At Steven Mehr Bail Bonds, we have almost 90 years of experience serving the residents of Buena Park and many of the surrounding communities. When you have questions about bail bonds and how the system works, we have the answers. Call us today at 800-834-8522.
Buena Park Police
The Buena Park Police Department was established in 1953. It is located at 6640 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, California. The police department uses state of the art technology that allows its officers to operate as efficiently as possible. The department has 80 officers on staff to serve the Buena Park community. Each officer is dedicated to upholding the law. The licensed bail bonds agents of Steven Mehr Bail Bonds work with these officers on a regular basis and have a direct line of communication with them.
Buena Park Jail
The Buena Park Jail is located in the same building as the Buena Park Police Department. Considered a Type 1 facility, it is capable of housing both male and female inmates. It is a short-term facility that is used to house inmates prior to their court hearings or awaiting transfer to the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana. As smaller facility, the booking and release processes are relatively short. After an arrest, the defendant is fingerprinted, their identity is verified and charges are levied against them. After the booking process is complete and the charges are in place, a bail schedule will be used to determine the amount of bail that will need to be posted for them to be released from jail.
After bail has been posted, the release process begins. In a smaller jail like the one in Buena Park, it will take much less time to obtain the release of a defendant. If you wait until they have been transferred to the Orange County Jail, you may have to wait up to 12 hours for the release process to be completed.
Bail Bonds Explained
The United States Constitution guarantees every citizen the right to post bail and obtain early release from jail. This allows them to return home and continue to work and care for their family. To post a bail bond, you need to hire a bail bonds agent. You will be required to pay a 10% premium. The premium cannot be refunded and is not negotiable. The bail bond can be secured in a variety of ways, including:
- Money order
- Credit/debit card
- Property (must be owned outright with no liens and be worth at least 150% of the total value of the bail bond.)
- Bank accounts
- Stocks and bonds
After the application has been completed and the bond has been secured, the bail bonds agent will go to the jail, post the bond and retrieve the defendant. The stipulations of release will be provided to the defendant when they are allowed to leave. The defendant and co-signer must both agree to the stipulations if bond is to be approved.
There are several types of bail bonds and it is important to know what kind of bond will be needed to obtain their release. Individuals who have been arrested on immigration charges will need an immigration bond. Those who have charges that pertain to domestic violence must obtain a bail bond that is designed for that purpose. The same is true for weapons charges. A weapons charge will require a bail bond that is written with gun charges in mind. A reputable bail bond agent will be able to help each person get the type of bail bond you need to get out of jail.
Rights and Responsibilities
Both the co-signer and the defendant have rights and responsibilities. The co-signer agrees that they will be fully responsible for the full amount of the bail if, for some reason, the defendant does not appear in court. The co-signer has the right to revoke the defendant's bond if they feel they will not live up to their promise to appear. While the defendant has the right to bail, they do not have the right to default on the contract associated with it. If the defendant leaves the jurisdiction of the court or county police, the court may issue a warrant for their arrest. This may result in the court petitioning for payment in full of the remainder of the bail amount.
If a person finds out they have a warrant out for their arrest, they may post bail and obtain early release without spending any time behind bars. Filling out a bail bond application and securing their bond, makes it easy for the bail bonds agent to go to the jail with them and prepare to post bail while they are going through the booking process. The person must turn themselves in and go through both the booking and release process. By the time they are fully processed, the bail bonds agent will be waiting to take them home.
90 Years of Bail Bonds Experience
With over 89 years of experience, the licensed and bonded agents of Steven Mehr Bail Bonds are highly trained and skilled at what they do. They have established working relationships with both the courts and law enforcement agencies in many areas of the state. Our agents are available all hours of the day and night. We work nights, weekends and holidays to ensure that your loved one can come home after a traumatic arrest. Call our office today at 800-834-8522. We are always ready to answer your questions and help you navigate your way through this difficult period.