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Bail Bonds in Glendora, California

Steven Mehr Bail Bonds pushes towards serving our customers by having the best experience they can possibly have despite the fact that they are going through a disastrous time. We plan on making it as simple and fast as achievable for you which is just one of the countless things that sets us apart from other bail bond agencies in Glendora. Plainly said, we will work for you.

While being in business for over 35 years we have never closed our office and it’s consistency to stay open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with an available agent always waiting by to take your call. A variety of payments can be made such as by depositing cash or checks in our bank account or by dialing our office and reading out a credit card to us over the phone. All key credit cards are accepted. All of our agents have a marvelous amount of knowledge in this field and have been agents well over 5 years. Steven Mehr bail bonds is a family owned business and his family line in this business dates all the way back to the 1920’s.

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Glendora Bail Bond Advice

The bail bond business is an enormously bloodthirsty industry and when deciding a bonding company, you want to make certain you select the right one. It’s already tough enough that you’ve landed in a situation to be bailing someone out, so why not make it as trouble-free as possible for you. We have agents in or minutes away from every city statewide just on standby for you so they can post a bond. Our dynamic force will promise the fastest response time to free someone from custody. In addition to our friendly service we may drive them home once released for your convenience. These are just a small number of the things that fully divide us from our competition. There are plentiful tallies of other things that continue to separate us from other companies. For instance, if you can’t drive for some reason we will work with you by sending one of our agents to wherever you are, discretely and with no extra charge. The significance of posting a bail cannot be addressed enough. If you go to jail then go to court while still being in custody, the judge will wonder why you’re still in jail and think you’re not doing much with your life in society. This can result in harsher punishments believe it or not. If you post bail, you get out that night and get to go home without delay. Instead of having your court date within the next couple days, you get the ability of pushing back the court fate which gives you time to build a solid defense for your case. Regardless of the clear actuality that jail is just a flat out frightening place to be, bail brings many other beneficial aspects along with it.

What is a Bail Bond in Glendora?

A bail bond is a bond, a form of agreement, which grants you the right to be freed from jail until established guilty. It’s essentially a piece of paper that is given to the jail which is then handed to the court. At the end, you are either innocent or guilty. Once sentenced, the bond is then exonerated and our responsibility is forfeited. If the defendant doesn’t make it to court, you (co-signer) and the defendant are accountable for the amount of the bond and could possibly be rearrested if the bonding company isn’t notified about the missed court date.

How may one post a Bail Bond in Glendora?

Signature Only Request:

For a signature only bail to qualify, you must show the company that you are financially well enough off to support the bail. Here, not collateral will be taken.

Secured Only Request:

In this scenario, you did not financially qualify for the bail amount, but that’s ok because there are different routes we can take. We accept collateral as long as it supports and covers the size of the bond. Collateral included houses, cars, or cash.

What happens after I sign a Bail Bond request in Glendora?

If you are about to sign a bail bond agreement, you’re stepping into a very large responsibility. By partaking in the bail you are acting upon as a co-signer. This means you’re a responsible for the amount of the bond posted. As a co-signer you must make sure the arrestee shows up to court, if the defendant skips, big problems lie ahead. You must have 100% trust in the person you are deciding to bail out. As soon as the court case is over and the defendant is sentenced, the bond is closed and your liability has ended.

How a Glendora Bail Bond Works

The town of Glendora is securely watched by the Glendora City Police.

If you were to be placed under arrest here, you would be taken to their police branch until your court date. Here you will undergo their booking and release process. In order to execute a bail bond in Glendora City, you must pay the California bail payment, which would be 10% of whatever the bond is. This means if the bail is set at $20,000, than you would have to pay $2,000, which is 10% of the set bond. If the bond amount is over $30,000, you could possibly be eligible for 8%. This now alters the cost of $2,000 to $1,600 as a premium for a $20,000 bond. Charging 8% for a bond is the absolute lowest a bail agent can charge, anything lesser is against the law. A down payment can be set at any percent, but in the end the full 8% or 10% must to be paid. To find out if you are eligible for an 8% premium, please go ahead and give one of our live agents a call at any time 800-834-8522.

Bail Bond Glendora Jail Inmate Information

With an abundant number of agents minutes from any detention center and police department, it is secure to say that we can meet up with you wherever you’d like. When a person is arrested and booked in, she/he is given bail information. If you are interested in finding out any bail information please feel free to call us at 800-834-8522.

