1. You can apply through the Department of Insurance yourself and apply for jobs once you have obtained your license.
2. If you are hired by a Bail Bond's Company, they will pay for your license through their company.
California has may rules and regulations in obtaining your bail bond license. Every state has different rules and regulations, so check each state you are planning in obtaining your license. Below are a list of rules and regulations pertaining to California when applying for your Bail Bond License. Once you have completed the pre-licensing training requirements, you will be required to submit all the proper paperwork and application, along with a $468 fee to the Department of Insurance. The DOI will review license application and do a back ground check. If you have been involved in law suits or even had misdemeanors on your record, be prepared to provide full documentation and explanation. Once the DOI receives your application and fee, you will be given a test date. You'll pay $48 for the privilege of taking the exam. There are 50 questions and two hours to take the exam and you need to receive a score of 70% to pass, so it is important to study all of the material from the pre-licensing class. Exam questions come from all of California Insurance Code Sections 35, 1733, 1800-1822; California Code of Regulations, Title 10, Sections 2053-2104; and, California Penal Code Sections 1268-1319.6; and other sections referred to in these sections. if you fail, you can always take it again until you pass - paying the fee each time, of course.
California's Rules for a Bail Bond's Application:
• You must be 18 years of age or older and must have valid identification.
• You must not have any felony convictions on your record. The Department of Insurance will do a thorough background and will not issue a bail license if you have felonies.
• Most states will require you to be a resident of the State for at least 2 years.
• Pre licensing: There is a 20 hour classroom study program that you must attend in subjects such as responsibility of a bail license, law and regulations related to title 10,rights of the accused, and ethics.
• You must pass the bail examine in order to obtain your license.
• First time Applicants – (this is a two year term) $468.00 per surety company. This fee does not include examination fee.
• Examination Finger Print:
Once you have obtained a license, you are qualified to work for a Bail Bonds Company in California. You must obtain a license for each state you wish to work in. Once you are out there, try and remember what you have learned, especially in ethics. It is important to be honest and up front. Don’t hide any fees your company may require and make sure your indemnitors are informed of what they are signing.
Due to the record number of inmates currently housed in prison in California, as of 2013 all 33 CDCR prisons are now at or above maximum operational capacity, and 29 of the prisons are so overcrowded that the CDCR is required to house more than 15,000 inmates in conditions that pose substantial safety risks, namely, prison areas never designed or intended for inmate housing, including, but not limited to, common areas such as prison gymnasiums, dayrooms, and program rooms, with approximately 1,500 inmates sleeping in triple-bunks; and the current severe overcrowding in 29 CDCR prisons has caused substantial risk to the health and safety of the men and women who work inside these prisons and the inmates housed in them.
General Guidelines & Regulations:
Individuals are free to contact any state prison inmate by mail. All and every incoming letters are opened and inspected for contraband and then the inmate receives the letters. This slows down the process of the time of how fast the inmate will receive the letter. To ensure prompt processing the following information should be included on the envelope:
• Inmate’s full name, CDC#
• Institution Name
• P.O. Box Housing (preferable)
• City, CA ZIP
To get an inmate’s CDC# or housing assignment, individuals should call the Public Information Officer (PIO) or the inmate locator at the institution web site. Those people who don’t know where an inmate is housed may contact the Department’s ID Warrants unit at (916) 445-6713. A date of birth will be required if the person they are inquiring about has a common name. ID Warrants will not provide inmate-housing information.
Why Should You Write to an Inmate?
Understanding the process may vary for many people when someone is imprisoned for a long period of time. That’s when your family is needed the most and it allows a close relationship to be maintained during the period of incarnation. For first offenders it is a very scary and confusing time in their lives, some have made a mistake for the first time and never have experienced jail. Being confined and having your human rights taken away can be a very traumatizing time. Letters from family members often let the inmate know that he or she is not alone. Even though this is a not so enjoyable time, letters are very important. For families that can’t understand why this happened and is upset at their love one’s, it’s important to remember that these feeling are temporary and will eventually go away. Everyone makes mistakes and some of the mistakes land us in trouble with the law. Family is the only way a person in custody have any access to the outside world. It helps in the healing process and state of mind.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL VISITORS
Visitors entering CDC institutions/facilities are subject to a search of their person, vehicle and property to the degree necessary to ensure institution/facility security, and prevent the introduction of contraband. Visitors may leave the institution grounds rather than to submit to a search of their person, vehicle or property. However, refusal to submit to the search will result in the denial of visitation for that day. Visitors may not elect to leave the institution grounds rather than submit to a search when institution officials possess a court-ordered search warrant or the cause for a search warrant arises while the visitor is on institution grounds.The prison may be surrounded by an electric fence. To protect visitors, especially children, from being injured, visitors are cautioned to stay away from the perimeter fence line. It is a crime to try and help an inmate to escape. You may not at any item bring onto the prison grounds any weapon, firearm, ammunition, explosive device, tear gas, pepper-spray, alcohol or controlled substance, cameras and/or recording devices, take letters and/or written documents to or from an inmate. You cannot lie about who you are; you must identify yourself to gain admission to the institution. If you have had any prior convictions of a felony, you may not enter onto the grounds.
