If you, your friend, or your relative have been arrested in Beaumont, California, it is imperative that you waste no time in getting out of jail so you can obtain the services of a skilled attorney and build a solid defense before your court arraignment. We at Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds understand the confusion that confronts you when arrested and held at the Beaumont City Police Station or when you are transferred to larger jail like the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility or the Central Detention Center. We know how these institutions work down to the tiniest details, and we also understand the local court system. This puts us in a position to process your bail bond with great dispatch and minimize the time you spend behind bars.
What is a Bail Bond?
Bail is set high by local governments on purpose to discourage defendants from fleeing justice, while still allowing them their freedom while their case is in process. Unfortunately, the thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars required to pay a cash bond (post full bail upfront in cash) is out of the reach of most people. A few people are able to get around this problem by borrowing the cash from a friend or relative, posting a deed in lieu of cash, or qualifying for a release on own recognizance, which means that no bail is required based on the defendant's "good standing in the community." In most cases, however, the only way to get out of jail before your first court date is to take out a "surety bond," which is more commonly known as a "bail bond."
In order to secure a bail bond, you pay only a certain percentage of the full bail amount as a one-time, non-refundable fee to your bail bondsman. The bail bondsman then posts the full bail with the court. However, if your bond is forfeited due to your failure to appear for your court dates, you will become liable for the full value of the bond. It is possible for a forfeited bond to be reinstated, but this is fully at the presiding judge's discretion. In California, the state mandates that bail bonds fees be 10% of the bail amount, no more, no less, though there are rare cases where an 8% fee is permissible.
So long as you do not violate the terms of bail, including showing up for court consistently and on time, not fleeing the county, and keeping your bail bondsman informed of any changes of address, contact information, or place of employment, you will only pay the 10%. This makes bail much more affordable to the average person. Furthermore, many bail bonds companies also offer in-house financing at very reasonable rates to those who cannot afford the fee.
How Fast Can I Get My Bond Posted?
Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds has mobile bail bondsman already on the ground in/near Beaumont, who can rush to your aid with only minutes' advance notice. They can assist you in filling out your paperwork and getting approved for the bond, usually completing this aspect of the process in only 20 to 30 minutes. Once arrested, you must go through the booking procedures of the local jail, including a LiveScan fingerprint check, which can take 30 minutes to several hours, depending on how crowded the jail is at the time. Once fully booked, your bondsman can immediately post the bail, but you then have to go through a release process that can take as long as the booking process did.
It is impossible to predict exactly how long it will take to post bail and get you out of jail since this varies so much with the circumstances involved, but it can range from less than an hour to five or six hours. The faster you make the call to your bail bonds provider, the faster you will get out of jail. By using experienced bondsmen familiar with the local terrain, you will also save valuable time.
Contact Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds Today
At Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds, we are committed to doing all in our power to shorten your stay at the Beaumont City Police Station or other facility where you are being held. We can meet you at jail or meet your loved one who is willing to co-sign the bond at home, at his/her place of employment, in our office, or at some other location. We can even process bail bonds over the phone in many cases, allowing you to avoid a physical meet-up and maintain "a low profile."
Contact us toll-free 24/7 at 951-788-2663 for a free consultation, to receive answers to all of your important questions, and for immediate attention to your case. We look forward to serving you in your hour of need.