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FTA Bail Bonds

If you are required to appear in court for a hearing or other legal proceeding against you and you fail to do so, the judge may issue a bench warrant for your arrest for failure to appear. This FTA warrant subjects you to arrest and appearance before the judge to answer the charge of failure to appear, as well as whatever matter you were to appear for to start with.

When a person is arrested for a crime, they are released from jail with pretrial conditions. Sometimes this release is based on bail or bail bonds being paid to the court. Sometimes a person is released from jail OR or on their own recognizance. Whether bail is required or not, certain conditions are in place for pretrial release from jail. These conditions always include a promise from the defendant to show up in court for any proceedings related to the case against them. If the defendant fails to appear in court for these proceedings, they will be charged with failure to appear and an arrest warrant will be issued. This new charge is in addition to any other charges that the defendant was already facing.

If you or someone you care about is facing an FTA warrant, Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can help. Don’t wait to be picked up on an unrelated charge and then taken to jail, let Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds and one of his licensed, professional agents help you work through the FTA bail bond process to get you released from jail before you ever have to go. For help with FTA bail bonds, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today at (844) 400-2245.

Failure To Appear

When a person is charged with a crime, they agree to appear for court proceedings related to that crime. Failing to appear for those court procedures may result in being charged with Failure To Appear. This new charge of failure to appear is in addition to whatever original charges the defendant was facing.

A bench warrant may be issued for the person who fails to appear for court proceedings related to criminal charges against them. This warrant is often referred to as a Failure to Appear Warrant. If you are facing criminal charges and are out on bail, you must appear for all court proceedings related to your charges to avoid being charged with Failure to Appear.

If a person is arrested for failure to appear, the judge may require a bail or bail bond before the person can be released from custody. The bail for failure to appear will generally include a fine for the failure to appear in addition to all of the fines and possible punishments related to the original charges. All of these amounts added together may be more than an individual can easily pay. This is when a bail bond agent may be of most assistance.

Bail bond companies like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can file a bond with the court, in return for a flat fee, that will allow a defendant to be released from jail, even after a failure to appear warrant has been served against them. The fee for FTA bail bonds is generally 10% of the total cost of bail, though Mr. Nice Guy has several discounts and payment plans that can make it very affordable to get bail bonds for failure to appear.

For more information on FTA bail bonds, give Mr. Nice Guy a call at (844) 400-2245.

FTA Warrant

When a person is charged with a crime, they usually have the option to pay bail and get out of jail while they work through the legal proceedings against them. During this time of pretrial release, the defendant is required to comply with certain conditions, including ensuring that they appear for any court proceedings related to the charges against them.

Failing to appear for any court proceedings related to their charges will result in an additional charge of failure to appear and the issuing of a bench warrant for their immediate arrest. If a person with an FTA warrant is arrested, they must appear before the judge who issued the arrest and explain why they failed to appear.

Before a person with an FTA warrant will be allowed to get out of jail again, the defendant will be required to pay all of the bail related to the failure to appear charge and the original charges that they had been released for already. This can add up to quite a sum, as bail amounts can range from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the charges.

If a defendant cannot pay the required bail in cash, he or she may engage a bail bond agent to act on their behalf and file a bail bond with the court in place of the full amount of bail. This service costs just a fraction of the full cost of bail, usually 10%.

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can help you with an FTA warrant and help you avoid being arrested again. Mr. Nice Guy works hard to save you money on FTA warrants and never charges hidden fees or annual renewal fees, should your case take more than a year to reach its conclusion.

For assistance with an FTA warrant, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today at (844) 400-2245.

How much is a bond for failure to appear?

The cost of failing to appear can be as much as $10,000 if you were already out on bail before you failed to appear. Failing to appear can also add jail time, should you be convicted of the crimes you are charged with when you fail to appear.

Once a person is arrested for failure to appear, the judge may require full payment of the bail required for the initial charges, as well as the failure to appear, before the defendant is allowed to go free once again. Bail amounts for misdemeanor and felony charges vary, depending on the severity of the charge.

Examples of Misdemeanor Bail

 

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

 

Examples of Felony Bail

 

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

Before being allowed to go free after an arrest for failure to appear, the fine for FTA will be added to whatever bail amounts are required for the original charges that caused the FTA. This amount can easily get into the tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars. For many people, the cost of bail is more than they can comfortably afford to pay.

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can assist you in arranging for a bail bond for failure to appear, as well as the other bail amounts that you might face. The cost for bail bonds is set by the State of California at a minimum of 10% of the total cost of bail. While all bail bond companies are required to charge this 10% flat rate, Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has several ways to help you save money on FTA bail bonds and offers payment plans with down payments as low as 0%. For the best price on FTA bail bonds, call Mr. Nice Guy at (844) 400-2245.

Bench Warrant

A bench warrant is an arrest warrant issued by a judge. There are many reasons why a judge might issue a bench warrant, including someone’s failure to appear for a court hearing or other proceeding against them. A judge might issue a bench warrant for:

  • Failing to appear in court for a trial, arraignment, or hearing.
  • Failing to pay a ticket or fine.
  • Failing to comply with the conditions of parole or probation.
  • Failing to comply with the condition of bail.
  • An indictment by a grand jury.

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can help you find out if there is a bench warrant out for your arrest and help you clear it up before you have to do time behind bars. For assistance with bench warrants, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245.

Is a bench warrant the same as a Failure To Appear warrant?

Bench warrants are a type of warrant, where a warrant is issued “from the bench” or by a judge for someone. There are many reasons why a judge might issue a bench warrant, including someone’s failure to appear for a court hearing or other proceeding against them. A judge might issue a bench warrant for:

  • Failing to appear in court for a trial, arraignment, or hearing.
  • Failing to pay a ticket or fine.
  • Failing to comply with the conditions of parole or probation.
  • Failing to comply with the condition of bail.
  • An indictment by a grand jury.

Failure to appear warrants are just one type of bench warrant. If you suspect that there may be a bench warrant against you for failure to appear or any other charge, Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can help you find out if there is a warrant and help you clear it up so that you don’t have to go to jail. For assistance with bench warrants or failure to appear bail bonds, call Mr. Nice Guy at (844) 400-2245.