Palm Desert, California, sits in the middle of Riverside County and of the arid but beautiful Coachella Valley Region. It has grown by leaps and bounds since founded in 1973, until it now has a population of 50,000, besides some 30,000 "snowbirds" who swell the city's numbers during the winter months.
But along with the rapid growth and desert resort town status has come growth in crime and arrests in Palm Desert. And the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, which has served the city by contract since its founding, remains as vigilant as ever.
Arrested in Palm Desert
If you or a loved one have been recently arrested in Palm Desert, you were likely detained at the Palm Desert Sheriff's Station located at 73705 Gerald Ford Drive. As this station serves not only Palm Desert but also Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and other nearby municipalities, you may well have been booked with a fairly diverse crowd, hailing from any of these localities.
In many cases, however, you will not stay at the Palm Desert Sheriff's Station for long before being transferred to a larger facility, such as Riverside County Jail. There, you would be jailed in a far more dangerous environment, and it would take hours longer to complete the bail-out process.
What is the first thing you should do when arrested in Palm Desert? Without hesitation, we can answer "contact a local, reputable bail bondsman to get you out of jail fast."
At Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds, we have mobile agents on the ground in and around Palm Desert, CA, around the clock. We can respond on only minutes' notice to your urgent call for help, and we can process your paperwork in as little as 20 to 30 minutes. Once your paperwork is ready and you are fully booked, we can immediately post the bail so you can begin the release process.
If you call us while still at the Palm Desert Sheriff's Station, we can notify the sheriff there that you have bail and ask him to hold you there. We can finish the bail process much faster at a smaller, local facility, but even if you are already transferred to a large county jail, we can still minimize your stay behind bars as we are familiar with all jail protocols of jails throughout Riverside County and beyond.
How the Bail Bonds Process Works
If you have never been arrested before or have never taken out a bail bond to get out of jail before, the whole idea of a bail bond will seem unfamiliar or even confusing to you. But in reality, bail bonds are the most common way that people get out of jail.
It is true that you can post a cash bail, meaning pay the full bail amount in cash or cash equivalent upfront. But very few can afford to do this, and even if you can, you risk losing all of your money — and certainly you lose the use of it (without interest) for the duration of your trial, which can take months or even years in some cases.
There are also some who have enough equity in a piece of property to post a property bond to get out of jail. But even when this is possible, it is not usually desirable. You will need substantially more equity than the value of the bail bond, will risk losing your property since it is (in effect) being used as collateral, and will not be able to get yourself or your loved one out of jail for, perhaps, days, while the title and other relevant documents are being verified by the court.
Finally, there are some who need no bail bond because they are let out on "own recognizance," meaning they simply give a promise to appear for all of their scheduled court dates. This is done based on "community status," but it is not offered to many arrestees.
Bail bonds are a helpful tool that allow those without large sums of money at their immediate disposal, who are not property owners, and who do not qualify for an O.R. release to get out of jail fast with as little hassle as possible.
A bail bond is a contractual agreement, whereby a bail bondsman posts the full bail amount with the court in exchange for a 10% fee from the co-signer of the bond. The co-signer also pledges to be liable for the full bail amount should the bailed out individual fail to appear in court.
We at Rocco Edivan Bail Bonds provide you with affordable, reasonable payment plans if you can't pay the 10%, state-mandated, premium upfront.
Contact us anytime 24/7 at 951-788-2663, and we will work with you to get you or your loved one out of jail as rapidly as possible