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Bonds) provides 24 hours bail bond services in Los Alamitos. We are here to serve all your bail
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How does bail work?
When an individual is arrested for a crime, typically that person will be taken to a local
law enforcement station for booking, prior to incarceration in a station lock-up or county
jail. Once arrested and booked, the defendant has several options for release pending the
conclusion of his or her case. Bail is designed to guarantee the appearance of a defendant
in court at the time the judge directs.
What are the release or
bail options if
someone is arrested?
There are five basic bail options available. The five options are:
Cash Bail - Cash bail means a person must give the
court or jail the total amount of the bail in cash. The cash will be held by the court
until the defendant appears to all of his/her court cases and the case is concluded. Full
cash bonds provide a powerful incentive for the defendant to appear in court. If the
defendant appears for all of his/her scheduled court appearances, the cash bail should be
returned in full.
Surety Bond - An alternative to cash bail is a surety
bond. This process involves a contractual undertaking guaranteed by an admitted insurance
company having adequate assets to satisfy the face value of the bond. The bail agent
guarantees to the court that they will pay the bond forfeiture if a defendant fails to
appear for their scheduled court appearances. The bail agents guarantee is made
through a surety company and/or by pledging property owned by the bail agent.
For this service, the defendant is charged a premium (typically 10% of the bail amount in
California). For example, if the bail amount in $10,000.00, the premium charged is
$1,000.00. Prior to the posting of the surety bond, the defendant, friend or relative must
contact a licensed bail agent. Once a bail agent is contacted, an interview or appointment
will be immediately scheduled.
By involving the family and friends of a defendant, as well as through the acceptance of
collateral, the bail agent can be reasonably assured that the defendant released on a
surety bond will appear to all of his/her court appearances.
After this procedure is completed, the bail agent will post a bond for the full bail
amount, financially guaranteeing the defendants return to court as scheduled.
With money on the line, the bail agent has a financial interest in supervising bailees,
and ensuring that they appear in court each end every time the court orders them to
appear. If the defendant does not appear in court (skips), the bail agent has time and the
financial incentive to find the defendant and bring him/her to court.
Property Bond- In rare cases an
individual may be released by posting a property bond with the court. With a property
bond, the court records a lien on the property to secure the bail amount. If the defendant
fails to appear in court as scheduled, the court may foreclose on the property to obtain
the forfeited bail amount.
Release on Own Recognizance (O.R.) - Another method of release, pending trial, is through a county or
law enforcement administered pre-trial release program. Usually, the employees of these
programs interview defendants in custody and make recommendations to the court regarding
the release of these individuals on their own recognizance (i.e., without any financial
security to insure the defendants return).
The interview process is often conducted over the telephone, usually with little inquiry
into the defendants background. The interview process attempts to determine whether
the detainee is likely to appear in court. There is usually no verification of information
provided by the defendant. Since no money, property or bond is posted to secure the
defendants appearance in court, he/she faces no personal economic hardship from the
conscious decision not to appear in court.
Release on Citation (Cite Out) - This procedure involves the issuance of a citation by the
arresting officer to the arrestee, informing the arrestee that he/she must appear in court
at an appointed court date.
The "Cite Out" usually occurs immediately after an individual is arrested. As a
consequence of the failure to follow complete booking procedures, the true identity and
background of most individuals released on citation is never established. This results in
the release of numerous arrestees who may have outstanding bench warrants pending or who
may present a significant danger to society.
Accordingly, in those cases involving "Cite Outs", the arrestee may never be
placed in custody. Like the Own Recognizance (O.R.) release, the defendants
appearance in court depends exclusively on the integrity of the defendant voluntarily
returning to court as ordered by the court.
How long does it take to get released from jail?
There are two types of jails. There are city jails operated by city
police departments and there are county jail Orange County
operated by the county sheriff. After a defendant is booked into a city jail
fingerprinted, photographed, warrants checked, etc.), it typically takes anywhere from 15
minutes to 1 hour to be released on bail. After a defendant is booked into a county jail,
it usually takes anywhere from 2 to 8 hours and up to 24 hours to be released on bail. We
wish we could speed up the process but the city and county jails operate at their own
pace. Orange-County-Bail-Bonds.com (Binder's Bail Bonds) does everything possible to
expedite the bail release. Let us assure you we will be by your side every step of the
Orange-County-Bail-Bonds.com provides bail bonds services in cities of
Los Alamitos in Orange County. We
here to serve all your bail bonds
needs. We are a certified and licensed bail
agency with experienced bailbonds agents to help you 24 hours 365 days in a
fast, confidential, and professional way.
1-800-957-2245 for questions and complete details.