The cost of a bail bond in California is set by the Department of Insurance at 10% of the total bail amount. We often get the questions from potential clients, "Can you give me a discount?" There are limited exceptions to the standard 10% legal California bail bond rate. For example, indemnitor's that meet certain restrictive criteria may be eligible for an 8% rate. However because of the legal requirements the best way to make bail affordable is to offer payment options.
Any agent underwriting bail less than 8% in the State of California is simply acting illegally. We understand that you want your bail bond at the lowest cost. If possible, you want cheap bail. Some people may not care if paying an illegal bail premium is against the law. To those folks, we invite you to break the law elsewhere. However, we ask you to consider carefully the position in which unlawful bail puts you.
If you need a bail agent you are already in trouble with the law, hiring a bail agent who is breaking the law by price-cutting, will only make a bad situation worse.
We are happy to work with you to meet your special circumstances.
Everyday we help people who do not have the full amount of the fee. We will work with you to complete your bond.