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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges against you (or your client) should be taken seriously, especially in California where such charges have severe repercussions and can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. Domestic violence abuse can take the form of physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, spiritual, financial, homophobic, and immigration abuse as well as destructive acts. One thing that few people understand is that you do not need to have physically laid a hand on your partner to be charged with domestic violence.

To meet requirements for arrest for domestic violence under penal code 273.5, partners must be married, living together, or have a child together and have signs of visible injuries. However, the civil code section allows partners in a dating relationship to file charges and for arrests to be made even without visible physical injuries.

Bail for release from jail associated with domestic violence is $50,000 or $20,000 for domestic battery. Charges for domestic violence cannot be dropped once made, even if it was a false accusation. Call our bail bondsmen at (877) 688-6694 and visit our website to learn more about arrests for domestic violence and the bail process.

If I help Bail Someone from Jail, What are My responsibilities?

If you decide to help bail someone out of jail, you are promising that the defendant will appear to his or her scheduled court appearances. When you sign a bail contract to bail someone out of jail, you are known as the indemnitor or co-signer. This makes you liable if the defendant fails to show to court proceedings. Depending on how absent the defendant is and how serious the case, you may be liable for the full amount of the bond. At the least, you will be held liable for any expenses needed to bring the defendant back into custody.

What is an Immigration Bond?

Immigration bonds work similarly to bail bonds. When an individual is held by the Bureau of Immigration or Customs Enforcement, they may only be released with an immigration bond. These bonds work like insurance, with the signor promising that the individual being released will cooperate and appear for their schedule court appearances. The main difference between these two types of bonds is that immigration bonds are Federal bonds whereas regular bonds are State bonds.

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What is a Bail Bond?

One of the purposes of keeping people in jail is to ensure that they will be present at their court dates. If a defendant does not wish to say in bail, they or someone else will get a bail bond. A bail bond is a written promise for the defendant to show up in court on his or her appearance date. Bail bonds are also known as “surety bonds.” When a bail bond is signed, the signor is promising to pay a certain amount of money in case the defendant does not appear to the proceedings.


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Responsibilities after Signing a Bail Bond Contract

Many of us wouldn’t think twice about bailing a loved one out of jail. The process is necessary to ensure their safety, and ensuring their safety gives us peace of mind. What sometimes happens in the process is that in the rush to help their loved ones, signors do not take the time to fully understand the terms of bail contracts.

Signors are largely responsible for the defendant’s appearance in court. It is important for you and the defendant for him or her to appear at their court dates. If your loved one does not show up for their scheduled court appearances, you could be held responsible for their entire bail amount as well as other fees. If you are going to sign for a bail bond, or have done so recently and are unsure about what the responsibilities are, visit our website for a comprehensive outline of what to expect as a signor.