Federal Bail In Ventura County
When a person is arrested and charged with a federal crime they will need to speak with someone about federal bail bonds. If someone you care for has been charged with a federal offense in Ventura County call our office now at 805-439-2763 to speak with a federal bail expert.
The Federal court house that services Ventura County is the Western Division of the US District Court, located on Spring Street in Los Angeles.
What Is A Federal Crime?
A federal crime is when someone does something that is deemed illegal by the federal government. This may include:
- Bank Robbery
- Computer Hacking
- Child Pornography
- Inter-State Drug Trafficking
- Customs Violations
- Blackmail (Extortion)
Crimes involving fraud are also prosecuted on a federal level. Examples of fraud include:
- Credit or Debt Card Fraud
- Social Security Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Welfare Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Wire Fraud
- Tax Fraud
Crimes committed on or against government property within Ventura County are also considered to be federal crimes. Airports, court houses, national parks, military bases, government buildings and even mailboxes are all examples of government property.
This means that any teen that decides to play a “prank” by vandalizing or destroying a mailbox could potentially find themselves charged with a federal offense.
If someone you care for has been charged with a federal crime call our office now at 805-439-2763 to speak with an expert federal bail bondsman.
Federal Bail Bonds & Criminal Bail Bonds- Different?
Federal and criminal bail bonds are similar in many ways but they also have their differences. Both serve as a promise that the defendant will return to court, when required, in order to have the case resolved. One difference is that criminal bail bonds guarantee appearances in state court whereas federal bail bonds guarantee appearances in federal court.
A second difference is the legal rate at which a Ventura bail bondsman is permitted to charge for their services. The bail industry is regulated by the California Department of Insurance (CDI). The CDI has set the rate at which criminal bonds can be charged at 10% of the total amount of a defendants bail.
Federal bail bonds, however, are to be charged at 15% of the total bail premium. If a defendant has been charged with a federal crime and their bail has been set at $100,000, they should expect to pay $15,000 for a federal bail bond.
Federal bail bonds not only entail a lot more work than do criminal bonds, but they are also considered to be “higher risk”. Reasons such as these are why the CDI permits federal bondsmen to charge a greater premium.
A third difference between criminal and federal bonds is that whereas some criminal bail bonds may require collateral, federal bondsmen always require collateral.
If you have further questions about how federal bail bonds work in Ventura County call our office now at 805-439-2763. Greg will personally assist you 24-hours a day, 365-days a year.