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Los Angeles Bail Bonds

We provide 24 hour bail bonds services to all of Los Angeles. Our bail bond company is available 24/7 to all Los Angeles local and county jails to help you bail a loved one out of jail. Pay bail online, by phone or in person with no collateral in most cases. The following article will discuss frequently asked questions about Los Angeles bail bonds services. 

If you’re curious how we can help get you or your loved one out of jail quickly, then you’ll want to continue reading more into our Los Angeles bail bond services, including 1% bail bonds, no collateral bail bonds, and domestic violence bail bonds.

24 Hour Bail Bonds Services in Los Angeles

We serve all of Los Angeles with 24-hour bail bonds services. To help you free a family member from jail, our bail bond firm is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all Los Angeles city and county jails. With no collateral in most circumstances, you may pay bail online, by phone, or in person.

To everyone who does not reside within the boundaries of Los Angeles County, it can feel frustrating to figure out how to get your loved one out of jail. However, Mr. Nice Guy and our team of qualified bail bond agents are familiar with LA and all of its municipalities, as well as the adjacent areas that make up LA.

Los Angeles Bail Process

Our bail bond agents will help you through the entire bail bond payment process by offering the best overall rates accessible as well as simplifying the process and speeding up how quickly we can process the bail bond for your loved one.

The time it takes to free someone arrested at home is determined by the jail where they are imprisoned. For example, booking a person into an LAPD station may take up to two hours, and releasing them can take another two hours. After posting bail, local jails will release detainees as soon as they can, depending on how busy the jail is at that moment.

The video below discusses frequently asked questions regarding the bail bond process in Los Angeles:

How Much Does Bail in Los Angeles Cost?

Bail amounts for arrest charges and violations of the state of California's laws are set according to law. If there is a record of similar convictions for the exact charges, they may be increased.  They are, however, subject to a consistent minimum amount.

Bail bonds are calculated as a portion of the bail amount. For example, if the bail is $2,500, the bail bond may cost $250 plus accrued interest and fees. You can use this link to verify the usual charges.

Choosing the best bail bond business and agent in Los Angeles might seem difficult at first, but it's not. Every bail bonding firm and representative in Los Angeles may charge a similar price for a bail bond, but you should look closely at the costs and procedure. Mr. Nice Guy provides a one-time processing fee that will not repeat itself; as a result, our team is the most reasonable out of all of them - that's what separates us from the competition.

Online Bail Bond Service in Los Angeles

Our bail bond agents have all of the necessary documentation on the Forms page, and payment may be made online or by phone using the Payments page. You can start the process immediately online and find resources to help you if you need it. You can also contact any of our bail bond agents at any time if you have questions.

Our agents are professionals who provide a safe and skilled service. They make it simple for you to rejoin with your loved one in a timely, pleasant manner.

Qualifying for Bail Bond Payment Plans in California

In order to qualify for a bail bond, you must first be a resident of California, and the defendant must be a resident of the county where the bail bond is being issued. But there are many other rules and stipulations, for example.

  • Must have a co-signer with current paystubs, proof of California residency (recent utility bills or car registration), and a valid California ID.
  • A co-signer (s) must have an annual income equal to or greater than the total bail amount. Or be a homeowner with enough equity in your property (real estate located in California) to cover the whole bail amount as well as any fees owed to the bond company.

Some Reasons Why Payment Plans Might Not Be Available

  • out of state bonds
  • out of county warrants
  • immigration bonds
  • Federal cases
  • identity theft
  • petty theft
  • stolen vehicles
  • grand theft
  • receiving stolen property
  • bond surrenders
  • prostitution
  • pimping
  • pandering
  • drug-related charges

Charges That May Qualify for Payment Plans

  • Domestic violence-related cases such as corporal injury on spouse or cohabitant
  • Violating restraining order
  • DUI-related charges such as hit & run or DUI with an accident. 
  • Criminal Threats
  • Child Endangerment
  • Elder Abuse

Bailing Yourself Out Of Jail

If you realize that the required amount of bail money is beyond your current means, you may need to employ the services of a local bail bondsman. To the court, a bail bondsman works through a surety firm to provide a "Bail Bond." A Bail Bond is an agreement between the court and the bail bond agent that ensures that if the defendant fails to appear in court or comply with judicial demands, the bail bond agent will ensure that all requirements are met and that all fines are paid.

