If you, a friend, or a relative have been arrested in La Quinta, California, you need to get out of jail as soon as possible in order to have the best ability to find an experienced lawyer, who can help you build a solid defense.
At Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds, we have mobile bail bondsmen on the ground who can meet you with only minutes' notice. We can get the necessary paperwork completed within 20 to 30 minutes and post bail the moment that the arrestee is booked, in order to immediately begin the release process.
Contact us anytime 24/7 at 951-788-2663 for immediate attention by skilled bail bondsmen in your hour of need.
Arrested in La Quinta
La Quinta is a popular resort town sandwiched between Indio and Indian Wells. It is a "golfer's paradise" and often referred to as "The Gem of the Desert." But despite the year-round warm climate and the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains towering in the background, La Quinta is also a common place to get arrested, and not only for locals but for the numerous tourists in the city as well.
If arrested in La Quinta, you will likely be taken by the La Quinta Police Department to the Indio Jail in neighboring Indio. This facility is the nearest to La Quinta of the five county-level jails serving Riverside County.
It is also possible, however, that an arrestee could be transferred to the Larry D. Smith Jail in Banning, since this is one of the largest jails in Riverside County.
Once the inmate has been fully booked, bail can be posted; but there is not need to wait until after booking to call a professional bail bond service. The sooner you call, the better, for your bail bondsman can arrange the bail bond while waiting for the inmate to be booked.
Why Opt for a Bail Bond?
A bail bond is not the only way to get out of jail, but for most people who find themselves arrested, it is the only practical way.
A cash bond can be posted for the full bail amount, but this amount will often run in the thousands of dollars range, making it difficult for most to afford a cash bond. Additionally, there is no chance of getting a cash bond reinstated if it is forfeited to the court due to the defendant not attending all of his/her court hearings on time. With a bail bond, however, the judge at least has discretion as to whether or not to reinstate a forfeit bond after the defendant finally appears in the courtroom. Finally, note that it takes 6 to 12 weeks to get your cash refunded after your case is finalized, which itself can take months.
You could also post a property bond, but this creates several problems and inconveniences. First, you are risking the equity in your property. Second, you need twice as much equity as the bail amount to qualify. Third, it will take time to prepare the property bond and to get it verified, and your loved one will sit in jail in the interim.
Finally, in a few cases, you might be let out on your own recognizance (O.R.) and not need any bail. This is based on your promise alone to appear in court and is issued based on your ties to and reputation in the community. Normally, O.R. only applies to misdemeanors, and even then, it is somewhat rare.
How Do Bail Bonds Work?
Under California Penal Code Section 1276, a bail bond can be posted in place of the cash for the full bail amount. A bail bond is a contractual agreement between several parties.
First, the bail bondsman posts the full bail amount with the court. The court, then, will forfeit the bail money if the defendant does not appear in court or otherwise violates his/her terms of bail. Finally, a co-signer, usually the arrestee's friend or close relative, becomes liable to reimburse the bail bond service for the full bail amount should it be permanently forfeited to the court.
In order to secure a bail bond in California, state law dictates that a fee equal to 10% of the total bail money must be paid as a non-refundable premium to the bondsman for his services. It is illegal to charge any more or less than 10%, except for a 20% discount that applies when an attorney refers you to a bail bondsman, making the premium only 8%.
At Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds, we understand that coming up with the 10% or 8% premium all at once can be difficult at times, and therefore, we offer financing and workable payment plans to our clients.
To learn more or to arrange a bail bond without delay, contact us 24/7/365 at 951-788-2663.