California Bondsman Serving Insurance Fraud Charges
Being arrested for insurance fraud can be a serious offense in the state of California. We understand that if a family member or close friend has been jailed on this charge, you may be a bit unsure about what to do first. Let us help to ease any frustration. Our family company understands the California jail and bail system. We Â’ll work quickly and efficiently to have them released as quickly as possible. Many of our clients are unaware that the paperwork can easily be handled by fax or email. You Â’ll never have to leave the comfort of home. When you Â’re in need of California bail bond specialists, we Â’re available to you 24 hours a day. Give us a call at Toll-free 1-800-598-BAIL (2245) or call 1-888-598-5288.
Insurance Fraud Charges – California Penal Code Section 1871
If someone has committed insurance fraud, it is defined as someone who has provided false information to their insurance or anotherÂ’s insurance company for the benefit of services, money or other items to which they are not legally entitled. Making false statements such as vehicles being stolen or claiming that property was damaged when it wasnÂ’t, can be defined as insurance fraud. There are several examples which fall under the umbrella of insurance fraud and the defendant can be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony. Charges can include jail or prison time, restitution, large fines, etc.
Jail Release Process
ItÂ’s important to know that it can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours to book (process, photograph and fingerprint) an inmate into jail. Bail cannot be posted until they have been completely booked and entered into the system. When you bail someone out of jail it can also take a few of hours, depending upon their individual circumstances, the size of the jail and the staff on hand. You should know that if they do not make bail while in jail, they will be held until their first arraignment. Jail staff may not be able to let us know when an arrestee will be released, but once released; they will have access to a phone. We always recommend posting bail for an arrestee as soon as possible for a much faster release time. Most bail bonds can be posted at any one of the California County jails 24 hours a day.
Bail Bond Fees and Costs
Bail bond fees are regulated by the Department of Insurance. A bail bond in California costs 10% of the total bail amount. That means if the bail amount is $25,000 it will cost a non-refundable fee of $2,500 to bail an inmate out of jail. We offer flexible financing for those who qualify and can usually do a bond without having to use collateral. We accept all major credit cards; however we donÂ’t accept checks at this time. Go here to find out more about bail bond fees, costs and responsibilities.
The Benefits of Posting Bail
In several cases, it is typically in the best interest of the defendant to have bail posted as soon as possible. Once released, they can return to their family, job, school and other important obligations. They will also have the opportunity to obtain legal representation which gives them time to prepare for court hearings and present the best case possible. If not be bailed out, they will have to remain in custody until their case is heard in court.
We feel that it would be unwise to post a bail bond for a defendant you believe may “skip bail” or not appear in court. If this happens, you (the indemnitor) would be responsible for paying the entire amount of the bail. When someone skips bail it is a criminal offense which can result in further charges and the revocation of bail. It may also lead to serious financial consequences on the person who guaranteed the bail. Therefore, both the indemnitor and the defendant must take every precaution to make sure the defendant attends all court dates. If for some reason there was a misunderstanding, the bond company will make arrangements with the court, and the situation can easily be taken care of.
Bail Bondsmen You Can Trust
We realize that there are several choices when it comes to bail bonds companies. We always recommend discussing your options with your bail agent to determine what’s best for you and your family. Make sure to only deal with a licensed, reputable bail bondsman who will explain any fees and charges prior asking you to sign a bail contract. We Â’ve been in the bail industry for many years and understand the California jail system. When you Â’re ready to post a bond, we Â’re ready to assist you. Call Patel Bail Bonds, anytime at 1-800-598-BAIL (2245) or call 1-888-598-5288.