A Trusted Legal Ally For Bail Industry Professionals
At the Law Office of John M. Rorabaugh we have been working in the field of California criminal bail law for more than twenty-five years. Our experienced attorneys can help guide you through the bail forfeiture process, and help you determine the best actions to resolve your liability and protect your assets from forfeiture. We provide legal support when bail bonds forfeit, as well as assist California bail agents in obtaining and defending their bail licenses with the California Department of Insurance.
Have you posted bail for someone in California who has fled? Are you wondering what your next steps should be? Contact our office. We understand the stress that is caused when a defendant flees and you are left on the hook, potentially having to pay the court the full amount of the bond. Whether you are a licensed bail agent or someone who posted a cash bond for a loved one, we can help. Depending on the individual circumstances, even if the forfeiture of bail occurred years ago, our experienced attorneys may be able to help you obtain a refund of bail from the court.
Navigating Complex Legal Terrain
The California bail industry is tightly regulated, leaving bail agents, surety companies, bounty hunters and other professionals with little room for error as they fulfill their responsibilities. Our law firm provides guidance that can help you comply with regulations and resolve disputes and other problems swiftly and efficiently when they do arise.
The scope of our bail law practice includes:
- Bail bond forfeiture appeals
- Bond motions
- Cash bail bond forfeiture & indemnitor defense
- Discharge of bail bond forfeiture and exonerations
- Extension of time on bail bonds
- Hearings before the California Department of Insurance (CDI)
- Obtaining or defending your professional license
When you face a legal problem, it is nice to work with an attorney who understands your industry. Bail law is not something our firm dabbles in. It is a cornerstone of our practice and an area of law to which our attorneys have devoted their careers.