The bail bondsman may be required to assist the court in locating and surrendering the defendant if the defendant fails to appear or fulfill their legal responsibilities. With a bail bond, you may return to your life, job, and family for a fraction of the total cost of bail.

What If You Can't Afford Bail?

There are a few things that you can do to try and get yourself out of jail if you can't afford bail.

1. Get a Job

This one may seem like a no-brainer, but getting a job is the best way to make money quickly. You could also ask friends or family for help you find a way to work for your bail amount. This may be hard if you’re stuck in jail, however if you need bail for an upcoming court date or have an active warrant this may be your best option.

2. Borrow Money

If you have good credit, you may borrow money from a friend or family member. You could also take out a loan from a bank or other lending institution. Or simply pay the bail bond company with a credit card.

3. Sell Assets

If you have valuable assets such as property, cars, jewelry, etc., you could sell them to raise money for bail.

4. Put Your House Up for Sale

If you have equity in your home and cannot raise money any other way, consider putting your home up for sale or applying for a home equity loan or home line of credit with your bank.

What Happens if the Defendant Fails to Appear in Los Angeles?

If a defendant fails to appear in court as required by law, they may be arrested and held without bail unless they surrender, or compliance is obtained from another source. The judge will typically set a new date for their appearance before the court if this happens.

The amount of bond posted will be forfeited when the defendant does not show up on time, but it can be returned after sufficient proof that there were extenuating circumstances has been provided or upon request by the surety agent's instructions.

What You Need To Bail Someone Out Online

To bail someone out online, you need the following:

  • Full name of the defendant. All first and last names must be included. 
  • Date of birth (DOB)
  • Name of jail they are at or city where they were arrested
  • The amount of cash needed to post bond
  • Payment information to pay the bond fee (credit card)
  • A valid photo ID and proof of address. We accept a driver's license, state ID, passport, or military ID. And we can also accept a utility bill or lease agreement as proof of residence.

The bail process is complete when you receive confirmation that your credit card has been accepted for payment and an email with your receipt showing the amount paid, including fees. Once that’s completed, all you need do is wait patiently for this transaction to go through before receiving any further instructions from us about how long it should take until they're released into your care.

Different Types of Bail Bonds in Los Angeles

There are several types of bail that a bondsman may post:

Cash Bail

This is the most common type of bail, and it requires the defendant to post the entire amount of the bond in cash. If they fail to appear in court or comply with judicial demands, they may lose this money.

Property Bond

With this type of bail, the defendant puts up property worth at least twice the value of the bond as collateral. Then, if they fail to appear or comply with judicial demands, the court will seize the property.

Surety Bond

A surety bond is an agreement between three parties: The defendant, the bail agent, and a surety company (such as A-rated insurance companies). This type of bail requires the defendant to pay the bail agent a fee (typically ten percent of the bond amount). The agent then posts the total bond amount with the court. Finally, if the defendant fails to appear or comply with judicial demands, the surety company will cover any losses up to the bond's total value.

What is a PC 1275 Bail Hold?

A PC 1275 hold is a type of detention placed on a defendant by the court. This hold allows the police to keep the defendant in custody for up to an additional 48 hours to investigate further. A bail agent cannot post bond during this time, and the defendant will have to wait until the hold is lifted or expires to be released.

How to Remove a PC 1275 Bail Hold

There are two ways to remove a PC 1275 hold:

  • The defendant can post the total amount of the bond in cash. This will immediately lift the hold, and they will be released from custody.
  • The police must clear the defendant of all charges. Once this happens, the hold will be automatically lifted, and they will be released from custody.

Bail bondsman Mr. Nice Guy can assist you with resolving concerns regarding a 1275 hold. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of insured bail agents are ready to assist you in posting bail and returning home as quickly as possible.

List of documents for a PC 1275 Bail Hold:

  • Six months’ pay stubs.
  • Six months bank statements.
  • Two forms of ID.
  • Completed Bail Bond Application(s).
  • Bail bond invoices and receipts that show the bail was paid in full.
  • You must obtain and retain bank statements for the preceding six months for the card(s) that financed the bail bond company.
  • PC 1275 motion completed and filed by the bail bond agent or attorney. 
  • Attested and notarized statement from the claimant stating that the funds being paid to the bond company are from the sources shown in the documents supplied.
  • Copies of bail bond agents' current licenses. 
  • All documents, including payment records and invoices, are copied three times by the bail bond business.

