Getting arrested in California as a first time offender can create a wave of dramatic emotions. Here is 4 tips to speed up the bail process.
An arrest is not only confusing, frightening, and frustrating, it can without a doubt take a toll on you mentally, physically and financially. Nearly everyone we have bonded out of jail said they were counting down the minuets and seconds to see a judge to find out their bail amounts.
Posting bail from jail is the last concern anyone thinks about, until you are in that unbearable moment of it actually happening. Your priority's are to get home, back to your family, back to your job and preparing to fight your case. Today we offer you four amazing tips can get you out of jail faster and maybe even keep you from spending any nights in jail with bubba.
1. Call The Best Bail Bonds Agent in California
Being released fast from jail comes down to the best experienced bail bond agents always being at the ready at any given moment. The odds are you will need to come up with an undetermined amount of money to facilitate your release from jail while you wait for your next court date. If you don't have the bail amount requested by the courts in cash, you could end up staying a little longer in jail, with your 'friendly' new bunkmates until your trial is over.
CityWide Bail Bonds wants to release you quickly and will utilize our contacts within the legal system to help speed up the process. In addition to putting up less money for bail, you can also gain insight into how the legal process will work, what to expect and how to prepare for your specific case.
2. Have Necessary Information about the Arrest Ready
Getting as many details as you can surrounding your arrest will absolutely speed up processing your bail bond, expediting your release from jail. You can pass these important details directly to us or to a friend or family member who can then relay that information accurately to us. You can inquire details like your full bond amount that is normally set to the nature of the crime you are being accused of via a bail schedule. If no one has told you this information, you can request it directly from the arresting officer or any of the desk officers. On occasion they have let family members obtain this information in order to facilitate a quicker release from the jail.
3. Find yourself a Co-signer
If you are really not wanting to have sleep overs in jail, but you are not in the best financial position to tackle the courts cash bond or even afford the low rates of a bail bondsmen, then finding a co-signer is your next journey to freedom. After you have learned how much your bail amount is for, you can talk your friends or family in to bailing you out by having them cosign your bond. The co-signer helps you by vouching that they absolutely trust you will appear in court and are willing to take on the full financial responsibility should you not show for court, even once. However, should the cosigner feel uncomfortable with anything you done after they help bail you out, they have the full right to contact the bondsman and withdraw your bond immediately. That means returning back in to custody, so it’s in your best interest to follow all the terms of your release.
4. Get a Criminal Defense Attorney
You won't need a criminal defense attorney to handle any of your bail bonds process, but having council is definitely in your benefit. Your lawyer can provide the needed legal representation for your crime and even help negotiate a lower bail amount. Depending on the county you are arrested in you may need to request a special hearing to have your bail amount lowered. Your defense attorney will be there with you for your preliminary hearings as well as set a defense for the rest of your case. In California all judge's reserve the right to grant or deny any bail depending on the evidence presented in the court of law, your defense attorney will make sure you get a fair chance at retaining bail.
If you or your loved one is sitting in jail, we understand the desire to get out and return home as quickly as possible. We look forward to helping you with your bail bond needs to facilitate a quick release in California.