Frequently Asked Questions
Have bail questions? We have the answers. Find out everything you need to know to bail you before you bail your loved one out. Call us at 1(800) 573-0000 for more information.
What is a bail bond?
A bail bond is a payment that is made which allows the defendant (the person in jail) to be released from jail while they go to court to settle their case.
How does a bail bond work?
After the defendant has been booked, a bail amount will be determined for their release. Call us at 1(800)573-0000 or visit one of our locations to get bail information.
Montana Bail Bonds will help you fill out all the necessary paperwork in about 15 minutes. Our agents will be ready to post bond and your friend or relative will be released in no time.
We have professional bail agents who are ready to help you.
We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
What do I need to bail someone out?
You will need:
The name and DOB of the defendant
Form of payment
How much do I have to pay?
In the state of California the legal percentage of a bail bond premium is 10%. We accept as low as 2% down with collateral and a payment agreement.
How long does the process take?
Release times vary but once the paper work has been filled out it can take as little as 15 minutes.
Is the premium refundable?
Once the bail bond is posted the bail bond premium is not refundable.
How is the amount of bail determined?
The purpose of bail is to secure the defendant appears in court. When determining the amount the court takes into consideration the charge, criminal record, and probability the defendant with appear in court.
Who is liable for the bail bond?
The indemnitor is financially liable for the full face value of the bond.
Who is the indemnitor?
The indemnitor is the friend or relative of the defendant and acts as a cosigner or guarantor.
What are the responsibilities of the indemnitor?
The indemnitor is responsible of making sure the defendant makes all appearances in court and the premium is paid.
What are the responsibilities of the defendant?
Once released the defendant will need to report to the local office within 24 hours to complete the necessary paper work, show up to all court dates, and follow up with Montana Bail Bonds to keep up to date about the case.
What are the benefits of bailing someone out of jail?
Bailing someone out of jail allows them allows them to return to work, school, and/or family as they await their court date. It also gives them time to look for a lawyer or public defender to help them with their case.
Can Montana Bail Bonds service outside of southern California?
We have offices in the City of Industry, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Temple City. If you are outside this area we have thousands of agents nationwide that are ready to help you. Give us a call at 1(800)573-0000.
How do I make payments?
You can make payments in person at any of our locations, on our pay now page, or by phone if paying with a credit/debit card feel free to call us at 1(800)573-0000.