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A bail bond is a written surety required by the court, signed by the defendant and issued by an insurance company, promising to appear in a court at a scheduled time and place. The amount is set by the court. Usually the amount is higher than the liquid assets of the defendant and he has to seek the services of a bail bondsman. The bondsman will charge about 10 to 15% depending on the charge and bail set by the courts. This is non-refundable and is the compensation to bondsman for services rendered. The bondsman as an agent of an insurance company then issues a bond originating from the said insurance company. When the defendant signs the bond document there is a clause where he waives his constitutional rights, and thus the right to extradition proceedings.
 

What Are the Consequences of Missing a Court Date & Jumping Bail?

For collateral to cover the full bail amount the bondsman can place lean on personal or real property to cover the bond, which is a loan of sorts. Most courts may tolerate a non-appearance once; then notify the bondsman or attorney of record to reschedule the defendant’s appearance in court. If the second scheduled appearance is missed the court revokes the bond and issues a warrant of arrest. The police generally do not persecute an investigation into the bail skip. If arrested they extradite or incarcerate, but usually only incident to arrest or investigation. Man power is at a premium for most law enforcement agencies, and unless it is an escapee, murder or rape suspect most police departments don’t actively pursue a bail skip. The bondsman who is out the 90% of the bond, and if the bond is high value enough they will engage the services of a bail enforcement agent or more commonly known as a ‘bounty hunter’ to track down the perpetrator and bring him into custody. The bail enforcement agent collects about 10% of the bond for his efforts, usually at a cost of 80 to 100 hour work weeks. The suspect is then incarcerated until his appearance in court, the bondsman recoups the bond amount and possibly contempt or other charges may ensue for ‘skipping’ bail at the prerogative of the court.
 

Bail Bonds Are a Public Service that Ease Overcrowding of Jails

The bondsman actually performs a public service by providing a means and mechanism for the courts and detention facilities to alleviate overcrowding, a persistent and prevalent concern of many of today’s criminal justice and detention facilities. Having a vested financial interest in assuring the presence of the accused, the bondsman provides a means to ensure appearance and in the case of a bail skip and re-incarceration of the perpetrator if he doesn’t show. Bounty hunters cross jurisdictional lines, where the originating jurisdiction would have to initiate extradition proceedings. Signing away his or her rights at the time of bail issuance the enforcement agent can transport across state lines.
 

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Some people, particularly those causing disturbances or displaying violent behavior are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Though voluntary intoxication is no defense they really don’t require incarceration after the drug is metabolized and they calm down. Fraud and paper offenders don’t represent a physical threat to the community and these types of charges are readily and usually addressed by the services of a bail bondsman.
In need of a bondsman contact Ajua Bail Bonds for assistance.

Getting arrested is a terrifying experience. If you are getting arrested when you are far from home, it can be even worse. You have no one nearby that you can call and come to your rescue. Luckily, all is not lost. You have the option of a transfer bail bond. Ajua Bail Bonds would like to explain exactly what a transfer bail bond is and when it would be used.
 

What is a Transfer Bail Bond?

When you are arrested far from home and need help, a transfer bail bond might be an option for you. Transfer bonds make it possible for someone in your hometown or state to go to their local bail bond office and take care of the paperwork and post bond for you. From there, it will be transferred from one location to another where the person is being held.
 

Higher Costs are Associated with Transfer Bonds

When you are in need of a transfer bond, you will most likely be paying an extra fee for it. Here’s why. When dealing with transfer bonds, there are two companies essentially working for you. It requires more work and extra hours to take care of the paperwork, calling and transferring to get the job done. Every state is different, but each state usually has a maximum fee they are allowed to charge for transfer bonds. If the bail bond agent has to travel a long distance in order to complete the transfer bond, there may be a travel fee as well for the extra time it takes to do so. It should be something that you look into, but at least you don’t have to worry about it costing you an arm and a leg to get the job done.
 

Financial Responsibility for the Transfer Bail Bond

When working with transfer bonds, the bail bond agent that requests the bond be written is the one that is financially liable. The bail bond agency that who writes the bond and then transfers it is known as the executing agent and doesn’t hold the financial liability if the defendant doesn’t show up for their court date. Remember that if the defendant doesn’t show up for their scheduled court dates, it can end up costing the cosigner a pretty penny. It can be costly to resolve the issue so cosigners should be certain that the defendant can appear in court just as if the bond was written locally.
 

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The thought of somebody you know being in jail and being far away can be unnerving. No one wants to think of those they love stranded without anybody to help them. With transfer bonds as an option, you can get those you love home no matter how far away they may be. Ajua Bail Bonds wants to help you get those you love home as soon as possible. We offer transfer bail bonds within our network of bail bond companies. Call us today for information on transfer bail bonds.

California’s Penal Code Section 408 PC or Unlawful Assembly is a criminal offense that leads to many arrests. We see riots and protesters on the television, radio, hand held devices, and on our computers. We see how a small group of people speaking against others can turn into a large population of people and often violence and destruction breaks out. That is why unlawful assembly of people or riots often leads to many arrests. Ajua Bail Bonds wants to clarify and define California’s laws against Unlawful Assembly.
 

Definition and Elements of an Unlawful Assembly

California legislature views the potential danger that larger crowds of emotional people pose to public safety. Under California’s Penal Code Section 408 PC it is considered a criminal offense to participate in unlawful assembly. For the prosecutors, they will need to establish that a defendant is guilty of unlawful assembly, the defendant willfully participated in an unlawful assembly and the defendant knew that the assembly was unlawful when they participated in it. Unlawful assembly occurs when two or more people come together to commit a crime or commit an unlawful act with violence or aggressive manner. Assembly of a group of people only becomes unlawful if violence or destruction of property occurs.
 

Related Offenses to Unlawful Assembly

Some other offenses that are related to Unlawful Assembly are the following:
• Participating in a Riot which is California Penal Code Section 405 PC
• Inciting a Riot which is California Penal Code Section 404.6 PC
• Failure to Disperse which is California Penal Code Section 409 PC and which is California Penal Code Section 416 PC
• Disturbing the Peace which is California Penal Code Section 415 PC
 

Defenses to Unlawful Assembly

There are a few defense strategies that may apply to charges of Unlawful Assembly under California Penal Code Section 408 PC.
– One defense is if the assembly of people did not commit any violent acts or no threat of violence was present during the assembly.
– Another defense that applies to unlawful assembly is where it is illegal to participate in unlawful assembly if a defendant wasn’t given sufficient amount of time to disperse and where they where arrested. This may help drop the chargers against them.
 

Penalties of Unlawful Assembly

The penalty of Unlawful Assembly is a misdemeanor that can result in six months of jail. The court will have the right to set fines, fees, restitution awarded for damage inflicted that often requires community service or labor hours as well other conditions of the probation of those convicted of unlawful assembly. If convicted the crime will be added to the person’s permanent court criminal records that can be viewed by an employer, landlord and others with that right.
 

Bail for Unlawful Assembly & Other Charges in Selma & Fresno County, Atwater & Merced County, Visalia & Tulare County, Hanford & Kings County, Madera County and the Central Valley of California

If arrested for unlawful assembly or if a loved one was arrested, you can seek a bail bond to get them out of jail as they await their court date. This helps in many ways. You can spend time with your family and still attend school or work awhile you await your court date. Additionally it helps keep jails from over crowding. Ajua Bail Bonds can help post bail for you or your loved one so that they may continue on with their lives. Contact Ajua Bail Bonds to get out of jail today.

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