Basic facts about Bail Bonds
Any time a law enforcement agency arrests someone, that agency contacts the court to assign that person a bail amount appropriate for their alleged crime. This amount depends upon several factors, such as the individual’s record, flight risk, and the severity of the crime. Minor offenses tend to warrant small bail amounts, while serious felonies warrant more severe amounts. Occasionally, if the crime or flight risk is severe enough, the court will deny bail to the individual, though such cases are rare.
If the arrested party (or someone acting on their behalf) can provide the bail amount, the court will then authorize the suspect’s release, under the condition that they return to court for all appearances required to resolve the case. If the suspect fails to return, the court will issue a warrant for their arrest. In such cases, the bail amount goes into default, which means that unless the suspect can be persuaded to return to court (or be apprehended and then returned) within a particular time frame, the court will keep the bail.
Bail is too expensive for most people. Even when a friend or relative has the money, that person may need weeks to get the money together. Even if they can, many would rather not have their money tied up in a court case, which can drag on for months. However, the experienced bail bondsman will quickly locate your loved one and post their bail, thus enabling the friend or family member to hold on to their cash.
Each bail bond has two components: the bail, and the bond. For a small fee, the bondsman pays the bail amount to the law enforcement agency, which in turn releases the suspect. This bail amount becomes a loan to the suspect’s friend or family member. Thus, the bond is a promise (made by the borrowing party) that the suspect will attend all future court dates. If the suspect fails to attend, the bondsman forfeits the bail, and borrower then becomes responsible for paying the full amount back to the bondsman. In addition, the bondsman may employ bounty hunters to track down the suspect and return them to jail, thus enabling the reclamation of bail.
Riverside County Department of Corrections
Whenever the Corona Police Department makes an arrest, they take that person to their headquarters in downtown Corona. Upon arrival, Corona PD processes the suspect and assigns them a bail amount. At that point, they transfer the suspect to a county holding facility, usually Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. Upon reaching the county facility, the suspect’s release requires additional time, as processing times are longer. To avoid having your loved one remain in custody for an extended time, you should contact an experienced bail bondsman like Herbert Bail Bonds, who knows how to get your loved one out before Corona PD issues the transfer.
However, even if your family member receives a transfer to a county facility, Herbert Bail Bonds has the experience and connections needed to facilitate a quick release. We work with all local law enforcement agencies to get you out quickly, and our long-standing relationships with the corrections officials at these facilities enable us to expedite your release. The sooner you call us, the sooner you are back on the street.
Count on Our Experience
Freedom is something you should never take for granted. When you are in desperate need of help, the last thing you want is to entrust your liberty to an inexperienced bondsman who doesn’t know the industry. We have served the city of Corona for over 45 years, and have developed a critical set of skills that only come through experience.
By making the bail process simple, we take the stress out of your life. We arrive at the holding facility with our paperwork complete, and the bail money in-hand. We get the county holding officials to process your paperwork quickly and get you out in minimal time. We can even travel to your home to get your signature and the bail bond fee. We also have the means to process payments by fax or phone when the loan guarantor is not local.
In addition to posting bail for you, we can also help you post bail on your own, and help you request that the court return your bail once your case is over. If you need the help of an attorney or private investigator while trying to prove your case, we can help you find one. Over the years, we have acquired many resources for helping you get your freedom back.
Paying for Your Bail Bond
The fee for a bail bond is 10% of the bail amount. The state determines this amount so that no bondsman can charge you more or less. The state allows a bondsman to reduce that fee to 8% if you meet any of the following criteria:
-The arrested party has retained a criminal defense attorney.
-A party to the transaction is a member of a workers’ union.
-A party to the transaction is a member of the United States Military.
If the bail bond fee is too high, we do offer flexible financing and payment plans. In the cases we may require collateral; we typically accept anything with sufficient resale value, if the borrower owns it outright. We offer these options because we don’t want money to be an obstacle to your freedom. We know how valuable your time is, and we want you to make the most of it.