The San Bernardino Department of Corrections Can Be Tricky
Grand Terrace is home to a little over 12,000 residents, making it a small city for the area. Because of its small population, it does not have its own detention center. In fact, due to its low crime rate, it does not even have a temporary holding facility. Instead, individuals arrested in Grand Terrace are taken to Central Station in the City of San Bernardino, located at 655 East Third Street.
The holding facility inside of Central Station is a Type I facility. Type I facilities have limited amenities and are only allowed to keep inmates for a total of 96 hours, or 4 days. While this is the official limit, most inmates are moved out of Central Station within hours and moved to larger holding facilities in San Bernardino County due to the limited space.
Once an inmate is moved to the larger detention centers, things get complicated. At these larger detention centers, processing times are slower due to the large population held there. This means that while we might be able to get you released from custody in minutes at Central Station, it will take hours, even a day, to get you released at the detention centers. Because of this, it is of the utmost importance that you call us at the first chance you have.
Now, we do not want you to think that being transferred means that all hope is lost. We still know the people and the processes at the detention facilities well, and we can still get things done faster than newer companies can, but we will be limited by the processing times of the facility. 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 Work to Make the Process Convenient for You
We know that just getting arrested heaps stress on you, and the last thing we want is for working with us to add to it. Because of this, we try to streamline our services to take weight off your shoulders. Rather than anyone needing to come to our office, we are happy to come to you or the home of a friend or family member. Once there, we sort out payment and get the signatures we need. After that, we post bail and you are released. If there is no one in the San Bernardino County area to help you, we can work with anyone in the United States by fax or phone.
Beyond providing you with a bail bond, we can help you in other ways. We can assist you with paperwork for bail reduction or to get bail money returned to you. As we have been in the field for many years, we can recommend investigators and lawyers to help you fight your case. Whatever you need, we are ready to help.
Paying for Your Bail Bond
If you do not have the money for your bail immediately available, the only way to get out of custody is by using a bail bondsman. With a bail bond, you pay us a percentage of the cost of bail and we pay the full amount to the courts. In most cases, this fee is 10%, as set by the State of California. However, in the following circumstances, 8% will be charged instead:
- 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.
It is possible that if your bail amount is very high, 10%, and even 8%, will be too much for you to cover. If this is true for you, do not worry. Herbert Bail Bonds offers flexible financing and repayment plan options to help make your bail bond affordable for you. We also accept many types of collateral and can discuss this with you.