California Bail Blog

Our blog provides insightful articles and updates on various aspects of the bail process in California. It covers topics ranging from the early release of inmates and legislative changes affecting bail, to practical advice on selecting a reliable bail bonds company. This blog aims to inform and guide readers through the complexities of the bail system, offering valuable information for those seeking assistance in this area.

When Should You Call A Bail Bonds Service?

Finding out that a loved one has been arrested is never easy. One of the first steps you should take is calling a local bonding service company. Here’s why: Your bail bondsman can walk you through the process The bonding…

5 Things to Know Before Contacting a Riverside Bail Bonds Service

When a loved one is arrested, you naturally want to do something to help—and often, that means contacting a local bail bond company. If you’ve never worked with a bail bond company before, however, you may have some questions about what, exactly, the process entails. In this post, we’ll run through five things everyone should know before they try to arrange bail. The whole point of a bonding service company is to get people out of jail. First, understand that the entire idea of a bail bond company is to help you get your loved one back home. When your loved one first faces a judge, bail will be set—but in some cases, that bail amount can be prohibitively expensive. A Riverside bail bonds service will help you get the funds you need to pay bail and get your loved one home until his or her scheduled court appearance. You’ll have to pay a small premium. Bail bond companies exist to make bail more affordable—but that doesn’t mean it’s free. You’ll need to pay a small percentage of the total bail amount—usually 10 percent. Note that if you still can’t afford it, a company like Remedy Bail Bonds will work with you to offer some flexible financing options. Not all bonding companies are created equal. While most bail bond services are reputable and above-board, it’s still important to do your homework and ensure that you’re picking a company you can trust. Check consumer reviews; a simple Google search will point you in the right direction. Seek a company that’s active in the local business community. Finally, be wary of companies that charge you more than 10 percent of the total bail amount. That’s usually a red flag. The process takes some time. Remedy Bail Bonds will always work hard to […]

4 Ways to Help a Loved One Who’s in Jail

It’s disconcerting, to say the least when a loved one winds up in jail. You know that the person must be feeling scared and isolated, and you may feel a little daunted yourself. The good news is that there are steps you can take to help—starting with the four suggestions we’ve listed here. Remind Them That You Love Them The most important thing you can do for your loved one is to remind them that they’re not alone—that whether they’ve been falsely arrested or actually committed the crime in question, you’ve always got their back. Whenever you have a chance to speak with your loved one on the phone, be intentional in stating your unconditional love and support. It means more than you can imagine, and may go a long way toward helping your loved one maintain some hope. Gather Information In addition to expressing your encouragement, also take the time to gather some key pieces of information. Simply put, this will help you expedite the bail bond process, and get your loved one out of jail sooner rather than later. Specifically, ask about: a booking number they have been assigned; the exact jail where they are being held; and the amount at which bail has been set. It’s possible your loved one won’t know all of this information right away, and that’s fine—but the more facts you can collect, the smoother things will go when you call the San Bernardino bondsman. Call a Bail Bondsman Speaking of which, that’s the next suggestion on our list: To get your loved one out of jail promptly, call a local bail bond agent. Let them know all the information you’ve been able to collect from your loved one and be ready to pay a small fee (usually 10 percent of the total […]

Selecting the Best Orange County Affordable Bail Bonds Company

When a family member or close friend is arrested, time is of the essence. You will naturally want to do whatever you can to help them, as quickly as possible—and in many cases, that means reaching out to an Orange County-affordable bail bonds company.But wait: Not all bondsmen are created equal, and it’s important to choose a bonding service company that will prove helpful, efficient, affordable, and above all honest. How do you make that key selection? Here are some suggestions.Listen to Word of MouthOne thing you can do is ask your friends or family members for a recommendation. Simply reach out and see if they have ever worked with a fast bail bonds company—and if so, what their experience was like.Read Online ReviewsIf you don’t have a good word of mouth recommendation, head to Google and see what you can find. Pay special attention to online reviews. If a company gets five-star ratings across the board, that’s a pretty good indicator that it’s a reputable bail bonding service. But if the company gets negative reviews, for any reason, that’s something you can take as a red flag.Look for a Company with Community RootsAs you seek a reputable Orange County bail bonds company, make sure you look for a legitimate local business—that is, a company that is esteemed within the community. For example, you can often see Remedy Bail Bonds participating in community events, sponsoring local charities, etc. Community roots are always a good display of trustworthiness.Make a CallIf you find the name of a bail bonding company that looks legitimate, give them a call. Remember, you have no obligation to go with the first company you find, so feel free to ask questions and get a feel for their customer service. If you don’t find the bondsman to be […]

