Do you live in Brea or the greater Orange County region and know someone who was recently charged with a crime? Regardless of if you are the defendant, the family, or the litigation team, being arrested or experiencing an arrest of a loved one can be a stressful time. It can also be really expensive. No one deserves to carry the financial and emotional burden of an arrest on their own. As soon as you are made aware of an arrest, your first call should be to Riverside Bail Bonds. Riverside Bail Bonds is family owned and operated, servicing all of Orange County for decades. We know how it feels to think you are helpless, and we will be there every step of the way to ensure that you do not have to face this hard time on your own. We offer a great variety of bail bonds and payments plans that accommodate families of all economic backgrounds. We will determine exactly what the right steps are to take for your individual circumstances and we will navigate the complexities of the inner workings of the court systems so that you do not have to. We want you to focus all of your efforts on providing the best defense you can for the defendant’s case. We will do our part by eliminating any unnecessary obstacles while getting your loved one home where they belong. You can give us a call today and we will be happy to guide you through the process. Our office can be reached at 951-788-2663 or if you prefer to speak with an agent in person, you can visit our office in Riverside at 4277 Main Street. Our agents are eager to take your call and grant you back your freedoms.
Where Should I Go?
If you are arrested in the region of Brea, you be taken to the closest available jail in the vicinity. For most defendants, this means being brought to the Men’s or Women’s Central Jail on 550 N. Flower St. Santa Ana, CA, 92703. From there, you will begin the booking process. Booking takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes but must be complete before the bail is posted. If you are being charged with a smaller, more common crime, it is likely that your bail will be posted by a bail schedule. A bail schedule is a list of predetermined bail fees for specific crimes, determined by the court. This slightly speeds along the bail process, so inmates are not in jail when they are fighting their case. If you are facing a higher profile charge, you may be required to wait for a bail hearing before your bail can be posted. Regardless of when your bail is posted, you can call a bail agency as soon as a charge is made. This way the agent can begin to gather as much information as they can regarding the case and begin to walk you through the paperwork that will be needed. It is important to know that bail is YOUR right as an American citizen and can only be withheld if you pose a flight risk or danger to the community. If you feel your rights have been violated, you should contact a lawyer immediately. We will walk you through your rights and responsibilities before you are asked to sign a contract.
Everything to Know About Bonds
Before you can take action, you’re going to need to know what kind of bond you will need. Our agents will gather information on your case and help you to make an informed decision about what type of bond to obtain. Riverside Bail Bonds is licensed and insured to process cash bonds, property bonds, prostitution bonds, immigration bonds, surety bonds, domestic violence bonds, and much more. There are even cases where you might even need a bond. If you are facing your first criminal charge and have a good standing in the community, the judge might determine that you can be released on your recognizance. Being released on your own recognizance allows you to return to the comforts of your home without the payment of any bail charge for the duration of your case. This situation is uncommon seeing as there is typically some form of a bail fee required, but we will make sure you are informed of all of your options before you are asked to make a choice in haste. Riverside Bail Bonds will graciously accept cash, money order, credit, debit, check, cashier’s check, and collateral as a down payment for a bond. There are various bonds you can take out, but we will thoroughly explain the most common that you might encounter.
You may be convinced that paying the bail fee in cash is the fastest or most efficient option, but bail can be very expensive. The average bail fee in Brea can easily exceed ten thousand dollars. In today’s economy, it can be a hardship to pay the monthly bills. That kind of money in such short notice, is almost impossible to come up with for the average American family. Bail should not be a hardship for you and that is why Riverside Bail Bonds offers many ways to alleviate this stress. There are bond options that don’t involve paying for the entire fee. Likewise, a cash bond can take weeks to return after the case has been completed. We will talk you through your other options so that this does not have to be a financial hardship. And even if you are able to afford a cash bond, that money should be directed towards gathering a strong attorney and litigation team to build a solid defense for the defendant. In a bail situation, nine out of ten times, your best option is going to be to obtain a surety bond. They are affordable, efficient and ensure that your loved one will be released on bail in no time.
If you want to get your loved one home at the most affordable and successful rate, your best bet is to obtain a surety bond. Surety bonds, also known as bail bonds, are contracts made between the bail agency and the co-signer exchanging compliance with the courts for a bail fee to be completely covered. Rather than pay the entire bail fee, the co-signer will only have to offer a small portion of the bail as a premium fee to the bail operator. The bail operator will then post the entire bail and get your loved one released. This bail premium is not able to be negotiated and is kept by the bail agent as a means for making a living. This is a small payment to be made in exchange for your loved one’s freedom. In fact, California mandates by law that the bail premium be locked in at ten percent, no more no less. This is to make sure that all parties are protected from paying an unfair price. Bail bonds make bail so much more affordable and remove the stress of having to come up with that kind of money in such short notice. Riverside Bail Bonds goes even further to offer in-house payment options that can further eliminate any burdens. We want to make bail affordable to families of all different economic backgrounds. No one should have to face that kind of responsibility on their own. If you cannot take out a bail bond, we can provide you with the answers to all of your inquiries and inform you of alternative options to obtain bail.