Glendora Bail Bond Booking & Release Process

If you where to get arrested in the city of Glendora you would be taken to their police department. Here you will start the long and stressful procedure known as the booking process, or the “loop.” You will have your picture taken, you would be finger printed, and you would be thoroughly searched during this procedure. The process usually takes up to four hours but could possibly last longer if there is a surplus of inmates. Once all is said and done, the defendant is given a bail amount. At this time, we would send one of our licensed bail agents to post a bond at the Glendora City Police Department. Since this is a city police department and not a county jail, the release process is usually much shorter. Once the bond is posted, the arrestee should be released no later than two hours after the posted time.

What If I am an Out-of-Towner arrested in Glendora?

Being from out of town doesn’t really change the name of the game. You still must be financially qualified to co-sign for the bond. You must have been living at your current address for a decent amount of time and have a majority of the bail premium. The only minor problem you face from being from out of town is the city that you got arrested, you would have to revisit for your court date. In regards to everything else, the process stays the same.

Glendora City Police and Court Department Information for Glendora Bail Bonds

Phone Number: (626)-914-8250
Address: 150 S. Glendora Ave. Glendora, CA
Website:  http://www.ci.glendora.ca.us/index.aspx?page=47
Court: West Covina Court House
Address: 1427 W West Covina Pkwy Ste 120a West Covina, CA 91790
Phone Number: (626)-813-3223

Definitions of cases:

Criminal:

A criminal case begins when the government files a case in court to punish someone (the defendant) for committing a crime. If the defendant is found guilty of a crime, they may face incarceration (jail or prison).

There are three types of criminal cases:

A criminal case is where someone has committed an offense and is to be tried for it in court and receive some sort of punishment if found guilty. There are three different types of criminal cases which include:

Infractions:

An infraction is a minor violation. Many traffic violations are infractions. The punishment for infractions is usually a fine, and if the defendant pays the fine, there is will be no jail time. Infractions are processed by the Traffic Division. An Infraction is the lowest form of violation a person can receive. A majority of traffic violations are regarded as infractions such as running a red light, speeding, etc. Most infractions are resolved by some sort of fine, and by paying that fine, the individual may avoid jail and bail.

Misdemeanors:

A misdemeanor is the second lowest form of crime with a maximum punishment of either 6 months or 1 year in a county jail, and/or a $1,000 fine.

Some Examples include:

  • Petty theft
  • Vandalism
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Drunk driving

Felonies:

A felony is the highest infraction a criminal may be awarded. If found Guilty, the defendant may be sent to jail or state prison for a year or maybe more, they may even receive the death penalty for very serious crimes.

Examples Include:

  • Robbery
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Possession of illegal drugs for sale

Frequently Asked Bail Bond Questions

These are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the bail bond process. Our licensed bail agents can provide you with all the pertinent information specific to your situation.

For answers to your Bail Bond questions, please call us toll-free at 800-834-8522

  • What is the cost of a Bail Bond?
  • How is the Bail Bond Amount Set?
  • Do you offer rates lower than the legal rates?
  • How can I pay for the Bail Bond?
  • Can I just pay the jail for the full amount of the bail?
  • What happens when a person is arrested?
  • What is the procedure for bailing somebody out of jail?
  • What is an “O.R.”?
  • What is a “Cite Out” or “Cite & Release”?
  • Can your company quickly handle a Bail Bond for any jail in California?
  • What happens if the defendant is not bailed out?
  • What other Bail Bond information and legal resources are available?
  • What is collateral? Do I always need collateral for a bail bond?
  • If I use collateral for a Bail Bond, when do I get it back?
  • Will the court take my property as bail collateral?

Q: What is the cost of a Bail Bond?

A: Nationwide the cost of a bond usually has a going rate of 10% of whatever the bond amount is. If a bond were set at $50,000, it would cost you $5,000 for the defendant’s release. If a bond is $5,000 10% of that would be $500. This fee is neither nonrefundable nor nonnegotiable. With significant qualifications, a bonding company can charge 8% of what ever the bond amount is. Please ask one of our live agents to look into seeing if you qualify. These rates are nationwide and are common among most states. Few states do not accept bail and you may have to deal directly with the jail in these matters. Beware of bail companies trying to charge below the 8% for the fact that it is absolutely illegal and could also be a scam in which you could only be hurt greater in this matter.

Q: How is the Bail Bond amount set?

  1. The bail amount is set through the court officials and depends on what crime was committed? The more serious an offense is, the higher the bail amount will be. This is to regulate safety and fairness to the public. Other factors may be taken into consideration when looking at setting a bail amount such as repeat offenders, which would have a larger bail amount or gang affiliation which could also lead to greater bail. Bottom line is the higher the bail, the harder it is for an agent to write.

