The San Bernardino County Department of Corrections Can Be Tricky
Big Bear is a small city, home to around 15,000 residents. Because of its size, it does not have its own detention center. Instead, individuals arrested in Big bear are held at the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station. The station polices 258 sq. miles of unincorporated area, including Big Bear City, Sugarloaf, Erwin Lake, Baldwin Lake, Lake Williams, and Fawnskin. It is a Type 1 facility, which is a temporary holding center that is not allowed to keep inmates for longer than a few days due to its lack of amenities. As such, inmates are quickly moved to larger detention centers within San Bernardino County, usually within a few hours.
This move will mean having access to more things, such as showers and a designated eating space. However, it also means you are sharing the space with many more people, and it means the process for getting you released takes much longer. Once transferred, the bail process takes hours longer, and depending on how things move, you could be in custody for a day or more. Call Herbert Bail Bonds as soon as possible so we can get you out of custody before the transfer is made.
If, however, we are not called in time, all is not lost. We have great working relationships with all detention centers in San Bernardino County and we can speed up your release to a degree. Whether you are at Central Detention Center, High Desert Detention Center, or West Valley Detention Center, we can come post bail and get you out of custody.
We Have the Experience You Need
How can Herbert Bail Bonds speed up the bail process for you? While we cannot make the department of corrections work faster for you, what we can do is make sure we work quickly and efficiently. While new bail bondsmen have to read carefully through each form and maybe even need to consult Google to understand what they are doing and where they need to go, we already know all of this. We have the forms memorized and can fill them out quickly. We have been to every holding facility in the county many times and know the staff at each quite well. As such, we know what to do, where to go, and who to turn to, shaving time off your stay in jail. No matter the agency holding you—from the local police to immigration enforcement—we can get the job done faster than other bail bondsmen.
We Work to Make the Process Convenient for You
No one needs to see us in person to get started; our bail bondsmen will come to the holding facility or your home. We also make arrangements via telephone or fax, so if you have no one local to help with posting bail, you can still get out of custody. We want to make the process easy and convenient for you; getting arrested is stressful enough.
Paying for Your Bail Bond
If you are in custody and cannot afford to pay your bail, you are not stuck in custody. All you need to do is work with a bail bondsmen like Herbert Bail Bonds. When you opt to work with a bail bondsman, you pay a fraction of the cost of bail. The California Department of Insurance sets this at 10% in most cases; however, if you meet one of the criteria below, you are eligible to pay just 8%.
- The arrested party has retained a private criminal defense attorney.
- A party to the transaction is a member of a workers’ union.
- A party to the transaction is a veteran or active member of the United States Military.
If the 10% or 8% is still too high to afford outright, we offer flexible financing and repayment options. We take many forms of collateral as well. In some cases, a cosigner will be needed, but we approach each case on an individual basis.
Get Out of Jail and Back to Life
When you turn to Herbert Bail Bonds, you spend as little time in custody as possible. As a family-owned business, we take great pride in our work, and the success of each case we take on is important to us. We want you back to life in minimal time and with minimal stress. Our team is here for you 24/7; all you need to do is give us a call.