When any person in the United States, they have the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Why should any person who may be innocent have to remain behind bars for an extended period of time? Continue reading
We know how tragic it is to lose a family member to the system or when a family member steps into trouble with the law. We are to help you! My Bail Hotline seeks information from your family to help keep you out of trouble so that you have a second chance with your situation. We ensure accountability with our customers with our process. Continue reading
Do you live in Boise, Idaho? Do you wish that you had a way to pay someone’s bail? Maybe you have a loved one, family member or close friend who needs a bail bond paid in Boise? Well you are in luck! We have been servicing the Boise area since January 2018 with an office that is conveniently close to the Ada County jail. Continue reading
Support Vegas Shooting Victims
Bail Hotline Bail Bonds Donates $5,000 to Support Vegas Shooting Victims
In the aftermath of the tragic Las Vegas Route 91 Festival shooting, local California bail bond
company, Bail Hotline Bail Bonds, is taking action to show their support. Bail Hotline is donating
$5,000 to victims from the Southern California region, with efforts to help unify the community
during this tragedy. As a family-owned company known for “Keeping Families Together,” it was
second nature for the Bail Hotline owners, the McGuire brothers, to get involved and help
families impacted by the mass shooting.
Bail bonds are one of those things you don’t want to think about until you have to. However, knowing some basics beforehand is one of the best ways to speed up the process to ensure your friend or family member is out of jail quick. Below, we will discuss some fundamentals of bail bonds to get you started.
New to the bail process? No worries! Bail Hotline will answer questions you might not have even asked so you get a better idea of how bail bonds work.
Bail bonds are a necessity if a friend or family member gets arrested. But why, exactly, do they exist? We will answer this question on this page and hopefully give you a better idea of why bail bonds are a necessity.
What happens when you post bail? What are the side-effects if a defendant skips a court date? We will discuss these questions in detail throughout this post, though the most important thing to know is that bonds work best when a defendant shows up to court. If not, the defendant and the person who signed the bond could be in for some serious trouble.
Here are some need-to-know tips for defendants and friends/family members of defendants in need of a bail bond:
“Bail” vs. “Bonds”
Though they are used for the same reason, there is a big difference between bailing someone out of jail and getting a bond. Bail is cash, or when a person pays the court directly. A bond, or “surety” bond, is when your friends or family members use a third party (i.e. a bondsman) to front the money for bail.
If you’re ever in a situation that calls for bail, it’s time to do some research pertaining to how bail bonds work. This is because bail bonds are complicated and can vary based on the crime, your record, and several other factors. To help get you started, Bail Hotline has thrown together a crash course in bail bonds that covers all the need-to-know information including answers to questions such as, “how do bail bonds work?”, “what role does a bondsman play?”, and other relevant queries.