How to Prepare for Your Court Appearance

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Preparing for court, specifically as a defendant, can be very nerve-racking. It might seem like an odd comparison, but think of it like an interview. You need to appear professional and mature. You must be honest. You cannot let emotion overcome you. Here are some helpful pointers in preparing for your court date.

  • You should dress professionally. Remove sunglasses and hats. Do not wear flashy and distracting jewelry.
  • You need to arrive on time, or better yet, arrive early.
  • You should not chew gum.
  • Turn off your cell phone.
  • Speak clearly when you are spoken to. Say “yes” and “no” when warranted, do not shake your head to indicate those answers.
  • Acknowledge the judge as Your Honor.
  • Have any necessary paperwork ready.
  • Do not get angry and argumentative. You want to remain collected.
  • Stand and sit straight.
  • Remain focused and attentive. This is a serious matter concerning you.

Your lawyer will be able to go over additional tips in preparation for court, as well as additional guidelines. Ideally, you can prepare for trial from the comforts and privacy of your own home. In order to get there, you will first need to bail out of jail. Remember, your trial likely will not start immediately after your bail hearing, it could be weeks or even months. You probably want to bail out of jail to live at home and return to a somewhat normal and routine life.

Talk to your Colton Bail Bond Store bail agent today and determine the cost of bailing out of jail. Your bail agent will get you the best payment schedule possible while factoring in the premium price for your financial situation.

Chat With Us today or call 800-793-2245; we will not let you down!

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What A Bail Agent Can And Cannot Do

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    A bail agent cannot:

  • Offer legal advice
  • Get bail lowered
  • Refer to you to an attorney
  • Accept bribes
  • Deposit any money towards a defendant for referring business and additional clients

A bail agent can do one main thing: bail you out of jail with a bail bond which you, or any friends or family, can pay off with an affordable payment plan. However, under this “one main thing” that your bail agent can do, there is a list of “sub-things” they can help with as well:

  • Customize your payment plan according to your financial situation.
  • Stay with you through the entire bail bonds process.
  • Keep you up to date on payments, and be available to you 24/7.

Bail agents honestly become some of the closest confidants during these ordeals. Colton Bail Bond Store promises confidentiality and quickness to get you through this situation, but in a timely, clean, and professional manner. Colton Bail Bond Store will also make sure the entire bail bonds process runs as smoothly as possible – there is no room for mistakes!

Chat with us online today or call us at 800-793-2245 to see for yourself just how fast we can help you!

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Make Your Bail Bond Payment On Time With Your Tax Return

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You should be getting your tax return any day now, and remember, because this is your money, you can certainly use it to help pay for bail. Using your tax return money towards a bail bond payment is 100% acceptable and legal.

Remember, your Colton Bail Bond Store bail agent accepts payments in cash, credit, debit, and checks, so whatever you are most comfortable with, your agent will be fine with. For your convenience, we also have a secure online payment system.

Whatever you do, do not miss a payment. This can jeopardize the bail bond entirely, and possibly even get the bail bond revoked, resulting in the defendant being put back into jail. If you need assistance with the planning of your bail bond payments and scheduling, do not hesitate to reach out to your Colton Bail Bond Store agent. It is much better to express your concerns by being forthcoming with the bail agent from the beginning, instead of leaving them in the dark and suddenly missing a payment.

Colton Bail Bond Store is always on your side, and we want to help you reunite with your loved ones!

Call us at 800-793-2245 to speak with a bail representative, or for immediate assistance, chat with us online today.

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Bail Out Of Jail And Into A Healthy, Supportive Home

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One arrest doesn’t have to ruin your entire life, especially if it is one where you were eligible for bail. Anyone who isn’t eligible for bail most likely committed a really awful crime which could really damage their reputation but because you’re not that person, you can still rise above your own situation. Your arrest stemmed from a crime of lesser evils. No one was harmed, physically. It may have been a mistake or it may have been intentional. But you truly regret it and you’re determined to redeem yourself.

Colton Bail Bond Store is willing to help you on your “road to redemption”. We believe everyone has a since of decency in them and we want you to succeed. We’re going to help you bail out of jail because we support you. You shouldn’t have to punish yourself by staying in jail. You are capable of returning home, going back to work, and surrounding yourself with loving friends and family and just immersing yourself in healthy and positive environments. You want the space and opportunity to grow, and you’ll only get that when you’re out of jail and back home where you belong!

Colton Bail Bond Store will bail you out of jail immediately!

Please call us at 800-793-2245 or visit our website at Cal Bail Bond Store.

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What Can You Offer For Collateral?

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In order to complete a bail bond application, collateral is required. Collateral is pledged as security for payment. If the original payment or agreement is broken, than the collateral is forfeited from the owner to the person it is then owed to. The most common forms of collateral are real estate, vehicles, electronics, and valuables.

  • Real Estate
  • In order for real estate to qualify as collateral, it must be property that has been either 100% paid off, or the majority of it is paid off. The owner must have majority or all ownership of the property and not have much mortgage to owe still.

  • Vehicles
  • Likewise with real estate, vehicles for collateral must be completely paid off; there must not be any more outstanding car payments to pay first. For example: cars, boats, RVs. ATVs- most vehicles that are worth a lot of money.

  • Electronics
  • Electronics like televisions, video game systems, and computers can be worth a lot of money. They’re easily pawned off for cash, and are easily acceptable for a bail bond collateral.

  • Valuables
  • Firearms, jewelry, and even machines like a great washing machine or dishwasher or stove are also common collateral items. If it’s worth a lot of money, it’s great as collateral.

Remember, in order to not lose your collateral, you need to make sure the defendant goes to court when he or she is asked. You need to make sure bail bond payments are made on time.

If you have any questions regarding bail, bail bonds, and the collateral, please feel free to contact Colton Bail Bond Store today. We absolutely will not let you down!

Please visit us at Cal Bail Bond Store or call us at 800-793-2245.

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Bailing Out Of Jail On A Budget

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A $50,000 bail is nearly impossible for you to pay to secure your loved one’s bail because by the time you’re able to get your hands on $50,000, the trial might already be over. Paying bail directly to court to secure release means you have to pay the entire bail upfront before they can be released.

Everyone has a budget they must work with and we at Colton Bail Bond Store understand that. That’s why bail bonds exist. Bail bonds are an alternative to bail that provide the same outcome, but on a more affordable and ideal process.

A bail bond from Colton Bail Bond Store will be paid off on a customized payment plan that you and your Colton Bail Bond Store agent work together on, based off of your financial situation. Whether you’re paying over 5 weeks or 5 months, the total of your payments will equal to only 10-15% of the original bail amount. While this 10-15% is non-refundable at the end of the case (bail paid directly to court can be 100% refunded if the defendant cooperates with his or her release terms and conditions), the overall set up of bail bonds and payments is more practical for the majority of people who are dealing with such a situation. Plus, your payments will continue to be made even after your loved one is out of jail!

Talk to your Colton Bail Bond Store agent today, to find out how you can draw up a payment plan for the bail bond you need! We’re here for you!

Just visit us at Cal Bail Bond Store or call us at 800-793-2245 to learn more.

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