Anaheim is home to great sports teams, amazing restaurants, and the Happiest Place on Earth aka Disneyland, but that does not make it any different than other cities when it comes to crime. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of arrests are made each year in this beautiful city, leaving families emotionally and financially devastated at an unexpected time. Do not let your family fall victim to the stress of an arrest. We understand that an arrest effects the defendant, the family, and the litigation tremendously. Fortunately, you do not have to go through it alone. Riverside Bail Bonds is a family owned and operated bail agency that has been serving Orange County and all of Southern California for decades. We only hire reputable agents that express the utmost compassion in all the services they offer. We will walk you through the process of obtaining bail, relay to you all of your options, and help you tend to your responsibilities after being released. We are here for the long haul of your case and will confirm that you are informed of all important information before making any decisions. Do not wait until your situation becomes worse. You can give us a call today at 951-788-2663 and we will have an agent on the line to navigate all of the complexities of the inner workings of the courts. If you prefer to speak to an agent in person, our Riverside office is always welcoming on 4277 Main Street. Regardless of the charges you or your loved one is facing, we will be able to get you through this. Allow us to help you get your freedoms back.
The Arrest and Seizure
After the defendant is charged with a crime, they will be arrested and taken to the nearest available jail. For defendants in the Anaheim area, this is likely the Men’s or Women’s Central Jail on 550 N. Flower St. Santa Ana, CA, 92703. The defendant from there will be booked and processed, which will take anywhere from thirty to 120 minutes. This process must be completed before bail can be posted, however you should call a bail agency as soon as you are made aware of an arrest. Bail is typically posted in one of two ways. The first is through a bail schedule. When a crime is common in the area, the courts will determine a bail fee that is fair and set it so that bail is already pre-determined to speed up the process. However, if it is a more high-profile crime, a bail hearing may need to be scheduled and it can take longer before bail can be posted. As an American Citizen, it is your right to post bail. This right can only be taken away in the event that you pose a flight risk to your case or you are a risk of danger to your community. You should contact an attorney immediately if you feel that your rights have been violated at any moment.
How to Obtain a Bond
After the booking process is completed, you can begin the steps towards obtaining a bond. Riverside Bail Bonds is skilled at dealing with every kind of bond you could possibly need, even for the most unique of cases. Of these bonds, Riverside Bail Bonds most commonly issues cash bonds, surety bonds, property bonds, immigration bonds, prostitution bonds, and domestic violence bonds. Every case has a specific set of actions that must be taken to ensure the bond is safe and secure. Our agents will determine exactly what kind of bond you will need for your specific case and will walk you through the process of securing that type of bond. In some cases, a bond is not even necessary. If it is the defendant’s first charge and the crime is a misdemeanor, they may qualify to be released on their own recognizance. This typically occurs when the judge deems that the defendant has a good standing in their community and do not pose a flight risk or danger to the jurisdiction of the court. When being released without bail is not an option, we will help you through the bail bond process. No one should have to take on a great financial burden when it can be avoided We will explain the functionality of each type of commonly seen bonds in our office and explain why each option may or may not be the right choice for you. Whenever it is deemed feasible, we recommend that you take out a bond and save on money that can be directed towards a strong defense for your case.
Your first instinct may be to get the bail process over with and to pay the charges in full upfront. This is referred to as taking out a cash bond. Paying in cash is a fast solution to your problem, but it is important to consider just how expensive bail can be. In today’s economy, no one really has the means to shell out thousands of dollars in such short notice. Bail can easily amount to ten thousand dollars or more, especially in cases dealing with domestic violence or other brutal crimes. Even when you have the means to afford these unreasonable prices, your funds would be better directed towards hiring a proper attorney and litigation team to fight your case. It is expected that you will get all of your money back after the bond has been completed, but this process can take weeks beyond a case is closed. Likewise, there are better options that do not place such a financial burden upon the family. We offer many in-house financing options to make bonds more affordable to families of all economic back grounds. We will help you to make the best decision for you and your family. Our office accepts cash, checks, credit, debit, money orders, cashier’s checks, and collateral as qualifiable means to pay off bonds and we will gladly work with you in tough situations.
Your best option in approaching an expensive bail fee is to obtain a surety bond. A surety bond, also known as a bail bond, is a contract between you and the bail agent, agreeing to comply with the stipulations of the court in exchange for the bail fee being covered. You see, with a bail bond, you are only responsible for covering the cost of a small portion of the bail fee as a premium that is paid to the bail operator who then posts the bail in full. This allows you to avoid the burden of coming up with so much money in such short notice. In California, it is required by law that this premium fee be fixed at ten percent. This prevents any party from being taken advantage of with an unfair price. This fee is nonrefundable and nonnegotiable as a measure of preserving a decent living for the bail agent. The bail agent will post your bond and walk you through every step in the process of maintaining your bail and following protocol. You are paying small price for the benefits of having someone by your side for the entire bail process. Your loved one will be able to fight their case while tending to their legal responsibilities within the comforts of their family and home. With a surety bond, it will be required that you have a co-signer who will take full responsibility for the bond in the case that it is forfeited by a judge. Do not take these legal responsibilities lightly, a bail bond is a legal contract that you will be agreeing to sign. However, it is the best option for the well-being of the defendant and the family in the grand scheme of a trial.
