Do you live in the beautiful city of Aliso Viejo in the San Joaquin Hills of southern Orange County and are facing an unforeseen arrest? Aliso Viejo is no different than any other city in the fact that it faces hundreds of arrests each year. Arrests are never something a person expects to encounter, but when you are caught off guard with an unexpected arrest you do not have to face it alone. Now is the time to call a bail agency before things get complex. Fortunately for you, Riverside Bail Bonds has been handling cases all throughout southern California for decades. Our agents operate with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. You will not find better service anywhere in the region. We understand that this can be a very difficult time for the defendant, the family, and the team of litigation. We will do our best to simplify things where applicable and walk you through the decision process necessary to ensure the best outcome for the defendant’s case. We want nothing more than for your loved one to be home where they belong. You can call our office today at 951-788-2663 for a free consultation and if you choose to work with us we will offer many affordable payment plans to get you through this pressing time. If you are someone who prefers face to face encounters, we are more than happy to greet you in our Riverside office on 4277 Main Street. Regardless of how you choose to interact with us, we are looking forward to working with you on your path to freedom.
What Happens After the Arrest?
When the defendant is arrested, there are a few things that must take place before bail can be posted. First, the defendant will be captured and taken to the nearest available jail for booking. This can take as short as thirty minutes but must be completed before the bail can be posted. Bail is most commonly posted through a bail schedule, where common crimes have been given predetermined bail fees by the courts. However, if it is a more high-profile crime, it may be necessary for a defendant to wait for a bail hearing in order for bail to be posted. After bail has been posted, our agents can be at the facility beginning the necessary measures to have the defendant released. However, as soon as you are made aware of an arrest, you should immediately contact a bail agency to ensure the proper information is gathered and subsequent paperwork is completed to create a faster process for discharge. The actual discharge process can take anywhere from 3 to 12 hours depending on the overcrowded nature of the jail facilities. It is not uncommon for the jails to be overpopulated, but we will do everything we can to speed along the defendant’s release. We want nothing more than for your loved one to be home where they belong, and we will do everything we can to make that happen.
Do I Even Need a Bond?
The answer to that question is most likely… yes, you need a bond. However, there is nothing to fear because Riverside Bail Bonds is licensed and insured to represent you with any kind of bond your case may mandate. To name a few, our agents are skilled at dealing with cash bonds, property bonds, domestic violence bonds, prostitution bonds, surety bonds, and immigration bonds. We can assure you that there is not a situation that we cannot resolve. However, there are special circumstances in which a bond is not needed. This occurs when a judge allows the defendant to be released on their own recognizance. Requirement that if met would lead to this scenario are that it is the defendant’s first charge and the charge is minor, such as a misdemeanor, and that the defendant has a good standing within their community. This is to ensure that the defendant is not a flight risk and does not pose a danger to their community. This situation is uncommon, and there is typically some form of bail fee necessary to secure the defendant’s attendance for the duration of their case. It is important to remember that bail is a right given to all United States citizens and can only be revoked if the defendant poses a flight risk or danger to society. If you feel that your rights have been violated, you should contact an attorney immediately to protect your freedoms. Bail can be secured through various types of bonds and we will thoroughly explain the most common situations to ensure that you are comfortable in making complex decisions regarding the defendant’s case. We have mastered the complexities of bail so that you don’t have to, and we will walk you through it every step of the way.
Your first option if you are facing a bail fee is to pay it entirely upfront. This is commonly referred to as a cash bond. Cash bonds are fast and efficient however they are very expensive. When bail can cost anywhere from 5,000 dollars to 50,000 dollars, it is just unreasonable to come up with that kind of money in such short notice. Even in the event that you are financially stable and can afford such a high price, those resources should be directed towards contracting the best possible defense and litigation team to provide the optimal results for the defendant’s case. Likewise, cash bonds can take up to weeks to return to the co-signer after the case is completed, further placing a financial burden on the family of the defendant. Especially when there is a more affordable option available when obtaining bail, it is highly encouraged that our clients avoid paying money they do not need to. We offer many payment plans to ensure that bail is affordable to families of every kind of economic background. We will accept cash, credit, debit, check, cashier’s check, money orders, and collateral in exchange for placing a down payment on bail. We will accommodate every circumstance that we deem feasible to make this as smooth of a process for you as we can. Whenever it is deemed possible, we are positive that the surety bond is going to be the best solution to paying off a bail fee.
A surety bond, also known as a bail bond, is a contract signed between the defendant or co-signer and the bail agent, stating you will comply with all the restrictions set in place by a judge in exchange for the bail agency to cover the costs of your bail fee. The defendant or co-signer is responsible for paying a percentage of the bail fee to the bail operator as a nonrefundable premium in order for the agent to earn a living. The agent will then post the bail and get the defendant released so they may return to the comfort of their own home. In California, it is state mandated that this percentage be fixed at ten percent to protect all parties from the possibility of paying an unfair price throughout this process. A surety bond is a safe alternative that allows clients to save on money and avoid the inconvenience of coming up with a great deal of money on such short notice. Riverside Bail Bonds highly recommends this option and will graciously offer any additional assistance in ensuring that all decisions regarding your bond are made after being fully made aware of all possible outcomes. We walk you through every step, even if you decide this is not the ideal option for you.
