What is Pretrial Release?

Immediately after an arrest, a defendants first priority is to get out of custody and regain their freedom. Posting bail is usually the best way to free yourself from custody.

If you ever need a bail bond, it is better to find a local and credible company that is aware of all the nuances and details of the judiciary system. All Aces provides a reliable and affordable bail bonds service that will result in a quick release from custody and freedom for yourself or a loved one. After someone has been arrested, a bail amount will be set based on the alleged crime(s) committed, in accordance with the bail schedule for that county which can vary from county to county. Bail can usually be paid with a surety bond (bail bond company), cash or property bond provided to a court as a security that the defendant will return to court at the specific date ordered. Failing to appear in court on the specified date will result in the bail bond being forfeited and an arrest warrant being issued against the defendant.

Surety Bond

A surety bond is where a bail bond company posts bond for the defendant. For example: a bail bond company, such as All Aces, will post bond in the form of a power of attorney, provided by a surety, to the jail or court for the full bail bond amount. In this scenario there is a contract between the defendant and the bond company that allows a person to get released from custody by paying a bail bond premium. The standard bail bond premium in CA is 10% of the total bail bond amount. The bail bond company becomes responsible for the defendants appearances in court until the case is exonerated.

Cash Bond

To post a cash bond, the defendant or his/her family member(s) or friend(s) must post the entire bail bond amount themselves in order for the defendant to be released from custody. If the defendant makes all of the required appearances in court and the case(s) is exonerated, the courts will return the cash to whomever posted the bail. If the defendant fails to appear in court, the bond is forfeited.

Property Bond

When a defendant or a loved one of the defendant posts a property bond, he or she pledges the value of real property to the court as a guarantee that the defendant will return to court as ordered by a Judge. In California, the property must have equity that is at least 150% of the total bail amount. Failure to appear in court on the date specified by the judge may result in the defendant losing the property as the court will take the posted property as if it were a cash bail. However, before the court accepts the property as bail for the defendant, the judge must first set a hearing to determine the legal ownership of the property being offered as bond, as well as its current market value.