When a person is arrested in Riverside County on felony charges, you’ll want to hire a bondsman who experienced in helping people get out of the Robert Presley Detention Center. A felony crime is one that is punishable by a sentence of more than one year and a day behind bars.
People who are convicted on these types of charges can face jail time, fines and other types of penalties as deemed appropriate by the court. Suffice to say most defendants find it’s easier to prepare, and fight their case, from outside of the jail.
When a person post felony bail bonds in Riverside County their first court date is generally pushed back by about a month. This gives them more time to hire an attorney and/or talk to witnesses that may be able to help with their defense.
Sometimes clients will be a bit wary about hiring a bondsman. What if this is the first time this person has been arrested? Won’t the judge just release them after the first court date?
The judge has complete discretion in these types of matters. Sometimes bail goes up, sometimes it goes down, sometimes it’s removed and sometimes, it stays the same. There are no guarantees that the defendant will be released from court.
Is it possible? Yes. Is it guaranteed? Absolutely not.
The decision as to whether to hire a bondsman who specializes in felony jail bonds will be a personal one, but if your concerns relate to cost, know that not all Riverside bail bonds companies require up-front payment in full. Some companies offer flexible and creative payment plans that are designed to work within your budget.
For more information about how felony bail bonds work call our office today to speak with a live agent in your area.