How Does a 1% Bail Work in Los Angeles?

When a defendant posts bail with a bail bond company, they’re typically required to pay a fee known as a "bail premium." This is typically ten percent of the bond amount but can be higher in some cases. The bail premium pays for the bail agent's services and ensures that they will take responsibility for the defendant while they are out of custody.

In some cases, a bondsman may agree to post bail at a rate of one percent. This means that the defendant only has to pay one percent of the total bond amount upfront, and then make payments on the balance. For example, if the bail amount is $50,000 someone could pay $500 down today and then another $500 in a week and then $350 a month on the balance until the full 10% ($5,000) is paid off. We do not charge interest of finance fees. This type of arrangement is usually available for defendants with good credit, current employment or who have put up property as collateral.

How To Qualify for a 1% Down Payment

  • The defendant must be a resident of California and reside in Southern California.
  • Two co-signers with suitable employment (recent paystubs), residency (utility bills or car registration), and acceptable California drivers' licenses are required.
  • A co-signer's annual income must exceed the bail sum before it can be accepted.
  • Only for first-time offenders on a new case, which is only applicable if there is no previous charge. No warrants are required; the arrest must have occurred within the last 48 hours.
  • An additional fee of 2% of the total bail amount is required within ten days. Payments on the balance due each month are divided into twelve months or less.

Who is Eligible for a 1% Down Payment?

Any defendant who has not posted bail in the past and is facing charges for a new offense can qualify. This option is only available to first-time offenders, so they will need to pay a standard ten percent premium if the defendant has priors, is on probation or parole. The surety company that posts bonds on behalf of their client may require them to put up collateral or have at least two co-signers with good credit histories before agreeing to post bonds with payment plans.

Who is Ineligible for a 1% Down Payment?

Defendants who have had a previous charge or outstanding warrants are not eligible for this payment plan. Additionally, the premium must be paid in full within ten days of bail being set, so anyone unable to meet this deadline will need to pay the standard ten percent. Monthly payments can be made over no longer than twelve months. Still, if the balance is not fully paid off at the end of that time, the defendant will be responsible for paying interest on the remaining amount.

What Documents Are Required?

The documents needed vary depending on each case but typically include recent pay stubs, bank statements, and ID cards. The applicant must also complete a Bail Bond Application form and provide copies of their current licenses for themselves and any co-signers. If a business is paying the bond, they will also need to provide copies of their articles of incorporation and proof of insurance.

How Long Does It Take to Qualify for a Bail Bond?

Assuming all documents are in order, the bondsman usually takes about 24 hours to process the application and have the defendant released from custody. The agents will verify employment, residency, and credit history for all signers on the bond during that time. Once approved, defendants can be out of jail within a few short hours.

What Happens if I Miss a Bail Payment?

If the monthly payment plan is not thoroughly followed through, the defendant will be responsible for paying interest on the remaining amount owed. This will be added to their monthly statement and could result in a significant increase in the overall cost of the bail bond.

How Can I Get a Bail Price Quote?

Getting a price quote is easy – call our toll-free number any time, day or night, and one of our experienced agents will be happy to help. You can also get an instant quote online at any time. In addition, we offer free bail information and price quotes with no obligation so that you can make the best decision for your situation.

No-Collateral Bail Bonds in Los Angeles

What does "no collateral" mean? A no-collateral bond means that the bail bondsman will not require collateral to post a defendant's bail. This is often possible if they have suitable employment and verifiable residency. Still, it also depends on the severity of their charges and other factors such as time spent in jail before being released.

If these conditions cannot be met, then some form of security may still need to be posted on their behalf by an authorized person who can legally act in this capacity, such as a family member or friend with sufficient money available at all times during court proceedings.

Will I Still Have To Pay A Bail Premium?

Yes, all defendants must pay ten percent for a bail bond, no matter the circumstances. Discounts are available for qualified union members, homeowners, military members and their immediate families, law enforcement and first responders. This helps to ensure that defendants appear in court when required and protects the interests of the bail bondsman and the surety company.

