Riverside Bail Bonds has long been established as the most efficient bail bond agency in San Bernardino, CA. We are respected and have the experience and expertise to get you or your loved one home as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our bail agents have the capability and knowledge to handle any situation or type of bond. And, we understand in a highly stressful situation you are not always thinking clearly so we pride ourselves on our ability to guide you through the difficult process. Also, we know posting a bond can seem foreign, so we have made our offices safe and family friendly. If going to our office is not an option, we can come to you. All you have to do is let one of our experienced agents know what you are most comfortable with.
Why Use A Bail Bond?
Bail is established by local government as a proposed guarantee a suspect will comply with the judicial process. A bail bond is usually monetary and is given to the court as a promise to return for subsequent court dates. There are instances when bail is not required; usually if an arrestee does not have a criminal record or is in overall good standing within the community. But, even these factors do not guarantee you will not have to post bail. It is the sole discretion of the court. The difficulty for those who have been arrested is the cost of bail can be high. It can be anywhere from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars.
The process of obtaining a bond is foreign to most Americans. Riverside Bail Bonds understands this and strives to make the experience as seamless as possible. We understand the laws and guidelines for posting a bond in San Bernardino, CA and can make your experience a little less stressful. When using a bond, you are only required to pay a percentage of the entire bail amount as a one-time fee to your bondsman. California law dictates this amount is 10 percent of the total bail amount except in special circumstances when only 8 percent is required. This 10 percent fee is non-refundable. Once you pay the fee, Riverside Bail Bonds will put up the remaining amount of bail to the court. This allows the bondsman to make a small profit and not have the added stress of coming up with a large amount of money for bail on such short notice. And, it makes it easier to focus your attention on your case and court dates without worrying about bail. Also, if the 10 percent will create a financial hardship, we do have in house financing that will be approved on a case by case basis. Please keep in mind that if the defendant fails to appear at any court dates the judge will issue an arrest warrant and you must return to jail within the designated amount of time. If this happens, your bond will be immediately forfeited, and you will be responsible for the full amount of the bond.
Riverside Bail Bonds does allow cosigners, and we take great care in explaining your responsibilities at the time of obtaining a bond. It is important to remember that you are accepting full responsibility for the full amount of the bond if it is forfeited by a judge. In our experience, we find it is best if you do cosign to ensure you are in contact with the defendant as well as the bondsman to ensure you are aware of any information regarding the case. It also helps to provide accountability for the defendant with court dates and such. This is suggested so the requirements issued by the courts are fulfilled and the bond will not be forfeited.
When looking for bail bonds in San Bernardino, CA, Riverside Bail Bonds is your best choice. Our knowledge and experience provide you with the best resource for your needs during a difficult time. Let us help!
Efficient and Quick Bail Bond
When you or a loved one has been arrested and in jail, time becomes a top priority. We understand that each minute sitting in jail is time away from family and work, so we pride ourselves on efficiency. Riverside Bail Bonds is open 24 a day, 7 days a week. This includes holidays and weekends also. We have been in this business long enough to realize that unfortunate circumstances do not just happen during the week. We want to be available to help at all hours. We have numerous resources to utilize in San Bernardino, CA to get you home quickly. Our agents are highly experienced in this area and have working knowledge of what needs to be done to get you released from jail.
Experienced Bail Bondsman
When you find yourself in a situation where you need to post bail, experience counts. There are many bond agents to choose from in San Bernardino, CA, but experience is what is going to get you or your loved one home faster. Riverside Bail Bonds has that experience you are going to need. Each and every one of our agents have many years of experience in California. Our agents are highly trained and understand that each situation is unique. Our agents are specifically trained to find a solution to some of the most difficult situations. Let us help!
Bail Bond Options
We are committed to finding you a solution in what is most likely one of your most difficult situations. Riverside Bail Bonds takes the time to listen to your specific needs and situation in order to find you the best possible solution. There are various issues that arise when getting arrested, but we always have an answer. Bail bonds can be overwhelming, and we are highly trained to work with each issue to find swift resolution as quickly as possible. Many bonds, like immigration require special circumstances. When you find yourself needing a bond in San Bernardino, CA for an immigration arrest, Riverside Bail Bonds is hands down your best choice. These bonds specifically require collateral instead of cash when securing a bond. This is to ensure the defendant will remain in the United States while awaiting trial. Our bonds can be secured with jewelry, cars or real estate. We will work with you! It is important to remember that regarding immigration bonds, the collateral must be 150% of the value of the bond amount. This is strictly to compensate for any expense commonly associated with this type of bond.
Revoking someone's bond is a serious step to take. A judge can revoke a bond if he or she believes the defendant has violated the terms of their bond agreement or has become a flight risk. If a defendant misses their court date and does not have a valid excuse, the judge may choose to revoke their bond and place them back in jail until their next scheduled hearing.
