For a lot of people, the only thing they know about Santa Ana bail bonds is what they see on TV and what you see on tv portrays Santa Ana bail bonds different than what happens in real life.
Because in real life, after acquiring the services of a Santa Ana bail bonds company, the only time you will likely see your bail bonds agent is when you check in and sign your paperwork; assuming you appear in court.
Options for Release from Jail in Santa Ana.
There are 4 basic options for release from jail in Santa Ana after someone is arrested.
The 1st basic release option:
This option is known as a release on own recognizance (OR). In Santa Ana,
pre-trial services division and local law enforcement determine this form of release.
Defendant’s go through an interview process with an agent from the program and this is usually done over the phone.
If a recommendation is made that the individual should be released without having to pay any bail, the defendant will sign a form promising that he/she will appear in court. This type of release is standard in Santa Ana for low-level misdemeanor offenses and traffic infractions.
The 2nd basic release option:
This option is known as a cash bail bond. A cash bail bond in Santa Ana means that the full amount of the bail bond is paid directly to the jail or the court.
Usually this is in the form of cash or a cashier’s check and must be received before the defendant is released. This cash is held until the case is over. Once the case is over the cash will be returned minus any and all court costs and fees.
However, If the defendant fails to appear in court, the cash bail is ordered forfeited. So, you can imagine a cash bail bond is a good incentive for a defendant to appear in court at all scheduled court dates.
The 3rd basic release option:
This is known as a property bond. A property bond means that a home is put up as collateral directly to the court. The property is held until the case is over.
Once the case is over the property will be released (re-conveyed) back to the property owner. This process is very time consuming and can take several days to complete.
The 4th and final basic release option:
This is known as a surety bail bond. This is an alternative to posting a cash bond. It is the most popular form of bail.
When a surety bond is posted, it means that a bail bonds company is guaranteeing that the defendant will appear in court every single time he/she is required to appear.
If the defendant fails to appear in court as ordered and he or she is not returned to jail by the bail bonds company, the bail bonds company will pay the full amount of the bond to the court.
The fee for most surety bail bonds in Santa Ana is between 7%-10 % of the bond. In other words, for a $10,000 bond, the fee is between $700-$1000 due to the bail bond company so this fee is non-refundable. In many cases, collateral is not required.
However, a co-signer is often required. Co-signer is responsible for the full value of the bond to the Santa Ana bail bonds company.
Why Use Santa Ana Bail Bonds Service?
Using a Santa Ana Bail Bonds company has many advantages over paying cash bail. Here are just a few of the examples:
Saving Money/Less Out of Pocket Expense:
It can be tough to come up with the full amount of the bond to pay to the court or jail. Most people borrow the money from family and friends or even ask their employers. For a $5,000 bond, it is much easier to come up with $350-$500 to pay the Santa Ana bail bondsmen instead of the full amount directly to the court.
Locating Friends or Loved One After an Arrest:
After an arrest, a defendant usually calls a family member or friend to help get him or her out of jail. Most people have no idea what to do, or where to start.
We suggest that a great place to start is to call a local Santa Ana bail bonds company. The bail bonds agent can find out all the information you need. You can learn where the person is in jail and how much the bail is, and more.
Have a Warrant or Need to Turn Yourself In?
If you believe that you have an active warrant for your arrest and may be arrested. Calling a Santa Ana Bail Bonds company is a great idea.
A Santa Ana bail bonds company can find out information about most warrants. Some of this information can include where the warrant was issued and what the charge is and what the bail/warrant amount is.
In most cases, the bail bonds agent can meet you at the court that issued the warrant. Or they can meet you at the police department or the local sheriff’s department. And while you are being processed, the bail bondsman can begin the paperwork so you can be released ASAP.
These are just a few of the advantages to using the services of a Santa Ana Bail Bonds company. It is very important to understand how bail works and what your options are for getting out of jail.
The most likely step after you are released (if you haven’t already), should be to call your attorney, or to seek out the advice of an attorney.
Blaine Carbo Bail Bonds is here to help you with your Santa Ana bail bonds needs. Contact us today to help you get out of jail NOW.