With the recent elections and political structures of today, bail has grown to become a controversial topic, in regard to its necessity in managing crime rights. We are here to tell you now that regardless of your standpoint, if you are caught in a bind, you are going to want to find a reputable bail agent to help you fight your case with your entitled freedoms. Laguna Woods is a beautiful city in the midst of Orange County, home to tourists from around the world and residents who have adored the city enough to stay all year. Although Laguna Woods is unique in the beauty it has to offer, it is not invincible to the thousands of arrests that occur each year. Arrests are often an unexpected phenomenon and can take a great financial and emotional toll on an unprepared family. No one should have to face this kind of burden, especially when there are much more affordable options. If you are looking for a trustworthy nail agency to navigate this complex process for you, you’ve come to the right place. Riverside Bail Bonds has been in the bail industry for over 17 years, servicing Laguna Woods, the greater Orange County region, and all of Southern California. We will work fast and efficiently to ensure that you get the best care for your individual situation. NO case is too big or too small for us to tend to. Each minute you spend not taking action is another minute that your loved one spends in custody. Do not let this be there reality. Instead, call Riverside Bail Bonds and we can have your loved one home that same day. You can give us a call, around the clock, at 951-788-2663. We promise you will not regret it. Do not wait until it is too late. Get the help that you deserve! If you are unsure of what the next step is, read further and we will break down the steps involved in the bail process.
Obtaining Bail Bonds
Before you can even receive bail, you have to experience an arrest. After an arrest takes place, the defendant will be taken to the closest jail facility in Laguna Woods and will be booked and processed. This procedure is relatively brief, taking only 30 ton60 minutes, but it must be completed before bail is determined. There are two ways that bail can be established for a defendant. The first method is by a bail schedule. Bail schedules comprise of a list of predetermined bail charges assigned by a judge. By utilizing a bail schedule, bail can be assigned much faster to avoid longer time spent in custody. However, a bail schedule is only applicable in the case of a minor or common crime, so if you are facing a more high-profile charge, you are going to have to wait until a bail hearing can be planned. A bail hearing is an actual date before a judge where the judge decides the bail charge on a specific case. This can take longer to process, as the courts can become busy at different times of the year. Regardless of your situation, your first call should be to a bail agent, so they can begin to gather the proper information concerning your case and complete the appropriate paperwork for the release. The best way to approach bail is to stay ahead of the game. It is in your best interest to keep your bail agent updated with all case information as soon as you are made aware to any changes. This will ensure your loved one is released from custody in the least amount of time that is necessary. Now we will go over your options in paying bail.
Before we go any further, it is crucial that as an American citizen that you understand your rights. All citizens protected under the Constitution are given a right to bail as stated in the 8th amendment, unless otherwise revoked by a judge. The only way in which this right can be relinquished is if the defendant poses a fight risk to their case or a threat to the community in which they preside. Bail must be overturned by a judge, so if you feel that your rights have been unfairly challenged, you should contact legal representation immediately. However, if this is not applicable to your situation, you will be given bail as a chance to return to your own home for the duration of your case investigation. We will gladly give you all of your options in paying this bail fee and reveal to you how you can obtain it at an affordable rate. In some cases, it is not even necessary at all for a fee to be paid. This is called being released upon your own recognizance. A judge may deem this an applicable approach when the defendant poses no danger or flight risk to their community. However, this situation is often preserved for individuals with no criminal record who are facing their first minor charge or misdemeanor. I most cases a bail fee is required, but that is why bail agencies exist. We assist the situation by lowering the cost to accommodate your unique situation, and we will explain just how!
The most affordable option when obtaining bail is a surety bond, also known more widely as a bail bond. A bail bond is a contract made with a bail agent that will cover the costs of your bail in exchange for your compliance with the courts for the duration of your case. Bail can easily become a financial hardship on an unexpecting family and we want to do everything in our power to prevent this from happening. With a bail bond, you are only responsible for paying a small portion of the bail fee as a premium to a bail agent who will then cover the rest of the cost on your behalf. To protect you from paying an unfair percentage, California mandates by law that this fee be fixed at 10% regardless of the charge. This fee is nonrefundable and nonnegotiable and is used to protect both parties in making a profit. This fee is a small price to pay in exchange for the phenomenon service you will receive from Riverside Bail Bonds. Immediately after having paid the premium, we will have an agent on their way to fill out the release papers. We simply ask that you do your part by keeping us updated on any changes to the case. If you are struggling financially to come up with the premium, there are alternative payment options. Riverside Bail Bonds is happy to find an accommodation in the form of in-house payment options. We can discuss your situation and provide you with assistance. We also do our best to further assist our clients by providing them with a wide variety of payment methods. Of these, include; cash, check, credit, debit, money order, cashier checks, and collateral. We can help you to find a solution that works for your personal situation.
