You would think that with the number of arrests that take place in San Diego County, people would take the time to familiarize themselves with what happens once one is arrested. Unfortunately, most people do not and often find themselves at a loss once they or a loved one is arrested. It is important to note that the bail prices tend to be different from county to county even though the principles that govern the setting of bail bonds are the same. There are certain frequently asked questions that each person should know ahead of time. Here are just a few:
1.)How are bail bonds determined?
Each county has a bail schedule which is basically a list of the crimes committed and how much should be paid for the said crime in bail. It is this schedule that determines the amount you will pay when it comes to bail bonds.
2.)Do I have to be bailed out by a specific person?
No. Anybody who cares about you can actually come and bail you out of jail. It does not have to be someone you are related to.
3.)What happens if I am not bailed out?
If you are not bailed out of jail, you will have to stay locked up until you are found innocent and therefore released from jail, or found to be guilty and incarcerated or given some other sentence. Unfortunately, you will have to wear the orange jumpsuit to court during this time and this can actually reflect poorly on you in court.
4.)Are you able to check what someone has been arrested for?
Yes we are. Since bail bonds San Diego are based on particular crimes, we are able to check and find out what one is arrested for. We need details such as the full name of the arrested person, their birth date as well as the county in which they were arrested. With this information, we are able to find them within the county system as well as to give answers to the person’s family members.
5.)My friend or relative has been arrested in a different state. Can you get them out of jail?
Unfortunately, we have been given a license to only bail people out of a Californian jail. If the person has been jailed out of state, you will need a bail agent who is licensed to carry out services in the said state.
6.)How long before I can be released once bail is paid?
Once you have given the initial payment, you can be out of jail in about 2 hours. It is important to note though that the time of release varies based on the county you are in.
One of the things that should give you comfort is to know that bail agents work under a strict code of ethics. With bail bondsmen who are highly trained, a professional organization will work faster and harder to get you or your loved one out of jail.