Lancaster is a beautiful city in northern Los Angeles County, in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in Southern California. As of 2013, Lancaster was the 31st largest city in California. Lancaster is well known for its quirky activities and locations, such as the installment of the world’s first Civic Musical Road, playing William Tell Overture as one drives through it. Lancaster is also a destination to over 60,000 guests each year for the annual California Poppy Festival. However, like most cities, Lancaster is also home to increasing annual crime rates. Arrests happen to the best of us, often at the most inconvenient or unexpected timing. That is why it is so important to be able to access the help that the defendant is going to need. The only way to ensure these resources are available, is to secure bail and release the defendant from custody. Arrests are expensive, racking up thousands of dollars in legal fees. But what if we told you that you can decrease your bail fees by up to 90%? Lucky for you, this optimal benefit can be a reality with Riverside Bail Bonds.
Riverside Bail Bonds has long been established in Lancaster and all of Los Angeles County for over 20 years, serving clients of all backgrounds. We will navigate the bail process, so that you can focus on what’s most important, securing a strong defense for your loved one. No one deserves to face the hard realities of an arrest on their own. Even further, no one should be urged to take on the financial and emotional burden of bail without assistance. We will work out a price that is feasible for you to handle and help you every step of the way. You can call our office at 951-788-2663 or our LA county office at 323-878-2663. We will have an agent on the line, around the clock to be of service to you in your time of need. If you would like more information regarding the bail procedure, you can read further, and we will break down the process in simpler terms.
The Arrest and Seizure
If the defendant is arrested within Los Angeles County, it is likely that they will be directed to the Los Angeles Central Jail Complex on 441 Bauchet St. Los Angeles, CA 90012. If this jail facility is unavailable, they will then be directed to the next closest available complex. At this point, the defendant will be booked, and formal charges should be posted. This is when it will be made possible for bail to be established. If the defendant is facing a misdemeanor charge, they will likely be assigned bail via a schedule, a pre-determined list of bail assignments to enhance the speed in. which bail is processed. However, if the defendant is facing a more prominent charge, they will be required to wait in custody until a bail hearing can be obtained. This is when the defendant goes before a judge to have bail formally assigned. Nonetheless, your first call should be to Riverside Bail Bonds so that we can begin to acquire the appropriate information to file your bail request. The bail paperwork only takes thirty minutes to complete and we can have an agent on their way to release the defendant immediately after. It is important to get the ball rolling as soon as possible to ensure that the bail forms are processed immediately. Our goal is to have the defendant in the least amount of time possible, and we will employ every resource to ensure this happens. We value every minute of your time and will do everything to maximize its use towards bettering the outcome of the defendant’s situation.
8th Amendment Rights
Before we go any further, it is crucial to remind you and the defendant’s rights to a fair and speedy trial under the 8th amendment of the Constitution. Included in these rights, is the entitlement. The only cases under which a judge can deny bail are if the defendant poses a risk of fleeing their case, or if they pose a physical threat to the jurisdiction under which they preside. Under these circumstances, a judge is within the full range of their duties to revoke your right to bail. If circumstances do not apply to these standards, you are within your right to contact legal representation and fight for your right to bail. Riverside Bail Bonds will consult with you on the case to ensure your rights are never violated or taken advantage of. We will guarantee your rights to bail so long as you comply with the instructions of the courts.
There are a wide range of options when it comes to obtaining bail. In some cases, a bail fee is not even required to obtain a release of custody. If the defendant has no past record of a criminal history and is facing a non-violent criminal charge, a judge may decide to release this said person on their own recognizance. This would mean that the defendant can enjoy the conveniences of release without the burden of a bail fee. Unfortunately, this situation is not all too common. In most cases, whether large or small, some form of fee is necessary as guarantee that the defendant is not going to flee their criminal charges. Your next option might be to pay the bail fee in full, as a means to get the stress of bail out of the way. It is true that paying in cash, often referred to as a cash bond, is the quickest and simplest option, but simple does not always insinuate that it is the most efficient option. Bail can be exceedingly expensive, ranging from five to fifty thousand dollars for the most common cases. The average American family does not have the funds to afford these expenses without a great amount of time in advance to prepare. Arrests typically happen at the least expected time, so it would be unreasonable for us to expect you to have the resources to react to bail without notice. This is why we 99% of the time suggest that you obtain a bail bond. Even when the defendant has the funds to pay for bail in full, it is much more productive to direct those funds towards strengthening the case for defense. Bail bonds are an affordable measure to obtain security for your loved one. Even further, Riverside Bail Bonds will work with your situation until an agreement is made that both parties can benefit from without the added stress of bail concerns. Our agency gladly accepts cash, credit, debit, check, money order, and collateral as respectful payments on bonds. We will make it work, regardless of your charge and financial history.
Your best bet at obtaining the most affordable and effective bond is to seek a surety bond also quite often referred to as a bail bond. A bail bond is a contract with a bail agent where the defendant or a loved one pays a percentage of the bail fee as a premium to the bail agent who then covers the rest of the cost in exchange for compliance with the agency and the courts. This premium is not refundable but is a small price to pay for the service of Riverside Bail Bonds from the start to the finish of your case. In California, the law mandates that all bail bonds are fixed with a premium rate of 10%, no more no less. This is to ensure that both parties are protected from unfair prices. A bail bond grants the defendant all of the privileges of bail at a far lower cost.
