Finding out that someone you care for has been arrested and taken to one of the Riverside jails can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever experience. You may find yourself wondering who to call, what to do, and how to react.
The first thing you will want to keep in mind is the importance of remaining calm. If the defendant is able to call you from jail you’ll want to gather some basic information from them while on the phone. You should ask which of the Riverside jails they have been taken to, what they are being charged with, what their bail is and how long ago they were arrested. You should also confirm the correct spelling of their first and last name as well as their date of birth.
From there you will want to contact a Riverside bail bondsman. For a fee equal to 10% of the defendant’s total bail amount the bondsman will post a piece of paper with the jail that promises that if released, the defendant will return to court to resolve their case. You should keep in mind that the fee you pay to a Riverside bail bonds company is just that- a fee. It is not something you’ll get back.
If you don’t wish to hire a bondsman the alternative would be to post the full amount of the bail, in cash, at the jail. As long as the defendant makes all of their court appearances that money will be refunded to the person who posted it once the case is over.
If you have further questions about how Riverside bail bonds work call Adelante Bail bonds now at 951-213-4788. Someone is available to take your call 24-hours a day, 365-days a year, nights, weekends and holidays included.