A final alternative that we will briefly go over is the option of a property bond. Unlike a surety bond, a property bond cannot be passed on to another person and must be anchored with collateral. This type of bond is typically mandated by the courts in cases concerning illegal immigration. This is due mostly to its reinforcement that the defendant remains within the vicinity of the area. A property bond, hence the name, requires an anchorage of property. This property can qualify as jewelry, vehicles, real estate, and other valuable items that exceed one and a half times the value of the bond. This overage fee is needed to cover the additional costs of securing property. This method is generally not recommended by bail agents because it can take months longer to process than a bail bond, meanwhile your loved one will be waiting in custody. This defeats the intentions of a fast and reliable bail bond. It is also generally discouraged because, like we mentioned earlier, a property bond cannot be passed on to another person. If the co-signer should decide that they no longer wish to have their property held secure by a bond, they must file the appropriate paperwork to have their property released and relinquish the bond. At this point, the defendant will be returned to custody and a new bond will have to be taken out, further extending the time spent in custody by the defendant. Now, on the other hand, if a judge chooses to cancel the bond, the process is slightly different. The judge can issue a bench warrant if they feel the defendant has not complied with the rules. Thus, the defendant will be given thirty days to return to custody or the co-signer will be held responsible for the bond. In the case of a property bond, the property will be sold at auction and all restitutions will be paid. The remaining funds will be returned to the co-signer after all fees have been covered. We highly recommend, due to the inconveniences associated with a property bond, that you seek a bail bond or other alternative before resorting to this option. Regardless, we support you in your decision and help you to make the best choices on the behalf of the defendant.
What Happens After you are Released?
The release process can take place as soon as the application and premium are taken care of. A bail agent will be sent to the jail facility and will file discharge papers which can take anywhere from 3 to 12 hours, varying upon the capacity of the jail. After the defendant is released, they should be made aware that it is not a time to relax. In fact, each decision from here onward should be taken great attention to as it can greatly impact the outcome of their case. Your first action, upon release from jail, should be to immediately contact legal representation for your case. Meanwhile, it is in your best interest to return to work, tend to your familial responsibilities, and to get your affairs in order in the event that you are convicted with further jail time. Bail is a great way to build a defense for your case within the conveniences of your own home with your entitled freedoms. However, it is important to keep in mind that you are going to be asked to meet a few expectations in order to remain out on bail with consent of a judge.
Bail is reliant upon the fact that you remain safe to the community and pose no risk of fleeing your charges. For this reason, the courts put into place some stipulations to ensure that you are in line with their expectations. For the co-signer, it is expected that any changes to the case be made aware to the bail agent and the courts. It is also important to keep all contact and job information accurate to ensure that the defendant may be reached at all times. The defendant, on the other hand, is going to be required to do all of the above with the addition of attending all court appearances, avoiding any further charges (including violations to restraining orders), remaining within the jurisdiction of the courts, and checking in with a bail agent on a weekly basis. We ask that you check in for two reasons. First, we want to make sure you are following all the rules you are expected to upkeep to ensure that we can trust you and cover your bail. The second reason is so that we can help you to make informed decisions about your case. These check ins allow us to give you weekly advice on your progress and what steps should be taken to further strengthen your case.
Why do you Need a Bail Agent?
Now that you know everything necessary to handle your bail, you might question whether you even need a bail agent. It is important to consider that bail can be a very confusing process and, if any decision is made incorrectly, it can greatly impact your case for the negative. That is why a bail agent is beneficial. We navigate and filter the complex information and break it down in a way that you can understand. We do not expect you to be masters of this craft, and that is why we have devoted years of our careers to studying the very process. Our agents are more experienced and skilled than any you can find in the Orange County region. They understand the intricate operations of Laguna Woods’ court systems and know exactly what tools to employ to ensure the fastest possible bail proceeding. You can relax knowing you are in good hands.
Another reason you should put your trust in Riverside Bail Bonds is that we take great value in the trust you give us. We understand that an arrest can be an embarrassing situation for everyone involved and that is why we operate with 100% confidentiality. We will never compromise your information or do anything to make you feel insecure in this process. Our goal is for you to be confident in every choice you make on your case’s behalf.
Availability is crucial to the arrest process that is ever unpredictable. That is why we have committed our agency to being open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is never a moment where you cannot get the help that you need. Our agents are waiting, around the clock, to aid you in whatever situation you might be faced with.
The bail industry is one that greatly lacks compassion and empathy, however our agency strives to break this stereotype. Riverside Bail Bonds is family owned and operated and we extend that familial reinforcement to all of our clients. We want to make you feel safe and supported. You will not find superior customer service anywhere in Laguna Woods. As an agency that understands the emotional burden that this field can take on families, we can assure you that we will be here for you from the start to the finish of your case.
We can go on and on about what makes our agency better than the rest, but it is urgent that if you are in a time of need that you get that help immediately. Do not waste another minute allowing your loved one to wait in custody. Give us a call today at 951-788-2663 and we will give you all of the answers that you have been looking for. You will not be disappointed in this incredibly helpful decision.