Riverside Bail Bonds
Steven Mehr Bail Bonds
6311 Rutland Ave Suite 1A
Riverside , CA 92503
Location Near Jail Facility
1385 W. Blaine St. #H6
Riverside, CA 92507
Why Choose Steven Mehr Bail Bonds?
The agents of Steven Mehr Bail Bonds are leaders in their field. Each agent employed by our office is licensed and bonded and committed to serving every person who walks in our front door with the utmost respect and compassion. We know what you are going through and will go to great lengths to make sure you understand the bail bonds process. Our agents are available 24/7 to help guide you through the process of an arrest and the defendant's release. We will get you through the entire case from start to finish.
We offer convenient payment plans for candidates who are eligible. We know how difficult it is to pull the money for bail out of your monthly budget. With our many payment options, you may not have to. We accept cash, credit/debit cards, cashier's checks, money orders and will even take personal property or real estate if the bond amount is exceedingly high. Our agency is family owned and operated and has been in business since 1927. We know how to help you get the financing you need to make bail.
Experienced and Knowledgeable Bail Bonds Company
All of the agents employed by our office have several years experience working with both the local courts as well as law enforcement officers. Over the years, we have built a working relationship with each that affords us the opportunity to speed up the process and get things finished as quickly as possible. This works to your advantage because you do not have to wait for several hours as we get to know the jailer or the clerk of the courts. We can post bail in a short amount of time.
The faster the bail can be posted, the quicker the entire process will go. Once the defendant has been released from the Riverside jail, the experience our agents possess can be used to help you understand the importance of what comes next. Our agents will make sure both the co-signer and the defendant know when the first scheduled court date has been set for. In most cases, our agents will even accompany the defendant to court if that is what they would like for us to do.
What You Need to Know About Riverside Bail Bonds
Bail bonds are not free. Each state requires a minimum fee to be paid. The fee is both non-refundable and non-negotiable. The mandatory fee within the state of California is 10 percent of the total bond amount. This must be paid to the jail or clerk of courts before your loved one can be released from jail. The ability to post bail is a right afforded to American citizens by the 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution. This allows the defendant to post bail and return home so they can work at their job and hire an attorney to help them with their case.
Bail bonds are serious business. If a defendant fails to appear at their scheduled court hearing or does not comply with other stipulations the court has required, the defendant's bail can be revoked or forfeited. If bail is forfeited for failing to appear, the entire amount is due and owing to the court. If the bail bonds agency cannot produce the defendant, the co-signer will be liable for the entire amount. If the co-signer chooses, they can have the defendant's bail revoked and eliminate their risk of financial loss.
The Bail Bonds Process in Riverside
After a person has been arrested, the defendant will either be allowed to post bail according to a pre-determined bail bonds schedule or they will have to go in front of a judge to be arraigned. Once bail has been set, the defendant can have a co-signer hire a bail bonds agent to post their bail. The application for a bail bond only takes 20 to 30 minutes to fill out and secure. When the premium has been paid and the contract has been signed, the bail bonds agent will then go to the jail to post the bond and begin the release process.
When a person is arrested, the first thing that happens is they are transported to the local jail where they are booked and processed. The booking process includes fingerprinting, taking photographs, an interview and criminal back ground checks to determine whether or not the person has any other arrest warrants or cases pending. The booking process usually only takes 2 to 4 hours depending on how busy the jail is and how serious the case.
As soon as the bail bonds agent posts the defendant's bail at the Riverside, CA jail, the release process begins. The process of releasing an inmate can take as little as 2 hours or as many as 8 depending on how crowded the jail is and how many people are working at the time. During the holidays, the release time can dramatically increase. Once the defendant is released, one of our bail bonds agents will be there to take them home and inform them of all of the stipulations of the bail bonds contract. They will be notified of their court date and all of their questions will be answered pertaining to their rights and responsibilities.
At Steven Mehr Riverside Bail Bonds, our clients are our priorities. We will do everything humanly possible to make sure all of their needs are met while they are working with our agents. Call your local office today at 800-834-8522 to talk to one of our licensed agents and have your minds put at ease.