Q: Do you offer a rate lower than 8% of the Bail Bond or will you negotiate the premium?

A: Bail negotiation is not possible for the fact that it is state regulated. In doing so, you would be breaking that state’s laws and many consequences may follow. An agent may lose his bail license, you and the arrestee can be tried for participating in illegal activities, and even the company in which the bail agent works for can be shut down. Beware of companies that will do this, you must always protect yourself when putting yourself in this situation. If bail agents are willing to break the law, do you really think that the agent would give you back your collateral let alone cares about your situation? Many scams occurring in bail bonds include ones such as having a defendant released once the down payment is received then possibly re-arresting her/him at court as to have the bond surrendered back to the company, leaving the company not liable for the bond while keeping your money.

Q: How do I pay for the Bail Bond?

A: When arranging for bail, most companies generally need payment paid in advance of “posting” a bond. We accept checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Most of our clients pay by using a credit card or possibly even multiple cards. We do also offer financing at 0% down and 0% interest up to a full 12months. Please ask us how you qualify. At Steven Mehr Bail Bonds, we know the cost of the bail bond in most cases is more than many people have on hand and our highest goal is helping you in this time of need. In many cases, we may even offer no collateral bail bonds. We do not usually charge a financing fee and we will work out payments that you can afford. We offer no collateral Bail Bonds to applicants who qualify. We accept cosigners (make sure you understand your bail bond responsibilities before you sign).

Q: Can I just pay the jail for the full amount of the Bail Bond?

A: Yes, you can. To be released on a cash bail, an individual must post the full amount of the bail in its entirety with the court in the form of cash or cashiers’ check. In order to post a cash bail, the individual should check with the bail clerk to verify the forms of payment accepted in that jurisdiction. Different courts may have other options and/or restrictions. The source of funds for a large bail is must be verified ensuring they are legal and legitimate sources.

Q: What happens when a person is arrested?

A: When someone is arrested, generally they are taken to the local police station for processing and booking. The processing and booking procedure includes fingerprinting, photos, and at times nation-wide computer database searches. It can take several hours depending on the size of the enforcement facility. In smaller facilities, generally the process may happen more quickly. Bail cannot be arranged until the arrest process is complete.

Q: What is the procedure for bailing somebody out of jail?

A: As soon as the ‘booking‘ process is done a Bail Bond company is contacted by phone/fax/email or text by the defendant or whoever is signing the bond. The licensed bail bond agent will ask some questions pertaining to the arrest and they will begin the approval process. After the approval has been completed and all paperwork is completed the agent will ‘post‘ bond and you will be on your way out.

Q: What is an ‘O.R.’?

A: The person that has been arrested (defendant) can be released on their Own Recognizance, also typically known as ‘OR’. This is usually reserved for a lesser crime. Only a judge can decide to release a defendant on OR. In such cases, the defendant is released with a written promise to appear in court and no bail is required.

Q: What is a ‘Cite Out’ or ‘Cite & Release’?

A: A Citation Release involves the issuance of a citation (ticket) to the person being arrested, informing the arrestee that they must appear for an appointed court date. This is usual procedure for a more minor infraction such as a traffic violation. No bail bond would be required.

Q: Can your company handle Bail Bonds for any jail in California, quickly and discretely?

A: Steven Mehr Bail Bonds can handle your bail bond quickly. We are a national company that covers all states that allow for a bail bond. From start to finish, most bail bonds are completed in 2-8 hours. We are also able to handle bail bond documentation by e-mail or fax in a matter of minutes. In addition, we also have a network of licensed agents throughout California and the United States who will “post” a bail bond at the appropriate jail. Once the bail bond is approved, the customer will need to sign the basic bail bond documents which includes an application, indemnity agreement, and receipt. After the paperwork is finalized and payment has been made, a licensed bondsman will “post” the bail bond at the jail.

Q: What happens if the defendant is not bailed out?

A: If the defendant does not get bailed out of jail, they will generally remain in custody until the matter has been resolved by the courts.

Q: What other information and legal resources are available and does Steven Mehr Bail Bonds offer them?

A: Steven Mehr Bail Bonds has an expansive collection of bail bond resources for your convenience. You can always find what you are looking for when it comes to information on bail bonds, as our friendly staff is here to assist you in all matters.

Bail Bond Collateral

Q: What is collateral?

A: Collateral is something of value that is used to secure a debt or ensure payment. Sometimes a bail bond company will receive collateral to ensure that the defendant appears in court. Most bail bond collateral is in the form of real estate, cash or items that are usually worth more than the full bond amount. The bail bond company must return your collateral when the case has come to a conclusion.

