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Q: Can a Person Bail Themselves Out of Jail?

Yes, technically a person can bail themselves out of jail. That all comes down to when we bail someone out of jail, we underwrite the bond, just like car insurance our house insurance, we would take down information about the person and find out if they qualify and in many times people do qualify to bail themselves out of jail. We just gotta make sure that they have enough around them in their surrounding environment that they’re not going to miss court and take off and run on us. Because the bottom line is if they make all their court appearance… nothing ever happens. If they were to miss court and we didn’t have a co-signer then we would have nobody to turn to; to assist us in getting them back into court. So you know again, yes, somebody can, but it comes down to the underwriting and us talking to the person see if they qualify.

Q: So overall it seems it would be best if they did deal with a professional in this, because there are probably many streams of red tape that someone, the lay person, might not be aware of.

Yeah, just like a lot of businesses people want to work on volume in our industry. And hey, we want to work on volume, because we went to work on giving and helping as many people as we can, the bottom line is this… this comes down to us to be productive at what we do and for us to be productive, we’ve got to make sure that people appear in court. If people don’t appear in court and run on us the that causes a problem. We’re going to start losing money and then the court is going to start losing faith in US. So we have to make sure that people appear in court, so that is very important when we underwrite a bond that doesn’t have to be that a hundred percent of them have to make it to court but it certainly does mean we want to have the statistic on our side that 100% get returned to court when they missed court.

So it is important that we underwrite a bond properly that we educate the client and their family and friends, and make sure that that person is going to appear in court.

Q: Which begs the final question here, what happens to the person if they do run and you do catch them and they don’t make their original court appearance.. Does the bail increase? Do they incur any additional charges? What happens?

If and when the person does miss court, it is not the end of the world. We can get them a new court date. We can get them a new court date and reinstate that bond back to the original amount. What that person has to have first and foremost, is faith in us. Because when we got them out of jail, we told them this. And if they miss court, all they have to do is call us up and tell us that I missed court I got scared, I got a flat tire, I’m sick, something happened… We can schedule a new court date and go tell the court what happened. The person appears with us and we can reinstate the bond back to the original amount. Now a great majority of people who missed court on us, that’s what they do because they have faith in us and they believe in us.

However, you know you’re going to run into those few people that will turn around and get scared because their attorney told them they’re going to prison or they’re going to do this and that, and you’re not prepared for it. When those people run, that’s when we have to, at times, turn to the other side of our industry and that is to go find them. We have that duty and obligation to do that. So at that point we will go out and start looking for them just like you would think of a bounty hunter doing… but you know we’re not bounty hunters, or bail bondsman doing our job and that is returning someone to court. So at that point we will go out we’ll start looking for them. Our hope is to easily find them, return them to court or jail if they have to go back and have them understand it that we are here to help you. And yes, if you miss court on us and we have to chase you, that doesn’t say that I’ll never bail you out again. I’ll mail you back out. Because now you’re going to have better faith in me in the fact that I have gotten you back out of jail if I do a second time that I’m going to get you back out I want to keep you out through the entire time you’re going to court.

So, the bottom line is that if a person misses court, is to call us, we will get you a new court date


What Would You Say to Someone Who Missed Court and Has a Warrant?

Well if I could speak to someone directly… If you’re out there and you missed court, the thing of it is… is that it’s not going to go away. You have a warrant, if you wanted your living with the anxiety you’re not able to go home and see your family. You’re constantly nervous every time you see a cop car I know you’re nervous. The fact of the matter is this we want to help you get this thing resolved. We can help you. We can help you sometimes without you going back to jail .

The thing you’ve got to do is to trust us. Call us. We can schedule a new court date and we can help you walk through the front doors of the courthouse with us. With the objective of speaking to the court that we want to get you a new court date, we want to reinstate your bond without you having to go back to jail. And oftentimes when you do that, we can reinstate your bond. It’s when you do the latter and that is where you take off and you run and you get apprehended by law enforcement or you’re apprehended by Fugitive Recovery Agent that then your chances of getting your bond reinstated and staying out on the same bond are less.

The thing of it is, when they won’t reinstate your bond for you to get caught by law enforcement, it’s it’s still not the end of the world. We will get you back out of jail . Yes they might raise your bail because you’ve missed court but you know what? it’s not the end of the world the whole objective of the bail industry us to get people out of jail that you don’t have to sit in jail while you’re waiting for your court date. It’s not so you can run from the situation. So we want to help you… our integrity means everything in the world to us, so if you do miss court let me tell you something we really truly mean it . If you don’t trust us and you play games with us, unfortunately we might have to come get you. But we don’t want to do that.