Sometimes a judge will mandate that you obtain a specific type of bond to cover your bail. In cases associated with illegal immigration, it is often required that you obtain a property bond. Property bonds, unlike surety bonds, are secured with collateral and cannot be passed on to another person. Collateral can qualify as various forms of valuable items, but the most commonly seen are jewelry, cars, boats, and houses. When your case is linked with illegal immigration, your trial will be overseen by immigrations and customs enforcement, also known as ICE. Your property will have to be worth one and a half times the value of your bond to provide payment for the additional paperwork that comes with ICE and securing property. Keep in mind that securing a property bond is a lengthy process and not recommended unless mandated by the court. The time involved in securing the collateral often defeats the purpose of a fast bond. Also, because a property bond may not be passed on to another person, if the co-signer no longer wants to be held liable for the bond, they will have to return the defendant to custody and fill out the materials to release the property. However, if a judge chooses to revoke the bond, then the property will be sold at auction to cover the bond fee and any restitutions that remain thereafter. Any remaining funds will then be returned to the co-signer. Property bonds are not fast or efficient options so we advise our clients to not obtain them unless completely necessary.
What Happens Now?
You may have thought the hard part was over when the defendant was released from custody, but it has only just begun. To remain out on bail, the co-signer and the defendant are going to have to comply with all stipulations set into place by the court. For the co-signer this means consistently updating and informing the bail agency and courts of any changes in contacts, address, and the case at hand. It is crucial that the co-signer keep all parties filled in on everything that is going on to enable the bail agency to do everything in their power to support the defendant. The defendant, on the other hand, is going to be provided with a more extensive set of restrictions. First and foremost, the defendant is going to have to remain within the jurisdiction of the courts and attend all court dates. This will mean the defendant will have to check in with the bail agency on a weekly basis to make sure they are not a flight risk. Likewise, the defendant will have to carefully avoid the charge of additional crimes, including violations of a restraining order if applicable. Our agents are more than happy to help remind the defendant of court dates and even assist in their attendance. We just have to be informed of everything regarding the case and will be there for you through it all.
Now that you know everything you are responsible for with the courts, you will have to focus on using your time on bail wisely. Rather than relax, your first action should be to secure a reputable attorney and any additional litigation that will optimize your possibilities of a positive case result. After that is taken care of, bail can be an opportunity to return home to your family, return to work, and in the case of a conviction it can be a time to get your affairs in order. It is necessary for the defendant to maximize their time on release to make sure everything is dealt with before possibly acing a return to custody. Riverside Bail Bonds will gladly refer you to professionals and resources that can help your case. We will do all of the heavy lifting so that you can focus on what really matters… building a defense!
Riverside Bail Bonds is in Brea!
Our bail agency is the best in Orange County and we have been serving Brea for many years. Before we can expect you to trust us with serving you, we will briefly acknowledge the most commonly heard compliments we hear from our clients and how we can benefit YOU.
Our agency is family owned and operated and we extend that familial compassion to every client we encounter. We understand that an arrest in the family should be kept private with the utmost care and we treat it with such. Our agents will never compromise your privacy. We will only use your private information with your clear permission with the purposes of benefitting your case. We are not interested in using your situation for the promotion of our business We simply ask that if you like our services that you tell your friends! We are widely known in the area for treating every client like they are family and they belong. No one deserves to go through this alone.
Our agents, along with be compassionate and trustworthy, are available around the clock to be there when you need it. Arrests are typically not expected before they happen, and no one can plan for them to occur at a specific time. That is why we keep our office open 24 hours a day, every day of the year to ensure that we are there for you in the blink of an eye. We have agents waiting at every moment to take your call.
Another bonus of entrusting us with your service is that we will never charge you hidden fees. It is a common practice for bail agencies to overcharge you with unknown fees that they hide in your contract at the most inconvenient time. It is important that you take great caution before signing any agreements to ensure that you know what you are responsible for. The most common hidden fee is an annual premium. Cases can easily extend beyond a year, but Riverside Bail Bonds will never ask you to pay a renewal fee. Be careful of what you are asked to agree to and know that Riverside Bail Bonds will never charge you beyond the annual premium.
Give Us a Call Today!
We could go on and on about what makes us superior to other agencies, but we get that you are short on time. Instead we encourage you to put your trust in us and give us the opportunity to show you why our agents are the most experienced and skilled with bonds in your region. We are invested in this field of work because we get to improve the lives of human people. We get that everyone makes mistakes, but you and your family should not have to be burdened for years after the arrest. We make bail affordable and offer a means for simplifying the often-complex nature of the bail network. You can give us a call right now at 951-788-2663 for the best care you could possibly receive or visit us in Riverside on 4277 Main Street. We are eager to work with you and provide back to your freedoms and dignity. DO not wait. Contact Riverside Bail Bonds right away!