Bail Bonds and About How Bail Service Work
Most people have only heard of bail bonds through news reports and television ads and might have wondered about what they are and how they work. If you or your loved one has been arrested, and this is the first time you’re having to deal with a bail bond company, we understand how confusing and frightening the process can be. We’re here to take the guesswork work out of your case. We’ll make sure you have a thorough understanding of everything that’s set to happen and answer all of your questions. If you need us, we’re willing to bend over backward to build a relationship built on trust and respect. It’s highly paramount to know about bail services, how the process works, and what to expect before, during and after bail is set. Exit Bail Bonds wants you to know your rights before you need to. Knowing the process may help you obtain releasement from jail sooner, allowing you to have adequate time and the space to seek legal counsel while also being able to provide and spend time with your loved ones.
Bail is a financial agreement made for a criminal defendant. The primary drive behind the bail system is to assure the appearance of a criminal defendant in court. A bail bonding agency such as Exit Bail Bonds can arrange to pay a bond to have the defendant released from jail awaiting the trial. The court sets the value of the bail, which can be paid in full or a percentage upfront and the rest on the day of the hearing. Simply put, a bail bond is a surety that the full amount will be settled and the defendant will appear in court on the set date. Exit Bail Bonds provides 24-hour bail bond services throughout Riverside, Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino. If you have any inquiries regarding how bail bonds work, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.
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What Happens After an Arrest?
Once an arrest is made, the defendant is taken to the county jail or a local city jail. The defendant will then go through the booking process, which includes:
- Identity verification
- Photograph or mug shot
- Formal charges
- Bail determination
Also, the suspect’s personal belongings are cataloged and held and this means that the suspect will be left with no access to cellphones, money, or credit cards. This booking process takes about 2 to 5 hours to complete.
Acquiring a Bail Bond
A bail bond agency is contacted by the defendant’s relative, lawyer, friend, or the defendant him/herself. Bail services only start after the arrest and booking processes are complete. The bail bond agency will then start by collecting basic information regarding the defendant’s situation. To assess the risk involved, bondsmen in most cases will ask several questions such as where the detainee is being held, where is their place of work, how long they’ve been there, what the charges are, etc. If the bail bond company determines that the Bailee poses no risk of appearing in court on the set and there are no government holds on the defendant, then the bail bond is made available for purchase. The customer making the purchase will need to sign a bail bond application form, a bail indemnity agreement, and a receipt.
After the paperwork is finalized, the bail bond will be posted at the appropriate jail or detention facility and this will result in the defendant being released. Defendants in city jails are released much faster after bond is posted. But the process in County jail often takes between 3 and 8 hours or longer depending on how busy the jail is or other factors. Before signing the bail bonds, all the parties are made to understand their rights and responsibilities. The quicker the bail gets posted the better and at Exit Bail Bonds, we do our best to get all the paperwork processed and finalized as quick and easy as possible. Our primary responsibility then shifts to ensuring that the defendant appears at every court hearing that’s scheduled for their case.
The bond may be revoked if the court has a reason to believe that the defendant has left the area or has plans not to attend the hearing. An arrest warrant will be issued and the defendant will be returned to jail. If this does not happen, their bond will be forfeited and the co-signer will be left with the burden of paying the full amount. Conversely, the co-signer has the right to revoke the bond themselves and remove their financial obligation if they no longer wish to be held accountable. After this, the defendant will then be put in custody as they await their hearing.
Why Exit Bail Bonds?
What We Offer
- Knowledge/Experience you can count on
- Family owned and operated
- Licensed professional bail agents
- 24/7 bail assistance
- Friendly, helpful staff
- Personal case by case basis
- Comfort for you and your family
- Free bail consultations
- Bail bond process explained completely
- Quick E-Bail signature process.
- Discount rates*
- Online resources
- Payment plans available
- $0 Interest financing
- Mobile service available
- Se habla espanol
Knowledge and Experience
No two arrests are the same as each has its own unique set of circumstances. In a moment like this, you need an experienced bail bond agent to help guide you through the process. Working a salesman who lacks professionalism or knowledge of the inner workings of each county will only worsen an already stressful situation. We have been serving Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange County areas for over 17 years and have become the most trusted bail service to thousands of clients and their attorneys. Our level of expertise in this area is unmatched. When you call, you’ll get to talk with a friendly, helpful licensed bail agent who will answer your questions, provide additional information, and give you the peace of mind of knowing that you’ve chosen the right agency for your situation.
There are many variances between bail companies and the services provided and it’s imperative to avoid making costly mistakes. So, please learn about us and what we offer before choosing us to help get your loved one released from jail.
