Apple Valley Bail Bonds

We all have unexpected emergencies, but no one is ever really prepared for an arrest. The mental toll it takes on a person can be devastating, especially when it comes to trying to scrape together enough money for bail. With today's economy, most people barely have enough money to pay bills, so coming up with what is needed to cover bail can be almost impossible. If you live in the Apple Valley area of California, you don't need to worry. The agents at Riverside Bail Bonds are available to help you figure things out and get you or your loved one back home where they belong. Our office is open every day of the week, 24 hours a day. All you must do is call 951-788-2663 and speak to one of our fully licensed and bonded bail bonds agents.

Understanding Arrest

Our agents at Riverside Bail Bonds have years of experience. They have seen it all when it comes to unique situations and are able to work with you no matter what the circumstances. We are well known throughout the state of California and have worked hard to build a solid working relationship with both the courts and law enforcement agencies. They know us and our agents as reliable and trustworthy. Over our 20-year history posting bonds in CA and throughout the nation we have earned their respect. The officers of the courts and jail know we are client driven and will work to get you home. When you call us to start a bail bond application, we can call local law enforcement agencies to fill in the gaps if you happen to lack information that we need to complete the process. Our agents are diligent in performing their duties and will guarantee that you are treated with the utmost respect and compassion. We offer 100% total confidentiality and will go to great lengths to protect your privacy.

Why Use A Bail Bond?

If you opt to take out a bail bond, state law requires you pay a 10% non-refundable premium on the bail amount, neither more nor less. In some rare instances, a reduction to 8% may be possible, but anything less than this is illegal and could lead to your bond being later declared invalid. The co-signer of the bond will be held liable for the full bail amount should the bond be forfeited after the defendant fails to appear in court, and it is fully at the judge's discretion whether to reinstate a forfeited bond after the defendant finally does appear. Those skipping bail are also subject to re-arrest, often by a bounty hunter hired by the bail bondsman.

If you opt to take out a bail bond, state law requires you pay a 10% non-refundable premium on the bail amount, neither more nor less. In some rare instances, a reduction to 8% may be possible, but anything less than this is illegal and could lead to your bond being later declared invalid. The co-signer of the bond will be held liable for the full bail amount should the bond be forfeited after the defendant fails to appear in court, and it is fully at the judge's discretion whether to reinstate a forfeited bond after the defendant finally does appear. Those skipping bail are also subject to re-arrest, often by a bounty hunter hired by the bail bondsman.

So long as the defendant dutifully appears for his/her court dates and does not violate other terms of bail, such as not leaving the county and notifying your bail bondsman of changes to address/contact information, a bail bond will be a great help. It will allow the arrested individual the chance to get out of jail, hire a good defense attorney, and prepare a solid defense.

Two other ways to get out of jail are on a property bail bond or on O.R. ("own recognizance"). In Apple Valley, a property bond, which is posting bail with the deed to a piece of real estate, normally requires a property value at least twice that of a cash bond. This is based on the equity rather than on the market price. Because the process of posting a property bond is slow and tedious, it can leave you waiting in jail for days or even weeks, but it can also save you money so long as the bond is not forfeited. If it is forfeited, you risk the permanent loss of your property. Release on own recognizance occurs when the court finds you to be an "upstanding citizen" who can be trusted to be released without posting any bail at all. This is rare, but if you have no criminal record, long-time residence and employment in the community, and good character witnesses, it might be possible.

The process of obtaining a bond is foreign to most Americans. Riverside Bail Bonds understands this and strives to make the experience as seamless as possible. We understand the laws and guidelines for posting a bond in Apple Valley, CA and can make your experience a little less stressful. When using a bond, you are only required to pay a percentage of the entire bail amount as a one-time fee to your bondsman. California law dictates this amount is 10 percent of the total bail amount except in special circumstances when only 8 percent is required. This 10 percent fee is non-refundable. Once you pay the fee, Riverside Bail Bonds will put up the remaining amount of bail to the court. This allows the bondsman to make a small profit and not have the added stress of coming up with a large amount of money for bail on such short notice. And, it makes it easier to focus your attention on your case and court dates without worrying about bail. Also, if the 10 percent will create a financial hardship, we do have in house financing that will be approved on a case by case basis. Please keep in mind that if the defendant fails to appear at any court dates the judge will issue an arrest warrant and you must return to jail within the designated amount of time. If this happens, your bond will be immediately forfeited, and you will be responsible for the full amount of the bond.

Riverside Bail Bonds does allow cosigners, and we take great care in explaining your responsibilities at the time of obtaining a bond. It is important to remember that you are accepting full responsibility for the full amount of the bond if it is forfeited by a judge. In our experience, we find it is best if you do cosign to ensure you are in contact with the defendant as well as the bondsman to ensure you are aware of any information regarding the case. It also helps to provide accountability for the defendant with court dates and such. This is suggested so the requirements issued by the courts are fulfilled and the bond will not be forfeited.

