Frequently Asked Questions
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    Q: HOW DOES BAIL WORK?

    A: The process of bail is regulated by the State of California . A Judge within the county of arrest sets the bail amount. Once bail is set, a Big Marco Bail Bonds Agent charges 10%. (The State of California regulates this fee. All bail bonds companies charge the same rate.) With payment and a cosigner that meets our qualifications, the bond is then posted, and the defendant is released.
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    Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BAIL SOMEONE OUT OF JAIL?

    A: There are three things that a cosigner needs to bail someone out of jail:

    1. Valid ID

    2. Pay Check Stub

    3. Utility Bill A cosigner must also be a U.S. citizen and must be 18 or older.

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    Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR PAPERWORK?

    A: It will take about 20 minutes.
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    Q: HOW CAN I PAY?

    A: Cash, Check, Credit Card, Money Order, Western Union, Direct Deposit, Wire Transfer
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    Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A PERSON TO GET OUT OF JAIL?

    A: It depends on the jail and the county the defendant was arrested in. Most facilities take 30 minutes to four hours.
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    Q: WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A COSIGNER?

    A: A cosigner, someone willing to sign for the defendant, is responsible for the following three things:

    1. To make sure the defendant makes all appearances to court

    2. To make sure the defendant notifies Big Marco Bail Bonds with next court appearances

    3. To make sure the premium is paid

    4. Pay the Full amount of the Bond if the defendant fails to appear to court. (if applicable)

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    Q: WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A DEFENDANT?

    A: The responsibilities of a defendant are the following:

    1. Upon being released, the defendant will need to immediately report to the local office and complete the necessary paperwork. After completion, the defendant will receive upcoming court date information.

    2. The defendant must report all new court dates to Big Marco Bail Bonds office by either coming in personally or notifying by phone. PLEASE CALL 1-619-239-0000 or 1-800-619-BAIL (2245)

    3. The defendant must show up to all court dates

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    Q: CAN BIG MARCO BAIL BONDS SERVICE AREAS OUTSIDE THE VICINITY OF THEIR OFFICE LOCATIONS?

    A: Our nationwide coverage can assist with all bail-related matters.
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    Q: CAN I DROP THE MONEY AND HAVE SOMEONE ELSE COSIGN?

    A: Yes, however, if there is any type of refund, it will be given back to the cosigner.
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    Q: DO I GET MY MONEY BACK AFTER THE DEFENDANT GOES TO COURT?

    A: No, the premium money is non-refundable. Collateral can be refunded providing the defendant makes all their appearances in court
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    Q: DO I NEED TO COME BACK WITH THE DEFENDANT TO COMPLETE PAPERWORK?

    A: No, but the defendant must immediately come into Big Marco Bail Bonds office after being released.
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    Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BAILING SOMEONE OUT OF JAIL?

    A: There are several benefits to consider:

    1. Defendants can go back to work, school, home, family, and continue with usual daily life.

    2. Permits the unhampered preparation of a defense.

    3. Serves to prevent the infliction of punishment prior to conviction.

What Our Clients Say

  • I was arrested for a erroneous charge and Big Marco came to my rescue in a matter of hours. I called their number from jail and within 2 hours I was released and back with my family. I would Highly recommend them to anyone who needs their help!

    Big Marco Saved My Life
  • Definitely the ones to call when you are in a bind, Big Marco Bail Bonds is a great company. Bailing a friend out of jail is not on the top of my list but Big Marco Bail Bonds made it easy and helped to calm my nerves. They are experienced and reliable. The agent we worked with was kind and helped to make sure we understood the bail process. Their office was very comfortable and it made me more relaxed when meeting face to face with the agent. I definitely didn't feel like my friend or I were being judged. If I'm ever need to bail someone out of jail again, I'm definitely going to call Big Marco Bail Bonds!

    Katharine L.
  • I guess this is a slightly embarrassing review, but anyway. I was sick of the smell and ready to go home and take a shower. I called a bunch of numbers, trying desperately to find the bondsman that could spring me the quickest. Big Marco Bail Bonds said they'd be able to get me out as soon as all my processing was done (around 2pm.) Others I had called had said 4,6,7pm! No way! They followed through on their end and I was out breathing fresh air at 2:05pm. Signed some paperwork after getting out, and then a month later after my court date.

     

    Nate G.
  • I just talked to Andy at Big Marco Bail Bonds and he was very calming and helpful. A friend needed to have bail posted and Andy was able to do it right away. I called at 4am. I chose Big Marco Bail Bonds because of the reviews already posted. I'm glad I did!

  • I just talked to Andy at AtoZ and he was very calming and helpful. A friend needed to have bail posted and Andy was able to do it right away. I called at 4am. I chose AtoZ because of the reviews already posted. I'm glad I did!

    Jane C.
    Jane C.
  • I guess this is a slightly embarrassing review, but anyway. I was sick of the smell and ready to go home and take a shower. I called a bunch of numbers, trying desperately to find the bondsman that could spring me the quickest. A to Z said they'd be able to get me out as soon as all my processing was done (around 2pm.) Others I had called had said 4,6,7pm! No way! They followed through on their end and I was out breathing fresh air at 2:05pm. Signed some paperwork after getting out, and then a month later after my court date.

       

    Nate G.
    Nate G.
  • Definitely the ones to call when you are in a bind, A to Z Bail Bonds is a great company. Bailing a friend out of jail is not on the top of my list but A to Z made it easy and helped to calm my nerves. They are experienced and reliable. The agent we worked with was kind and helped to make sure we understood the bail process. Their office was very comfortable and it made me more relaxed when meeting face to face with the agent. I definitely didn't feel like my friend or I were being judged. If I'm ever need to bail someone out of jail again, I'm definitely going to call A to Z!

    Katharine L.
    Katharine L.
  • I was arrested for a erroneous charge and Big Marco came to my rescue in a matter of hours. I called their number from jail and within 2 hours I was released and back with my family. I would Highly recommend them to anyone who needs their help!

    Big Marco Saved My Life
    Greg J.

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Have more Questions?

Give us a call (619) 239-0000

(800) 619-BAIL (2245)