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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 San Bernardino County serving all courts, city jails, and sub-stations in the San Bernardino and Inland Empire area.

In the blink of an eye, you can find yourself in an unexpected situation that calls for immediate help from a bail bondsman. When this type of situation arises, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed and make poor decisions that increase the amount of time that you or your loved one remain in jail. At Herbert Bail Bonds, we rely on 45 years of experience to make the right decisions that bypass any potential delays in the bail process and lead to a release from custody as soon as possible.

What Is a Bail Bond?

Unless you or your loved one is accused of committing an extremely serious offense, the court system will likely offer the opportunity to post bail. Essentially, this offer allows arrested individuals to remain free until the dates appointed for trial, as long as they pay a refundable good-faith fee set by the court. Some people can pay this fee on their own, either in cash or in the form of “real” property such as a piece of land or a home. However, many — if not most — individuals must arrange a bail bond in order to gain their temporary freedom.

Three parties enter into a bail bond agreement: the person accused of a crime, the court that hears the charges filed against that person, and an officer of the court called a bail bondsman. The bondsman plays a crucial role in this agreement by securing the accused individual’s temporary release in exchange for a guarantee to pay the full bail amount if that individual doesn’t come to court for all scheduled proceedings. In addition to requiring this payment from the bail bondsman, the court will issue an arrest warrant for any person who fails to fulfill the terms of the bail bond.

Navigating the San Bernardino County Jail System

Over two million people live in San Bernardino County. The county maintains a mixture of local and centralized jail facilities. People arrested in several areas — including Barstow, Needles, Morongo Basin and Big Bear — will initially be held for up to 96 hours before transferring to one of the county’s two main jails: the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga or the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino. If the local holding facilities are overcrowded, the transfer process can happen much sooner. People arrested in the Rancho Cucamonga area typically go straight to the West Valley Detention Center, while people arrested in San Bernardino typically go straight to the Central Detention Center.

If you or a loved one gets transferred from one of San Bernardino County’s holding facilities to either of the two main jails, it can take hours to go through the booking process required for all incoming defendants. It can take just as long, or in some cases even longer, to make the arrangements necessary for posting bail. In order to avoid this unpleasant scenario, you must make the proper bail arrangements before the transfer window closes at the local jail facility.

If you or a loved one directly enter the West Valley Detention Center of the Central Detention Center, you will inevitably face the lengthy wait for booking. However, you can still minimize the time spent in jail by making arrangements for bail as soon as possible. The bail bonding company you choose can have a crucial impact on the speed of this process.

Experience When It Counts

Herbert Bail Bonds has a long and established history working with San Bernardino County’s Detentions and Corrections Bureau, as well as the county’s local holding facilities. This history gives us the insider’s knowledge we need to move you through the system rapidly and secure your release at the earliest possible opportunity. We also maintain good communications with Kern County representatives of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and can help with cases that concern this federal agency.

Increasing Your Convenience

It can be hard dealing with all of the stresses that come with arrest and even temporary incarceration. We help you get through difficult times by decreasing the hassle of making bail arrangements for yourself or a friend or family member. If you like, you can make those arrangements in person at the holding facility, at your home or in our conveniently located offices. You can also make arrangements remotely by contacting us over the phone or through fax-based communication. This means that, no matter where you live, you can make sure that you, your friend, or loved one in Kern County receives all needed assistance.

Our assistance also extends to other needed services for people arrested for a criminal offense. For example, if the court sets a prohibitively high bail amount, we can help you take the steps required to obtain a bail reduction that lowers the cost you must pay for a bond. If you need a private investigator to work on your case, we can also put you in touch with a capable, trustworthy agency.

Making Bail Bond Payments

Under California law, the most you have to pay for a bail bond is 10% of the total cost of bail. Veterans and people currently serving in the military can qualify for a lower 8% bond, and the same lower bond rate is typically available for people with memberships in workers’ unions  and people who hire private criminal attorneys to defend them. Whether you have a 10% or 8% bail bond, we’re committed to helping you meet your financial obligation. In support of this goal, we offer a range of payment schedules if you can’t afford the up-front cost of your bond. For relatively small total bail amounts, you may only need a cosigner to secure your debt. However, larger bail amounts must usually be secured with some kind of collateral. If you have a collateral requirement, we’ll work with you to identify suitable assets that meet this requirement.

Call on Herbert Bail Bonds

Even a short stay in jail can seriously disrupt your life or the life of someone you love. Depending on your circumstances, the consequences may include lost wages, job loss and a reduced ability to follow through with a range of important responsibilities. Herbert Bail Bonds is a family business committed to reducing the burden on your family and helping you restore a sense of normalcy to your life in the aftermath of an arrest. Our decades of service, 24/7 availability and flexible arrangements make us the go-to option for obtaining a bail bond in San Bernardino County.

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Cities Served within San Bernardino County

  • Rialto
  • Running Springs
  • San Bernardino
  • Twentynine Palms
  • Upland
  • Victorville
  • Wrightwood
  • Yermo
  • Yucaipa
  • Yucca Valley