Posting Bail at Pomona Jail
Los Angeles County has two bail schedules that are used to determine the amount of bail an inmate must post before being released. The first bail schedule is for felonies and the second is for infractions and misdemeanors. These schedules are updated yearly and are publicly available online. The bail amount should match the crime for which the inmate was arrested; if you feel there are discrepancies, Herbert Bail Bonds can still get you or your loved one released, but it is important that you then speak with a criminal defense lawyer.
Bail is essentially a monetary promise to the corrections department that the defendant will show up to all court appearances after being released. Pomona Jail accepts two forms of bail: cash and bail bonds. Bail must be posted directly at Pomona Police Station and can be done at any time of the day or night.
In order to post cash bail, you must post the full amount, which can be difficult even for lower bails, especially when you are trying to get an inmate out of custody after banks are closed. And as bail goes up, it becomes even more difficult. Cashier’s checks and other forms of payment are not accepted as alternatives to cash bail.
Between the two accepted forms of payment, bail bonds are much more accessible. With this method, you only need 10% of the bail amount. So, if bail were set at $5,000, you would only need to pay $500 to Herbert Bail Bonds and we would cover the rest.
With cash bail, the full amount will be returned to you once the defendant attends all court dates; if the defendant does not attend all court dates, the money is kept by the court. With bail bonds, the 10% is kept by the bail bondsman, and as long as the defendant makes all court appearances, you never need to pay any more. However, should the defendant not show, you will be responsible for paying the full amount of bail to the bail bondsman.