If you find yourself or a loved one facing an arrest, the first thing to do is call a bail bonds agent. The application process is relatively simple and only takes approximately 30 minutes of your time. After the bond has been secured, and your loved one has been brought home, you need to go over the requirements of your bond agreements and make sure you have the information you need to make sure you remain in compliance at all times. If not, your bond could be revoked or forfeited. The gents at Riverside Bail Bonds will help you understand these requirements and make sure you have all of the information you need. Call 951-788-2663 if you have any questions or concerns.
Everything You Need to Know
The first thing you should know is that as a resident of The United States, you have rights. One of these rights is a right to bail. Bail is a monetary value that is posted at the time of your arrest. If this amount is paid, then the defendant will be released for the duration of their case. This allows defendants to return home to maintain their legal responsibilities and to care for their families. Most importantly, this allows them to access all the resources they can utilize in their favor to strengthen their case. Unfortunately, bail can be very expensive, as it is a measure to deter defendants from fleeing justice. Very few people have the means to afford tens of thousands of dollars in bail fees upfront, and no one should have to! That is why bail bonds are a measure to eliminate the difficulty in obtaining release. We will thoroughly explain the different types of bonds, prices, and resources you will need to ensure you get the best possible care for your case.
Where to Go
If you live in the Ontario area and are arrested, you will be taken to the closest available jail for booking and processing. We cannot begin the bail process until booking has been completed, which can vary in time due to the population of the jail at that time. After you are booked, the bail will be posted, and we can get to work.
The Ontario Police Department is located at 2500 S. Archibald Avenue Ontario, CA 91761 and you can access the front office at 909-395-2001. They will gladly answer all of your questions regarding the defendant and the bail amount.
How the Bail Bond Works
A bail bond is one way to make paying bail affordable and accessible to people of all economic backgrounds. As soon as you call Riverside Bail Bonds, or another bail agent, they will ask you to pay a small percentage of the entire bail fee and then they will begin the application for release. When the paperwork is complete, the bail agent will drive to the jail and post the entire amount of the bail to have the defendant discharged.
What This is Going to Cost
Bail can be very expensive, but fortunately a bail bond greatly reduces this cost. California requires by law that the premium fee you pay be set at exactly 10% of the total bail value. This is far more advantageous than paying in full, upon an arrest. Because arrests are almost always unexpected, you are going to need a fast way to come up with the costs and that is why Riverside Bail Bonds is here to help. We go as far as offering a wide variety of in-house financing options and will gratefully accept cash, credit/debit, check, or money orders. Unlike other agencies, we will not charge you beyond the initial premium.
Something to be cautious of when looking to other agencies is a hidden fee. These fees are not discussed upfront and lead to clients paying up to an additional thousands of dollars in unnecessary fees. A trustworthy agency will take the time to thoroughly discuss all paperwork before having you sign off and will ensure that you are comfortable with all agreements. A common hidden stipulation, that most agencies cruelly employ is the annual renewal fee. Court cases can easily extend beyond a year, especially with the increasing population within the jail system. You should ask any agency before you give them your business if they will ask you to renew your bond agreement on an annual basis. This renewal fee is often as expensive as the 10% premium which can be very expensive if you have a high posting bail. Likewise, another hidden fee to be on the lookout for is a cancellation/renewal fee. It is not uncommon for the district attorney’s office to fail to make a formal charge against the defendant when their office is exceptionally busy. This typically leads to a cancellation of the bail, requiring for a new agreement to be made with your bail agency. Bail agents are not beyond jumping on this opportunity to charge you the 10% fee to reinstate your bond. However, Riverside Bail Bonds will never engage in this unfair behavior with ANY additional hidden fees.
We go the extra mile to make this procedure as inexpensive as possible for all of our clients. A perk our clients receive by giving us their business, is that we will write any letters for a “resumption of liability” free of charge for as long as you are cooperating with the bail protocol. These letters are needed at any time that the judge has forfeited the bond as a means of protecting the co-signer from paying the full bail fee. This letter signifies that the bail agency will continue to post the bail if it is reinstated. Most agencies will charge hundreds of dollars for this letter, but we offer it as a way to help you and your situation.
What Type of Bond Do You Need?
Not all bonds are right for every situation. It is important to know that you have options when it comes to posting your bail. If your crime is a first-time misdemeanor and you pose no danger to the community or of fleeing, your judge may decide to release you on your own recognizance. This means that no bail fee is needed as long as you follow all regulations upon being released. This situation is very rare, and you will typically need a bond of some form. Your first option is to pay the bail in cash up front. Although this is highly discouraged, if you have the means to, this would be the quickest way to ensure release. Your second option is the surety bond, also known as a bail bond. You will need a co-signer for this contract, as well as 10% of the total bail value. And finally, if you cannot afford a surety bond, it is possible to take out a property bond. Property can qualify as jewelry, an automobile, realty, or any other possession of great value. This value must be worth more than 150% of the bail value. This overage is required to cover the additional fees required with a property bond. Be aware that a property bond requires a great amount of paperwork and is a long and tiring process. This often defeats the purpose of a quick discharge; thus, it is recommended that you choose the surety bond route.
