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How does a bail bond work and who needs one?

Posted on: 05/31/2016

You may have heard the news about someone being arrested and then released later on a bail. But what does bail mean and why does the defendant have to get back to court if he is released once? Well, you will need to read through the following to understand that.


Bail bonds give a person the opportunity to be released out of the jail on a precondition that they will appear in the court for a hearing. A bail bond system is incorporated for the procedure.


There are different laws regarding the bail system in US across various states, but if you have been charged with a crime or you are planning to post bail for someone, you will have to understand the basics of the bail system.


Bail Bonds—The Basics

Bail could be money or property deposited as a promise that the defendant will appear in the court for the trial. A bail bond is simply a promise, if broken will lead to forfeit of the bail money. This guarantees the bail is provided either by the Bail agency or some relative or a friend.


The purpose of the bail is that the defendant won’t have to be kept in custody until the trial starts. The bail amount is set by the judge and needs to be high enough that the defendant would care about forfeiting. There are preset amounts in many courts for the bail depending on the nature of the offence.


After the judge has set a bail amount, it needs to be posted with the court clerk. You may have to come during regular business hours or to the jail. When the amount is paid, a receipt will be issued as proof of the bail being posted.


What happens if you miss the court date?

If the defendant doesn’t show up on the hearing day, the court will issue an order for a forfeiture hearing and also for the arrest warrant. The defendant needs to provide a valid reason for why they couldn’t come. If the defendant doesn’t even show up for the forfeiture hearing, the bail amount will be kept with the court.


There are many intricacies involved with posting a bail bond. Therefore, get a professional bail bond agency for getting the best deal. Call Nor Cal Bail Bonds, a Dublin Bail Bonds agency you can trust.

Alameda Police officer rescued from burning car

Posted on: 05/18/2016

Alameda, CA—A police officer was rescued from hit-and-run car crash after being trapped in his car.

The police officer was rescued by bystanders after the patrolling car he was driving got into an accident. It was reported that the front end of the car caught fire making it difficult for the officer to escape by himself. The 19-year-old man who ran after the collision was arrested on May 4, 2016.

Emmith Delrosario was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run after he escaped the crime scene at 10:30 p.m on May 4, 2016 at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

The officer involved in the accident, Officer Russell Wise, was hit by a fast moving car who was trying to take a turn and hit officer Russell’s patrolling car.

Wise got caught in the car for a short interval after which he was rescued by nearby bystanders and was taken to the hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. The driver, Emmith Delrosario left behind a female passenger, after fleeing from the crime scene.

This made it easy for the Alameda police to identify the suspect within no time. The driver was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries, after which he was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

If you have been detained at Santa Rita Jail, call a Santa Rita Bail Bonds company Nor Cal Bail Bonds.


Suspected Amador Park Shooter Booked at Santa Rita Jail

Posted on: 05/10/2016

Pleasanton, CA—Police had been able to track the suspected shooter who tried to rob two victims at the Amador Park.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested for a suspected robbery and shooting that took place last month. The police couldn’t track the victims initially who nearly missed the bullets shot by the suspect at Amador Park in Pleasanton.

The police couldn’t find the suspect at the crime scene after the report of a man brandishing firearms was received at the Pleasanton Police Department. The suspect who is identified as Trevor Copeland was initially detained but released when he denied being involved in the shooting.

On May 3, 2016—Police were able to find proof of the suspect’s involvement in the shooting after searching through his house. Copeland later confessed to his involvement and explained his motive to rob the victims off their property.

Copeland was arrested on suspicion of using a deadly weapon for assault and is now booked into Santa Rita Jail.

If you have been detained at Santa Rita Jail, call a Santa Rita Bail Bonds company Nor Cal Bail Bonds.


When to Use Bail Bonds in Fremont and How it Works

Posted on: 04/28/2016

Life is full of unexpected events. At one point or another, you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law. You might have to spend time in jail waiting for a trial. This experience is upsetting for not only you, but also your family and friends. Most importantly, your life is on hold while you’re in jail. You can neither work nor make money. There may be additional people who depend on you for support or care. You can’t help them if you’re stuck in jail waiting for trial. In Fremont, bail bonds can help you make bail so you can live, work, and support your loved ones.

