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The staff at Herbert Bail Bonds strives to make a difficult situation as easy as possible for you and your family. We have bail bond agents in Kern County serving all courts, city jails, and sub-stations in the Kern County area.

On any given day, unforeseen circumstances can leave you or someone you know in need of the services of a reputable bail bondsman. And when this need arises, you often must act quickly in order to avoid delays or other problems that make the situation much worse. Above all else, you need rapid service from someone who knows how to obtain appropriate bail and keep the amount of time spent in jail to a bare minimum. When seconds and minutes count, call on the professionals at Herbert Bail Bonds. With more than four decades of experience navigating the court systems in counties throughout Southern California, we have the expertise and round-the-clock availability you need to make bail and rapidly return to daily life.

What Is a Bail Bond?

Bail is a financial arrangement that gives you or your loved one a chance to stay out of jail while awaiting trial for a criminal offense. Most people get the opportunity to make this arrangement, although some individuals are denied bail due to the nature of their alleged crimes. If you have the available financial resources, you can pay your refundable bail fee directly to the court system. However, if you’re like most people, you don’t have the cash or property on hand to meet the full cost of the bail established by the court. In these circumstances, you can still arrange a release from jail by securing a bail bond.

Basically, a bail bond is a legally enforceable contract with three parties: the person facing criminal charges, the court responsible for hearing those charges, and a bail bondsman. In this contract, the bondsman arranges for the defendant’s temporary freedom with the understanding that the defendant will appear for all future proceedings mandated by the court. The bondsman agrees to pay the full cost of bail if the defendant fails to show for any scheduled proceeding. The court will respond to a missed court date by revoking the conditions of bail and ordering the defendant’s arrest.

Navigating the Kern County Jail System

Roughly 864,000 people live in Kern County. Depending on where an arrest occurs, there are several possible pathways through the county’s jail system. People arrested in the Bakersfield area typically go directly to the Central Receiving Facility in that city’s downtown area. After going through initial processing, some bail-eligible individuals end up in Bakersfield’s Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility. Under normal circumstances, people arrested in the Mojave area remain in custody at the Mojave substation or the Ridgecrest substation. However, if those facilities fill up, the county will transfer any additional arrestees to the Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield.

The process of obtaining bail is simplest at the Mojave and Ridgecrest substations, particularly when those facilities don’t face any overcrowding issues. Things get more complicated if you or your loved one face a transfer from Mojave or Ridgecrest to the Central Receiving Facility, or go directly to this facility following arrest. While Kern County doesn’t have the same volume of inmate traffic as the more populous counties of Southern California, it can still take hours to go through booking at the central facility. You must complete booking before any bail-related activities can take place.

Experience Matters

At Herbert Bail Bonds, we do everything we can to expedite the bail process. To this end, we rely heavily on our long years of experience working with the Kern County Detentions Bureau. We also have longstanding relationships with the county’s local law enforcement agencies, as well as county representatives of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This familiarity increases our ability to guide you through the system and obtain a timely release, no matter which agency is taking charge in the proceedings.

Convenient Bail Bond Services

No one wants to struggle to obtain bail in the aftermath of an arrest. We do what we can to keep your stress levels low by placing an emphasis on convenience. For starters, you can initiate the bail process at any one of several locations, including your home, our offices and the holding facility. You can also make arrangements to go through the process via fax communication or over the telephone. This means that you can easily take care of all bail requirements for your loved one or friend even if you live out of the county or out of the state.

Herbert Bail Bonds also provides other important services to help you in difficult times. If your financial circumstances won’t allow you to pay the amount set for bail, we can help you petition the court for bail reduction. If you or your loved one are currently facing an arrest warrant, we can help you respond to this warrant in a way that meets all legal requirements. If you need assistance gathering facts for your case, we can put you in touch with reputable private investigators.

Accessible Bail Bond Payment

In California, most people must pay 10% of the total bail amount set by the court in order to obtain a bail bond. Several groups of people may qualify for a lower 8% fee, including military veterans and current servicemen and servicewomen, individuals who hire private criminal defense attorneys and members of workers’ unions. Whether you’re required to post the higher or lower bail amount, Herbert Bail Bonds works with you to make suitable arrangements. If you need to set up a payment plan, we’ll work with you to create a reasonable schedule for repayment. While bonds written for lower amounts may only require a co-signer to guarantee the debt, bonds written for higher amounts will require some form of collateral. If you need collateral to secure bail, we’ll gladly help you review your valuable assets and help you identify suitable items, land or other forms of property.

Call on Herbert Bail Bonds

Let’s face it, no one wants to spend time lingering in custody. In addition to disrupting your daily routine, an arrest can seriously interfere with your ability to take care of your family or meet your personal or professional obligations. At Herbert Bail Bonds, we understand the importance of getting out of jail as soon as the law allows. That’s why our top-flight services and round-the-clock availability make us the preferred option for obtaining a bail bond in Kern County.

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Cities Served within Kern County

  • Arvin
  • Bakersfield
  • California City
  • Delano
  • Maricopa
  • McFarland
  • Ridgecrest
  • Shafter
  • Taft
  • Tehachapi
  • Wasco