charge will incur its own bail amount. In order to get out of jail, you will have to pay the entire amount of the combined bail, for all of the crimes with which you have been charged. The amount varies, depending on the seriousness of the charges.

Some examples of bail in California are:

Misdemeanor Charges                                        PC Violation                                    Bail Amount

Violation of Probation                                            PC 1203.2                                        $5,000

Carrying a Concealed Firearm                             PC 12025(b)(7)                                $5,000

Exhibiting a Firearm                                              PC 417(a)(2)                                    $10,000

Indecent Exposure                                                PC 314                                             $5,000

Possession of Underage Obscenity                    PC 311.11(a)                                    $10,000

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender                 PC 290                                             $10,000

Violation of a Protective Order                             PC 273.65                                        $10.000

Interfering with Emergency Personel                   PC 148.2                                          $5,000

Assault Against a Peace Officer                           PC 241                                             $10,000

DUI Alcohol or Drugs                                             PC 23152(a)                                    $5,000


Felony Charges                                                    Violation                                          Bail Amount

Using a Minor to Commit Drug Offense              HS 11380.1(a)(1)                             $20,000

Commission of Drug Offense Involving PCP      HS 11370.4(a)(2)                             $30,000

Commission of Drug Offense Near School         HS11353.6(b)                                  $40,000

Drug Offense Involving a Minor 4 Yrs. Ynger    HS11353.6(c)                                    $40,000

Inducing a Minor to Commit a Drug Offense    HS 11343.2(a)(1)                               $10.000

Hate Crime                                                             PC 422.75(a)                                   $20,000       

Carrying Firearm During Com. of Crime              PC 12021.5(b)                     $20,000 – 30,000

Theft over $100,000                                              PC 1203.045                         $50,000

Discharging a Firearm in the Comm. of Felony PC 12022.53(c)                    $200,000

In California, when you've been charged with a crime, you'll need to post bail in order to get out of jail while you await your charges. The court will hold the amount of bail money that you've deposited with them and return it to you when your case has reached its close.

There are different types of bail in California. Bail for appearance in California is for crimes only involving state violations. There are also Federal violations which may require bail, if you commit, or are accused of committing a federal crime. Immigration violations can also require a substantial bond if it is granted. Depositing bail with the court, for any of these types of bail or bond, allows a person to get out of jail, and the money will be returned, if that person follows through on all of their legal proceedings.

For many people, it can be difficult to come up with the entire amount of money that is due for bail. Not only is a great deal of money involved, but that money will be tied up with the court system for a long time. Some cases can take over a year to come to an end. After the case has ended, it can sometimes take some time to get the money back from the court system.

Most people, facing a substantial amount of bail, just don't have the cash to pay the bail outright. A person can post property as a form of bail, but the amount of value in the property has to be double the value of the bail being sought. Often, it's easier to get help from a bail bondsman like Mr. Nice Guy (844) 400-2245.

A bail bondsman is a person who is licensed by the state, working with an agency, who can post a “bond” for you, instead of the full amount of your bail. The bail bondsman works with a Surety Company, who is a little like an insurance company. They have certain rules for issuing bonds to help people get out of jail. The person who is in jail pays a fee and the bail bondsman pays the bail.

Then, the person who has been charged with a crime can get back to their job and family, while they wait for trial. The person who had the bond posted for them is promising the bail bondsman that they will continue to show up for all of the hearings and proceedings required by their charges so that the bondsman can get the bail money back from the court.

Bail premium is the term used to refer to the fee charged by the bail bondsman when arranging for the bail bond on your behalf. The fee structure for the bail premium is set by the State and ranges from 7% to 10%, typically. This fee is non-refundable and reimburses the bail bondsman and the surety company for the time and trouble of arranging and managing bail bonds

Mr Nice Guy Bail Bonds is the number one bail bond company in Southern California. The licensed agents who work with Mr. Nice Guy are committed to getting you, or your loved one, out of jail as quickly as possible. They will work hard, 24-hours a day, to help you get out of jail. Call (844)400-2245 now to start the bail bond process and get out of jail fast!

How long it takes for someone to be released from jail after their bail has been paid will vary, depending on a variety of factors. What jail they are being in, how busy the jail is, and what time of day they were arrested will all play a role in determining how long it will take for a defendant to be released after their bail has been paid. For more information on how long it will take in your case, please call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to discuss your unique situation. 


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If you or a loved one has been arrested and need to be bailed out quickly and confidentially or if you simply have questions regarding bail, an arrest, or inmate information please do not hesitate to call or fill out our contact us form. We are available 24/7 for all of your bail needs. 

If you or a loved one has been arrested and need to be bailed out quickly and confidentially or if you simply have questions regarding bail, an arrest, or inmate information please do not hesitate to call or fill out our contact us form. We are available 24/7 for all of your bail needs.