No one likes to think that they, or someone they know, could find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Sometimes this happens due to a simple misunderstanding while other times, the now-defendant happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Regardless as to the circumstances surrounding the arrest, when someone is taken into custody you’ll want to talk to an emergency bail bonds specialist.
Although many people are worried that the defendant will not be eligible for California bail bonds until they see a judge, this is definitely not the case. Most defendants will be allowed to hire a bondsman right away. (If the person in custody is on probation or parole, however, they may have a “hold” placed on them, which would disallow them from posting bail bonds until a judge lifts it.)
You should also know that bail bonds can be posted 24-hours a day, 365-days a year, nights, weekends and holidays included.
The bail bonds (jail bonds) application process is far less complicated than many people think it will be and depending on the company you hire, the bondsman may be able to walk you through the application process by phone.
Once the application is complete and payment has been arranged, a licensed bail bonds agent will be sent to the jail to post the bond. Lastly, you’ll want to keep in mind that the defendant’s release will not be immediate—release times often span between 30 minutes and 6 hours depending on how big, and busy the jail is.
For more information about how emergency bail bonds work call our office today for a free consultation.