BAIL BONDS WEST HOLLYWOOD
When your loved one is locked up, it can be a scary and confusing experience. Getting your loved one home as quickly as possible will help you to get through this process, and Call Us First Bail Bonds West Hollywood wants to help you in this troubling time. By understanding the bail bonds process and knowing what to expect, you will be able to get through the system quickly and move on with your life.
Call Us First Bail Bonds West Hollywood is a highly rated bail bonds company that serves the citizens in this region with dignity and respect. We have years of experience working as a liaison between the courts, police and the public, and we can work quickly to have your loved one released. An arrest can happen at any time of the day or night, and we are on call 24 hours a day to meet your needs. When you are in a difficult situation and you need the services of a bail bondsman, count on Call Us First Bail Bonds West Hollywood to meet your needs.
If you have never been involved with the criminal justice system, you may not be aware of how bail works. When a person is charged with a crime, the judge has the discretion to release the person on their own recognizance (ROR), release them on bail or remand them into custody. If a person is released on their own recognizance, they are free to go with a verbal promise that they will return for train and accompanying legal processes later.
If a person is remanded into custody, they are immediately taken to jail where they must wait until their trial. If they are released on bail, they must put up a certain amount of cash or assets in order to affirm that they will appear for trial.
The judge will take several factors into account when determining how to set bail. First, the nature of the crime is a determining factor in how much the defendant will have to pay. For crimes that carry heavy penalties like murder, rape and kidnapping, bail amounts may be high, as there is a high likelihood that the defendant will not return.
The defendant's ties to the community and criminal background are also taken into account when the judge determines bail. If the defendant has a history of violence and no ties to the community, the bail amount may be higher. A person with a full time job, no criminal record and community involvement may be granted a low bail amount or simply released on his own recognizance.
There are several types of bail available. This will determine how much you will pay and how it will be paid.
With a cash bail, the defendant is ordered to pay the full amount of ordered bail.
Most commonly referred to as a bail bond, this bail is backed by an insurance agency that promises to pay the full amount of the bail if the defendant doesn't show up for court. The agency charges a percentage of the bail amount, usually 10 percent as a non-refundable fee. The person who pays the bail may also be required to put up some form of collateral, like a house, car or business to secure the person's arrival in court.
This type of bond requires you to put a lien on a property to assure that the accused appears in court. Most people put up their homes to secure a property bond.
When the case has been concluded, either through a verdict or dismissal, you will receive a check for your collateral amount, minus any applicable fees. If you have put any liens on your property, they will be released within 30 days. Simply go to the court and receive a certificate of disposition and bring it to your bail bondsman to receive your property or cash.
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The first step in getting you the money you need is to discuss your loved one's case. When you call us, we will be ready to get the details we need to start the process. When you call us, be ready to provide the following information:
-Date of Birth
You should also bring the following information when you meet with the bail bondsman.
-Two forms of current and valid ID
-Two pay stubs
-Proof of address(can be a lease, utility bill or tax return)
In some cases, you will have to provide collateral in order to free your loved one. There are several sources of collateral that you can provide to help expedite your case. These include:
The amount of cash you need will depend on the amount of your bail. Bring a certified check or money order for the intended amount.
This can include the deed to your home, a title to a car or proof of business ownership.
Business collateral will include a business license, proof of ownership or financial statement. You can also bring a recent bank statement.
Savings collateral includes account passbooks, certificates of deposit and stock option paperwork.
By having all of these pieces of documentation when you arrive, you can avoid the usual back and forth that sometimes accompanies bail arranging.
With this information, we can contact the court and start making arrangements to have your loved one freed. Many people wonder how long it will take to have their loved one released after the bail is paid.
We work closely with the courts and jails to make sure this process goes as quickly as possible. In some cases, your loved one will be out in as little as a few hours. Some cases may even be quicker than that. How long it will take depends largely on the jail. Most jails free the first people detained first, so it may depend on when he was arrested. Weekends and holidays tend to be slower.
If a friend or family member has been arrested, don't hesitate. Call us and to have your loved one home as soon as possible.