Riverside Bail Bonds services every kind of bond you could possibly need whether it be a surety bond, property bond, cash bond, immigration bond, prostitution bond, domestic violence bond, or any other special case. You can call us today, and we will determine exactly what type of bond you will need and the best way to approach paying for thereof. You can trust our skilled agents that are familiar with every kind of case that is handled in the Ontario region.
What Happens After You are Released?
Being discharged is one of the greatest advantages you will have to win your case. You will be able to return to your family and begin the necessary footwork to develop a strong defense for your case. However, in order to stay out on bail, it is crucial that you follow all regulations that are set into place by the court. Failure to upkeep these restrictions will lead to a forfeiture of your bond and you will end up right back where you started. These regulations usually consist of perfect attendance to all court hearings, remaining within the jurisdiction of the court, not receiving any additional charges, keeping all addresses and contact info up to date and accurate, and (if applicable) following any restraining orders set into place. We are more than willing to assist you in keeping up with all of these rules.
Do NOT Forget Your Court Date!
One of the most important stipulations when it comes to posting bond is that you MUST appear in court at your scheduled date and time. While there are normally other requirements, appearing in court should be your most important priority. Attending your court hearings indicates you are willing to take responsibility for your actions. If you leave the jurisdiction of the court or try to jump bail, a warrant will be issued for your arrest and your bond will be revoked and eventually forfeited.
Forfeiture Vs Revocation
Your bond can be revoked by either the court or your co-signer. If your co-signer no longer wants to be responsible for the total amount of your bond, they can ask the court to revoke it. This means they will be released from the obligation and you will go back to jail. Keep in mind that the co-signer is responsible for the full bail amount if your bail is forfeited by the judge for failing to comply with the rules.
A forfeiture occurs when you do not fulfill the obligations of your bond. If you fail to appear and you cannot be found or put back in jail during the required amount of time, the judge will forfeit your bond and your co-signer will be responsible for the full amount, due and owing at that time. If you turn yourself in and prove to the judge that missing court was an accident, your bond may be reinstated.
What If I Miss Court on Accident?
Accidents happen. If you realize you have missed your court date, the first thing you need to do is call the courts and explain the situation. Then you must call your bail bonds agent and let them know what happened. It's important that everyone be on the same page at this time to prevent further mix-ups or confusion. If you have trouble remembering when your court date is, stay in contact with your bail bond agent. They will keep you up to date and will help you remember.
Releasing Your Bond
Once your case has run its course, either through an acquittal or sentencing, your bond will be released, and your co-signer will receive any money that is left over after the premium, court costs and restitution have been paid. Once your bond has been released, your financial obligation to the case has been satisfied. It's important to remember that your bond is not associated with civil actions or the cost of probation. Those are paid separately and are not connected with your bond.
What Makes Us the Best Agency in Ontario?
We know that you could take your business to many reputable agencies in the area, but we can guarantee that you will not find better service anywhere in the region. Riverside Bail Bonds and his team have been in the bail bonds industry for decades, and this overwhelming abundance of experience enables us to handle any situation you could possibly need aid in. We know that this is a difficult time for you and your family and we want to make it as simple as possible. We have plenty of reasons why you should put your trust in our agents.
We are Open 24 Hours a Day to Serve You!
There is never enough time to prepare for the stress of an arrest in the family. It can happen day or night, so that is why we are always open to be there for you when you need us most. You can call us any time and any hour, weekends and holidays, and we will have a reliable agent ready to assist you. We work around the clock to give you the best care and focus throughout your case.
We Keep Your Personal Affairs Private
No one should have to experience embarrassment in the wake of an arrest. It can be an upsetting situation without the additional worry that someone you do not wish for will find out about your arrest. Our agents are trained to operate on 100% confidentiality to ensure your information is protected from public scrutiny. We will never use your private matters for promotional materials for our business. Our priority is to keep you safe and comfortable before all else, and you can trust in us, knowing that we will do everything to maintain your dignity and reputation.
We are Efficient
We understand that an arrest is a pressing issue, and we can promise you that we are the fastest and most skilled agency you will find. Our agents know the inner working of the Ontario courts and this enables them to speed up the process by taking advantage of every loophole and tendency. Likewise, they are experienced with even the most complex cases and can navigate the often-confusing regulations of the courts so that you do not have to. There is not better customer service, anywhere in Ontario. We will treat you with the utmost compassion, never judging you or your circumstances. We understand that an arrest can be the lowest point in someone’s life and want to do everything to treat you like we would want our own family to be treated.
Contact Our Bail Bond Office in Riverside Today
An arrest can be a trying experience. No one wants to be put in a position where they must rely on a bail bonds agent, but that is our job. At Riverside Bail Bonds, we understand your frustration and want you to understand the bail bonds process. We have the answers to all of your questions and will make sure you fully understand everything that is going on with your case. Our agents are available 24/7/365. Call 951-788-2663 to speak to an agent whenever you have questions, concerns, or worries about what is happening with your case. Our agents are there to make sure you have the information you need concerning your charges, your court dates, and the requirements of the court. Call us today so we can help you get through this difficult time! Our agents are here to make sure it all goes as smoothly as possible!