BERKELEY BAIL BONDS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A bail bond is a financial guarantee made by or on behalf of a criminal defendant and used to guarantee their appearance in court throughout their trial.
There are two things Luna Bail Bonds Berkeley needs from a cosigner to bail someone out of jail.
1. Valid Driver’s License or state issued ID card
2. Current pay check stub
A Judge within the county of arrest sets the bail amount and the process is regulated by the State of California. Once bail is set, a Luna Bail Bonds Berkeley Agent will calculate a fee based on regulation by the State of California. The bond is posted and the defendant is release once Luna Bail Bonds Berkeley receives payment and has established a qualified cosigner.
The bail bond amount is the full amount of bail set by the court. The premium is the dollar amount charged by Luna Bail Bonds for providing the pre-trial release service. Usually the premium is 10% of the bail amount and is regulated by the State of California, e.g., if the bail amount is $20,000, the premium is $2,000.
Our bail agents are fast, and can often complete the process in 15 minutes.
Cash, Credit Card, Money Order, Check or Bank Deposit
Most jails take 30 minutes to four hours. The length of time depends on the county and jail the defendant was arrested in.
Everyone’s situation is different. Please contact Luna Bail Bonds Berkeley at; (510) 839-6000 to speak with a licensed bail bond agent for more information. Also, visit our “Contact Us” page for additional contact options.
No, after Luna Bail Bonds Berkeley posts the bond, the money is non-refundable and the premium balance is still due in full, and your payment plan must remain current.
The cosigner/indemnitor is a person(s) willing to be responsible for the defendant while out on bail, and also assumes financial responsibility, including guarantee of the full bail bond amount.
A bail bond is exonerated when the trial has finished. The bail bond is discharged regardless of the outcome of the trial. However, all unpaid premium, court, attorney and other fees charged by Luna Bail Bonds are still owed.
Reinstatement could be granted if a defendant has failed to appear in court. The court may remove the bench warrant and reactivated or reinstated the bail bond. The defendant working with Luna Bail Bonds will report back to court, which allows the court to set a new court date for the defendant. The proceeding may result in additional fees to the defendant and cosigner.
No, but the defendant must immediately report to their local Luna Bail Bonds office upon release.
Luna Bail Bonds Berkeley is able to service; Alameda County California and surrounding communities. Luna Bail Bonds has offices located throughout Northern California and provides nationwide service.
A couple benefits to consider:
1. Defendants can return to their normal life and return to work, school, home and family, etc.
2. Not being incarcerated is a major advantage when preparing your defense.
Yes, warrants can be taken care of 24 hours a day at any of Luna Bail Bonds Northern California offices. Most warrants can be processed at a police or sheriff’s department with a Luna Bail Bonds agent without being brought into custody.
Luna Bail Bonds offers financial services 24 hours a day. Some bail bond companies have limited operating hours for financial services, but Luna Bail Bonds is able to serve you day or night.
Please contact your local Luna Bail Bonds office to answer any additional questions or concerns you may have. Our friendly and professional agents are available 24 hours a day.