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Payment Plans for Ventura County Bail Bonds

February 19, 2017 Comments Off on Payment Plans for Ventura County Bail Bonds posted by: Bail Expert
 

If you need help getting someone out of the Ventura County Main Jail, you’ll want to talk with a Ventura County bail bonds agent about a flexible monthly payment plan.

Ventura bail bonds payment plans are more common than you think.  Many people think that they need to pay the Ventura bondsman’s fee in full before the defendant can be released from custody. This is simply not true.

When you start the process of hiring a bondsman in Ventura, be sure to let the bondsman know you are interested in learning more about their bail bonds payment plans options.  You’ll also want to ask if they charge interest or finance fees, if you’ll need to pay an application fee and how long you’ll have to pay off the balance.  Some companies require the balance be paid off within 12 months, while other California bail bonds companies are much more flexible with their repayment terms.

If you need help with Ventura Jail bail bonds and you have questions about how bail bonds payment plans (and jail bonds payment plans work) call our office now at 888-224-5266 to speak with a bondsman in your area.

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Investment Fraud Suspect Booked at Ventura County Jail on $500,000 Bail Bonds

January 25, 2017 Comments Off on Investment Fraud Suspect Booked at Ventura County Jail on $500,000 Bail Bonds posted by: Bail Expert
 

A Santa Barbara man who is accused of swindling two Ventura residents out of more than a half million dollars has been arrested and booked at the Ventura County Jail.

His bail bonds have been set at $500,000.

The defendant, who has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Crozier has been charged with making deceptive statements when selling a security, theft from an elder, forgery, money laundering and grand theft.

Court records show the defendant is accused of making false statements to his victims as a means of getting them to give him money.  He told his victims he would invest their funds in a myriad of different companies but instead, he used it to benefit himself.

Sometimes, he would use money from new investors to pay off other investors.

The District Attorney’s office said that the majority of proceeds were used to pay for his own living expenses.

If convicted, Crozier faces more than 20 years behind bars.

Original article: Santa Barbara man Charged in Ventura County investment fraud case

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What Happens if a Ventura Bail Bonds Client Misses Court?

December 18, 2016 Comments Off on What Happens if a Ventura Bail Bonds Client Misses Court? posted by: Bail Expert
 

I was bailed out of the Ventura County Jail earlier this month and I got my court dates mixed up.  I thought I needed to go to court next week but I just found the bail bonds paperwork, which says I should have appeared yesterday.  I’m not trying to run, I just made a mistake.  I’m very nervous and I need to know what I need to do and what is going to happen to me.

The first thing you should do is contact the Ventura bondsman that helped get you out of jail.  Explain there was a mix-up with your court date and you want to get back on calendar.  The bondsman will provide you with a piece of paper called a reassumption of liability.  You’ll need to bring the ROL to the court; this will allow you to have your bail bond reinstated and for you to get your case back on calendar.  For more information on how this works, call our office now at 888-224-5266 to speak with a licensed bondsman.

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Can I Put Up My Car Instead of Paying the Ventura County Jail Bail Bond Fee?

November 3, 2016 Comments Off on Can I Put Up My Car Instead of Paying the Ventura County Jail Bail Bond Fee? posted by: Bail Expert
 

Our roommate was arrested a few hours ago and police took him to the Ventura County Jail.  We’ve heard his bail is $15,000 (we still don’t know what the charges are) but I was wondering if we can put up the pink slips to our cars instead of paying the bail bonds fee.  We don’t have a lot of money because we’re students, but none of us owe any money on our cars.

Unfortunately, that’s not quite how things work.  The fee to hire a bondsman in California will be 10% of the defendant’s bail amount, so in this case you’ll need to pay $1,500 to hire a Ventura bail bonds company. Sometimes a bondsman will also require that the signer (or signers) put up collateral (like the pink slip to a car, although most companies prefer to take a lien against a house or a condo).  The collateral requirement is something that would be in addition to the bail bonds fee.  You can’t put up collateral to get around paying it. For more information on how Ventura bail bonds work call us now at 888-224-5266 to speak with a licensed bondsman in your area.

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Can I Get An OR Release After I’m Out On Bail Bonds?

October 7, 2016 Comments Off on Can I Get An OR Release After I’m Out On Bail Bonds? posted by: Bail Expert
 

I’m currently out on $50,000 bail bonds and my first court date is set to take place in a few days.  I was wondering if it’s possible to request an OR release from the judge and, if I’m granted an OR, if I’ll be able to get my bail bonds money back.

Unfortunately, that’s not quite how things work.  At the time you were released from custody your bail was set at $50,000 and the bondsman posted a bail bond that indicates that company has agreed to take on a $50,000 legal liability, and will ensure that you go to all of your court appearances.  If you don’t go to court, the bail bonds company (and the person who cosigned for you) could be liable to pay $50,000 to the court.  Bail amounts are not reduced after the fact and people are not released OR after their bail bonds are posted.  The only time you could request an OR release is when you are still in custody.  So, to answer your question, the judge will not allow you a post-release OR and you will not be able to get your bail bonds money back.  That fee is considered to be earned in full at the time a defendant gets out of jail.

