If you or a loved one have recently been arrested in Indian Wells, California, you should waste no time in contacting us for help at Riverside Bail Bonds. The sooner you act following the arrest, the less time you or your loved one will have to spend in jail.
Indian Wells, sees large numbers of arrests during the peak of the tourist season, when its population can swell well beyond its normal levels. This is true also of other neighboring municipalities in Riverside County's Coachella Valley, and it can potentially cause jail crowding, which will make the booking/release processes that much slower. We at Riverside Bail Bonds can utilize our intricate familiarity with the ins and outs of California bail law and of the Riverside County Jail to minimize processing time but calling as early as possible can also significantly reduce the time spent behind bars.
Arrested in Indian Wells
Indian Wells is patrolled by the Riverside Sheriff's Department, which serves much of the western Coachella Valley and is headquartered at Palm Desert Station. If arrested in Indian Wells, you will may be held temporarily at the sheriff's station, but there are many jails in Riverside County where inmates can be transferred to. Wherever you are held, the arresting officer will either grant you a "cite out," which allows you to return home on the mere promise to show up for your scheduled court date, or you will be booked and held in the jail facility.
Your bail amount will be set in accordance with the county bail schedule as it applies to the alleged crime but amounts sometimes vary based on the specific circumstances of the arrest. For instance, a minor misdemeanor can range from 1,000 to 5,000 dollars, but a domestic violence case can have a 50,000 bail easily. Bail is set high intentionally to discourage defendants from fleeing their case. We will gladly walk you through your options and help to make this situation affordable and simple.
What Are My Options?
As soon as the arrestee has been booked, it is possible to post bail; and as soon as bail is posted, the release process can begin. Before we explain the process of a surety bond, which is the most common and most recommended option. We will explain a few alternatives and why they are not always the best option if you are hoping to be released fast and inexpensively.
First, it is important to know that bail can be paid in cash or with a cash substitute like a cashier's check, but this would require you to pay the full bail amount upfront. Like previously stated, bail can be very expensive, and in today’s economy people struggle to pay their monthly rent. This option is not recommended, because it is not economically advantageous to the average person. Additionally, cashier's checks will cause further delay since the funds backing the check must be verified before it can be approved. Even if you are well off financially, there are more affordable options that would allow you to direct your funds towards obtaining a good attorney and litigation.
Another common solution to paying a bail fee is to obtain a property bond. Unlike a surety bond, which we will explain shortly, property bonds cannot be passed onto another person. Instead of paying the bail premium, the property bond is secured with collateral. This collateral could qualify as, but not limited to, jewelry, motor vehicles, realty, land, or other items of great value. Property bonds are most often associated with immigration cases because they require the defendant to remain in The United States to tend to their legal responsibilities. This option is not recommended solely because it is a far lengthier process than the alternative options. The property must exceed one and a half times the value of the bond to compensate for the additional fees involved in property securement. Likewise, the process takes far longer to complete which defeats the purpose of a speedy release from custody. In the case that the co-signer would want their property released from the bond, the defendant would have to return to custody and the bond would have to be forfeited, after paying the 10% premium. However, if the judge chooses to forfeit the bond, then the property will be auctioned off to pay for the bail fees and remaining restitutions. After all of the fees are covered, the remaining funds will be returned to the owner of the property. This process is far more complex than any other available option. In any situation where it is feasible, we would recommend the surety bond as your best path of action.
Riverside Bail Bonds is committed to making bail affordable to as many people in the Indian Wells area as they can, and that is why they offer many in-house financing options to people of all backgrounds. They will gladly accept cash, credit or debit, cashier’s check, money order, and property to secure a bond. If you are facing extenuating circumstances, we will be more than willing to discuss the situation with you and determine an agreement that makes all parties comfortable. We do not want to add any unnecessary pressure to you at this already stressful time.
Getting a Bail Bond in Indian Wells
Almost always, the fastest and most practical way to get out of jail before your first court date is to take out a bail bond. A bail bond allows you to pay only a portion of the bail amount, while the bail bonds agent supplies a surety bond to the court for the full bail. In California, bail bonds premiums (how bail bondsmen make their living) are set at 10% by state law. There are a few exceptions that allow 20% discount (a rate of 8%). Likewise, there are cases where federal bonds can be charged at 15% to allow for the extra time and effort it takes to process these types of bonds. Otherwise, however, the rate cannot legally be more nor less than 10%. It is unfair to expect one to come up with the full amount of bail in such a short time frame. Bail bonds make the situation practical and affordable for the family and allow for their loved one to fight their case from the comfort of their home while they tend to the responsibilities they have in their household. The premium fee is a small price to pay for the securement of one’s freedoms in fighting their case.
After the premium fee is made, we can begin the application to have your loved released immediately. This application can take about thirty minutes to fill out and can be completed over the phone with a reputable bail agent. We walk you through everything you are signing to ensure you are comfortable with all of the conditions of your contract. After the application is complete, we can have an agent sent to the jail immediately to begin the release process. Depending on the capacity of the jail, the releasee from custody can take place within 3 to 12 hours of the initial phone call. We will do everything in our power to speed up this process.
What Happens After the Defendant is Released?
