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Big Bear Bail Bonds


The staff at Herbert Bail Bonds knows that the moment you are taken into custody, you are itching to get back out. Because we know how important your freedom is to you, we make getting out of jail fast and easy. Our bondsmen in Big Bear work 24/7, serving all courts, jails, and sub-stations in Big Bear and the San Bernardino Area.

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Call Herbert Bail Bonds Toll Free at: 1 (800) 775-6798 or email us at info@herbertbailbonds.com

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Need Bail in Big Bear? Contact Herbert Bail Bonds.

Most of us start our morning by going through our plans for the day in our head. We have a meeting at noon, need to grab the dry cleaning, and maybe grab some milk on the way home. While there are plenty of things that tend to be on that list, there is one that rarely is: Get arrested.

While you might not be planning for it, sometimes it happens. And when it does, you will likely require the services of a bail bondsman to get out of custody and back to life. It is tempting to panic and go with the first one you find, but it is important that you choose the best you can find, not the first. And that is why you should choose us.

Herbert Bail Bonds has been in the bail bonds business for more than 45 years. Over those years, we have learned how the local legal system works, learning the forms, procedures, and getting to know the key players involved. Because we know everything so well, we work fast, getting you back to life in no time at all. And since we work around the clock, we are always here for you.

What Is a Bail Bond?

All of us have heard the term bail bond before. Even if we haven’t needed one, we have heard people talk about it on TV and in movies. But few of us really know what it is, besides a way to get out of jail. However, we believe that if you need a bail bond, you should fully understand what it is and how it works for you.

A bail bond is split into two parts: the posting of the bail money and the bond. When you post bail, you provide money to the legal system to secure your release. The bond is an assurance that you will attend any court hearings in the future that are related to the case you were arrested for. Should you not show, the bail money is lost and a warrant is issued for your arrest. In addition, using a bail bondsman means they will come to collect on the lost money.

Bail is set either when you are booked into custody or at the initial court appearance. The amount of bail is based on the crime you are accused of and is determined by the county bail schedule. In some cases, bail can be denied. However, even when bail is permitted, getting out of custody is not a simple process. In addition to the mountain of paperwork and the potential for errors there, bail may be too high to pay outright. Bail bonds allow you to get out of custody even when you do not have cash on hand.


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.

Big Bear Courthouse Information

Victorville Superior Court

14455 Civic Drive
Victorville, CA 92392


Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Learn more about the Victorville Superior Court

Directions to the Victorville Superior Court

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Big Bear Jail Information

Big Bear Jail

477 Summit Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-0100

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Find an Inmate

When you need to find a loved one in jail, Herbert Bail Bonds has free resources to help find an inmate. Use our free inmate tracker to find your loved one. Please note you will need inmate information to access the jail records.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Herbert Bail Bonds toll free at: 800-775-6798.



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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department serves San Bernardino County, California, which is geographically the largest county in the United States.

Contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

(909) 866-0100

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Contact Us Today

Herbert Bail Bonds is family owned and operated, and this means that our company is more than business to us. We are personally invested in the success of each case we take on. Whatever you need, we work hard to get it for you. We want to get you out of custody with minimal stress and in minimal time. We are here for you 24/7; all you need to do is give us a call.