What You Should Know About Bail:
Bail is money that is secured by defendants and their families that are required to deposit money to guarantee that they will return to court. When released from jail while their cases are pending they may return to work or school and continue to take care of their families. Although there are several exceptions, in general people arrested for an infraction or a misdemeanor must be released upon signing a written notice to appear. Below are the exceptions to this general rule include cases in which:
-The arrestee requests to be brought before a judge within a certain amount of time.
-The arrestee refuses to sign a promise to appear, due to the fact he does not believe he or she is guilty.
-The arrestee is charged with a violation of a domestic violence protective order that was previously ordered.
-The arrestee is severely intoxicated or requires medical attention
-The arrestee has outstanding warrants in other cities and counties.
-The arrestee fails to provide satisfactory identification or a current driver’s license.
-The release would jeopardize the prosecution of the offense for which the person who was arrested or being detained.
-The safety of others would be jeopardized if the arrestee is released due to violence and previous arrests.
-The officer has reason to believe the arrestee will not appear in court as ordered.
-The arrestee is charged with Driving Under the Influence and has previous DUI’s.
What Is O.R?
An arrestee may be released on his own recognizance, or released “OR.” If released OR, the arrestee is required to appear in court as a signed citation by the arrestee or person being detained. If a court agrees to release the arrestee OR, the court will require him to sign an agreement specifying his acknowledgement of the requirement of an O.R. release. Which are specified below:
* Promise to appear at all times and places as ordered by the court.
* Promise to obey all reasonable conditions of the release of the court and not get rearrested while out on O.R.
* Promise not to leave the state without the court’s permission, or move unless the court is notified of your new address.
* Agreement to waive extradition from another state if it becomes necessary to apprehend and bring to another state.
* Acknowledgement the arrestee understands the consequences of violating the conditions of release of O.R.
How is Bail Set?
At a bail hearing, the judge will set the bail amount according to the County’s bail schedule and in light of the circumstances of the arrestee’s background and the conduct with which he is charged. Every County has their own bail schedule. Some counties have higher bail schedule than other counties. The bail schedule is set at the beginning of each year by the presiding judges and every year if decided, they can raise the bail schedule. The County of San Bernardino has a bail schedule guiding the amount of bail for the pertinent charges that is posted at http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/courts/. The bail schedule is a guideline, thus the actual bail set may deviate from the schedule.
How Do I Post Bail?
There are several way to post bail. Access Bail Bonds is a 24 hour emergency bail service. Access Bail Bonds have agents in all cities and states. Once you have contacted Access Bail Bonds and have given them the information needed, Access Bail Bonds can get the bond posted immediately and have your loved one out as soon as he or she is processed. Another way to post bail is with cash, a cashier’s check or through a bail bond. A bail bond is a legal contract that requires someone to pay money if a defendant fails to return to court. It is guaranteed that if the defendant fails to appear in court, the court will forfeit the cash and a warrant will be issued. The best way to bail is through Access Bail Bonds, please call for free information at our toll free number 1-888-592-6637, a live agent will be ready to help.
In the state of California, Superior Court Judges from each county are responsible for setting bail amounts and for creating what is commonly known as a “Bail Schedule” which is reviewed on an annual basis. Once a year the get together for a meeting and decide what bail amount will go up and what bail amount will stay the same. These amounts are good for one year. The way they decide on the bail amount is, the type of crime the defendant has allegedly committed and that amount will dictate the amount of bail which is set for them, also if they are repeat offenders. The more serious the crime will of course pose a higher bail amount or weather the defendant will be receiving jail time, will generally equate to a higher bail amount set. Also there are the bail amounts that will result in higher bail do to the flight risk of the defendant. For example, is the defendant from this country? Or does the defendant have family here? The Superior Court Judge will always consider first is public safety; while the defendant’s “flight risk will also be considered. The Judge always wants to make sure the defendant shows up for their scheduled court dates. Every county is different, some bail schedules are higher than others. I have listed below the counties list of bail bond schedules for felony and misdemeanor regarding bail bonds. Some counties also list bonds for Traffic, Game & Fish, Parks & Recreation and Public Utilities.
Click on the link below to find out even more information about the California county bail schedule of
interest. A California county bail schedule refers to the list that sets the amount of bail a defendant is required to
pay through cash bail or bail bond company. The amount is based on the nature of the offense a person
is charged with and how serious the crime. A judge has the discretion to reduce the amount at the time of
the first schedule court date. The county superior courts usually maintain bail schedules and each county
may have its own rules for local bail schedules. This site is not sponsored by any governmental agency or any state or local court. This is simply a page to help find the bail bond cost for the county you or a loved one may have been detained.
