Orange County Bail Bonds
TURN TO A PROFESSIONAL WHEN
LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT BAIL BOND AGENT
If a friend or relative has been arrested it’s time to speak to a professional, experienced bail bondsman for guidance and assistance, not a slick salesman. The wrong choice can cause unnecessary anxiety and more costs, while the right bondsman will put your mind at ease and answer all your questions. After twenty years in business and thousands of bail bonds written we have become the go-to bail bond company in Southern California. We are proud of the outstanding reputation we’ve built over the years and it’s the reason dozens of criminal defense attorneys throughout California consistently rely on us to assist their clients. We provide individualized, one-on-one service to everyone that calls and giving them the fastest and friendliest service is how we do business. We consider ourselves THE bail information source and guidance professionals that other companies simple cannot match.
When you need answers and immediate help, call Bail Bond Professionals for Orange County Bail Bonds. We can be reached 24-hours a day by calling 714-389-2245 or 800-389-BAIL. When you call you will speak with an experienced, licensed bail agent that is prepared to help the moment you call. All your questions will be clearly answered and you will have peace-of-mind knowing that your situation is being handled by a true professional. Do yourself and your family a favor by relying on Orange County’s most professional bail business that is uniquely qualified help during this difficult and stressful time. For Orange County Bail Bonds and throughout southern California, Bail Bond Professionals is here to help.
Finding a Reputable Bail Bonds Agency
There are many bail bonds agencies to choose from throughout California. How do you know which one is best for you? Talk to friends. Ask your attorney. Call your local Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. Bail Bond Professionals in Orange County Bail Bonds will always be at the top of the list because of our excellent reputation. Our agents are well-known throughout the state for being professional, prompt and compassionate. From the beginning we’ve worked tirelessly to create a positive working relationship with all those we interact with including law enforcement agencies, court clerks, judges and every client we meet. Because of our dedication to professionalism and a high ethical standard, we have earned the respect and admiration of our peers.
We are proud of the reputation we've established, and we encourage you to check out our online reviews on Google and Yelp. Lots of people have many good things to say about Orange County’s best bail bond business. We encourage you to examine our bail licenses and qualifications on the California Department of Insurance website which shows a spotless record. We always go the extra mile for each and every client and we pride ourselves on this. Even when cases are somewhat unconventional and certain stipulations must be met for the court, we can help you. If you are asked to check in with our office, we encourage you to talk to us about any problems or issues you may be having. We are happy to remind you of your court dates and what you need to be doing to remain in compliance with your terms of your bond agreement. We will work with you throughout the duration of your case.
No Hidden Fees
While many other bail bond agencies are publicly advertising a “bait-and-switch” discount scheme to attract you to their businesses, we believe in being honest and transparent to win your trust and respect. We have no hidden fees or extra fees of any kind. Most other companies will charge the following fees but will not tell you upfront:
- ANNUAL PREMIUMS (charged if your case remains active for longer than one year.)
- RESUMPITION OF LIABILITY (charged if you unintentionally miss your court date and have to re-appear in court with a Resumption of Liability letter stating that we are still willing to maintain your bond.)
- REWRITE FEES (applies if your first bail is exonerated and you need to post bail a second time for the same charge.)
- COURT APPEARANCE FEES (charged if your bail bonds agent appears in court with you.)
We believe you should not be penalized when the District Attorney files your case late. We believe an accidental failure to appear should not punished by additional fees and we routinely appear in court free of charge.
Fees listed in the bail bonds agreement forms are the ONLY costs you will be expected pay. The Fees we charge are mandated and regulated by the California Department of Insurances but we’ll always work with you within those guidelines. We will discuss each part of the process before moving forward. We even offer convenient payment plans for those that qualify. We will explain the difference between a forfeiture and a revocation so that you know exactly what is happening if either of those terms is ever mentioned. When we are finished you will understand your rights and responsibilities, as well as those of the defendant.
Knowledge, Experience, and Compassion
In a moment like this you need an experienced, professional bail agent to help guide you through the bail bond process, not an answering service or salesman that lacks knowledge or professionalism. We have been serving Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego for over eighteen years and have become the most trusted and valued bail service to over 10,000 clients and their attorneys. When you call, you will feel welcome and comfortable. Your urgent questions will be answered honestly and directly giving you peace-of-mind that you’ve chosen the right bail service to help you.
Make no mistake, there are many differences between bail businesses and the services they offer so please take a moment to learn about us and make an informed decision before choosing to get your loved one released from jail.
What Happens After an Arrest?