So if there’s one thing I can say to you is this… if you’ve missed court, if you think you have a warrant I don’t care if you’re not even out on bail with us, you call my office, we will talk to you we will help you get through this situation so that you can get your life back you can get rid of all of the agony and anxiety you can be with your family and you can’t get on with life

530-527-3663 – Tehema County

Bail Bonds Red Bluff

Bail Bonds Red Bluff

It’s critically important you have the best team of bail bond agents on your side when you or your loved one needs bail bonds in Red Bluff , CA.

Greg Padilla Bail Bonds is the premier bail bond agency in Red Bluff CA and surrounding areas. Contact Greg Padilla Bail Bonds Today: 530-527-3663 – Red Bluff CA (Tehema County)

HOW BAIL WORKS AND OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Although bail bonds are a term that has cemented itself in the American lexicon, many people don’t understand what a bail bond is or how bail works, what the cost of a bail bond will be, or how posting bail works. We’re here to answer all of these questions (and many others) to help make the bail bonds process as simple as possible.
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What Happens To My Bail Bond If I Missed My Court Date?

A bail bond has one purpose and that is to insure the appearance of a person in court. The bail bond is an insurance policy between the court and our agency to guarantee your appearance in court. The bail bond is valid for the entire time a person is going to court once the person is released on bail.
More >>

Download Forms

Per the instructions given by our agent, you can either fill the forms out and fax them back to our office at 916-446-1076, or if you have the ability, you can download the forms, print the necessary forms, fill the forms out, then you can either scan them and then e-mail them back to office@padillabailbonds.com or you can fax them to 916-446-1076. Again this process will be discussed with you by our agent at the time of your initial call.
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Pay for Bail

To pay for your bail, click on the “Pay Now” button below, which will take you to a secure encrypted PayPal page where you can pay the amount of bail you have been required to pay.
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Immediate bail bond services in Red Bluff , California.
Nationwide service available.

Topo Padilla Insurance Lic#: 1639213
Greg Padilla Insurance Lic#: 1570027

Explained by Topo Padilla of Greg Padilla Bail Bonds

Proposition 47 (pdf) is a ballot measure that was passed in California and is called The Safe Neighborhoods and Safe Schools Act. It was based upon diverting money from sending people to prison and jail to you know doing things our schools and for our neighborhoods and to essentially make them safer.

The reality is, is that it’s kind of had a polar opposite effect. And the basis was that instead of sending people to jail or to prison, we were going to put them in drug rehabilitation and give them give them all the necessary tools to be better people and then they weren’t going to get in trouble and that people in the future weren’t going to get in trouble. Well the reality is that hasn’t happened… that’s just a harsh reality. I mean people like myself I’ve been in this industry for 32 years, um people don’t want to stop doing drugs… until they want to stop doing drugs. People don’t want to stop drinking until they want to stop drinking.

People living in that criminal world are going to steal,they’re going to shoot, they’re going to do all those things until they want to make a change in their lives. So, if you don’t have that stick of: you’re going to go to jail or you’re going to go to prison and you have it lined up with we’re going to give you teddy bears and lollipops and you’re going to go to these classes… that just does not work. and it hasn’t worked.

It (Prop 47) redefined many, many crimes that used to be felonies that are now misdemeanors. And if you do not think the people out there in the criminal element and the criminal world don’t know that… you are greatly mistaken. Because when they go out and steal, they do look for the fact that they want to steal lless than $950 because it’s now a misdemeanor.

What law enforcement is doing in respect to this, and I can’t blame them, is they don’t want cops to go out and go out there and grab these people with these certain crimes and arrest them, take them to jail and spend all that time away from the streets when in fact the district attorney’s office’s probably won’t prosecute them because they have been inundated with all of these misdemeanors. So DA’s office, the district attorneys, are not prosecuting so these people are basically, you know if they are taking to jail, are being let free because nobody’s prosecuting them.

So the fact of the matter is it really and truly has had a polar opposite effect. Our streets are not safer are neighborhoods are not safer our schools certainly aren’t safer. It has not worked. It needs to be looked at. This legislature, this governor, and the people that were behind this, need to accept responsibility that it didn’t work, it’s not working and we need to make a change.

