What are warrant bail bonds?

Thousands of warrants are issued every year by law enforcement officers and courts in the US. If there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, it’s important to understand the terms of the warrant and to explore the options open to you. Warrant bail bonds can help some individuals to avoid arrest and spending time in jail. 

In some cases, when a warrant is issued, there is a bail fee attached. This means that it is possible to post bail and avoid spending any time in jail. If you cover the cost, you will remain free until your trial. If you can’t afford to post bail, you may be able to avoid going to a correctional facility by contacting a bail bond company. If you have a warrant for your arrest that has a bail fee attached, bail bond agents will pay the court for you once you have agreed to the terms and conditions and paid the bail bond cost. 

It is important to note that some arrest warrants do not have a bail fee attached and some will specify that bail is not permitted. This may be the case for serious offenses. 

What are my options to post bail on an outstanding warrant?

If the warrant has a bail amount assigned to it, there are various options to explore, including:

  • Paying the bail fee yourself

If you have enough money to cover the cost of the agreed bail amount, you can choose to make the payment yourself. Once you have paid the court, the warrant will be rescinded and you should await your hearing date. 

  • Borrowing money from friends and relatives

In some cases, people who need to post bail borrow money from friends and relatives. If this is the case, you should make your payment and wait for the details of your trial. 

  • Warrant bail bonds

Warrant bail bonds can be issued for outstanding warrants that have an assigned fee. If you contact a bail bond company, you can arrange for bail bond agents to pay your bail charge for you. Once the agent has made the payment, the warrant is recalled and a date should be set for your hearing. If you use bail bonds, you will need to pay a fee for the service. In California, the charge is around 10% of the total cost of bail. 

  • Cash bond

If you have the funds available, you can turn yourself in to the courts and pay the bail charge to forfeit the warrant. The court will hold onto your funds until your trial has finished. If the result is positive, the bail fee may be returned to you minus legal costs and additional expenses. Court fees tend to be higher in cases involving cash bonds. 

How much do warrant bail bonds cost?

The cost of warrant bail bonds varies, depending on the individual case. The total amount depends heavily on the nature and severity of the offense and the individual’s criminal history. The more serious the crime, the higher the bail charge may be. In some cases, including severe felonies, bail may not be allowed.

Bail bond fees in California are usually set at 10% of the total bail charge. If the warrant has an assigned bail fee, the individual will pay 10% of the total to secure the services of a bail bond company. 

Financial pressures add to the stress of facing an arrest warrant. Alana’s Bail Bonds offers fast, affordable warrant bail bonds to simplify the process of posting bail. There are no hidden fees or charges, and we offer a flexible, 0% interest payment plan to make bail bonds more affordable. 

Discounted bail bonds from Alana’s Bail Bonds

We are proud to be a female military veteran-owned and run business and we offer discounts for a wide range of clients. We offer up to 30% off for:

  • Military members
  • Homeowners
  • Qualified Union Members
  • Teachers
  • Government employees
  • First responders

In most cases, we do not require collateral. We guarantee the lowest bail bond prices. 

What happens when I contact a bail bond company?

When you contact Alana’s Bail Bonds, you will be able to seek advice from experienced, friendly, trained and licensed bail bond agents. Our bilingual agents are on hand to provide tailored advice based on your needs. We know everything there is to know about warrant bail bonds and we’ll research your warrant to determine which options are available to you. If it is possible to post bail, we’ll go through the process with you, providing detailed information about what the process entails, how much bail bonds cost and what happens once the bail fee has been paid. 

We offer telephone, online and in-person bail bond services in California, providing 24-hour access to expert advice. 

What if it’s not possible to post bail on a warrant?

Some arrest warrants are known as ‘no bail’ warrants, which means that the individual does not have the option to post bail. This may be the case for serious felonies or people who pose a high flight risk. If it’s not possible to post bail, it’s wise to seek legal advice. You may be advised to turn yourself in. A judge may decide to release you on your own recognizance (OR). This means making a written agreement to go to court when requested. Alternatively, you will stay in a correctional facility until your hearing. 

How can I get more information?

If you need more information about warrant bail bonds, you’re unsure about your options, or you’d like to help a friend or relative out, our friendly team is ready and waiting to take your call. You can call us or get in touch online. We can provide advice based on the status of your warrant and the assigned bail fee. 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are here to help 24 hours a day.