There are some circumstances in which a property bond might be more convenient for you. Unlike a surety bond, property bonds are secured by collateral and cannot be passed on to another co-signer without being cancelled. Collateral can qualify as any valuable item worth one and a half times the value of the bond fee. This overage is needed to cover the additional costs and paperwork that come with securing property. The most commonly seen items used to secure a property bond are jewelry, cars, and real estate, but it is not limited to these resources if you have something that would be deemed more suitable. Keep in mind that these bonds will take far longer to complete and can often defeat the purpose of a fast bond. Property bonds are typically used in cases where illegal immigration is involved, and the judge mandates the bond be secured with property. These cases are overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and these types of bonds ensure that the defendant will have to remain in the United States while tending to the responsibilities of their bond and their case. In the event that a bond is forfeited, the property will be sold to the highest bidder at auction and the funds will go to covering the premium fee and additional restitutions involved in securing the bond in the first place. In remaining money will then be returned to the co-signer. However, if the co-signer at any point decides they no longer want to be held responsible for the bond, they will be asked to fill out a release of responsibility waiver, return the defendant to custody, and confirm that he 10% premium has been paid. After all legal accountability has been released, the property will be released from the bond and that bond will be cancelled. Keep in mind, this process can take weeks so if you are looking for a fast solution, the bail bond is the way to go. We will support you through this time, regardless of what you choose to do.
What To Do When You Get Home
You might have thought getting the bond was the hard part, but what you do when you get home can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Bail gives you the opportunity to return home to your family, return to work, or get your affairs in order in the chance that there is a conviction. These are all respectable steps to take but your first should be to contact lawyer and gather the proper litigation to defend your case. You are not going to want to take any short cuts when it comes to your case. We will do everything we can to ensure you get the resources you need. Keep in mind, that you are going to be asked to follow a certain set of stipulations in order to qualify to remain out on bail.
To remain home on bail, you are going to have to comply with the rules set into place by the court. For the co-signer, this means being diligent in updating contact and address information whenever there is a change to both the bail agency and the courts. You are going to want to keep the line of communication open between all parties so that when obstacles in the case arise, you are prepared to address them. The defendant is given a heavier load of responsibilities when they are released and any failure to maintain these rules will lead to a forfeiture of the bond. The defendant will be asked to attend all court hearings, remain within the region of the courts, avoid the charge of any additional crimes, follow the restrictions of any restraining orders, and check in on a weekly basis with the courts and bail agency. When there is a violation of these rules, the judge may decide to issue a bench warrant for the defendant’s arrest. The defendant will then have thirty days to return to custody or the co-signer will be held liable for full cost of the bail. Knowing your responsibilities as a co-signer or a defendant are very important to optimizing your chances of being given a lesser sentence. Bail is a great benefit to you if you choose to take the freedoms seriously.
Everything You Need to Know About Us
Riverside Bail Bonds is a family operated bail agency that has been well established in the area for decades. Our agents are skilled to handle many different sorts of cases and bonds, and we have no doubts that they will be able to take care of your special set of circumstances. No case is too small or too great for our agents to handle. They are here for the long haul to help you in your time of need.
Riverside Bail Bonds does everything we can to make ourselves available to you. That is why we keep our agents accessible around the clock, to be there when you least expect to face an arrest. You can call us day or night and we will treat you with the respect you deserve. We understand that for most people, an arrest can easily be the lowest point in their lives. We will respect you and your privacy inn this time, and we will never use your private information for the promotional satisfaction of our business. Likewise, we will never charge you hidden fees or unfair prices. This is a difficult time for everyone involved. The last thing we wish to do is add additional hardship or stress upon you.
Anaheim is a wonderful city, but even wonderful cities are subject to an alarming rate of arrests. If you live in the Anaheim region and are facing an unexpected arrest, we greatly encourage you to contact our agents who are just sitting around, waiting to take your call. You can believe thatw e will be there for you every step of the way. We are committed to making this time less complex for you. If you want the best service in Anaheim call our agents today at 951-788-2663 and we will immediately begin the process of walking you through the application. We can have your loved one home today, if you allow us to give you the care you deserve. We also offer face to face visits at our Riverside office on 4277 Main Street. No appointment is necessary, as you are always welcome to receive quality care. DO not wait for things to get confusing. Our agents are experienced and will be able to easily answer all of your burning questions. We will give you your freedoms back. Contact Riverside Bail Bonds today!