Bail Bonds in Los Angeles County
Suddenly finding a friend or a loved one in jail can be a scary experience. It’s even scarier when you are the one who is sitting behind bars. Luckily, if you find yourself or a loved one in this predicament, there are ways to get out of jail fast. At The Bail Boys, we understand the fear and frustration you are going through. We also understand that it is important for you to be home so you can better work with your defense team and prepare for your upcoming court date. That is why we work hard to get you back home as soon as possible.
Depending on the circumstances, a person’s bond can be very expensive. If you are worried about the cost, come talk to our team of professional bail bondsman. We offer several payment options and will help you find the right one that will fit into your budget.
See below for the cities we serve in Los Angeles County:
- Beverley Hills
- Crescenta Highlands
- Diamond Bar
- El Monte
- Long Beach
- Los Angeles
- San Fernando Valley
- Van Nuys
- Woodland Hills
What Happens When You Get Arrested in Los Angeles County?
When you get arrested in Los Angeles County, you will be placed in handcuffs and taken to the Los Angeles Police Station. Once you arrive at the Los Angeles Police Station, you will begin the booking process. During the booking and processing, you will be fingerprinted, get a mugshot picture taken, and answer questions about your background. Your information will then be processed into the computer system.
The booking process could take about two to three hours to complete. Once you have finished the booking process, you will then either be placed into a cell or you may be transferred to one of the Los Angeles County jails. If you are transferred to one of the bigger jails, it could take around 12 hours before your bail will be posted.
How Can a Bail Bond Help You?
If you or someone you know has been recently incarcerated, we can help get you to where you need to be. When you get arrested, a judge will set your bail for a certain amount of money. This helps to ensure that you will come back to court to settle your case in the future. When a judge sets your bail, you are required to pay it before you can leave jail. Most of the time, a person’s bail will be set at too high of an amount for them to afford. This is where we come in.
When you give us a call, we will review the situation and come up with the best plan of action. Depending on the type of payment option that you choose, we may ask that you pay a small percentage of the bail and then put down some sort of collateral – like your home, your car, or jewelry – for the remaining amount. Once you have gone to court to face the charges that have been brought against you, the collateral will be returned to you.
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What Determines the Amount of My Bail?
After you get arrested, you will have to go to a bail hearing where a judge will determine the amount of your bail. There are a few things that the judge will consider when setting your bail. A judge will ask themselves a few questions when determining your bail, which includes:
- What is the defendant’s criminal history?
- Is the defendant a flight risk?
- Does the defendant have important family obligations?
- Does the defendant have a strong connection with the community?
- Does the defendant pose a public safety risk?
In addition to an amount of money that must be paid, your bail could also come with a few conditions that you must follow. Some of these conditions could be travel restrictions, firearm restrictions, and no-contact orders. If you fail to abide by the rules that are given to you, you risk the chance of going back to jail.
The Los Angeles County Bail Bonds Process
You usually only must wait a few hours for a judge to set your bail. In California, a person’s bail can be set at any time of the day or night and on any day of the week. If you are attempting to bail a loved one out of jail you must wait for the booking process and bail hearing to take place before you can attempt to bail them out of jail.
Once they have been booked into jail, you can usually call the jail or go onto the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s website to find out inmate information, including their bail amount.
When you have figure out how much the person’s bail has been set for, come visit us at any of our Los Angeles County locations or our Ventura location. In addition to knowing the bail amount, you will also need to know:
- What charge the person is facing
- Which jail the person is in
- The person’s date of birth
- The person’s booking number
- Once we have all the information that is needed, we can work quickly to help get your loved one out of jail
Bail Bond Payment Options
Like most of the other bail bondsman in California, we follow the California State Law which states that we will never charge you more than 10% of your bail amount. Unlike most other bail bonds services, we understand that even a 10% charge can be expensive for some people, which is why we have several different payment options that are able to suit a wide range of budgets:
- 2% Bail Bond option allows you to only put 2% down upfront if you have a co-signer or OAC. You can pay the other 8% charge later and get your loved one home a lot sooner.
- 1% Bail Bonds is a great option if the person has just been arrested on their first offense. This allows you to only pay a small fee up front and pay the rest of the fee later.
- 0% Bail Bonds with collateral option is something that very few Los Angeles Bail Bondsman are willing to do. However, we understand that arrest can happen suddenly when you are not prepared for them. So, even if you don’t have cash on you right then, you can still get your loved one out of jail and pay the fee later on in the week.
We strive to do everything in our power to help you and your loved one during this difficult time. This is why we offer payment plans on all of our bail bonds options. Just talk to one of our experienced staff members to see what type of payment option would be best for you.
Why You Should Call The Bail Boys
Here at Bail Boys, we understand the frustration and fear that is accompanied with an arrest. This is why we go out of our way to ensure that everyone who contacts our office is treated with the respect that they deserve. Our goal is to lessen your stress, not add to it. When you contact our office, we will take the time to talk to you and go over the steps that need to be taken to ensure that you completely understand the process. We are also willing to work with you to make sure that the bail bonds fee can fit your budget.
We understand how important it is to have your loved one home as soon as possible. Once we have the information that we need and have come up with the best payment option for you, we then work quickly to make sure that you loved one is able to be at home with you that same day.
Our Los Angeles Bail Bondsmen Are Here When You Need Them
No matter what time of the day or night you need us, we will have an expert bail bondsman waiting for your call. Not only are our offices open 24/7 for your convenience, but we also have multiple offices all over California to help assist you better.
If you or someone you love has recently been arrested in Los Angeles County, don’t hesitate to contact us today by calling (800) 798-7366.