At Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds, our agents are able to provide the highest quality service to San Jacinto residents and neighboring communities. Dealing with an arrest is never easy. Our agents take the guesswork out of the situation and all you to step back and re-assess your situation. By calling our offices at 951-788-2663, you will get the process started, putting your mind at ease and giving yourself an opportunity to get back on track. Our offices are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, nights, weekends, and holidays. We are always available.
Hiring a Bail Bonds Agent
Once you hear about a loved one being arrested, time is of the essence especially if certain deadlines need to be met. You need to be able to get your loved one out of jail so they can resume their responsibilities and take care of their family. The agent you hire needs to have 24-hour availability as well as being fully licensed and insured. They should understand the laws and have established a positive, working relationship with both law enforcement and the court systems throughout the state of California.
What You Need to Know
When you call a bail bonds agent and fill out the application, you will need to secure the bond with something of value. The 10% premium can be paid in a variety of ways including cash, check, money order, CD's, credit/debit card, and other items that hold substantial value. In most cases, a bail bonds application can be completed and secured in less than 30 minutes. If property is used, the process will take longer because the value of the property must be verified. Once the bail bond application process is completed, the bail bonds agent will make contact with the jail and post the appropriate amount needed to obtain the defendant's release. From start to finish, the entire process can take up to 12 hours depending on how busy the jail is and what time the bond is posted.
Protecting Your Rights
A person's right to post bond and be released from jail prior to their court hearing is a constitutional right guaranteed by the 8th Amendment. That right can be taken away, however, if the crime is severe or the judge feels that the defendant is a threat to themselves or others. The amount of bail assigned to each type of crime is equivalent to the severity of that crime. The more involved, complex or severe a crime is, the higher the person's bond will be. The state requires a non-refundable, non-negotiable, 10% premium be paid to obtain the defendant's release. Once the premium has been paid and the bail bonds application approved, the defendant will be released.
Once out of jail, the defendant must agree to abide by the requirements and guidelines put forth by the court. The defendant must appear at all scheduled court hearings and comply with any specific requests the court may make. This includes turning over any weapons or attending drug and alcohol classes. At any time, if the court discovers that the defendant has not remained in compliance with the court's demands, their bail will be revoked and a warrant will be issued for their arrest. If the defendant fails to appear, the judge will forfeit the defendant's bail and require them to be placed under arrest. The co-signer may also revoke the defendant's bond if they no longer feel that they want to be financially responsible. If the defendant does remain in compliance, attends all of their court dates and does everything the court asks, any money over and above the 10% premium will be returned to the co-signer after the sentencing phase of the case has ended.
If you need a reputable bail bonds agent, don't leave your future to chance. You need to find an agent who has the knowledge and experience to help you get through an extremely difficult situation. Residents living in the San Jacinto, California can call our offices day or night at 951-788-2663. At Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds, our agents are fully licensed and insured. They have been trained to handle almost any type of bail situation. They can give you the peace of mind you need to move forward and take care of your case.