Garden Grove Bail Bonds
An arrest can shake you to your core, especially if you have never dealt with this type of situation in the past. It can be confusing. If you have questions and concerns, you should turn to a bail bond service that has the answers. At Bail Bond Professionals, every bail bondsman is licensed and insured. They have the experience necessary to make sure you get the answers you need when you need them. Call 888-839-2245, any time, night or day. A bondsman is always available to answer the phone and make sure your concerns are addressed. Any time you deal with an arrest, it can be a stressful situation. Get the peace of mind you need and talk to the professionals.
Do You Really Need a Bail Bondsman?
If a loved one has been arrested, you will need to know the amount of bail and what kind of bond they need. A cash bond means that the full amount of the bond must be posted in cash before the defendant will be released. If the defendant is being held with a surety bond, you will need to contact a bail bondsman. Your first step is to call a bail bonds service and fill out an application.
Once the application has been approved, you will have to secure it by paying a 10% premium. If the bond amount is $15,000, you will need to pay $1,500 so the bond can be posted. You can pay the premium in a variety of ways, including cash, credit card, check, money order, or actually property. As soon as the bond is secure and you understand your rights, the bondsman will be on their way to pick up your loved one. It can be difficult to come up with that much money on a tight budget. If you qualify certain finance programs may be available to help you out.
What You Can Expect
Filling out the bail bond application is extremely simple and will only take about 30 minutes. If the defendant is still being booked, the bondsman will have to wait until they actual bond amount is known to post the bond. The booking process can take up to 6 hours or sometimes longer if the jail is busy. Once a bond has been posted, the release process begins. This can also take several hours depending on how busy the jail is and how many staff members are present. In most cases, it takes from 4 to 6 hours.
When the defendant is released, the bondsman will go over their rights and responsibilities with them so they know what is expected while they are out on bond. A few of the things they will be required to do to remain in compliance with the court include:
- Remain within the jurisdiction of the court
- Check in with the bail bond agency/bondsman on a regular basis
- Update their personal contact information including employment changes with the courts and the bail bond agency
- Avoid being charged with any further crimes
- Submit to random drug and alcohol screenings if required
- Appear at any and all scheduled hearings
It's important to remember that not complying with the court's requirements may result in your bond being revoked and an arrest warrant being issued.
Protecting Your Rights
Your bail bondsman will do their best to protect your rights as much as possible. If for any reason you miss your court date, your first step is to call the court and explain what happened. Accidents happen to everyone and as long as you do not make an attempt to evade court, the clerk will reschedule your hearing. It's also important to make sure your bail bondsman knows what is going on. They can go to court with you if needed. They just need to be made aware of the situation so they can help you resolve any transportation issues you may have.
The ability to post a bond is just one of your Constitutional rights. As part of the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, posting a bond allows you to return home to your family and fulfill your obligations. You can return to work and spend much needed time with your family. This is also a good time to hire an attorney. The time you have while you're out on bond can be used to build your defense and help your attorney move ahead with your case. Your bail bondsman may also be able to help.
Know Where Your Court Is
If you were arrested in Garden Grove or any of the nearby communities, the courthouse you need to go to is the West Justice Center located at 8141 13th Street in Westminster, California. Traffic cases are heard here, along with minor offenses and criminal cases. If you have questions prior to your hearing, you can talk to your bail bondsman or you can call the Justice Center at 657-622-5900 and talk to the Clerk of Courts. The Clerk will be able to verify the date and time of your hearing and what will be required of you when you arrive.
Every court is different so you may want to call ahead to find out if you need to arrive early. Going to court can be frightening, but once you get the initial hearing out of the way you will know more about what to expect. It's important that you act responsibly and attend all of your hearings. If you attempt to flee the jurisdiction of the court, several things will happen. A warrant will be issued for your arrest and your bond will be revoked. If your bond is revoked, your co-signer will immediately become liable for the entire amount. If you are not brought back into custody, they will be forced to pay the full amount of the bond. If you are arrested and taken into custody, they will be released from their obligation and you will remain in jail until your hearing.
Contacting Garden Grove Bail Bonds Near Me
If you live in or near Garden Grove and need a reputable bail bondsman to post a bond. You can call Bail Bond Professionals any time of day or night at 888-389-2245. A licensed agent is always on hand and can assist you as soon as they pick up the phone. If you get the phone call that a loved one is in jail, don't get upset. Be prepared! The bail bondsmen at Bail Bond Professionals have the answers you need and will make sure you are fully informed every step of the way! They will always be there whenever you need them.