Finding out someone you care for has been arrested can have your world feel like it has been turned upside down. When you learn their bail has been set in the tens of thousands of dollars your stomach probably dropped. But this person has never been in trouble before, you think. Do I need to pay that full amount to get them out of jail? Not necessarily.
When someone is arrested the most common ways to get them out of jail are to post cash bail or hire a Riverside bail bondsman. For the first, you would take the defendant’s full bail amount to the jail, in cash. The jail would hold onto that money and allow the defendant to be released. As long as they appear for all of their necessary court appearances the money will be returned to the person who posted it once the case is over. That return often takes several months.
Most people don’t have immediate access to such large sums of money. This is where Riverside bail bonds companies come in. For a fee equal to 10% of the defendant’s total bail amount you can hire an expert bondsman to post a piece of paper at the jail called a bail bond. The bond promises two things. The first is that the defendant will go to court when they are required. The second is that if they don’t and cannot be returned to the system within 180 days, the bondsman and the person who cosigned the bail contract will be on the hook to pay the full bail amount as a penalty. Every time a bondsman posts a bond they take on a certain amount of liability. This is why they charge a non refundable fee for that service.
If you need help getting someone out of jail fast, Adelante Bail Bonds can help. Call us now at 951-213-4788 to speak with a licensed agent.