Lisa Roberts

“Trustworthy, reliable, professional, knowledgable, and fast! They are the premier bail agency in Indio and our family is so happy to have them on our side during this troubling time." 

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We work hard to provide affordable bonds and excellent service. We love hearing from happy customers. Here are a few things they have to say:

"I would recommend El Don Bail Bonds to anyone. They are reputable bail bond company that will process your bail quickly. James Devitt - Los Angeles...

James Devitt

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“El Don Bail Bonds has always offered the speediest service in the area. I have recommended many clients to El Don and they have all been ecstatic...

Negin Yamini

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“Trustworthy, reliable, professional, knowledgable, and fast! They are the premier bail agency in Indio and our family is so happy to have them on...

Lisa Roberts

Happy Client

Frequently asked questions

We are asked a thousand and one different questions about what we do. Here are a few common ones.

Quite simply, when all monies for bail premium are paid, and the bond has been exonerated.If the defendant's case is settled, through sentencing, a plea bargain or other means, the court will exonerate the bail bond.That means that the bail company is no longer liable for the bond and future appearances; which, in turn, means that the co-signer is no longer liable as well.Once a defendant is sentenced, the bond no longer guarantees appearance.

The law in California says that all bail bond companies post their rates publically. This is to prevent fraud against families in difficult situations. However, the rates are standard for most California bail. El Don Bail Bonds charges the state mandated 10% of the face value of the bond (payment plans are available). In situations where a private attorney, union membership, military (current or veteran) or AARP is involved El Don Bail Bonds is one of the few companies that can offer a 20% discount and charge 8% as opposed to 10%.

The bond amount is the full amount of the bail that was set by the court either directly or through a bail schedule. The premium is the dollar amount owed to the bail agency for posting the bond. Usually this premium is 10% of the bond amount. For example, if the bond amount is $50,000, the premium owed would be $5,000.

Bail bond forfeiture results when a scheduled court appearance is missed. If a defendant misses a court date, the court will issue a bench warrant for their arrest. The court also sets a deadline for when either the defendant must be located/returned to custody -- in California 180 days, less the full face value of the bail bond be paid to the court.Obviously, that is the worse case scenario, and the indemnitor and bail company need work hand in hand to return the defendant to the jurisdiction of the court.

No.The bail bond premium is the fee for services rendered to secure the release of an inmate.If no charges are filed, or different charges filed, the money paid and/or pledged for the bail bond premium is retained/owed to the bail company. Once the bail bond is posted and accepted by a court or jail, liability is taken on the bail bond.  At that point the bail bond premium is fully earned and is not refundable. El Don Bail Bonds can offer an 8% in most situations, please call immediately to see if you qualify.