What Is a Bail Bond?
When someone is taken into custody, they will be processed, and during this processing, bail will be set. Bail is based on the crime the individual is being charged with. Minor crimes tend to have low bail amounts, and as the crimes grow more serious, the bail grows in amount. There are some cases when bail may be denied, but this is rare.
For many people, the cost of bail is too much to afford outright. Even for those who have the money to pay, they might not be able to get access to the money immediately due to the banks being closed or being over their daily ATM withdrawal limit. This is where the services of a bail bondsman come in handy.
A bail bond is made up of two parts: the bail and the bond. When a bondsman posts bail, this money is essentially a loan, for which you pay a small fee. The bond is a promise that the arrested party will then show up for all future court dates. If the arrested party fails to do so, bail money is forfeited and the bondsman will have to come and collect on it. A warrant will also be issued for your arrest.
San Bernardino County Department of Corrections Can Be Tricky
Victorville itself is not a very large city, and as such, its jail is rather small. This means that when someone is arrested and booked there, they will quickly be moved to a larger holding facility within San Bernardino. Unfortunately, once there, processing times slow down significantly, which means you or your loved one will remain in custody longer than needed. It is important that you call Herbert Bail Bonds as soon as possible, so we can have you released before transfer is made.
However, should transfer be made before we can get you out of custody, we do work with the larger detention centers in the county. 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 isn’t something you want to mess around with. As such, you don’t want to place it in the hands of an inexperienced company. We have been serving Victorville for over 45 years. We know the jails and detention centers very well and can help make the system work for you.
Our goal is to make your experience as low stress as possible. We arrive to the jail or detention center with the paperwork already filled out and the money ready to be paid. We have connections within the department of corrections that helps us navigate the process and get you out in minimal time.
Getting Out of Custody Doesn’t Need to Be Hard
Our job isn’t just to get you released from custody; it is also to make the process simple and convenient for you. In addition to quickly heading to the holding facility, we are also willing to meet your loved ones at their home to sign the contract and take payment. We even make arrangements by fax or over the phone for those who do not have loved ones in the Victorville area.
In addition to posting bail for you, we also can help you with posting bail on your own or requesting that bail be returned once your case is closed. We also can help you connect with lawyers and private investigators to help prove your case. We will do whatever we can to give you the best chance to not only get your freedom back, but help you keep it.
Paying for Your Bail Bond
The cost of a bail bond is 10% of the bail amount. This is not a rate that can be changed from company to company, so you cannot shop around for a better deal. If you meet certain criteria, bail will be reduced to 8%, but once again, this is the same with all bail bondsmen within the State of California. The criteria for being allowed to pay 8% of the bail amount 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 worried about affording your bail bond, we do offer flexible financing and payment plans. If the bail amount is high enough that we feel collateral is needed, we are willing to accept anything that is owned outright and has sufficient resale value. Your freedom should never be subject to your budget.