If you have learned that someone you care for has been arrested and detained at the Blythe Jail you probably have a number of questions about how the process works. How long will it take? What is the cost to purchase a bond? Can the bondsman’s fee be negotiated?
When a person is transported to the Blythe Jail they will first need to be booked into the system. This process involves the defendant being photographed and fingerprinted and their information being input into the computer. They will also need to undergo a national warrant screen and background check. Booking often takes between 4 and 6 hours and no bondsman will be permitted to post a bond until the jail indicates this step is complete.
Blythe bail bonds can be purchased at a rate equal to 10% of the defendant’s total bail amount. If your loved one’s bail has been set at $50,000 you can expect to pay $5,000 to purchase a bond. Many people will pay with a debit or credit card. If you are not able to pay the bondsman their full up front in full be sure to ask the person you’re speaking with if they can assist you with a flexible monthly payment plan.
Lastly, you should know that the bondsman’s fee cannot be haggled to a lower rate. The California bail industry is regulated by the Department of Insurance (DOI) and the DOI, not individual agents or company owners, has set the rate at 10%. Any bondsman who charges more or less than the set legal rate could face criminal prosecution, the loss of their bail license, fines, penalties and even jail time.
If someone you know has been detained at the Blythe Jail call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 951-213-6788. Flexible and creative payment plans are available to those who qualify.