After an arrest has been made the defendant will be taken to a local city jail or the county jail. Once at the jail, the defendant will go through the booking process. This includes several steps including:
- Identity verification
- Photograph or mug shot
- Property inventory
- Formal charges
- Bail determination
At all jails the booking in process usually takes between 2 and 5 hours to complete. As soon as the booking process is completed, the bond is posted and the defendant then begins the release process. If held at any one of the city jail’s, like Anaheim Jail, Newport Beach Jail, Huntington Beach Jail, etc., defendants are released quickly after bond is posted. If held at the Orange County Jail, this usually takes between 3 and 8 hours or longer depending on the activity inside the jail or other factors.
All parties are explained their rights and responsibilities before signing the bail bond agreements. Our primary concern and responsibility is for the defendant to appear at every court hearing that is scheduled for their case. If for any reason the court believes the defendant has left the area or is planning on skipping their court hearings, they may choose to revoke their bond. An arrest warrant will be issued and they will be returned to the jail. If they are not returned to the jail, their bond will be forfeited and the co-signer will be financially responsible for the entire amount. If the co-signer no longer wishes to be held responsible, they can revoke the bond themselves and remove their financial obligation. The defendant will then be returned to custody to await their hearing.
Our Service Areas
While our offices are located in Orange County, we have on-call agents around the entire state of California. We serve many communities within the Orange County area, including:
- Costa Mesa
- Garden Grove
- Newport Beach
- Mission Viejo
- San Clemente
- Dana Point
- Aliso Viejo
- Corona del Mar
- Santa Ana
and many, many more. No matter where you live in the area, our agents are close at hand and available all hours of the day and night. We work nights, weekends, holidays, every day of the year. Arrests can occur at any time, so we make sure we are always at your beck and call. We have agents strategically located throughout the state who are able to provide their services at a moment's notice.
If you live in Orange County/Anaheim area but the arrest took place somewhere else in the state, our bail bonds agents are willing to travel to their location to post the bond and obtain their release. Our network of active bail bonds agents is extensive. It extends throughout the entire state of California, giving you the confidence you need to allow us to do our job and make sure your loved one makes it home safe and sound. An arrest can result in different types of hardship for both you and the defendant. This is why we go the extra mile to make sure your loved one is home as soon as possible. This gives them an opportunity to return to work and resume their obligations to their family and their employer. Our payment plans make it easy for you to come up with the funds you need to be able to post the bond without creating an unnecessary hardship for your family.
What Charges Require A Bail Bond?
Most criminal charges require some form of bail or bail bond. Minor offenses are often covered with a cash bond. Cash bonds are normally less than $1000 and must be paid in full and in cash at the jail. Because the amount is so small, the services of a bail bonds agent aren't required. Charges are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies, with each being identified according to their severity by a specific class (Class A, B, C, or D). A few of the most common charges include:
- Domestic violence
- Driving under the influence
- Possession of stolen property
- Possession of concealed weapons
- Possession of drugs or paraphernalia
- Sexual offenses
- Armed robbery
- Terrorist activity
This is only a partial list and each one has various levels of severity that determine whether it's a misdemeanor or a felony. If you are curious about the charges and what type of bail bond amount each one carries, contact an attorney or call our office. Most crimes are listed on a pre-determined bond schedule which allows the jail to determine the amount of bail needed and allow the bail bonds agent to post the appropriate amount.
If the defendant has been charged with several crimes or the severity of the crime is extreme, they may have to appear in front of the judge at an arraignment hearing. The judge may choose to deny bail if they believe the defendant may flee the case or is a threat to themselves or others. While the ability to post bond is guaranteed according to the 8th amendment of the Constitution, the judge has the right to revoke that privilege if there are extenuating circumstances that warrant it in the best interest of the case and the community.
If you need a reputable bail bonds agent and want to hire the best in the business, look no further than Bail Bond Professionals in Orange County Bail Bonds. Our agents are highly trained professionals who are committed to helping you make the best out of a bad situation. Call 714-389-2245 and talk to one of our agents. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day so you never have to wait. Whether you live in Anaheim or any of the surrounding areas, we're here to get the process started so your loved one is back home where they belong.
What Happens If An Arrest Warrant Has Been Issued For Me?
There may be a time when you find out about an arrest warrant before the police have arrived to arrest you. When this is the case, your first step is to contact Bail Bond Professionals in Orange County Bail Bonds at 714-389-2245. We can complete the application and secure the payment either in our office or electronically, whichever is most convenient. As soon as you are ready, we can meet with you and head to the jail so you can turn yourself in. As you are being booked and processed, our agent will be waiting until they formally charge you. Once that happens, your bond can be posted and you will go directly to the release process without spending any time in a jail cell.
Whether you have been arrested or are preparing to turn yourself in, we are on your side and will help you work your way through the process. We have the knowledge and experience that will relieve your stress and frustration allowing you to think more clearly during a difficult time. Even though you find out about an arrest prior to it actually happening, it can still lead to a stressful situation. Turning yourself in shows you are sincere in your efforts to resolve the situation and will give you credibility in court.