Worried About Your Upcoming Background Check?

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In applying for a loan, a job, or an apartment, you are pretty familiar with the interview and background check process. It is a long waiting game for you to be cleared and given the thumbs up. Have you ever wondered what banks, employers, and landlords look at during the background check? Do you have a point on your criminal record that you are worried about? Will they even see it, and will it affect their decision?

For background checks, offenses have a 7-year lifespan, any offense that happened over 7 years ago will not appear on the background check; unless it resulted in a conviction. Any records that have been sealed or expunged will not appear on the background check; banks, employers, and landlords will not have access and authority to see these hidden records.

Many times, an existing criminal background alone will not influence a decision. Many people with criminal backgrounds secure loans, jobs, and housing without issue. You should not fret too much, especially if you have displayed good behavior ever since your arrest, including while out on a bail bond from Ontario Bail Bond Store.

If you know someone who needs a bail bond to get out of jail, contact Ontario Bail Bond Store. We will be the first to tell you that this is not “the end” and that there is still hope for a bright future ahead!

Contact a bail agent from Ontario Bail Bond Store right now online or call us at 800-793-2245.

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Bail Is Not Tax Deductible, but Ontario Bail Bond Store Considers Your Finances

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Although tax season just ended, and taxes are the last thing you want to think about right now, it is important for us to acknowledge that bail is not tax deductible. It is something we must answer because many people ask this question. People are arrested right and left and with such a large amount of money going towards their bail, they wonder if they can write it off in their taxes. Unfortunately, no.

You are paying the bail bond company who is helping to get your loved one out of jail. This involves the government, obviously, but bail is really a guarantee/ surety that the defendant will return to court as promised. This promise to return is a part of their release conditions. It is not tax-deductible.

If money is your concern, Ontario Bail Bond Store can help resolve some of this. Bail bonds are set up on a payment system so that each month, the payment is a low amount. After so many months, the bail bond will be paid off. Ontario Bail Bond Store accepts cash, credit, debit, and checks; there is a convenient online payment system. You can even put your tax return money towards bail bond payments. In total, you are only paying 10% of the bail and for qualifying individuals, financing and discounts are available.

To learn more about bail bonds, or to apply for one, chat with a representative online or call 800-793-2245.

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What Does A Bail Bond Cosigner Do?

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Applying for a bail bond means you need to meet a few qualifications.

  1. For one, whoever the bail bond is for needs to have been granted bail by the judge; sometimes the judge will deny bail, meaning that person cannot get a bail bond.
  2. Another qualification is the need for a co-signer. A co-signer is a person, who is not the defendant, which will assume the responsibility for the defendant, making sure they go to court when he or she is appointed to. If the defendant does not go to court, the co-signer can face financial consequences.

It may sound like a co-signer is put into a risky situation and can be end up being taken advantage of but, a co-signer does have protection

  1. The co-signer can request that the defendant is required to take some tests and evaluations such as drug tests and some psych evaluations before signing the bailbond.
  2. The co-signer can remove his or her signature from the bail bond at any time they wish. If they feel that they have a good reason to believe that the defendant will skip court, they can act on it. If this does happen, the defendant will be taken back into custody.

Learn more about becoming a co-signer to a loved one’s bail bond by calling Ontario Bail Bond Store today! Ontario Bail Bond Store wants to bring your loved one home from jail, but we will also want to make sure that the co-signer is protected as well!

Speak with a bail bonds representative by calling 800-793-2245 or by chatting with us online for immediate assistance.

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What To Know Before Cosigning A Bail Bond

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Before co-signing a bail bond, you may want to know what you’re getting yourself into. It’s a nice gesture to do for that friend or family member who has been arrested because it not only shows that you care about them, but that you’re willing to support them through this whole ordeal as well. However, there are also some very big risks that could be of concern, and we’re here to lay them out for you right now:

  • You agree to pay off the full bail bond if the defendant fails to appear in court.
  • You must pledge collateral to support the bail bond.
  • You must relinquish your pledged collateral if the bail bond is revoked because the defendant failed to appear in court.

You’re probably already aware, but pledged collateral is no in-expensive item. It’s typically real estate property, vehicles, and valuables; such as jewelry, electronics, and firearms. Risks like these can completely deter people from ever co-signing a bail bond, even for their most trusted loved ones, but co-signers also have powerful rights to protect themselves. They may withdraw their name from the bail bond at any time if they feel that the defendant will skip court or violate the law again. By revoking their name from the bail bond, the defendant will be taken back into custody and the pledged collateral will be returned to the co-signer.

Ontario Bail Bond Store can get into the nitty-gritty of being a co-signer because it’s imperative that one know every last detail about this subject for their own protection. We’re here to help bail people out of jail, but we’re also here to look after the co-signers as well. Ontario Bail Bond Store has everyone’s back!

Chat with us online right now or give us a call at 800-793-2245, any time, for more information.

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Why Some Juveniles Will Get Bail While Most Won’t

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In the majority of cases, juveniles (17 years of age or younger) who have been arrested won’t have to pay for bail because the way the justice system is set up, they won’t be offered bail. They will be released to their parents. Bail is only offered for those who are 18 years or older, unless the judge denies bail. However, the exception to bail and juveniles is that if the juvenile is being tried as an adult, then he or she can be eligible for bail.

Ontario Bail Bond Store can help with bail for any adult and any juvenile who is being tried as an adult. We will work with you to create the most flexible and affordable payment plan as possible. We’re not trying to make the process difficult for you – we want this to be as easy and as smooth as possible for you; after all, you have much to worry about outside of bail bonds as it is.

We’re happy to give you a free consultation! An Ontario Bail Bond Store representative will even come to meet you face to face if necessary. We will not let you down!

For immediate assistance you can chat with us online, or give us a call at 800-793-2245.

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