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Tim Lambesis paid $160,000 to get out of jail

Tue, June 4, 2013 6:17 AM PT

As you now know, As I Lay Dying frontman Timothy Lambesis was released from the Vista Detention Facility in Vista, CA on May 30th after posting bail. His bail had been set at $2 million, an amount which Lambesis was unable to pay. Consequently, he turned to a California bondsman outfit called All-Pro Bail Bonds.

For those who don't understand how bail works, here's a brief summary. To secure his own release, Lambesis would have had to come up with $2 million in cash or property. Once the court case reaches its conclusion, all collateral is returned. In other words, if Lambesis had given $2 million in collateral to the courts, he would have gotten said collateral back as long as he didn't skip town, etc.

However, since Lambesis didn't have $2 million in cash and/or property, he was forced to work with a bail agent. What a bail agent does is accept a percentage of the bail amount (typically 10%) and guarantee that the arrested individual will appear at all required hearings. If the individual does not fulfill his/her obligations, the bail agent will pay the full amount (in this case $2 million) to the court system. In return for taking on the risk, the bail agent does not return the fee. As such, the arrested individual doesn't get the money back.

According to court documents, Lambesis paid $160,000 to All-Pro Bail Bonds. It's unclear whether that amount was paid outright, or if Lambeis entered into a payment plan with the agency (something they offer). Regardless, he apparently received a discount (All-Pro Bail Bonds provides 20% discounts for a host of reasons), resulting in an 8% fee (8% of $2 million is $160,000). Again, that is money that Lambesis will NOT get back under any circumstances.

Even if Lambesis is found 100% innocent of all charges (seems very unlikely), he will be $160,000 poorer (let alone the damage to his "brand"). If found guilty, his freedom and reputation can't be restored at any price.



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anonymous 6/4/2013 6:24:22 AM

Jail sucks, I'm sure sitting there for weeks had him thinking he'd do anything to get out.


anonymous 6/4/2013 6:30:40 AM

If this dude is the new Casey Anthony , I'd be less than surprised.


anonymous 6/4/2013 9:13:47 AM

Nice unbiased reporting, I love when the journalist gives his opinion on the story, I really care what they think.


webmaster 6/4/2013 9:25:43 AM

journalist? This is a blog entry, goofball.


anonymous 6/4/2013 9:28:10 AM

good writing lambesisgoat


LoydChristmas 6/4/2013 11:45:27 AM

Lol "journalist" Webby did you get an invite to the white house correspondants dinner?


anonymous 6/4/2013 12:02:53 PM

Who cares about the money that this jackazz has lost? The well being of his wife and children are at risk now that he's out. There have been too many cases of an abusive or vindictive spouse deciding to get back at his wife, children or the world at large for 'ruining his life' (when he ruined it himself) by murdering them.


anonymous 6/4/2013 1:56:38 PM

hahaha^, why doesn't everyone worry about their own lives. its amazing watching the comments on this. This shit happens daily.


anonymous 6/4/2013 1:59:35 PM

160k to get out of jail>your annual salaries.


anonymous 6/4/2013 2:01:44 PM

160k to get out of jail>your annual salaries.


malachi 6/4/2013 2:52:43 PM

I wish this gay would just hang himself in the name of God already.


anonymous 6/4/2013 2:57:33 PM

My annual salary > Tim's rear salary(which must be paid!)


anonymous 6/4/2013 5:21:00 PM

God the Bounty Hunter


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anonymous 6/4/2013 8:18:50 PM

LoL this roid filled emo wimp saw a glimpse of actual thug dudes and rushed to pay 160k. Enjoy your Whole Foods kombucha while it lasts.


truthstar 6/4/2013 10:16:13 PM

I totally had a


truthstar 6/4/2013 10:17:22 PM

I totally had a "Get Out of Jail" card I would've traded him for his Vermont Avenue property.


anonymous 6/4/2013 10:55:21 PM

you guys do realize this clown's family is caked with cash... this money came from dad


anonymous 6/5/2013 9:49:03 AM

How much worse would the story have been if she wouldve been murdered, and then they found out he hired a hitman. Ps. Do you think he's hiding at his parents pad? Who would take in this sucker.


anonymous 6/5/2013 12:20:12 PM

fck you homos go get a job and move outta mommas bastufft.


carveyournamein 6/5/2013 2:23:10 PM

Who?


yasaf 6/5/2013 9:34:50 PM

seth rudesill paid his bail, it was chump change.


Ash_Ketchum 6/18/2013 4:40:46 PM

update?