Q: Do you always need to have collateral for a bail bond?

A: Not with Steven Mehr Bail Bonds. We can often negotiate a no collateral bail bond (a signature bond). We do find that most of our customers are eligible for a signature bond.

Q: If I use collateral for a Bail Bond, when do I get it back?

A: When the defendant’s case has come to fruition and all financial obligations are satisfied, collateral will be returned to the individual who pledged it.

Q: Will the court take my property as bail collateral?

A: Yes, the court will take your property as bail collateral. The process usually takes several weeks. Equity in the property must be equal to 150% of the total bond amount. You can find out information you need to put your fears to rest by verifying our bail bond license status.

Contact the California Department of Insurance at 1-800-927-HELP (4357).

Bail Bond Penal Code Definitions:

Penal Code section 1269c:

Prevailing legislation places the burden on law enforcement agencies to notify the magistrate if the scheduled bail is not adequate for the crime. Orders setting bail in excess of or less than, scheduled amount.

If a defendant is arrested without a warrant on a felony offense for which they can ‘post ’bail, or a misdemeanor offense for violating a domestic violence restraining order, and a peace officer has reasonable cause to believe that the bail amount set forth in the schedule is not great enough to assure the defendant’s appearance or to assure the protection of a victim, or family member of a victim of domestic violence, the peace officer will prepare a declaration under the penalty of perjury explain the facts and circumstances in support of a higher bail amount.

Persons not entitled to be released on bail are those charged with:

Penal Code section 1270.5 & California Constitution, Article 1, Section 12(a);

  1. Capital crimes (i.e. murder with special circumstance), when the facts are evident or the presumption of their guilt is great.
  2. Felony offenses involving an act of violence on another person, when the facts are evident or the presumption is great and the court finds(based upon clear and convincing evidence) that there is a serious likelihood that the persons’ release would result in great bodily harm to others or to themselves.
  3. Felony offenses, when the facts are evident or the presumption of guilt is great. If the court finds (based upon clear and convincing evidence) that the person has threatened another with bodily harm or if there is substantial likelihood that the person would carry out the threat if released from custody.

California Constitution, Article 1, Section 12(c).

Bail or offenses that involve larceny under the Penal Code, as listed in this schedule (e.g. P.C. 487, 496, 504, etc.) is the scheduled amount or the amount of loss, whichever is greater. This policy is also applied to fraud type offenses of other codes such as Insurance Code, Revenue and Taxation Code for which no presumptive bail is specified in the schedule, at the presumptive bail for top term potential, below or the amount of loss, whichever is higher.

Penal Code section 1270.1 prohibits the release of a defendant on bail in any amount, other than that what is set forth on the bail schedule prior to a hearing in open court for:

  1. Violent felonies as described in Penal Code section 667.5(c), but not 460(a);
  2. Serious felonies as described in Penal Code section 1192.7(c) (including those listed in Penal Code section 1192.8);
  3. Violations of Penal Code sections 136.1(c), 243(e)(1), 262, 273.5, 273.6, 422 (as a felony, and 646.9)

Bail Limit for Multiple Offenses - A bail limit for a case with multiple charges will be established as follows:

  1. Felony only. The highest bail amount for any one felony offense, plus enhancement, will apply.
  2. Felony charges with misdemeanor or infraction violations. The highest bail amount for any one felony offense, plus enhancement, will apply. Misdemeanor and infraction bails will not be considered.

Holds for Out-of-County Charges - The Felony Bail Schedule will apply to holds placed for out-of-county charges when no amount shown on a warrant or has been previously established.

Violation of Probation:

  1. Arrest without a warrant shall have NO BAIL if offense is for violating the terms of felony probation.
  2. Bail will be set at $15,000.00 if the offense is for violating the misdemeanor probation terms.

All references to a code section shall include all subsections unless a bail is specially set forth for a particular subsection.

Revisions/Additions to the Felony Bail Schedule:

The following procedure is established to make interim changes to the bail schedule without a formal meeting of the bail committee.

  1. The staff will present all proposed interim changes and the approved bail schedule to the chairperson of the Uniform Bail Procedures Committee.
  2. When the changes have been approved, a revised page for the bail schedule will be distributed to all agencies holding authorized copies.

City information-example:

Glendora, located in the Southern part of California rests in the County of Los Angles. This city has well over 50,000 residents and is considered one of the more upscale cities in Los Angeles. It’s home to a beautiful country club with an 18 hole golf course. Many professionals have played here and it is an invite only country club. Many estates and prestige homes rest here looking over the San Gabriel Valley.