Understanding the Bail Bonds Process

Once you know an arrest has taken place, your first phone call should be to our office at 951-788-2663. We can complete the bail bonds application over the phone, electronically or in our office. It takes less than 30 minutes and once it's finished and the bond premium paid, our agent will be on his or her way to pick up you or your loved one from the jail. Bail is normally set, either through a pre-determined bail bond schedule or through an arraignment hearing held by the judge.

Once bail has been posted, the release process begins. While the booking process can take several hours, the release process can go much faster, being completed in as little as two to six hours, depending on how busy the jail is. As soon as the defendant is released, our bail bonds agent will explain their rights and responsibilities to them and provide them with their court date. Riverside Bail Bonds takes pride in ensuring you understand the entire process from start to finish. We are completely transparent in our fees and requirements. We understand facing a charge is enough to worry about without the added stress of a reputable bond agent. As part of the agreement to their early release, the defendant must agree to attend all scheduled court hearings and not be charged with any other crimes while they are out on bond. They must also stay within the jurisdiction of the court at all times. If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Our job is not over once we post your bond. We want to be available if you should have any questions during or even after the process.

Fulfilling Your Obligations

Both the co-signer and the defendant have obligations that must be met while the bond agreement is in place. While the defendant must agree to attend their court hearings, the co-signer remains fully responsible for the total amount of the bond, and if, for any reason, the defendant doesn't fulfill their end of the agreement. If the defendant misses court, the judge will issue an arrest warrant. If they are not returned to jail within a designated amount of time (normally 30 days), their bond will be forfeited, and the co-signer must pay the full amount immediately. If the defendant can prove that missing their court date was an accident or unavoidable on their part, the judge may reinstate their bond and reschedule the court date, so they can fulfill their obligations. If the arrest occurred in Apple Valley, California, the defendant must appear at the Victorville Court House located at 14455 Civic Drive in Victorville, California.

Co-signers can also ask to have a bond revoked if they no longer want to be responsible for the defendant or having to pay back the entire amount of the bond if the defendant does not follow through with their agreement. The co-signer's responsibility goes much farther than making sure the defendant goes to court. They are responsible for the entire amount of the bond if the defendant, for any reason, leaves the jurisdiction and cannot be returned.

Reasons for Revocation

A bond can be revoked for several reasons. Judges will often revoke a defendant's bond if they have reason to believe they are not going to comply with the court's requirements. This can include:

  • Becoming a flight risk
  • Being charged with additional crimes
  • Not submitting to routine drug tests
  • Failing routine drug tests
  • Not showing up to their scheduled court date

The ability to be released on bond is a Constitutional right and a privilege. That right can be revoked if the defendant abuses that privilege and disregards the court's demands.

What Happens to the Bail BondBond if It's Revoked?

If a defendant's bond is revoked, either by the judge or by the co-signer, it will be released as soon as the defendant has been returned to jail. While the 10% mandatory fee will not be returned to the co-signer, any money or property exceeding that amount will be returned. The process of releasing a bond can take anywhere from 30 to 60 days, depending on the court and how quickly the paperwork is processed. If a co-signer is unsure of what to do in this type of situation, they can always call the agents of Riverside Bail Bonds. Our agents can answer all their questions and help them make an informed decision as to what their next step should be.

Contact Our Riverside Bail Bonds Company

Riverside Bail Bonds understands that being arrested can be overwhelming. The process of being detained, trying to be released on bail and subsequent court dates can be almost too much for even the most level-headed individual. That is why it is imperative you contact Riverside Bail Bonds. Not only will be assist you through the entire process in whatever you may need, we do this without judgement. We understand people make mistakes. We just want to help you and make you feel comfortable from beginning to end. That is why we have provided our clients with a warm and inviting office that is family friendly and most of all, safe. If you are for any reason unable to come to our office, one of our highly trained agents will come to you. We also know you have a lot of choices for a bail bondsman in Apple Valley, CA, but let us prove our worth to you! Our agents are here 24 hours a day to begin your bond or answer any questions you may have. In our experience we have learned this is not something you want to do on your own. It is almost necessary to have a trained bondsman to help you through the entire process. Riverside Bail Bonds can be reached at 951-788-2663. Please call us and let us help you get home where you belong, with your family.

Again, the agents at Riverside Bail Bonds take great pride in being able to help their clients get back on track after an arrest. We will even go to court with you if that is what you want. If you or a loved one have been arrested and you want the most experienced and respected bail bonds agency in your corner, call our office at 951-788-2663. We make it a point to always be available for our clients, day or night, every day of the year.

When looking for bail bonds in Apple Valley, CA, Riverside Bail Bonds is your best choice. Our knowledge and experience provide you with the best resource for your needs during a difficult time. Let us help!

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