What's it mean to be a licensed bail bondsman in California?
Every state has it's own rules on how to get your bail bond licence. Whether it be through a bail bond company or as an individual, you still must meet all the state requirements. The process is handled by The California Department of Insurance. Every agent at Lucky Bail Bonds has first completed a rigorous 20 hour training course, then passed the states "Bail Bond Examination". The exam is based on California Insurance Code Sections 35, 1733, 1800-1822; California Code of Regulations, Title 10, Sections 2053-2104; and, California Penal Code Sections 1268-1319.6; and other sections referred to in these sections. And it's timed. On the good side, if you fail, you can take it again, after paying the fees again.Though the agents are licensed to work anywhere in the state of California, the agents assigned to Lucky Bail Riverside primarily work the Riverside County area. This includes but is not limited to the cities of Moreno Valley, Banning, Beaumont, Hemet, Temecula, Murrieta, Perris, Riverside, Corona, Norco, Lake Elsinore and Rubidoux.
Bail Bond Application Requirements:
After all that, if your still willing able and qualified, you'll receive a 2 year license. Congratulations.
- Identification, perspective bondsmen must have identification proving that they are over 18 and have resided in the state for a minimum of 2 years.
- Background checks are performed by the Department of Insurance. If the perspective bondman has any felonies he/she will be disqualified from being able to get their bail bond licence.
- Of course they have to successfully complete the 20 hour pre-training course.
- Then they must pass the California Bail Bond Examination.
- Pay their application fee ($468.00 for first timers)
- Pay all the other fees, Class fees, book fees, test fees, finger printing fees,...
As a bail bondsman, you are expected to assert the highest level of ethics and have complete respect for the rights of the accused.