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Can I Put Up My Car As Collateral On $500,000 Bail Bonds?

September 2, 2016 Comments Off on Can I Put Up My Car As Collateral On $500,000 Bail Bonds? posted by: Bail Expert
 

My boyfriend was arrested last week and his bail was set at $500,000. I want to try to get him out but every Ventura bail bonds company I’ve talked to says they can’t help me unless I have collateral.  I don’t own a house but I do own my car. Is there a company that will allow me to put up a pink slip?

When Ventura County bail bonds companies require collateral they will require an item that is valued at, or very close to, the amount of the defendant’s bail bonds.  Since the blue book value of your car is going to be much less than $500,000 you won’t be able to use your car as collateral on bail bonds of this size.  Is there anyone else in your, or your boyfriend’s family that owns a house or condo that is willing to help?  Even if this person lives out of state that may be something the bondsman can work with. Be sure to ask the Ventura bondsman you’re speaking with what types of collateral they will work with and whether they will work with an out-of-state signer.

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I Cosigned For A Friend’s Ventura Bail Bonds, Can I Get Off The Contract?

August 3, 2016 Comments Off on I Cosigned For A Friend’s Ventura Bail Bonds, Can I Get Off The Contract? posted by: Bail Expert
 

I signed for my friend’s bail bonds a few months ago but I want to get myself off the bail bonds contract.  We’ve had a bit of a falling out and I no longer want to be responsible for him to go to court, or for him making payments on the balance that’s still owed. How do I get out of this?

This is a tricky question.  The bondsman you worked with has already qualified you as a good signer on your friend’s bail bonds based on a number of factors, including but not limited to how long you’ve been with your job, your credit score, how long you’ve been friends with the defendant and your ability to make payments on the balance if the defendant stops paying or falls behind.  There is a chance, if you find someone else who also qualifies and is willing to sign, that the bondsman may let you off your responsibility if there is a new, viable cosigner but there are certainly no guarantees that the Ventura bail bondsman will be agreeable to this.  You’ll want to contact that office directly to see what, if any, options are available to you.

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What To Do If You Are Arrested In Ventura

June 30, 2016 Comments Off on What To Do If You Are Arrested In Ventura posted by: Bail Expert
 

If you happen to find yourself in a situation where you’ve been arrested in Ventura there are several things you’ll want to keep in mind.

First, you won’t be able to talk your way out of it.  If the officers decide to take you into custody you’ll be handcuffed, read your Miranda Rights and you’ll be booked into the Ventura County Jail. Be police, cooperate and don’t try to flee.

Don’t offer up any more information than is absolutely necessary.  Provide the jailers with your name, date of birth, address and other related information.  You are not required to discuss the details of your case without having an attorney present.

Lastly, you’ll want to contact a bail bondsman as quickly as possible.  The bondsman will be able to monitor where you are in the booking process so they can help get you out of jail fast.

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Do I Need To Post Ventura Jail Bail Bonds For Felony Charges?

June 10, 2016 Comments Off on Do I Need To Post Ventura Jail Bail Bonds For Felony Charges? posted by: Bail Expert
 

Our son was arrested this morning on felony domestic violence charges and my wife and I have agreed we want to get him out of jail as fast as possible.  When he called us from the jail he said his bail has been set at $50,000 and we’d need to pay 10% of that to get him out.  He’s in college, is a straight-A student and he’s never been in trouble before.  He’s also very involved with our church and my wife and I feel this whole thing is a huge misunderstanding.  Will we need to post bail bonds go get him out or will the jail just release him on his own recognizance since he’s never been in trouble before?

While there are certainly times when the jails will release defendants on their own recognizance, these types of releases are generally granted when the person in custody has been arrested for a low-level, misdemeanor offense (like being drunk in public.)   In this case, you’ll need to hire a bondsman to help get your son released from custody.  The bondsman will be able to walk you through the application process very quickly and they should take as much time as needed to answer any questions you have about how Ventura bail bonds work.

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Weekend Bail Bonds In Ventura County

May 9, 2016 Comments Off on Weekend Bail Bonds In Ventura County posted by: Bail Expert
 

One big concern that many people have when it comes to posting bail bonds for the Ventura County Jail is whether they can get a loved one released from custody during a weekend.

The good news is that Ventura County Jail bail bonds can be posted 24-hours a day, 365-days a year, weekends and holidays included.  Jails routinely accept bail bonds (and jail bonds) during non-standard business hours which means a Ventura bondsman can help get the defendant out of jail fast.

When you start the process of hiring a California bail bonds company the first thing you’ll want to ask is whether they provide 24/7 bail bonds service.  Just because someone answers their phones at all hours of the day does not mean they always have a bondman who is ready to be dispatched to the county lock up!  If they are unable to help you with ASAP bail bonds it’s OK to hang up and call someone else.

If you need help with Ventura bail bonds we can help.  Call our office now at 888-224-5266 for a free, no-hassle consultation.

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