Bail is a set amount of money determined by a judge during an initial court trial. The accused person in question agrees to forfeit this amount of money if they fail to show up to succeeding court dates. In order to post bail, you need to have the funds to put up in the first place. However, for many people, this is out of the question because of limited resources. They’re unable to post bail and must stay in jail while they wait for trial.

In this situation, a bail agent can post the funds in the stead of the accused person or their family for a fee that is a fraction of the bail amount. For people who are considered a “good risk” (defendants with a steady employment record, no previous criminal record, or community residency for a decent length of time, according to The Free Dictionary’s Legal Dictionary), this is a do-able, affordable solution that can literally be a life-saver.

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Murderer Calls 911 to Confess to Crime

Posted on: 12/21/2015

Alameda County prosecutors recently charged Donna Marie Qualls, 54, with the murder of her boyfriend Emmanuel Emmett Christy Sr., 73, of Alameda.

The suspect stated that she had shot her boyfriend while he was sleeping in the apartment that they shared. After the victim succumbed to his injuries Qualls proceeded to call 911 and waited till the police arrived to arrest her. The emergency call came in around 10:30 a.m..

When the police arrived they found the body of the victim in the apartment located in the 700 block of Buena Vista Avenue in the city’s west end.

In addition the murder charges, Qualls was also charged with elder abuse. When she was interviewed she confessed to the murder, but investigators have declined to comment on her motive.

When the suspect was arrested there was a second person in the apartment. Investigators later identified the male as a relative of Qualls. He was not arrested in connection with the crime and authorities have not disclosed his name or relationship to the suspect.

Once the suspect was arrested she was transported to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where she remains in custody. She is being held without the option of bail.

In criminal cases such as murder the defendant is denied the opportunity of bail.

Pending criminal charges can be stressful and scary for the defendant and their loved ones, so Nor Cal Bail Bonds is available to help regarding any Dublin bail bonds. We are available 24 hours a day for your convenience.

Car Theft in Livermore

Posted on: 12/17/2015

Last week Livermore police found footage of a male suspect entering a taking an idling car. The car was parked in the victims driveway to “warm up” before the theft.

The home was located by the 800 block of Alexander Street and nearby security cameras were able to record the incident. The car thief was dropped off by a second suspect to a home next door to the victims’. After exiting the white sedan the suspect proceed to escape with the vehicle.

According to the victims they had left their 2007 Lincoln Navigator in the driveway for about fifteen minutes before it was stolen. The video evidence revealed that the suspects drove back and forth in front of the home before the theft.

The suspected thief was last seen wearing a Raiders hat and had a cast on his right hand. He first entered the passenger side of the vehicle and then moved to the drivers seat to make his getaway. The second suspect was described as a female with a light complexion and light brown hair. She was driving a new white Toyota Camry, dark wheels, tinted windows and a factory spoiler.

Officers were able to recover the stolen vehicle two days later in Concord, but no suspects have been arrested as of yet.

A pending criminal case can be a stressful and scary time for you or a loved one, so we urge you to give us a call with any questions or concerns. We at Nor Cal Bail Bonds are available 24 hours a day to help regarding any Livermore bail bonds.

Man Stabs and Strangles Wife

Posted on: 12/15/2015

Last week an Alameda County man confessed to the murder of his wife. The couple was at the home with their two children when an argument broke out that resulted in the death of 38-year-old Eunkyoung Han.

Once officers arrived to the home they stumbled upon a gruesome and bloody scene.

Blood and broken dishes were scattered around the house and the victim was found in the master bedroom. A blood stained blanket and bamboo plant were placed over her dead body.

The suspect Hee Jin Kim, 39 was found in the home holding his infant child, clutching a red rope and covered in his wife’s blood. His second child was found in another room. Both children sustained no injuries.

Kim stated the argument started while the couple was deciding whether or not to move back to Korea. He had recently lost his job and his wife had also asked him for a divorce prior to the incident. She was found with multiple stab wounds, but an autopsy found that she died as a result of strangulation.

