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How Does Bail Work? Jail Info



Frequently Asked Questions

What is bail?

Bail is a part of our legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from jail so they can continue their lives while they prepare for their day in court. In the US  the right to reasonable bail is guaranteed to you by the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.of the United States. You have 2 options to post bail in cash or buy a bailbond from Signature Bail Bonds. Jail Info and Bail Info

Bail Bonds?

When someone is arrested and charged with a crime, the court will set a bail amount.

Option # 1 is to post full amount with jail. Example if you need a (Fifty Thousand) $50,000 bond, you will need to post this amount in cash and when case is finalized you would get the full amount back in about 3-6 months after case is resolved. NO COST!! Don't have it? You need to call Signature Bail Bonds now!

Option # 2 is to contact Signature Bail Bonds to post bail for you! 

Same case you need (Fifty Thousand) $50,000 bail you would put up a percentage to bail your loved one out of jail. Ten percent is standard so (Five Thousand) $5,000.00 premium. You don't have all of this? Call us to get you qualified for a payment plan!

Premium is the cost to buy a bail bond.



How does a bail bond work?

A bail bond is a financial guarantee made by or on behalf of a criminal defendant that is used to guarantee the court appearance each and every time to court until case is final.

What is needed to buy a bail bond?

You will need 3 things to buy a bail bond from Signature Bail Bonds.


Premium is the cost to buy the bail bond. This is usually 10% of bond. For example if you need a (Ten Thousand) $10,000 bond the cost will be (one Thousand $1,000.00.


A co-signer is the person that would be responsible for the person in jail. This person will guarantee to Signature Bail Bonds the defendant will be in court each and every time.

Co-signers can be family, friends, co-workers, employers etc. Anyone that knows the defendant well enough to secure appearance.


Collateral may be required to secure the payment plan and bail amount. Collateral is returnable as soon as case is resolved and the premium balance has been paid. 

Collateral can be, real estate, cars, business owners, stock & bonds or a signature from a strong co-signer. Call us to speak to you about what qualifys.

Can I make payments?

Yes! Depending on your qualifications, Signature Bail Bonds can assist you with a low down and a monthly payment plan.

Phone Payments

Call our payment center at (714) 954-1957 

We can take you payment over the phone.

In Person Payments

You can come to our office. We accept cash,, money orders, and  major credit and debit cards.

 Signature Bail Bonds 1042 W. Santa An Blvd Santa Ana, CA 92703 

Mail Payments

Payments can be made by sending a check or money order (no cash, please) to the following address:

Signature Bail Bonds
1042 W. Santa An Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92703