Felony Bail Schedules for All California Counties:
Riverside County Bail Schedule
San Bernardino County Bail Schedule
Orange County Felony Bail Schedule
Los Angeles County Felony Bail Schedule
Kern County Felony Bail Schedule
Sobriety checkpoints are roadblocks that are never disclosed in the area in which they will be setting up the check point. The check point will involve law enforcement officials stopping every vehicle (or more typically, every nth vehicle) on a public roadway and investigating the possibility that the driver might be too impaired to drive. They are often set up late at night or in the very early morning hours and on weekends, at which time the proportion of impaired drivers tends to be the highest due to drinking all night. Checkpoints are also often set near the exit points of public events, to prevent large numbers of drunk drivers from being released into traffic under the influence from the event. With a portable and quick alcohol breath test, the police can test all drivers (if the law permits), and process the cars one by one as they enter the check point area. When there is no quick test, a more complicated routine is necessary. However upon suspicion, the stopped driver is required to exit the vehicle and take a roadside sobriety test that requires the demonstration of both mental and balance skills. If the officer feels that the driver can not pass the test, it is determined based on his observations during the tests, the driver is then required to take an alcohol breath test (referred to as a Breathalyzer test in the United States). It is important to note that you cannot pass or fail a field sobriety test as they are not "pass-or-fail", they are only meant to aid the officer in determining if you are impaired based on observations of the subjects performance of these tests.
Being subjected to perform this test is not prohibited by the fourth amendment of the United States Constitution if the law enforcement entity posts or announces in advance that these checkpoints will occur and at what location; law enforcement agencies often post a sign in a small road or street during the weekdays when it is only seen by local residents and not by those attending a special event or those that only travel in that area of the city during the weekend to give notice to the local bars and clubs. These announcements are also found printed in news papers to give further notice. Numerous websites host a database of check points that are to occur based on information found in news papers, the internet and tips from visitors of such sites. In addition there are also some smartphone apps that include a function to report sobriety checkpoints, show them on a map and use the device's GPS to alert the driver when a sobriety checkpoint is nearby. Sobriety checkpoints regularly catch much more than just drunk drivers. The identity checks will catch individuals wanted by the police, and DUI often occurs together with other crimes, such as vehicle inspection and registration violations, vehicle tax avoidance or driving without a license.
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The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. Empowered with the sovereign authority of the people by the framers and the consent of the legislatures of the states, it is the source of all government powers, and also provides important limitations on the government that protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens.
Access Bail Bonds is very competitive and we will work with you to get your loved one out. We offer discounts on approved conditions that can give you up to a 20% discount. Access Bail Bonds offer affordable payment plans that will be suited to your needs. Every case is different with different circumstances, so we go case by case. We make bail very easy, we can bail by phone and fax so you don’t even have to come into the office. Below are listed several ways you can pay for bail:
3. Credit Card
4. Debit Card
5. Money Order
Access Bail Bonds is a 24 hours bail bonds service, 7 days a week. No matter what time of day or night, Access Bail Bonds can post bail in any city, state, or county. Access Bail Bonds has agents in every city to accommodate every bail situation and we can have the bond posted immediately. Listed below are the approved ways to get the 20% discount.
1. Union Member
2. Home Owner
3. Senior Citizen
4. Attorney Referral
Call Access Bail Bonds today for all your bail needs. We will answer the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A licensed agent will answer you bail questions; you will not get an answering service no matter what time of day or night. Call Access Bail Bonds toll free number at any time, 1-888-592-6637.
Access Bail Bonds Services Offered:
Access Bail Bonds will go out of their way to work with you and get your loved one out of jail. No bail is too small or too large. Every bail bond case is different and we will analyze each case by case. We can offer a variety of bail bond services. We offer a 20% discount (conditions apply), affordable payment plans that meet your needs, interest free financing and signature bonds available. Access Bail Bonds also offers no collateral bail bonds. Our agents will come to you at no additional charge. We also provide bail by fax or e-mail; most of our customers prefer this service so they don’t have to leave there homes. It speeds up the process and many customers cannot leave there offices during work hours. Access Bail Bonds bail agents provide professional and fast service, completely confidential. Most of our customers have never been in this kind of situation; they are stressed, confused, and scared. They have never used a bail bondsman and don’t know what to expect or how the bail process works.Our professional agents will walk you through the whole process and will answer every question you have. We will work diligently to get your family member released from custody. We are a 24 hour emergency bail bond service. You can call Access Bail Bonds day or night; 24 hours a day, weekends and we will always answer the phone. Please call for emergency bail service 1-888-592-6637.
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