Fullerton Bail Bonds - California

In Fullerton, people who are arrested and need to post bail often turn to a bail bond agent or bail bond company for help.  After the arrested person is booked, bail is set, and many times the amount is much more money than most people have on hand.   Bail bond companies are there to post the bail for you.  You should choose a licensed and bonded company, and make sure their agents are experienced, friendly and understanding of your difficult situation.
 
Sometimes bail is set to only a few thousand dollars, but other times it can be tens of thousands or more.  Bail bond companies in California charge 10% of the amount of bail for posting 100% of the bail.  The 10% is a non-refundable fee that is required by California state law.  After bail is posted, the person can leave the jail on the promise that they will show up at their court appearances.   The bail acts as insurance that they will appear.  
 
Determination of Bail in Fullerton
Bail is determined by a judge or clerk-magistrate after the person is booked.  There are several factors that determine the total amount.  The judge starts with the California Bail Schedule, which is a guideline for each type of crime.  The judge then applies other factors to set the bail such as:
Case facts and reports
History of crime or wanted 
Risk that the person will flee
If the person’s family is present
The person’s attitude
 
If the defendant does not have a criminal history and is an upstanding person in the community or example, bail is likely to be set lower than for someone who has previously committed crimes and may be a higher flight risk.

Cash versus Surety bail bonds 
Sometimes what is called a cash bail bond is used.  This is when the defendant is able to come up with the entire amount of bail in cash.  As long as the person attends their court hearings, the court will return the bail in 60 to 90 days after the case is resolved.   This is the quickest and easiest way to post bail.
A surety bond is commonly used when the defendant cannot come up with all the cash.   By law, California bail bond companies require a non-refundable 10% fee, which is 10% of the total bail.  The bail bond company will then acquire the remaining portion of the bail and post it to the court.  The defendant enters a contract with the bail bond company, which includes the promise that the person will appear in court.  Occasionally collateral will be required from the defendant (or family), such as a house, car or boat.  
 
In the Fullerton area, the jail is the Orange County Jail.  
 
The main information for the Orange County Jail is:
Orange County Jail 
(949) 855-2612
13502 Musick 
Santa Ana , CA 92618
 
The Intake and Release Center, Men’s and Women’s jails are all located at the same address.
550 N. Flower St.
Santa Ana, CA, 92703

Fullerton, CA
Fullerton, located in northern Orange County, incorporated in 1904.  Its early industries were oil and agriculture.  In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, it flourished as the largest orange-producing city in the U.S.  Avocados and walnuts were also grown.  The city is home to California State University, Fullerton, as well as Fullerton Community College and the Fullerton Arboretum.  Most of its historical industry has left Fullerton, with education and suburban residence supported by museums, restaurants, and retail comprising the major commerce.