Leading the fight to preserve Surety Bail for bail agents in California


Just like lawyers, taxi drivers, doctors, teachers, and power line workers, bail bond agents are professionals who sometimes need support in the form of continuing education or representation in the face of legislation that would damage their businesses.

The California Bail Agents Association helps protect the interests of bail bondsmen throughout the Golden State and reaffirms the professionalism and credibility of its members.

According to the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution, all U.S. citizens should be free from “excessive bail, excessive fines, and cruel or unusual punishment.”

By supplying affordable bail bonds to citizens who would consider full bail amounts “excessive,” the bail bond industry guarantees that this aspect of the Constitution is protected. The California Bail Agents Association, in turn, acts as a representative for bail bond agents and, by proxy, their clients, ensuring that the laws put forth by the United States government are upheld and the integrity of the profession remains intact. The CBAA also provides members with:

        • Continuing education, through live and online classes, seminars, and industry gatherings
        • Legislative advocacy
        • Representation in matters of bond exoneration and summary judgments
        • Information regarding felony warrants and criminals
        • Legitimacy in the eyes of clients and courts