There are five release options available
to a person who has been arrested. They are CASH
BAIL, SURETY BOND, PROPERTY BOND, release on his or
her OWN RECOGNIZANCE (OR), and
release on CITATION or what
is termed as a Cite Out.
To be released on cash bail, a person must post with the court the total
amount of the bail, in cash, to secure his/her return to court on an
appointed date, and thereafter until the case is finished. Full cash
bonds are an incentive for defendants to appear at trial. If the defendant
appears for his/her court appearances, the cash will be returned to
him/her within 60-90 days. However, he/she fails to appear, the cash
bond is forfeited to the court!
SURETY BOND (BAIL BOND)
The alternative to cash bail is the posting of a surety bond which is
also known as a bail bond. This process involves a contractual undertaking
guaranteed by an admitted insurance company having adequate assets to
satisfy the face value of the bond. Apollo Bail Bonds, Inc. guarantees
to the court that they will pay the bond forfeiture if a defendant fails
to appear for the designated court appearances. Apollo Bail Bonds, Inc.
guarantee is made through a surety company such as Bankers Insurance
For this service, the defendant is charged a premium. To be released
by posting a bail bond, the defendant or a relative or a friend, will
usually contact Apollo Bail Bonds, Inc, an agency licensed by the State
of California to post bail bonds. Before a bond is posted, we will interview
the proposed guarantor of the bail bond, as well as the defendant and
relatives of the defendant, as part of the approval procedure for the
By involving family and friends, as well through the acceptance of collateral,
Apollo Bail Bonds can be assured the defendant being released on a bail
bond will appear at his/her designated court date, as required, until
the case is completed.
Once an agreement is made, we will complete the application and post
the bail bond for the full amount of the bail to guarantee the defendant’s
return to court.
Once a defendant is released on a bail bond posted by Apollo Bail Bonds,
Inc. they will meet with an agent to be interviewed and go over the terms
and conditions of bail. At Apollo Bail Bonds, we strive to make this
process as simple as possible. All we ask is for defendants to communicate
and be courteous. We offer the comfort of not being in jail while your
case is adjudicated!
Depending on the court jurisdiction an individual may obtain release
from custody by posting a property bond with the court. Here a court
records a lien on property, to secure the bail amount. If the defendant
fails to appear in court of his/her designated date, the court may start
foreclosure proceedings against the property to obtain the forfeited
OWN RECOGNIZANCE (OR)
Another method of release pending trial is through a county or law enforcement
administered pre-trial release program. Typically a deputy or staff member
of the jail will interview a defendant and will determine or recommend
to the court regarding release of the defendant on their own recognizance.
At Apollo Bail Bonds, Inc. we always verify if the defendant qualifies
Citation Release involves the issuance of a citation by the arresting
officer to the defendant, informing the defendant that he/she must appear
at an appointed court date. Citation Release usually occurs immediately
after an individual is arrested.
Choosing a bail agency can be very difficult. Be careful to choose your
agency wisely. You don't want to risk losing your home to an aggressive
agency that will post any bond for 0% down!