Santa Paula, CA asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for California

Q: how to approach a situation... Biker bail bonds won't return my $$ that was Not used toward any bond...

how to approach a situation... On 8/21/2020 I gave Biker bail bonds $7000 cash to bail a friend out.. For whatever reason the DA would not except the money from me and therefore it was never used for the bond... When I requested to have my money returned, I was given the run around told that they had to hold it for 2 weeks because of their insurance. Two weeks turned into a month, then 2 months with more BS lies.. Last week I was given a check for $7000, and it bounced... Now I have a returned check from my bank, bills outstanding with late fees accruing and I'm being given the run around yet again. What are my options here.? I don't want to loose it, but im frustrated beyond belief... They have to answer to somebody. I'd like to I guess threaten them with a lawsuit..? Idk..? What would be the best way to approach this situation.? I want to use the proper words so that I don't drop any "F" bombs, but I want my $ plus interest, as well as the stress/anxiety and inconvenience its caused.

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William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You can file a complaint with the insurance commissioner. That might get your money back. https://cdiapps.insurance.ca.gov/CP/login/

For more than that, you will need to consult with an insurance attorney.

Yelena Gurevich agrees with this answer

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
Answered
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Studio City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Besides the advice above about the insurance committee, you can also file a small claims action against the bail bonds. Lawyers are not able to represent you in small claims but it may be your best bet to get a judgment against the company.

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