Most people go their entire lives without being asked to help get someone out of jail. When they contact a bondsman in Riverside they’ll start by telling the agent they have never needed to call a bail bonds company before and they have no idea how the process works.
The good news is that getting someone out of one of the California jails is not nearly as complicated as you’d might think.
The bondsman will start by asking you to provide some basic information about the defendant including their full name, approximate age and the jail they are being held at. They will also ask how long you’ve known this person, how you know them and whether you’re willing to take full legal responsibility that they will go to court and finish their case.
You will also be asked to sign a bail bonds agreement form and will need to pay a bail bonds fee that is equal to 10% of the defendant’s total bail amount. If you can’t pay all at once, that’s OK, you’ll simply want to ask about a bail bonds payment plan.
Once the paperwork has been signed and the payment details have been sorted through an agent will go to the Riverside County Jail to post the defendant’s bail bonds. The defendant will, in most cases, be released within 4 to 6 hours of their bail bonds (or jail bonds) being posted.