You know the citizens of California deserve better. And they certainly don’t deserve to be victims because of some political dream that is not coming true. I have to say in closing on this subject, that the people out there committing these crimes, the people that have these drug problems you know really and truly if there’s a stick it may change their mindset and they may change their ways. And without that stick, they are not going to change their ways. And then I’ve got to say it’s harming them more than doing them good. Because there is no stick that they might end up in jail or prison, so why in the heck should they quit. So in reality, our whole community from the victims to the perpetrators, to people like myself… we are all being affected by it. And we’d you need to see a change in Proposition 47.

530-272-0200 – Nevada County

Bail Bonds Nevada City

Bail Bonds Nevada City

It’s critically important you have the best team of bail bond agents on your side when you or your loved one needs bail bonds in Nevada City, CA.

Greg Padilla Bail Bonds is the premier bail bond agency in Nevada City CA and surrounding areas. Contact Greg Padilla Bail Bonds Today: 530-272-0200 – Nevada City CA (Nevada County)

HOW BAIL WORKS AND OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Although bail bonds are a term that has cemented itself in the American lexicon, many people don’t understand what a bail bond is or how bail works, what the cost of a bail bond will be, or how posting bail works. We’re here to answer all of these questions (and many others) to help make the bail bonds process as simple as possible.
More >>

What Happens To My Bail Bond If I Missed My Court Date?

A bail bond has one purpose and that is to insure the appearance of a person in court. The bail bond is an insurance policy between the court and our agency to guarantee your appearance in court. The bail bond is valid for the entire time a person is going to court once the person is released on bail.
More >>

Download Forms

Per the instructions given by our agent, you can either fill the forms out and fax them back to our office at 916-446-1076, or if you have the ability, you can download the forms, print the necessary forms, fill the forms out, then you can either scan them and then e-mail them back to office@padillabailbonds.com or you can fax them to 916-446-1076. Again this process will be discussed with you by our agent at the time of your initial call.
More >>

Pay for Bail

To pay for your bail, click on the “Pay Now” button below, which will take you to a secure encrypted PayPal page where you can pay the amount of bail you have been required to pay.
More >>

Immediate bail bonds Nevada City, California.
Nationwide service available.

Topo Padilla Insurance Lic#: 1639213
Greg Padilla Insurance Lic#: 1570027

How Bail Works And Other Frequently Asked Questions

Although bail bonds are a term that has cemented itself in the American lexicon, many people don’t understand what a bail bond is or how bail works, what the cost of a bail bond will be, or how posting bail works. We’re here to answer all of these questions (and many others) to help make the bail bonds process as simple as possible.

So, What is a Bail Bond?

When a person is arrested, they are booked into the county jail. That process takes several hours; however, and can vary from jail to jail. Bail is then set based on the charges that they were arrested for.

The bail bond is an “insurance policy” that serves the sole purpose of making sure that the defendant appears in court. As bail bondsmen, we underwrite the bail bond securing a co-signer (or co-signers) that will guarantee these appearances in court. Collateral such as your car or property is not required with a qualified co-signor.

The cost of a bail bond is 10% of the bail amount and is regulated by the California Department of Insurance and cannot legally be discounted.

Below you will find a video which explains the answers to some of the most common questions asked by bail bonds customers in the Sacramento area. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at (916) 446-2663 or toll free (888) 449-2663, 24 hours a day.

Bail bonds work as an “insurance policy” that guarantees a person’s appearance in court. This “insurance policy” has nothing to do with the merits or facts of the case. The bail agency posts this bond with the court and guarantees the appearance of the defendant in court. If the defendant appears in court as ordered, then the bail bond is never in jeopardy. However, if the defendant fails to appear, the bail agency has 180 days to return the defendant to court. If the bail agency fails to do so, then the bond is forfeited and the full amount of the bond must be paid to the court ultimately by the co-signers of the bail bond. The cost of a bail bond is, which is regulated by the State of California, is 10% of the bail amount. Greg Padilla Bail Bonds is your best resource in the Sacramento area if you are going through the process of posting bail.
The only time one would have to pay the full amount of the bail bond is if the defendant “failed to appear” in court and was not returned to the court within 180 days. Although this bail bond is an insurance policy guaranteeing the appearance of the defendant in court, the insurance policy is guaranteed by the co-signers, thus they would be held fully liable for the bail amount if the defendant was not returned to the court.
As it is stated in the FIRST Clause in the Indemnity Agreement, the premium is the cost of the bail bond and it is fully earned upon the release of the person from jail. Once the bail bond is posted and accepted by the jail, there is no refund of the premium. And if you are on a payment plan, the payments are still due no matter the outcome of the case.
If someone misses court for any reason, you must first realize our agency was the very company that got them released from jail. We have the ability to file a motion with the court and have the bail bond reinstated back to the original terms. Therefore, it is our objective to keep the person out of jail on bail throughout court proceedings. Call our office immediately if there has been a failure to appear and we will schedule a new court date.
Upon the completion of the case, the judge will “Exonerate” the bail bond in open court. At this point the bond is no longer active and the indemnitor and defendant are no longer liable for the bail bond; however, they are still liable for any outstanding premium and/or expenses incurred.
Understand that we issue our customers credit in an effort to work with the economic realities we all have. Therefore, we attempt to set up payment plans that can be afforded. These payment plans are very important to our existence; therefore, it is important that the payments are made timely.