However, it is important to keep in mind that a bail bond must be secured with the help of a co-signer. In most cases, the co-signer is the defendant. Nonetheless, if you find yourself agreeing to co-sign on a bail bond agreement, it is crucial to know that you will be held fully reliable for the entire bail fee in the event that bail is revoked by a judge. Taking on the role of a co-signer is a great responsibility that should never in any case be taken without regard. With this in mind, a bail bond can easily be the best resolve to your situation. If you find that you are financially unable to cover the premium fee, Riverside Bail Bonds is eager to negotiate a payment plan that best suits your situation. Our agency strives to provide bail bond services to peoples of all economic backgrounds. We will find a system that works for you.
There are some cases in which a property bond is more convenient in comparison to paying a 10% premium. Property bonds, unlike surety bonds, are anchored with, hence the name, property. Cases that most often require a property security are those associated with illegal immigration. A judge will often mandate that the bond is secured with property to further ensure that the defendant remain in the jurisdiction while tending to the responsibilities of legal concern. Property can qualify as many items of value so long the property exceeds one and a half times the estimation of the bond. This overage is needed to compensate for the additional fees that come along with the paperwork designated to ensuring the property is validated through the courts. It is also important to note that a property bond cannot be passed on to another cosigner. This would mean that in the event that the cosigner decides they no longer wish to be held liable for the entirety of the bond, they will be forced to forfeit the bond and return the defendant back to custody, where they will have to wait until a new bond is contracted. The most common concern for those dealing with a property bond is that the process stakes a far greater time than a surety or cash bond. While the bond is being processed, the defendant will be waiting in custody which defeats the purpose of a bond being faster and more convenient than paying in full. Nonetheless, Riverside Bail Bonds will be there to assist you in making the best decision on behalf of the defendant.
Although bail bonds are great option in obtaining bail, they are not guaranteed to stay intact. In order to remain out on bail, the defendant and/or the cosigner are going to have to comply with the instructions of the court. Of these instructions, it is most often asked that all contact information is accurate and up to date between the courts and the bail agency. Likewise, the defendant will be asked to check in on a weekly basis, avoid the charge of additional crimes (including violations of restraining orders), remain within the jurisdiction of the courts, attend ALL court hearings unless otherwise granted permission, and remain of good standing within the community. If any of these expectations are not met, the judge is within their right to issue a bench warrant, giving the defendant thirty days to return to custody. If the defendant is not returned, the bail will be revoked and the cosigner will be liable to pay the full fee of bail. At this point, the bail agency may contract a bounty hunter to ensure all fees are paid off. In the case of a property bond revocation, the property will be sold at auction to cover the bond and any overage will be returned to the cosigner thereafter. Thus, it is crucial to keep in touch and maintain all agreements.
What Happens Next?
Bail grants the defendant a window of opportunity that should not be disregarded. It may seem that after bail is situated, that the defendant may relax, but now is the time to take action. Your first call upon release should be to obtain a reputable legal team to begin building a strong case for the defendant’s defense. Bail is also a great time to return to work, tend to familial responsibilities, and in the event of a conviction it is also smart to get one’s affairs in order. We can offer outstanding references to affordable legal teams if you have the means. When you hire on Riverside Bail Bonds, we will be there for you beyond the scope of the bail process. We will remind you of upcoming court dates and offer to assist in your attendance. If you find yourself in need of a resumption of liability correspondence, we will be happy to write one for you, free of charge. With other agencies, you should caution the employment of hidden charges. On the other hand, with Riverside Bail Bonds, you will NEVER be asked to pay beyond the 10% premium. This means that there will be no fear of annual charges, bone reinstatement fees, or anything of the sorts. When you hire us on, we are there for you until the job is done.
Contact Riverside Bail Bonds for the Best Support in L.A. County!
We have now told you everything you need to know to get the ball running. Bail can be a complex procedure, but with the help of a trustworthy agency, you will have your loved one home in no time. Riverside Bail Bonds has been serving Lancaster and all of Los Angeles County for over 17 years and has the experience to handle any kind of bail bond you might need. We will never exploit your private information without your full consent, and only for the purpose of bettering your case. It is not a concern of ours to use your personal affairs for our promotional gain. Our priority is to keep our clients safe and confident in our work. The bail bond industry is a field that greatly lacks compassion and we wish to fill this void. Riverside Bail Bonds is family owned and operated, and we go out of our way to make our clients feel like they belong. Likewise, we understand the arrest happen at inconvenient times, so we have made ourselves available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There is never a time that you can call, and we won’t answer. We are committed to providing our clients with the best care and will always go out of our way to ensure you are protected. You can call us today at 951-788-2663 or our LA county line at 323-878-2663 and we can have your application filed over the phone in under thirty minutes. Do not wait for matters to get worse. Let us get you one step closer to getting your loved one home where they have a place.