Understanding assault and battery
Assault and battery are common personal crimes. They are often used interchangeably, but they are two different offenses. Before we discuss assault and battery bail bonds, it’s important to understand the difference between the two charges.
In California, assault and battery are separate convictions.
State laws define assault as “an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another” (source).
State laws define battery as “any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another” (source).
Battery covers physical harm and the action of using force on another individual. Assault can involve battery, but crucially, it also covers the intent to cause harm. The offender does not have to make physical contact with another person to be charged with assault. Making threats and causing fear can also be examples of assault.
In some cases, assault charges are classified as aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is a more serious crime. Examples of aggravated assault include:
- Using a weapon
- Assaulting vulnerable individuals, such as seniors and children
What are assault and battery bail bonds?
If you are arrested on assault or battery charges, you may be given the option to post bail. Bail is a financial and written agreement, which confirms that you agree to attend a court hearing when asked to do so. Many people who get arrested cannot afford to pay their own bail fees. If individuals don’t have sufficient funds to cover the cost, they can explore other avenues, including assault and battery bail bonds.
Bail bonds are provided by bail bond companies. If you use a bail bond to post bail, the company will cover the cost for you and you’ll be freed from custody until your trial or hearing. You will need to pay a fee to access bail bonds. Bail bonds are typically set at 10% of the total bail amount in California.
Assault and battery bail bonds can help individuals who can’t afford to post bail to avoid spending time in jail. If the individual chooses not to post bail, they will remain in a correctional facility until they go to court.
It may not always be possible to post bail in the case of assault and/or battery charges. Bail may not be permitted for more serious felonies or for individuals who pose a flight risk or have a history of offenses.
How much do assault and battery bail bonds cost?
The cost of assault and battery bail bonds varies according to the total bail fee. There are several factors, which impact the bail charge, including:
- The nature of the charge: is it a felony or a misdemeanor?
- The severity of the crime: the bail fee will be higher if a weapon was used or there was intent to cause more serious injury or even death, for example.
- The criminal history of the individual
- Threat to the public
- Employment and financial status
- Previous court appearances: if an individual has missed court hearings before, bail charges may be higher or there may be a no bail option enforced.
To secure a bail bond, individuals pay a portion of the total bail fee, which is typically set at 10% in California. Alana’s Bail Bonds does not charge interest fees and there are no hidden charges to worry about.
Paying bail fees can be expensive. To make bail bonds more affordable, we offer flexible, 0% interest payment plans to suit your needs.
Discounts available from Alana’s Bail Bonds
At Alana’s Bail Bonds, we pride ourselves on providing clients in California with affordable bail bonds. We are a proud female military veteran-owned and run business. We guarantee the lowest prices on bail bonds and we offer generous discounts of up to 30% for the following clients:
- Military members
- First responders
- Government employees
- Qualified union members
Our fast, easy payment plans reduce stress and make bail bonds more accessible.
Why choose Alana’s Bail Bonds for assault & battery bail bonds?
If you’ve been arrested on assault or battery charges, it’s important to understand your options. There is help available. At Alana’s Bail Bonds, we specialize in assault and battery bonds in California, providing 24-hour access to expert advice and fast, seamless, reliable bail bond services. Here are some key reasons to choose us:
- 24-hour access to online and telephone services
- In-person services available
- Friendly, knowledgeable, experienced bail bond agents
- 100% confidentiality
- Tailored advice for every client
- Competitive costs
- Transparent pricing with no hidden fees
- 0% interest financing available
- Bilingual agents who speak English and Spanish
- No judgment- just trustworthy, accurate, helpful advice
- Military discounts available
- Discounts for teachers, first responders, homeowners, qualified union members and government employees
- No collateral required in most cases
Are there any alternatives to assault and battery bail bonds?
If you are looking to post bail following an arrest on charges of assault and battery, there are various paths you can take, including:
- Paying the bail fee yourself
- Finding funds from friends and family members
- Contacting a bail bond company
Alternatively, you could choose not to post bail. In this case, you’ll stay in a correctional facility until the date of your court appearance.
How are bail bonds processed?
At Alana’s Bail Bonds, we use very simple, efficient processes to achieve results quickly and minimize stress and upheaval. When you speak to our experienced bail bond agents, they will offer advice based on your individual requirements and the details of your case. We offer online, telephone and in-person bail bond services and we can arrange visits to local courts and jails. We process bail bonds via phone, in person or online using DocuSign.
Need help with assault & battery bail bonds?
If you have any questions about the process, or you’d like to find out more about how Alana’s Bail Bonds could help, don’t hesitate to get in touch.