Bail Bonds in Westminster
If you or your loved one has been arrested in Westminster, CA, you can count on the fully licensed and bonded bail bonds agents at Bail Bond Professionals for fast, friendly, and effective service. Bail Bond Professionals has long served the Westminster community and has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted names in the industry. We have an intricate knowledge of California bail law and first-hand familiarity with the Westminster jail system, and we can put our expertise to work for you.
We Can Post Your Bail Fast
The expert agents at Bail Bond Professionals know well the booking, bail posting, and release process in Westminster, CA, and can minimize the time your loved one must spend behind bars. We avoid the time-consuming mistakes that less experienced bail bonds agents sometimes make, and we use our detailed familiarity with the system to expedite the release process.
The Westminster Police Department, which is located at 8200 Westminster Boulevard in Building 5, is not a permanent holding facility and will only keep arrestees for a short amount of time. For this reason, we keep agents on the ground in Westminster who can meet with you on only minutes’ notice and are available 24/7/365. In some cases, we can even post bail without ever physically meeting with you, handling it all through telephone, fax, and email.
Certain information, which is important in quickly processing bail, is only available to licensed bail bonds agents. Our agents will be able to provide this information to you for free when you call us. The data we can supply you with on your arrested loved one includes:
- Booking, case, and warrant information
- Court locations and scheduled court dates
- Official charges
- Bail amount
Our agents will take the time to explain to you the bail process and help you feel at ease during this trying time. We will also act fast to get your loved one out of jail. The entire bail-out process normally takes only about 30 minutes, and consists of the following elements:
- Explaining to you the process
- Filling out all necessary paperwork
- Ensuring you are qualified to post bail
- Actually posting the bail
The Westminster Booking and Release Process
Unfortunately, the Westminster Police Department does not allow bail bonds to be posted at the police station. Instead, all arrestees are fingerprinted, photographed, and then transferred to the Orange County Main Jail in Santa Ana. This transfer can occur anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours after the arrest, depending on such factors as the following:
- The number of inmates on hand waiting to be transferred
- The police transport vehicles currently available
- The nature of the charges on which the suspect was arrested
- Whether the arrest was made based on a previously issued warrant or on a matter that will require additional investigation
Once transferred to the Orange County Jail Complex, it typically takes 6 to 12 hours for the arrestee to be booked. The long processing time reflects the fact that Orange County Jail is a maximum security facility and has an average prison population of 5,700 inmates, both male and female.
During booking, the inmate will be classified according the crime he or she allegedly committed. Whether the violation was of the penal, vehicle, health and safety, or business code will affect which prison cell the inmate is held in. The particular crime alleged will also affect how high the bail is set at, in accordance with the preset Orange County bail schedule.
After the bail is set, the arrestee will again be fingerprinted. His fingerprints will be checked against the DOJ national database via a live scan device. If any outstanding warrants, aliases, or bail holds are discovered, bail will be denied. A bail hold is an order issued by a law enforcement agency, judge, or parole or probation officer to refuse bail until the suspect has made at least one court appearance. If there are no holds or other disqualifiers, the suspect will have “cleared fingerprints,” and bail can be posted at the Orange County Jail Cashier’s Office. Once posted, it will likely be another 6 to 12 hours before the release is completed.
Deciding Whether or Not to Post Bail
At Bail Bond Professionals, we understand how difficult it can be to make the decision to bail or not bail out your loved one. Regardless of your ultimate decision, however, it is always best to contact us immediately upon learning that your loved one has been arrested. This way, we can inform you of all your options, get the bail bond ready to go in case you do decide to post bail, and wait for you to make your final decision.
Even if you are low on finances and cannot afford the premium for your bail bond, we can still help. Besides accepting payment by means of every major credit card, we also offer payment plans to assist you in your time of need. The installments are affordable, and depending on your credit rating, no-financing loans may be available.
Bail Bond Professionals Is Available at a Moment's Notice
If you decide to bail out your arrested loved one, Bail Bond Professionals can arrange for one or our agents to meet with you within minutes of the call. He/she will then explain to you the bail bond process and quickly get started on your case. Once we have posted the bail and your loved one is released, we will be able to inform you of the time and place of your loved one’s first court appearance. This will normally take place within a month of the arrest, and for those arrested in Westminster, the arraignment location is typically the West Justice Center at 8141 13th Street right in Westminster. We will also explain to the bailed out individual the terms of the bail bond and any other requirements he/she should be aware of.
At Bail Bond Professionals, we understand that you have many options when you look for a Westminster bail bond agency. We do not take your business for granted, but we strive to be the best in the business and to treat every client with the utmost respect. Our bail bonds services are fast, convenient, and second to none. Contact us today for answers to all of your bail bonds questions or for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our skilled agents. Call us toll-free, 24/7 at 888-389-2245, and we will be happy to assist you.