As a last measure of action, you may find that it is more convenient to take out a property bond rather than come up with the ten percent premium. When you use collateral as a means for securing a bond, it is deemed a property bond. Property bonds can use various forms of collateral for securing payment. Of these items, the most often ones consist of jewelry, automobiles, and houses. However, the paperwork associated with a property bond takes far longer to complete and the value of the collateral must exceed one and a half times the value of the bond. This overage is required to ensure that all of the paperwork and processing of property is paid for. Property is not often used in cases unless it is regarding a case that is associated with illegal immigration. Illegal immigration cases are overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and a property bond mandates that the defendant remain in the country to tend to their legal responsibilities. However, because a property bond takes so long to process, it defeats the purpose of a fast release from custody in the case of a minor or common crime. We want you home fast and will never prolong your time in custody unless it is absolutely necessary. Instead we will refer you to our payment plans and attempt to make the surety bond as attractive as possible.
What Happens After I Am Home?
Congratulations, by the time you read this, you will probably be released on bail. The release of a defendant from custody can take 3 to 12 hours but this can be avoided by our skilled agents that thoroughly understand how the courts proceed with their inner workings. Back to what needed to be said, your next steps in this bail journey are going to be crucial to the outcome of the defendant’s case. The first thing anyone who is released from custody should do is contact a lawyer and any additional litigation to maximize their chances of a positive result in trial. This is not just a time to relax, but to make the most every moment that could better the living conditions of the defendant. Riverside Bail Bonds can offer many references to trustworthy agencies that can take on your case and provide the best possible defense for your situation. Bail can also be an opportunity for the defendant to return home and support their families, or in the case of a conviction, it can equate to a time for getting your affairs in order. These vastly different scenarios will impact everyone in the life of the defendant, so be sure to fully address any outstanding fees and restitutions. Riverside Bail Bonds will take a present role in ensuring every rule is complied with throughout this procedure.
The most important thing for the defendant is to remain out on bail for the entirety of the trial and build a strong case for their defense with that specially allotted time. The judge will mandate that a specific set of stipulations are met in order to allow the defendant to remain out on bail. For the co-signer, this means keeping all contact and address information updated between the bail agency and the courts. Weekly check-ins are mandatory to confirm that the defendant is remaining in the jurisdiction of the courts for the whole trial. The defendant will be asked to attend all scheduled court hearings, avoid the charge of any additional crimes, comply with any restraining orders set in place before or after the time of arrest, and to check in on a weekly basis with the bail agency. If for any reason the defendant has not followed these rules, the judge has every right to issue a bench warrant to have the defendant returned to custody. If the defendant flees, the co-signer will be held fully liable for the entire bail fee. The only way to reinstate a bail bond is by a letter from the bail agency, agreeing to continue covering the bond. While most agencies will charge hundreds of dollars for this letter, Riverside Bail Bonds offers it for free in exchange for further compliance with the rules. We want to help keep you out of trouble, so it is important that you regularly check in and report any address changes. Riverside Bail Bonds is known for the most reputable agents in the region and they will guide you through the decision-making process, so you are informed of all of your options.
Riverside Bail Bonds is the Real Deal
You have now heard everything to know about the bail industry and what is expected of you. Now, we will inform you on why we are the best people to help you in this stressful time. You will not find a better agency in all of Aliso Viejo for as long as bail bonds are accessible to the public.
We are Experienced
Riverside Bail Bonds prides itself on the fact that we only hire agents that are well versed in their fields and are comfortable with managing a whole team of workers underneath them. However, all of our staff members are committed to taking the time to answer your burning questions for any reason that may arise while you are facing trial.
We are Safe
In an increasingly technological world, safety and confidentiality is a very important factor to take into consideration when choosing a life partner or trustworthy business. Riverside Bail Bonds is completely committed to privacy and security under all circumstances. We are not interested in using your personal situation for our promotional gain. You can rest assured that no information will be passed on by us without your full and clear consent.
We are Affordable and Available
Riverside Bail Bonds offers many plans to make bail affordable to families of all backgrounds during this time. Unlike other agencies we will never charge any hidden fees and are open around the clock to aid you in this time. You can call us day or night, weekend or holiday, and we will be right by your side to take care of your case. We just want you to feel safe and secured while we are doing the hard work for you. There is never a time where our agents are not eager to take your call.
What Are You Waiting For?
You have heard plenty of convincing reasons to put your loved ones in our hands. We are a group that is committed to helping all people and we will never judge or critique the choices you have made at a low point in your life. We simply ask that you take the first step by contacting our Riverside office at 951-788-2663. We will get your premium paid, application completed, and loved one home is the short blink of an eye. There is nothing that our agency cannot hand for the well-being of our clients. Give us a call or visit today!