Apple Valley Courthouse Services
Anyone arrested in the Town of Apple Valley faces potentially lengthy involvement with the legal system in San Bernardino County. This system — intended to handle the needs of more than two million local residents — can seem quite scary, especially if you or your loved have never been arrested before. Whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges, you may have no idea how to navigate the system effectively while following all guidelines and protecting your rights. That’s why you must have help from experienced professionals who can offer you trusted services and advice.
In Apple Valley and other communities in San Bernardino County’s High Desert, the name to count on for reliable information and bail bonding services is Herbert Bail Bonds. Any time of day, any day of the year, a brief phone call will put you in touch with decades of experience and deep understanding of the criminal justice system. Our services begin with prompt, affordable bail bonds. We’ll also show you everything you need to know to follow the rules and maintain your freedom before trial.
General Information on Attending Court for an Apple Valley Arrest
Like all counties in California, San Bernardino County forms part of the state’s Superior Court system. Adult cases in the county are heard in six courthouses, each of which serves a specific region. Compared to the 37 courthouses in the massive Los Angeles County system, this may seem quite small. However, many thousands of cases are heard in San Bernardino County every year. The size and complexity of the system means that anyone trying to navigate its procedures can encounter significant difficulties. And that’s before you factor in the stress of trying to help a friend or loved one following an arrest.
At Herbert Bail Bonds, we don’t claim to be experts on legal matters, and we can’t offer the services you’d get from an attorney. However, we do have almost 50 years of experience helping people from all walks of life who get arrested in San Bernardino County. This deep well of professional knowhow makes us perfectly suited to help you deal effectively with the ins and outs of the court system. It also makes us an ideal choice for top-quality, affordable bail bonding services.
Criminal cases in Apple Valley and other parts of High Desert San Bernardino County are heard at the Victorville Courthouse, located at 14455 Civic Drive in the neighboring City of Victorville. You can reach the criminal proceedings clerk at (760) 269-4844 every Monday through Friday with the exception of scheduled court holidays. If you wish to communicate with the courthouse by fax, the number is (760) 269-4844. When calling, keep in mind the high volume of business handled by the court system every day. Expect at least some delay before you can contact the Clerk’s Office staff.
Your Case in San Bernardino County Superior Court
Knowledge is key when securing bail for your case in San Bernardino County Superior Court. When you make arrangements with the court through Herbert Bail Bonds or any other company of your choosing, you enter into a legally enforceable agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, you can remain free before and during your trial as long as you appear for all scheduled proceedings. However, you break your deal with the court when you miss even one appointed date. In response, the court will revoke your bail and order the Sheriff’s Department to take you back into custody. The court will also hold your bail bondsman liable for the full amount of your bail. Under the terms of your agreement, the bonding company will turn to you to recover this debt.
California law sets two relatively low rates for bail bonds: 10% of the full amount of bail and 8% of the full amount of bail. Depending on the severity of the criminal charges faced by you or your loved one, the actual cost of bail can be thousands of dollars, tens of thousands of dollars, or even more. When you follow the terms of your bail agreement, you limit your liability to the cost of your bond and avoid footing a potentially overwhelming bill. You also ensure your ability to stay out of jail while your case works its way through the system.
It’s important to understand that, in order to maintain order and efficiency, the court system takes its dates for scheduled appearances very seriously. San Bernardino County actually offers more freedom to modify your appearance dates than most jurisdictions. Nevertheless, you should never count on being able to change a date set by the court. Even if the court agrees to a schedule change, you may not get the date or time that you desire. You may also experience delays that significantly prolong your involvement with the court system.
While many arrestees must rely on legal representation from a public defender, some people can afford to hire their own attorneys. However, if you can afford your own representation, you face the responsibility of finding a reputable lawyer with the skill to handle your case. As part of our services, we can help you find a suitable attorney within your price range.
Herbert Bail Bonds Works With the Victorville Courthouse
Herbert Bail Bonds has decades of experience helping High Desert residents with cases scheduled at the Victorville Courthouse. Our extensive familiarity with the facility will help make your interactions with the Clerk’s Office go as smooth as possible. The same level of familiarity applies to San Bernardino County Superior Court as a whole. All in all, we have what it takes to guide you to the shortest, simplest path to obtaining bail and working responsibly with the system.