frequently asked questions

How do I pay for a bail bond?

We accept all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. You can also use money orders, Western Union Quick Collect, and American Express Travelers Cheques. Bail bonds can also be paid for in cash.

What information do I need to bail someone out of jail in the Los Angeles Area?

You will need to be 18 years or older with proper identification.

Do I need to come back with my loved one to complete paperwork?

No, you do not have to come back. However, the accused must make a report to local officials after being released.

What are the responsibilities of a co-signer?

If you vouch for the accused you must make certain they do not leave the county or the state because they must show up for all of their court dates. You should also ensure they follow all Salient Bail Bond rules and that their premium has been paid, if applicable. You should also alert AA Bail Bonds if the accused has change addresses or employers.

How long does bail bond paperwork take to complete?

About ten minutes.

How long does it take for my loved one to get out of jail after I pay the bond?

It depends. Once you post the bail bond, you will be given an expected timeline of release.

Why should I bail someone out of jail?

Bailing a loved one out of jail allows them to return to work, school, home, and their family. They can also prepare for their defense and avoid unnecessary punishment prior to conviction.

What is collateral?

In order to financially secure a bail bond, some type of valuable asset is given. Collateral can be many things such as deeds to houses, titles to cars, cash, checks, credit card advances, jewelry, and electronics. After the court discharges the bail bond, your collateral will be immediately returned. Collateral is not required for every type of bail bond situation. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or call our office at 1-626-466-9898.

What is the Los Angeles area bail bond process?

The bail bond process is regulated by the state of California. A bail amount is set by a county judge. AA Bail Bonds will then charge 8-10% of the bail once the amount is set. Once the co-signer meets the requirements and makes the payment, the bail bond will be posted and the accused will be released accordingly.

Do I get my money back after my loved one goes to court?

Unfortunately, no. Bail bonds are non-refundable but we do offer 0% interest payment plans if you cannot afford the full bail bond amount. For more information, please visit our bail process and rates page.   

What are the responsibilities of an accused?

Upon release from jail, the accused must immediately come to the AA Bail Bonds office and complete necessary paperwork. Then, they must show up for all of their court appearances and follow all Salient Bail Bond conditions under the Dept. of Insurance. The accused must also alert AA Bail Bonds of any address or employment changes.