No Hidden Fees
While unscrupulous bail bond agencies are publicly advertising a false scheme to attract you to their businesses and then later on switch the amount, we believe in being transparent and honest to win your trust and respect. With us, there are no extra or hidden fees of any kind. We believe that you should not be punished by additional fees when your case is filed late or when you accidentally fail to appear in court. We guarantee that we’ll routinely appear in court free of charge. The ONLY costs you’ll be expected to pay are the fees listed on the bail bonds agreements. We charge fees according to the guidelines set forth by the California Department of Insurance and you can rest assured that we’ll work with you within those guidelines. We’ll take you through and discuss each part of the process before we can proceed with the next steps. We’ll help you understand the difference between a revocation and a forfeiture so that you’ll not be left in the dark if those terms are ever mentioned. For those who qualify, we offer convenient payment plans that are tailored to your financial needs, with 0% financing! After all this, we help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a defendant and also as far as the bail bond is concerned.
At Exit Bail Bonds, we provide only top quality service. Whenever you need us, be it at night, on holidays or weekends, any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days out of the year, we work around the clock and can be there in your time of need. If you’d like to arrange bail through an email, over the phone, or even using a fax, we make it possible, you’re also welcome to visit our offices. When you call our office, you get to speak with a live agent. There are no recorded messages or answering machines. We’ve worked tirelessly to create a positive working relationship with our clients, some of the best criminal defense attorneys in the region, law enforcement agencies, judges, and court clerks. Our high ethical standards, professionalism, and dedication have earned us the respect and admiration of our peers. We value our clients and that’s why we are committed to ensuring that they have every advantage.
Services Throughout the State of California- Riverside, Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino
Our primary goal is to make the bail process as quick and easy as possible anywhere in the state of California. We understand that an arrest can occur at any time and for this reason, we make sure that we’re always at your beck and call. We are here to get you through this difficult time, give you peace of mind, and get your loved one home in the quickest way possible. Our large network of agents are strategically placed throughout the state and are ready to serve you at a moment’s notice. Our licensed and experienced agents are experts at what they do. With proficiency in every detail, you can rest assured that your family will be treated fairly and the rights of your loved one will be protected. This gives your loved one an opportunity to resume work and any other obligations. We’ve been in this business for over 17 years and know firsthand how the system works and what is expected. We go to great lengths to make sure that all the details are handled appropriately and that all the parties get what they need to successfully complete the process. We offer flexible and creative solutions that help you get the bail bond that’s right for your situation.
What Happens if an Arrest Warrant Has Been Issued?
There are times when individuals find about an arrest warrant before they are officially arrested. If this is the situation you’re in, your first step is to contact Exit Bail Bonds at 951-788-1722. We can work on the application and secure payment either electronically or in our office, whichever is the most convenient. When you’re ready, we can head to the jail so you can turn yourself in. Turning yourself in shows the sincerity in your efforts to resolve the issue and will play a big role in giving you credibility in court. Our agent will be there waiting to post the bond after they formally charge you. In this way, you get released without spending any time in a jail cell. But whether you’re preparing to turn yourself in or you’ve already been arrested, we’re on your side and will help through the process. Our familiarity and experience in this kind of situation will help relieve your frustrations and stress, allowing you to think more clearly during such a confusing time.
What Charges Require a Bail Bond?
Most criminal charges qualify for some form of bail or bail bond. Cash bonds are applicable when the offenses are considered minor. Normally, cash bonds do not exceed $1,000 and must be paid in full and in cash at the jail. The services of a bail bonds agents may not be required in this case because the amount is so small. Criminal charges are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors, which are then classified into Classes A, B, C, or D, depending on the severity of the crime. If you’re curious about the charges filed against you and what type of bail bond amount is required, get in touch with a criminal defense attorney or call our office. Most crimes have a pre-determined bond schedule that allows the jail to state the appropriate amount needed and also allows a bail bond agent to post bail.
If the severity of the crime is extreme or the defendant has been charged with multiple crimes, they may be required to appear at an arraignment hearing. At this point, the judge may choose to deny bail if they have reasonable belief that the defendant may escape or poses a threat to themselves or others. While a defendant and their loved ones are guaranteed the ability to post bond in accordance to the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, the judge has the discretion to revoke that privileged if it’s in the best interest of the case and the community.
Contact Us for Immediate Bail Bond Services
If your loved one has been arrested and you want to get them out of jail without any unnecessary hardships whatsoever, your first call should be to our office. Contact us today at 951-788-1722 to speak with one of our agents and get the bail bond that’s most convenient for your situation. At Exit Bail Bonds, we open doors and make it possible for our clients to Exit to Freedom.