530-222-9600 – Redding CA (Shasta County)

 Shasta County Jail |Bail Bonds Redding CA

Shasta County Jail |Bail Bonds Redding CA

It’s critically important you have the best team of bail bond agents on your side when you or your loved one needs bail bonds in Redding, CA.

Greg Padilla Bail Bonds is the premier bail bond agency in Redding CA and surrounding areas. Contact Greg Padilla Bail Bonds Today: 530-222-9600 – Redding CA (Shasta County)

HOW BAIL WORKS AND OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Although bail bonds are a term that has cemented itself in the American lexicon, many people don’t understand what a bail bond is or how bail works, what the cost of a bail bond will be, or how posting bail works. We’re here to answer all of these questions (and many others) to help make the bail bonds process as simple as possible.
More >>

What Happens To My Bail Bond If I Missed My Court Date?

A bail bond has one purpose and that is to insure the appearance of a person in court. The bail bond is an insurance policy between the court and our agency to guarantee your appearance in court. The bail bond is valid for the entire time a person is going to court once the person is released on bail.
More >>

Download Forms

Per the instructions given by our agent, you can either fill the forms out and fax them back to our office at 916-446-1076, or if you have the ability, you can download the forms, print the necessary forms, fill the forms out, then you can either scan them and then e-mail them back to office@padillabailbonds.com or you can fax them to 916-446-1076. Again this process will be discussed with you by our agent at the time of your initial call.
More >>

Pay for Bail

To pay for your bail, click on the “Pay Now” button below, which will take you to a secure encrypted PayPal page where you can pay the amount of bail you have been required to pay.
More >>

Immediate bail bond services in Redding, California.
Nationwide service available.

Topo Padilla Insurance Lic#: 1639213
Greg Padilla Insurance Lic#: 1570027

A sneak peak at the all new season of CMT’s Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.

Topo and Beth’s Bounty Hunting Styles clash during a hunt… whose style of hunting do you think will reign supreme??

Air date: TBD


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While no one wants to go to jail, and at the same time the victim and their family doesn’t want the accused released from jail, please understand the bail bond industry is not in a position to sit in judgment of the guilt or innocence of a person in jail.

However, it IS our job to provide a person the right to be released from jail by guaranteeing their appearance in court with a bail bond.

The United States Constitution, specifically the 8th Amendment, guarantees this right, and this is another reason the United States is the greatest and most civilized country in the world.

So if you ever find yourself in need of calling a bail bondsman, make sure not to just call any bail agency, call Greg or Topo at Greg Padilla Bail Bonds at 446-BOND (2663).

That is Greg Padilla Bail Bonds at 446-B-O-N-D (2-6-6-3), or you find more information about us right here on our website at PadillaBailBonds.com.

Click here if you are looking for someone in the Sacramento County Jail.  Looking for someone outside Sacramento County? Click here.

Imagine you are sitting in jail… what do you do?

Well, you can throw a dart at the listing of all of the bail bondsman, or you can call on a name that has been trusted in the bail bond industry throughout California for the past 35 years.  Then you will want to call Topo or Greg Padilla at Greg Padilla Bail Bonds.

Why should you call on us?

Because we have taken care of our clients and their family and friends in a way that the majority of our business comes through referals.  Not only do our past clients appreciate the service we provide, but their families appreciate the fact that we do not sit in judgment of them or the person that is in jail.  It is our number one priority to provide you and your family with compassion, truth and dignity when you call on us.

Now all of this might sound like a sales pitch or too much for a bail bondsman to be saying, but the fact of the matter is that we are a business, just like any other business and you should expect to be treated with the utmost repsect.

So if you ever find yourself in need of calling a bail bondsman in Sacramento or anywhere in the state of California for a bail bond, call Greg Padilla Bail Bonds at 916-446-2663, and learn more about us here on our website at PadillaBailBonds.com.