The suspect admitted to the murder of his wife the next day while in custody. He was then taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin where he is being held without bail.

If you or a loved one needs help in a pending legal case and there is an option of bail, you can contact Nor Cal Bail Bonds regarding any Dublin bail bonds. We are conveniently available 24 hours a day and ready to take your calls with any questions or concerns.



Sexual Assaults in Berkeley

Posted on: 11/29/2015

Last week the University of California police started investigating the sexual assault and kidnapping of a young female student.

The victim was abducted around 6 p.m. from central campus and was taken to an unknown location where she sexually assaulted. The male suspect did not release the victim until early the next morning. She was able to make it back to campus and immediately reported the crime to the police.

Authorities have not released a description of the suspect and this is still an ongoing investigation.

In mid September around 1 a.m. UCPD received reports of a sex crime being committed on campus. The 28-year-old female victim had recognized one of the two male suspects from a previous encounter.

The suspects were charged with two counts of rape, kidnapping, sodomy and attempted oral copulation.

Over the last six months Berkeley police have responded to over 45 reports of sexual assault and the University of California Police Department has responded to 10.

Among the two sexual assault cases this month, local police agencies have denied to publicly announce any case details or suspects descriptions.

Not all criminal cases are as severe as these, but in any case pending criminal charges can be a scary and stressful time for you or a loved. We urge you to give Nor Cal Bail Bonds with any questions or concerns regarding any Berkeley bail bonds.

Violent Home-invasion in Fremont

Posted on: 11/24/2015

Fremont Police are currently investigating a violent home-invasion robbery that occurred last week.

Authorities received reports of the home-invasion around 10 p.m. Last Thursday. The victim was approached by three males armed with pistols as he drove into his garage. The suspects then ordered him at gunpoint into his home.

Once inside the gunmen forced the victim to the ground along with family members that were already inside the home. The three men rummaged through the house for about a half hour and managed to escape with several valuable items.

Officers were unable to locate the suspects after a throughout search the area. The men were last seen wearing gloves, beanies and ski masks.

No injuries were reported as a result of the break-in and no similar crimes have been reported in the area since this incident.

Law enforcement agencies urge families to be aware that the frequency of crimes such as this can increase during the holiday season. It is becoming more common that malls and shopping centers have had to increase security in order to detour criminals from breaking into cars in their parking lots. Shoppers vehicles were being targeted after they would drop off gifts to their car between purchases. Thieves have also been known to snatch holiday gifts that are delivered and left on doorsteps.

A pending legal matter can be a stressful and scary time for you or a loved one, so you can contact Nor Cal Bail Bonds regarding any Fremont bail bonds. During this holiday season, let our family help your family. We are located 24 hours a day for your convenience and to answer any questions or concerns.

Possible Hash Oil Explosion in Eureka

Posted on: 11/18/2015

On the afternoon of Sunday November 15th, 911 dispatch received multiple calls reporting a structure fire on L Street in Eureka. Nearby residents stated that the garage on fire had people trapped inside and there were multiple explosions inside during the blaze.

Once fire engines arrived they spotted smoke pluming out of a single garage between a row of four. They immediately broke down the garage door and rushed inside to search for any victims that may be trapped inside. They were unable to find anyone inside, but a witness reported that they saw a male flee from the home moments before the smoke and fire was noticed.

A crew of 17 firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire within twenty minutes of their arrival. They then surveyed the area and did not report any injuries. Total damages are estimated at $15,000.

Investigators believe there was a hash oil component that may have led to the fire. The investigation of the true nature of the fire is still underway and Eureka Police have started to search for the male suspect who was spotted leaving the garage before authorities arrived. They have also initiated an investigation into the possibility of a hash oil extraction operation at the scene of the fire.

Someone who is found to be involved in a crime such as hash oil extraction could face multiple felony drug and distribution charges.

If you or a loved one is seeking help in a pending legal matter you man contact Nor Cal Bail Bonds with any questions or concerns regarding Eureka bail bonds. Our family is available 24 hours a day to help your family.

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