4 Things to Do When a Loved One Calls You from Jail

Few things are more frightening than receiving a phone call from jail. It can be absolutely heartbreaking to get a call from a loved one or a family member telling you that they have been arrested. Yet even as you receive this phone call, there are a few things you can and should be doing to offer help. Here are a few tips from our Riverside bail bonds service. Offer Your Love and Encouragement Our first tip is simple but so important. When your loved one calls from jail, they are bound to be terrified. They won’t know what they should do next. They may also feel ashamed to call you, regardless of whether or not they are actually guilty of a crime. Your job, then, is simply to offer your love and support. Let them know that you’re there for them no matter what and that you’ll stand by them through this entire process. Collect Information You should also collect some basic information from your loved one—information that may come in handy as you try to arrange bail. Specifically, we recommend asking them: Where they are being held (which jail) What specific charges they are facing The amount at which bail has been set (if they’re this far into the process) This is all information that can help to speed things along when you call the bail bond company, but if your loved one is too upset to answer, that’s okay, too—the bondsman can figure it out. Call a Bonding Service Company Make sure you tell your loved one that you are calling a Riverside bail bonds company to get the ball rolling. Encourage them that they will be released in due time—just as soon as the bail bond is processed. When you call the bail bond company itself, […]

Why are Some People Denied Bail?

Being arrested can be a traumatizing experience and the thought of remaining in jail until your court appearance can be horrific. Often, though, there is a way to avoid this fate. When you are accused of a crime, you will typically be brought before a judge for a bail hearing; if you pay the set bail amount, you can get out of jail and go back home to be with your family. It is important to note that not everyone is granted bail. Indeed, simply getting a bail hearing does not guarantee that bail will be set. Most people do get bail set, but a few will not—and it’s important to understand why. We’ll offer a brief overview here, from our San Bernardino bail bondsman. Who’s Denied Bail? It’s ultimately up to the judge to determine who does and does not get bail. In a few rare exceptions, the judge may decide that the accused shouldn’t get jail because there is simply too great a risk that he or she will commit violent acts upon their release; or, that they simply won’t return for their scheduled court appearance. Some specific reasons why the judge might deny bail, according to our bail bondsman: The accused has a long criminal history, with a lot of previous convictions on his or her records. The severity of the crime is extreme—e.g., violent. The accused has an extremely disruptive and antagonistic attitude at the hearing. The accused has a history of missing court appearances. The officers who are knowledgeable of the case believe the accused is a danger. The accused is perceived to be a flight risk—e.g., unlikely to return for the scheduled court appearance. In any of these cases, it is possible for the judge to deny bail. Denied Bail is Rare With that […]

Bailing Out Your Loved One (As Quickly as Possible)

When a loved one is arrested, you naturally want to do everything you can to get them out of jail—as expediently as possible. The bail bond process is helpful in this regard, yet there are also some simple steps you can take to make the bail bond process work quickly and efficiently. The first step, of course, is calling the right Riverside bail bonds service—such as Remedy Bail Bonds. From there, we have three additional tips we’ll offer. Keep these points in mind when you start the bail bond process on your loved one’s behalf. Start Sooner Rather Than Later Our first tip is a simple one: You will want to call your chosen bail bond company as soon as you possibly can. The reason for this is simple. Getting someone out of jail can take time, sometimes several hours; it depends on a number of factors, but mostly how quickly the jail can process paperwork. Due to this uncertainty, and to the potential for some delays, it’s best to get your bail bond company on board right away. Remember that the typical bonding service company—and yes, this includes Remedy Bail Bonds—can be reached 24/7. Have the Right Information A second tip: When you call the Riverside bail bond company, make sure you can provide all the necessary information. Of course, you will need to tell them the name of your loved one. If possible, it is also helpful if they know the specific charges that have been brought. Also be ready to tell your bail bond company at which jail your loved one is being held. There is more than one in the area, and if you can narrow it down, it will save the bondsman a lot of time. Finally, be ready to let them know the bail […]

How Do Bail Bonds Work in San Bernardino?

When you’re arrested and charged with a crime, there’s typically a long stretch of time before your court appearance—in other words, a long stretch of time before you find out whether you are guilty or innocent in the eyes of the law. Most individuals will understandably want to be at home with their loved ones during this time, rather than spending it in jail. The bail bonds process can make that possible. But how much do you actually know about how bail bonds work? If you’re new to bail bonds, we’ve got a quick overview for you, assembled by our expert San Bernardino bail agents. What is Bail? Let’s start at the beginning. When you’re arrested and charged with a crime, you’ll ultimately see a judge, who will make a decision about bail. Bail is the amount of money you have to pay in order to be released from jail and sent home to be with your family. Most individuals, when accused of a crime, will have this option to pay bail and leave jail—unless theirs was an especially violent crime, or they have a long criminal history or a history of failing to appear in court. What are Bail Bonds? The problem with bail is that it can sometimes be unaffordable. If you don’t have the cash on hand to pay the set bail amount, what can you do? The short answer is to call a San Bernardino bondsman, who will make bail on your behalf—requiring only a small premium from you. (Most of the time, you’ll only have to pay about 10 percent of the total bail amount.) How Do You Get a Bail Bond? Getting a bail bond is as simple as reaching out to a local bail bond agent, such as Remedy Bail Bonds. You can […]