Bail Bonds in Buena Park
Buena Park Bail Bonds
If someone you care for has been arrested by a member of the Buena Park Police Department, it’s natural to feel distressed. It’s also natural to want to bail them out of jail as quickly as possible. This is where Bail Bonds Professionals comes in.
When you call our office, you’ll be directly connected to a licensed bondsman who will answer all of your questions and guide you through the process.
With more than four decades of combined experience, Bail Bond Professionals has an outstanding reputation with both the jails and courts throughout Orange County.
We are experts at providing one-on-one service that is professional, confidential, reliable, and quick. Below are just a few of the ways that Bail Bond Professionals can help you today.
About Buena Park Bail Bonds
If the Buena Park Police Department has arrested a friend, family member, spouse, or adult child, your loved one will likely be taken to the Buena Park Jail, located at 6640 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90740.
It is in the same complex as the Buena Park Police department. However, if you’re unable to locate the jail, you can contact them at (714) 562-3939.
If you need help arranging Buena Park bail bonds, call our office today to speak with a licensed, experienced bondsman.
Where Do Bail Bond Professionals Come In?
If someone you know has been arrested and taken to the station to be booked, you likely want to have their bail bond posted as quickly as possible.
However, if you don’t have the financial means to post the full bail amount, in cash, with the jail, hiring a bail bondsman is the best solution.
The first step in arranging Buena Park Bail bonds is to contact a licensed, reputable bondsman. The process of hiring a bail bond professional is not as complicated as you might think. Once all the paperwork is filled out and a non-refundable premium has been paid, a bondsman will be dispatched to the jail to post the bond.
Why Should You Choose Bail Bond Professionals?
Not all bail bonds companies are alike. Some hire inexperienced agents, whereas others may not be available 24-hours a day. The owners of Bail Bond Professionals have been working in this field for more than 20 years. You can rest assured that we have the knowledge and experience needed to get the job done right.
The process of arranging bail bonds isn’t difficult or complex, as long as you’re working with an experienced bondsman. The team at Bail Bond Professionals can guide you through the process, step by step. We’ll answer any and all questions you might have about how the arrest and booking process works, how bail bonds work, and how long it will take before your loved one will be released from custody.
When you work with our company, you’ll be working with a team of agents that understand how to get someone out of jail fast. If you work with an inexperienced firm, that firm will be far more likely to make mistakes. Mistakes can often delay the defendant’s release by hours, if not more. With more than 2 decades of combined experience, our agents understand how to get the job done right and how to ensure that your loved one doesn’t spend any more time in jail than necessary.
For more information on how bail works, call our toll-free number today at 888-389-2245 to speak with a licensed agent. We’re available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year.
Why Would You Need Bail Bonds in Buena Park?
Most people never find themselves in a position where they’re being arrested and taken into custody. In fact, 99% of the people who call our office have never needed to work with a bondsman before.
Our company can provide bail bonds for all types of arrests, and we can help you regardless as to whether bail has been set at $10,000 or $1 million dollars. If you’re unable to pay our fee up front, in full, there’s no need to worry. We offer flexible bail bonds payment plans for those who qualify.
Anyone who is arrested on a non-capital offense, (i.e., a crime that’s not punishable by the death penalty if the defendant is convicted), will be granted bail. Consequently, we can help with a wide variety of bail bonds, such as DUI bail bonds, domestic violence bail bonds, and bail bonds for assault and battery, among others. We can also help with bail bonds for drug offenses and bail bonds for white collar crimes.
How Can Bail Bonds Help You?
When a defendant posts a bail bond, they won’t need to stay in jail while their case is being decided. Instead, they’ll be released with the understanding that they’ll need to return to court as often as needed to finish their case.
Other benefits associated with posting bail bonds include the following>
- When you work with a bail bonds company, the agent will understand what needs to be done to get your loved one out of jail fast. Working with an experienced company can help expedite the release process.
- Most bail bonds companies offer bail bonds payment plans to those who qualify. With a bail bond payment plan, you’ll pay a set amount today as your down payment. From there, you’ll make monthly payments on your balance until the balance is paid off. Our company does not charge interest or finance fees for bail bonds payment plans.
- When you work with a bondsman, they’ll prepare all of the necessary documents. Also, of note, is that most of our clients find they’re eligible for no collateral bail bonds.
- When you hire a bail bonds company you won’t need to pay the defendant’s full bail amount to get them out of jail. Instead, you’ll pay a fee, which is often set at 10%. For example, if bail has been set at $40,000, you can expect to pay $4,000 to purchase bail bonds. As long as the defendant goes to court and finishes their case, you won’t be liable for the rest. On the other hand, if the defendant skips bail and flees in an attempt to evade prosecution, you could find yourself on the hook to pay the full bail amount to the court as a penalty.
How Do Bail Bonds Work In Buena Park?
Regardless as to whether someone has been arrested in Buena Park, Anaheim, Laguna Beach, or another part of California, the process to arrange bail bonds will be the same.
Our company can help you post bail bonds at any time, day or night, weekends and holidays included. Below are just a few of the benefits of posting bail bonds.
- Bail bonds are guarantees that are posted at the jail. They promise the court if the defendant is released from custody, that they will return to court and finish their case. If the defendant was taken into custody by a federal agency, such as the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), US Marshals service (USMS), or the DEA, they will likely need to post federal bail bonds. In the federal system, bail bonds not only guarantee the defendant will go to court, they guarantee the defendant will abide by all the terms and conditions of their release. These terms and conditions often include mandatory drug and alcohol testing, they stipulate who the defendant can live with through the pendency of their case, such as a spouse or immediate family member, and they often include travel restrictions which limit the defendant’s travel to certain counties within the state.
