Navigating Jail in Needles and San Bernardino County
Needles provides policing and jail services through the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Since Needles is in an isolated area, the system works somewhat differently than in other parts of the county. Some people arrested within the city complete their entire pretrial incarceration without receiving a transfer to another more extensive facility. However, pre-trial inmates detained locally may also end up in Adelanto’s High Desert Detention Center or Rancho Cucamonga’s West Valley Detention Center.
People who remain in Needles avoid the inconvenience associated with getting transferred and going to a significant jail. However, things can get a lot more complicated for anyone transported to the 700-bed High Desert Detention Center or the 3,347-bed West Valley Detention Center. Anyone incarcerated at the High Desert facility will need to go through a second booking process, which typically takes much longer than in the local Needles jail. Anyone detained at the West Valley facility will need to go through an even longer booking process and may end up receiving an additional transfer to another jail. The best way to steer clear of these lengthy complications is to seek out a reputable, experienced bail bonding company at the earliest possible opportunity.
Expertise Working on Your Behalf
For nearly 50 years, the experts at Herbert Bail Bonds have served the bail bonding needs of people incarcerated in San Bernardino County. Our experience covers all area facilities, including the local Needles jail, the High Desert Detention Center, and the West Valley Detention Center. This in-depth knowledge makes it possible for us to streamline the process and avoid time-consuming mistakes that lead to unnecessary delays. Even in mega-jails like West Valley, we’ll shave precious time off your stay behind bars.
There is no such thing as a good day to get arrested and go to jail. In the best of all worlds, this type of scenario can lead to severe stress and significant life disruption. At Herbert Bail Bonds, we consider it our duty to help you ease your burden and make your bail arrangements with a minimum of hassle. Toward that end, we give you the choice of scheduling face-to-face meetings at our offices, your residence or the facility holding your loved one. And if you live far away or don’t have the time for in-person arrangements, you can take care of everything through phone calls or faxes.
We also seek to assist you in other ways. For example, if you’re unable to pay the 8% or 10% fee required to obtain your bail bond, we can help you petition the court to lower the total bail amount. If you’re facing a current arrest warrant, we can help you surrender to the court while avoiding any safety risks. And if you need to gather crucial supporting information for your case, we can direct you to private investigators who meet your expectations for experience and professionalism.
A 10% fee on your total bail amount is the maximum bond cost in the State of California. This rate applies in most cases, although veterans, union members, and several other groups can arrange a lower 8% fee. No matter which rate applies in your case, you must make payment directly through your bonding company, not the court. To help make sure you can afford the payment, we offer a couple of crucial options. If the court sets a relatively low bail amount, you may only need to secure a bond cosigner who meets our minimum financial requirements. If bail is a high amount, we may ask you to provide some form of valuable collateral instead. Common collateral options include land, vehicles or other personal property.
A Quick Return to Everyday Life
Experience shows us that even a brief stay in jail can interfere with your ability to meet essential responsibilities and maintain a stable, secure household. That’s why family-operated Herbert Bail Bonds puts a focus on actions that get you out of custody and back to everyday life as soon as the law allows. In all seasons and all times of day and night, we serve the residents of Needles and greater San Bernardino County. To begin making your bail arrangements, contact us today.