Waking up in the middle of the night to a phone call from a relative, friend, or loved one begging for you to help them get out of jail can be frightening. This is especially true if you have no idea where to turn for help. The police have the right to detain an individual for a period of time for a considerable amount of criminal charges. This is where an experienced bail bondsman will be able to step in and assist you with getting your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible.
If you or someone you know is arrested, there are some things that you should be aware of before you begin the process of finding a bail bonds company to assist you.
There are typically five options that can be utilized to release a defendant from jail. These include a property bond, a bail bond, release on own recognizance, a cash bond, and release on citation. The bonds require the defendant to put up some type of deposit (property, cash, etc.) to ensure that the bail bonds company will get their money back after the defendant has been released from jail. A release on their own recognizance means that the judge does not feel that the individual is a flight risk and allowed him or her to be released with the promise that he or she will return to court.
When choosing a bail bonds company, there are a few things that you should keep in mind before deciding to go with a specific company. First, trust and integrity of the company is the most important factor in your decision. Because you are risking your property or well-earned money in order to get out of jail yourself or to get someone else out, it is important to make sure that the company can be trusted to hold up their end of the bargain. A good bondsman is strictly professional and should maintain the same level of confidentiality that your doctor, lawyer, or therapist would have. The company and the bondsman should be licensed and certified, which indicates that their company is legitimate. If you do not feel safe and comfortable when you first meet with your bondsman, then that company is not the right one for you. These companies are there to help you; and if you do not feel comfortable in their presence, there are plenty of other bondsman that will be more than willing to help you.
In Upland, California, the most reliable and trustworthy bail bonds can be found here at Call Us First Bail Bonds Upland. Not only do we strive to provide the best service possible; but we genuinely want to help you and your family. When bail is offered by the judge, it is important to ensure that the amount of the bail is paid as soon as the defendant is able to. If you are unable to come up with the amount of the bail, you need to seek help from a bail bondsman. If you do not, you will remain in jail until the date of your trial, which could be any range of time from several days to several years depending on the crime.
Although you may think that you will be able to secure a loan from a traditional loan provider, this would be quite difficult because you would have to provide some type of security. However, a bail bonds company would provide you with the amount of the bail with no security; and the bondsman will do all of the work required to get the money to you.
There are four main ways an individual may get a bond and be released from jail. You can post the full amount of the bond in cash, you can pay some type of collateral and secure a traditional bail bond, you can be released on your own recognizance, or you can post physical property as the deposit on a bond.
However, it is important to note that bail bondsmen, when they provide you with a bond, become responsible for the full amount of the bond if you do not show up in court on the date of your trial. Because of this, bondsmen are typically very concerned about whether or not you will actually show up in court.
Because of this, you are responsible for assuring the bondsman that you will not be leaving town and that you will be available at all times, day or night. If you are securing the bond for someone else, you will have to ensure the bondsman that you feel comfortable being responsible for him or her and that you are sure they will be present in court on the specified day. If they do happen to skip court, you understand that you will be responsible for paying the full amount of bail.
To qualify for bail bonds, an individual has to meet a certain amount of requirements. Typically a deposit or collateral is necessary; however at Call Us First Bail Bonds Upland, we offer financing for individuals who are unable to produce collateral or a deposit. But because criminal charges are the reason for the bond, there are several other factors that are important in the decision whether or not you will qualify for a bond.
The first is the price of the bail. If the judge set the bail high, it will be considerably more difficult to qualify for a high bond. If the criminal charges are severe or heinous, the bail is typically considerably higher than a lesser crime. Very serious crimes often result in judges who are reluctant to offer any bail to the defendant. The character of the individual who has been arrested is also brought into question as this is useful in predicting if the individual will be likely to try and skip court on the day of his or her trial.
All of these factors combine to form a complete picture of whether or not an individual will qualify for a bond.