What is a Bail Bond?
After someone is arrested, they are taken to a holding facility. In most cases, it is the city jail, which is attached to the police department. After processing is complete, bail is set and can be paid. The bail amount is determined by the county bail schedule. Minor crimes tend to have low bail amounts, and the amount of bail increases as the severity of the crime does. In some cases, bail is not allowed, but this is very rare.
In many cases, the bail amount will be too high to pay outright. Even for lower bail amounts, if you need to pay while the banks are closed or after you have already withdrawn your daily limit of cash, you might not be able to go it alone. This is when you turn to a bail bondsman for help.
A bail bond is made up of two parts: the bail and the bond. Bail is a financial guarantee to the court that you will show up for all court appearances related to your case; however, if you use a bail bondsman, it is the bondsman putting up the money. This is where the bond comes into play.
The bond is insurance that you will still show up, despite the money being used to pay bail not being yours. If you fail to show, the bondsman will collect on the money lost. Additionally, a warrant for your arrest will be issued.
San Bernardino County Department of Corrections Can Be Tricky
Upland is a pretty small city. And as you would expect, its jail is not very large. Because space is limited, the jail works to transfer inmates to other correctional facilities as soon as possible.
The problem is that once transfer is complete, processing times tend to slow down significantly. This will result in you or your loved one being stuck in custody for longer than is necessary, potentially by up to a day. As soon as you are aware that an arrest has been or is being made, call us. Every second counts, and we want to ensure you do not spend one extra second in custody than you absolutely must.
Should transfer be made before we can get you out, we will work with the larger detention centers on your behalf. 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 Have the Experience You Need
Your freedom is precious. You should never place it in the hands of an inexperienced bail bondsman. Over the last four decades, we have been helping residents of Upland, as well as visitors, get out of custody. We know the jails and detention centers in the area very well and have learned how to make the system work in our favor.
We want to make this stressful experience as low stress as possible, not add to your worries. We will arrive with the paperwork already filled out and the money ready to go. You will be out of custody in minimal time and with little to no effort on your part.
Getting Out of Custody Doesn’t Need to Be Hard
While getting you released from custody is our primary goal, we also want to make the process as simple and convenient as possible. We are ready to do what it takes to make everything easy on you. If we need to head to your loved one’s house to sign the contract and collect payment, we will. We also make arrangements by fax and phone, so if you don’t have anyone in the Upland area, you can still get out of custody. Should you need a private investigator or a lawyer to help fight your case, we can also make recommendations.
Paying for Your Bail Bond
While the dollar amount you pay will vary, the percentage of your bail bond that you must pay the bail bondsman is set by the State of California at 10% of the amount of bail. Because the fee is the same across the board, there is no need to price shop with bail bondsmen; instead, you should focus on quality and experience.
If you meet certain criteria, the fee can be reduced to 8%, but this is also standard and will be the same with all bail bondsmen. The criteria for paying just 8% is as follows:
-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 you are concerned that you cannot afford the bail bond fee, we do offer flexible financing and payment plans. We will ask for collateral when needed, and we are open to accepting anything owned outright with the needed resale value.