If you or your loved one have recently been arrested in Banning, California, we at Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds can come to your assistance with only minutes' notice to minimize the amount of time you spend behind bars. We have the detailed knowledge of the law and of the local jail and court systems necessary to process your bail bond quickly and avoid all unnecessary delays.
Arrested in Banning, CA
In 2015, there were about around 500 arrests made in Banning, CA, many of them resulting in a release on bail pending appearance for the arrestee's court arraignment. When arrested in Banning, or in another part of Riverside County, you will normally be taken to the nearest jail, which is often the large Larry D. Smith "Banning" Jail, but could also be the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Detention Center, the Blythe Jail, or the Indio Jail. Regardless of the location, your bail will be set according to the county bail schedule, while also taking into account any past criminal history and the specific circumstances of the case.
If taken to the Banning Jail, you can post bail 24/7 either as cash, cash cashier's check, or bail bond. Most people cannot afford cash/cashier's check because these methods of posting bail require the full bail amount to be paid upfront. Cashier's checks must be issued by a California-based bank, include the inmate's booking number, and be made out to the Riverside Superior Court. Cashier's Checks can cause a delay in getting released because the funds must first be verified.
Bail Bonds in Banning, CA
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.
In some special instances, bail bonds can be more difficult or more expensive to obtain. For example, immigration bail bonds cost more because they are a higher risk and are far more difficult to get approved for. Federal bail bonds, for federal crimes, take extra time, effort, and expertise to process, which often results in a 15% instead of 10% premium.
Two other ways to get out of jail are on a property bail bond or on O.R. ("own recognizance"). In Banning, 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.
Contact Us Today for Banning, CA, Bail Bonds
At Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds, we understand how confusing and stressful the bail bonds process can be to those unfamiliar with it. That is why we do everything in our power to make things simple and easy for our clients. We offer financing to those who cannot pay their premium and accept multiple forms of collateral. We accept payment by credit card, check, or cash.
Contact us anytime 24/7 at 951-788-2663 for a free consultation and an immediate beginning to your case. We are a family owned and operated business, and it is our stated goal to assist Banning, CA, families in their hour of need by facilitating their quick, affordable, and low-stress release from jail.