- When you contact a bondsman, they’ll ask you to provide as much information as you can about the defendant’s case. Common questions include:
- ○ When was the defendant arrested?
- ○ What have they been charged with?
- ○ Do you know their bail amount?
- If you don’t have all of that information on hand, don’t worry. We can help you look it up.
- When you sign the bail bonds paperwork, you’ll be taking full legal responsibility for two things. First, you’ll be taking full legal responsibility that the defendant will go to court and finish their case. You’re also agreeing to pay the bondsman’s fee. If you opt for a payment plan, you’ll need to continue to make payments until your balance reaches $0. Bail bonds fees are non-refundable no matter what happens with the defendant’s case. If charges aren’t filed or the case gets dismissed, you’ll still need to make payments toward your bail bond payment plan.
- In most cases, the cost to purchase bail bonds is 10% of the defendant’s total bail amount. Don’t be fooled by companies that advertise 1% or 2% bail bonds. This is often a bait-and-switch tactic, and the lower rate often refers to the amount of money you can put down on a bail bond payment plan. However, 1% and 2% down payments are only available to clients who have a stable work history and excellent credit. Some bail bonds companies will require the cosigner to put their home up as collateral to get the 1% down payment rate.
- If you’re working with a criminal defense attorney, you might be eligible for a lower premium rate. In many cases, if you’ve retained counsel, the cost to purchase bail bonds can be reduced to 8%. If someone is arrested and their bail has been set at $50,000, the cost to purchase bail bonds would be 10%, or $5,000. On the other hand, if you’ve hired a defense lawyer, the cost to arrange bail bonds will be 8%, or $4,000.
More Key Information About Bail Bonds
- California Penal Code Section 1276 allows defendants to have a licensed bail bondsman to post bail on their behalf. As we’ve noted previously, the cost to hire a bondsman is 10%.
- Will you need to put up collateral? Not necessarily. Most of our clients find they’re eligible for no-collateral bail bonds. However, if bail is set in excess of $100,000, or you’re looking for 1% down bail bonds with an extended payment plan, property collateral may be required. If you need help with federal bail bonds, collateral is always We accept property collateral and cash collateral for federal bail bonds.
- If the defendant skips bail and cannot be located, the collateral will be forfeited.
- Simply put, a bail bond is a contract between the cosigner, the bondsman, the defendant. If the defendant skips bail, (or in federal cases, if they don't abide by all of the terms and conditions of their release), the court will forfeit the bond. A bench warrant will be issued for the defendant’s arrest, and the judge will order that the defendant’s entire bail amount be paid to the court as a penalty.
- The courts often give bail bonds agents up to 180 days to find and return the defendant to court. In some instances, they may need to hire a fugitive recovery agent. If a bondsman needs to hire a fugitive recovery agent, the associated costs will be billed to the person who cosigned for the defendant’s bail bonds. These fees can often span between $5,000 and $20,000, if not more.
- If you cosign for someone’s bail bonds and the defendant decides to skip bail (and the judge orders that the full bail amount be paid to the court as a penalty), you as the cosigner are liable to pay that fee. Suffice to say, you should never, ever cosign for bail bonds for someone you don’t know well or don’t speak to often. If your estranged cousin calls you from jail and asks you to help them post bail bonds, and you haven’t seen or spoken to them in several years, you should not cosign for their bond.
What Are the Alternatives to Bail Bonds?
Although some people think that bail bonds are the only way to get someone out of jail, this is not the case. The most common ways for someone to get out of jail include the following.
As per the California Penal Code Section 1269, a defendant can pay their full bail amount via cash or a cashier’s check.
However, cash bonds aren’t always the best option or the most reasonable option available. This is due to the amount the bail is usually set at.
In Buena Park, bail amounts often start at $10,000. Depending on the severity of charges, whether the defendant has a prior history of arrest, bail amounts can span between $10,000 to more than $100,000, depending on the case. Most people don’t have the ability to post $10,000+, in cash, with the jail.
If you can post cash bail, the court will hold onto that money until the defendant’s case is over. If they finish their case, the cash bail will be refunded to whoever posted it, less administrative fees. This is not immediate, and it could take several months for the money to be refunded. On the other hand, if the defendant skips bail, that money will be forfeited to the court.
Property bonds are most commonly used in federal court cases. In this instance, you’d need to put your house up directly with the court. If the defendant’s bail has been set at $50,000, you’ll need to have at least $50,000 in equity in your home. Property bonds are complicated, and they take several days to put together. If you need help with property bonds in federal court, our company can help you with that.
In very rare circumstances, the court will let a person out of jail on their own recognizance (OR), which is a simple promise to appear. When someone is accused of a minor crime, the courts may feel that the defendant is trustworthy enough to be released without posting bail bonds.
Whether ‘own recognizance’ is granted depends on several things: the crime the defendant has been accused of, whether they have a prior history of arrest, and whether they have ties to the community. For example, if someone is arrested and charged with misdemeanor shoplifting, they have never been arrested before, and they live and work in the area, they might be eligible for an OR release. On the other hand, if someone is charged with a serious crime, they have a prior criminal past, or they live out of state, the chance of being released OR is highly unlikely.
What Is The Best Option?
All these options have their own merits. If you have the means to post cash bail, this is a viable alternative However, most people don’t have the means to pull $10,000 or more out of a bank account, let alone give it to the court for an undetermined amount of time.
This is why most of our clients feel that bail bonds are the most practical and viable solution.
Expert Bail Bonds in Buena Park
Do you need help getting someone out of the Buena Park Police Department Jail fast? We can help. Call Bail Bonds Professionals today at 800-389-2245 to speak with an expert. All calls are handled confidentially and consultations are always free.