In most cases, if a defendant misses court, but immediately contacts the court and has a valid explanation as to why they were not there, the judge will set a new court date and their original bond will remain in place. If they do not appear in court and don't call to offer an explanation as to why the judge will give the bail bonds agency a specific amount of time to return the defendant to jail. If they are not returned in the allotted amount of time, the judge will forfeit the bond requiring it to be immediately paid in full.
Co-signers can also ask to have a bond revoked if they no longer want to be responsible for the defendant or having to pay back the entire amount of the bond if the defendant does not follow through with their agreement. The co-signer's responsibility goes much farther than making sure the defendant goes to court. They are responsible for the entire amount of the bond if the defendant, for any reason, leaves the jurisdiction and cannot be returned.
Reasons for Revocation in a Bail Bond
A bond can be revoked for several reasons. Judges will often revoke a defendant's bond if they have reason to believe they are not going to comply with the court's requirements. This can include:
- Becoming a flight risk
- Being charged with additional crimes
- Not submitting to routine drug tests
- Failing routine drug tests
- Not showing up to their scheduled court date
The ability to be released on bond is a Constitutional right and a privilege. That right can be revoked if the defendant abuses that privilege and disregards the court's demands.
What Happens to the Bond if It's Revoked?
If a defendant's bond is revoked, either by the judge or by the co-signer, it will be released as soon as the defendant has been returned to jail. While the 10% mandatory fee will not be returned to the co-signer, any money or property exceeding that amount will be returned. The process of releasing a bond can take anywhere from 30 to 60 days, depending on the court and how quickly the paperwork is processed. If a co-signer is unsure of what to do in this type of situation, they can always call the agents of Riverside Bail Bonds. Our agents can answer all their questions and help them make an informed decision as to what their next step should be.
Discreet Bail Bond Service
Riverside Bail Bonds understands how personal of a situation arrest and bail bonds can be. We pride ourselves on maintaining professionalism as well as privacy. We will do our best to protect your privacy at all costs. This includes, but not limited to, we will never use your situation to endorse our business, speak to anyone other than those directly involved and use discretion when making calls or emails. We are also committed to making you and your loved ones as comfortable as possible. Our offices are warm and inviting. We can make you a private appointment or you can walk in. Like everything else during the process, you are in charge!
Stellar Customer Service
Riverside Bail Bonds understands you have many choices when obtaining a bond in San Bernardino, CA. That is why we literally work as hard as we can to earn your business. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. All our agents are not only trained in handling specific bond situations, but they are also highly trained in customer service. We understand facing charges after an arrest is stressful enough, that is why we want to make you and your loved ones feel as comfortable as possible. Our agents are expected to treat every client with respect and compassion.
Once you’re are released from jail we highly suggest you contact an attorney immediately in order to provide the best possible defense. Also, there are contractual obligations that are usually placed upon you until your next court date. This includes, but is not limited to, remaining within the courts jurisdiction, reporting any changes to employment or address and complying with any restraining orders that have been imposed. If these obligations are adhered to the bond will remain in place. This allows the defendant to return to work and family responsibilities while awaiting their court date.
It is important to remember that while you or your loved one is out on bail it is in your best interest to use your time wisely. This includes obtaining an attorney and putting your efforts into fighting your case. Riverside Bail Bonds also understands how intimidating a court date can be. We make every effort to assist you in any way we can. Our trained agents will assist you with any questions you have regarding the process of court. We will even accompany you to court as a support system during this difficult time. We go the extra mile!
The court system can be extremely confusing if you do not have experience with it. We know this and want to help. Our 20 years of experience has given us the tools and knowledge to navigate even the most difficult situations. Many do not realize that the bond process continues to change and evolve. We pride ourselves on knowing each change that is implemented and bringing the information to our clients. There are many decisions that need to be made while awaiting your court date and we are highly skilled in finding the best solution for you.
San Bernardino, CA Bail Bonds
Riverside Bail Bonds has a long history in San Bernardino, CA. We are confident in our ability to assist you with a bail bond in this area. Because we are also located in the Inland Empire region of Southern CA it is easy for us to travel to and from San Bernardino to serve you better. As our experience is extensive, we can navigate you through their court system with ease. Let us help!
Contact Our San Bernardino Bail Bonds
Riverside Bail Bonds understands that being arrested can be overwhelming. The process of being detained, trying to be released on bail and subsequent court dates can be almost too much for even the most level-headed individual. That is why it is imperative you contact Riverside Bail Bonds. Not only will be assist you through the entire process in whatever you may need, we do this without judgement. We understand people make mistakes. We just want to help you and make you feel comfortable from beginning to end. That is why we have provided our clients with a warm and inviting office that is family friendly and most of all, safe. If you are for any reason unable to come to our office, one of our highly trained agents will come to you. We also know you have a lot of choices for a bail bondsman in San Bernardino, CA, but let us prove our worth to you!
Our agents are here 24 hours a day to begin your bond or answer any questions you may have. In our experience we have learned this is not something you want to do on your own. It is almost necessary to have a trained bondsman to help you through the entire process. Riverside Bail Bonds can be reached at 951-788-2663. Please call us and let us help you get home where you belong, with your family.