When you have to pay bail, you have to pay the full amount. The court uses that money for court fees, fines, and other costs. But… what if you can’t afford it?
That’s where bail bonds come in.
When you post a bail bond with a bail bonds San Diego agency, you only need to pay a small fee, which is 10% in California. Posting bail provides the court with a surety that you will appear in court when required until the case is resolved. A bail bond is also an agreement that your bail bondsman will provide the full bond amount if you fail to appear in court, in which case you would provide the collateral you previously agreed on.