What You Need To Qualify

  • Must be a California resident and be located in California.
  • No history of failure to appear in court (FTA).
  • No warrants.
  • Must have co-signer (s) or Indemnitor(s) with approved credit and current employment. 

Disqualifications

  • Not available on sex crimes
  • drug trafficking
  • pandering
  • fraud
  • identity theft
  • robbery
  • Federal or Immigration (ICE) cases.

Domestic Violence Bail Bonds

Sometimes, despite one's best efforts, good people suffer. Even when one person is in love with another, bitterness, resentment, and bickering can rear their ugly heads. When tempers are out of control or cannot be controlled, the best option is to leave. Unfortunately, sometimes, things go too far.

Examples of Domestic Violence That Could Land You In Jail and Need Of Bail

A well-known example is when a spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, or other intimate partner hits you. If this happens once or twice, it could be an isolated incident. Still, if it occurs regularly, then there's probably something deeper going on with that person which needs to address before they hurt somebody again, such as themselves or their children (if they have any).

Other examples include:

  • Threatening behavior like putting someone down verbally because of their race, sex, orientation, religion
  • Using drugs and alcohol frequently, so it affects how they act
  • Being overly jealous or possessive even though there isn't anything happening to warrant the behavior

If these behaviors continue without change, then some kind of legal action may be necessary. In California, there are different levels of domestic violence - the first and least severe being a misdemeanor, while battery that results in serious injury is considered a felony.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, then it's essential to speak with an experienced attorney who can help guide you through the process. However, first you’ll need the help of our bail bond agents to get you out of jail immediately.

Where Can You Post Bail In Los Angeles?

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has a list of jails where you can post bail. Our agents can assist you with meeting these requirements within 24 hours from posting a bond or sooner!

We are pleased to provide Los Angeles County and California with bail bonds services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer rapid, simple, and adaptable payment choices with no collateral required in most situations. Bail information is also available for free. We guarantee the lowest prices and the quickest release from the Los Angeles County jails. No olvides que se habla Espanol!

Los Angeles Jail Locations:

Alhambra Police Department Jail
211 South First Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 570-5151

Baldwin Park
14403 Pacific Ave
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(626) 960-1955

Beverly Hills Jail
464 North Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 285-2100

Canoga Park (aka Topanga Police Department)
21501 Schoenbom St,
Canoga Park, CA 91304
(818) 756-4800

Century Regional Detention Facility (women’s facility)
11705 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90053
(213) 473-6100

Covina Police Department Jail
444 N. Citrus Ave
Covina, CA 91723
(626) 384-5595

El Monte Police Department Jail
11333 Valley Blvd
El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 580-2113

Federal Correctional Institute (see Terminal Island)

Glendale City Jail
131 N. Isabel St.
Glendale, CA  91206
(818) 548-3124

Hollywood Area Jail
1358 Wilcox Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(213) 972-2975

LAPD Community Link (21 substations)

Long Beach Police Department Jail
400 West Broadway
Long Beach, CA  90802
(562) 570-7260

Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station
27050 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA 91301
(818) 878-1808

Men's Central Jail
441 Bauchet Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 473-6100

Metropolitan Detention Center
535 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 485-0439

Mira Loma Detention Center
45100 60th Street W
Lancaster, CA 93536
(213) 473-6080

North County Correctional Facility
29340 The Old Rd
Castaic, CA  91384
(661) 295-7810

Pasadena Police Department Jail
207 Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 744-4616

Pitchess Detention Center
29320 The Old Rd
Castaic, CA  91384
(213) 473-6100

Pomona Police Department Jail
490 West Mission Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 620-2131

Santa Monica Police Department Jail
333 Olympic Drive
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8482

Temple City Station
8838 Las Tunas Drive
Temple City, CA 91780
(626) 285-7171

Terminal Island
1299 S. Seaside Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 831-8961

Topanga Police Department (see Canoga Park)

Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 618-2324

Twin Towers Correctional Facility
450 Bauchet Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 473-6080

Van Nuys Jail
6240 Sylmar Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91401
(818) 374-9645

West Covina Police Department Jail
1444 West Garvey Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 939-8557

Whittier Police Department Jail
13200 Penn Street
Whittier, CA
(562) 567-9220