Before you lose sight of your mission, it is crucial to know that being arrested was the easiest part of this entire process, and what you do moving forward will determine the outcome of your case. The court will place regulations upon your bail contract, and should you fail to comply with these stipulations, your bail will be forfeited. These regulations often include maintaining a consistent attendance to all court hearings, keeping all address and contact information updated and accurate, checking in on a weekly basis, remaining within the jurisdiction of the courts, and avoiding the charge of any additional crimes. It is important to follow all of the rules that are set into place, so that your focus can be on building a strong case for your defense.
The bond's co-signer agrees to be liable for the full bail should the defendant not appear for his court date. If the failure to appear was unavoidable, or if the presiding judge grants leniency after the defendant is finally brought to court, it is possible for a bail bond (but not a cash bond) to be reinstated. There is no guarantee, however. It is at the judge's discretion. Additionally, those who "skip bail" will have a bench warrant put out for their arrest, and the bail bondsman will typically hire a bounty hunter to bring the defendant to court. The bond itself can usually be processed by our staff at Riverside Bail Bonds in less than 30 minutes. Once the paperwork is completed, the premium paid, and any necessary collateral established, we can post the bail. As long as the bailed-out individual does not violate the bail terms and sows up for all of his/her court dates, a bail bond is a great blessing. Instead of remaining in the frightening environment of jail, the defendant can be comforted by their family and tend to all of their daily responsibilities from home. In the case of a conviction, it is also an opportunity for the defendant to get their affairs in order before being brought back into custody. It allows you to get out of jail fast and to be better positioned to find/hire a skilled defense attorney who can help you prepare for your court hearing.
Why Should I Call Riverside Bail Bonds?
Riverside Bail Bonds is a family operated business and has been servicing the Indian Wells area for decades! We have the experience to deal with every kind of bond you could possibly need and are committed to giving our clients the best customer care they could find, anywhere in the region. Before we ask you to trust in us with your bail bond needs, we will thoroughly explain what makes us stand out amongst other agencies, and how we can service you better than anyone in town.
We are Available
The most pressing issue is finding someone to help immediately after an arrest. Arrests are not an expected event and can affect us at the most unfortunate moments in our lives. We do not judge you and the mistakes you have made. We want to be there for you every step of the way and avoid any additional pain an arrest could potentially cause you. To be there for you at any time of need, Riverside Bail Bonds is open 24 hours a day, weekends and holidays. There is never a time that you could call, and our agents won’t be there to help you out. They work around the clock to be there for you in every situation and circumstance. Even if all of the information is available yet, you should contact us immediately after there is knowledge of an arrest. We can make all of the necessary calls to gather information and inform you of the best way to go about securing bail for your loved one.
We are Experienced
Beyond being available around the clock, it also important that our agents know what they are doing. That is why we only hire agents with years of experience, handling a wide range of cases that you may be facing. These cases include, but are not limited to, cash bonds, surety bonds, prostitution bonds, domestic violence bonds, immigration bonds, and property bonds. Regardless of what your case may entail, we are confident that we will be able to address it in the best way possible. Riverside Bail Bonds has been in the industry for over twenty years and we can ensure you that we have seen it all! Nothing is too big or too small for us to handle, so call us today.
We Will Not Charge Hidden Fees
Bail bonds can be expensive in their own right, and we do not want to make this burden any more difficult for you. Riverside Bail Bonds will never engage in the practice of hidden fees. You will only be responsible for paying the 10% premium and that will get you the best service in the industry from the start to the finish of your case. However, other agencies will not be so kind, so we will point out some of the hidden fees you should be on the lookout for. First, you should know that a trustworthy agency will never ask you to sign anything before completely explaining to you what it entails. For instance, many agencies will include a vaguely stated annual renewal fee that will require you to pay a second premium if your case exceeds the duration of a year. Cases can vary in length based on the sole capacity of the jail and courts at the time. This is not in your control and Riverside Bail Bonds cannot rightfully hold you responsible. We will not charge you an annual premium. Your initial fee will secure our services for however long your trial may endure. Likewise, we never ask you to pay to reinstate your bond in the case that it is cancelled by the district attorney. This can happen if the DA fails to press formal charges against the defendant before the bail is properly posted. Other agencies will take advantage of this opportunity to double charge you, but again, Riverside Bail Bonds will not engage in this cruel behavior. Our loyalty is to making this situation as smooth as possible for you. Thus, we have decided to even offer liability letters to you, free of charge. Riverside Bail Bonds is by far the most affordable and trustworthy agency you will find.
We Have the Greatest Customer Care
We are a family owned and operated business, so we understand the desire to take care of our loved ones. We only hire agents with an increased sense of sympathy and compassion for their clients, and we strive to treat every person like they are our own family. You can call us at any time of the day or night and we will be there to comfort you in this stressful time. We will do everything in our abilities to assist you by reminding you of court dates and walking you through complex paperwork. You can rest assured, knowing that nothing will be left untended to. Our goal is to have you taken care of so that you can focus on the more important task of building a good case.
Don’t Wait, Give us a Call Today!
For a free bail bonds consultation, contact Riverside Bail Bonds anytime 24/7/365 at 951-788-2663. We can move quickly on your bail bond and end your jail stay. If you prefer a face to face conversation, you are also welcome to drive by our office in Riverside. Whether you call or visit, we promise that we will have you home in no time, and you will be glad you put your trust in us.