San Juan Capistrano Bail Bonds
Steven Mehr Bail Bonds
29222 Rancho Viejo Road #111-A
If you have a family member or friend who has recently been arrested in San Juan Capistrano, CA, do not hesitate to call Steven Mehr Bail Bonds Service toll-free at 714-671-9036 to receive help from our highly experienced bail bonds agents. We have been in the business since 1927, and we have the skills necessary to handle every type and amount of bail that may arise. Our fast, friendly, and knowledgeable bail bondsmen can help to clear away the confusion you may feel by patiently explaining the bail bond process and answering all of your questions.
Our agents are fully licensed, bonded, and insured and are available 24/7/365. They can guide you through the forms and paperwork in step-by-step fashion. They can often even arrange the bail bond "long distance" using only a phone, a fax machine, and email. They can go over all of your payment options with you in a courteous and professional manner. Finally, they will offer you affordable payment plans should you not be able to pay the full premium upfront.
Why Is It Important to Call a Bail Bondsman as Soon as You Can?
If your loved one has been arrested in or near San Juan Capistrano, he/she will only be held in the local confinement facility on a temporary basis. Soon, the arrestee will be transferred to the Orange County Main Jail, a maximum security facility with over 5,000 inmates. We can call the local sheriff to prevent the transfer if you contact us in time. We can bail the inmate out of either location, but the process will take 12 to 24 hours at the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana. It may only take an hour or so in San Juan Capistrano.
How Much Will It Cost to Post a Bail Bond?
The California Department of Insurance regulates the fees of all licensed bail bonds agents operating in the state. They have mandated a set fee of 10% of the bail amount, neither more nor less, to be charged by all bail bonds companies. In certain exceptional cases, where the Proposition 103 loophole applies, the fee is reduced to 8%.
How Is the Bail Amount Determined?
Each state and county creates its own bail schedule, which outlines the bail amounts required for alleged violations of particular parts of the criminal code. A felony charge will result in a higher bail requirement than will a misdemeanor charge. The sheriff or personnel at the Intake/Release Center (IRC) of the Orange County Main Jail will assign the bail amount, but they do not determine it- it is pre-set. For example, a charge of "domestic battery without traumatic injury" has a bail of $20,000, while a charge of "domestic battery with traumatic injury" has the bail set at $30,000. Thus, the severity of the alleged crime increases the bail amount.
What Types of Bail Bonds Exist?
There are several ways to pay bail. Whatever method is used, the court retains the funds until the case has been fully resolved. At that point, the bail money is returned to the one who "bonded" it out to the court.
- A cash bond situation normally involves the accused having a friend bring the full bail amount in cash to the court house. It might be his own money or that of another who has agreed to lend it to him. Some courts will also accept U.S. treasury bonds in lieu of cash. If the defendant misses a court date, this money will be lost to the court. Otherwise, it will be returned (minus court fees) at the end of the trial.
- A surety bond is the type of bond a bail bonds service provides. By paying the premium, you will be able to post ten times greater bail than the actual cash you have on hand. The bail bondsman guarantees the court that the defendant will attend all scheduled court dates, while the one purchasing the bail bond guarantees the bondsman the full bail money should it be lost to the court. In the case of a surety bond, the judge may opt, at his own discretion, to re-instate a forfeited bond if the defendant finally does show up for court. The bail bond company contracts with an insurance company that backs up all of the bonds it issues to its clients. Thus, indirectly, you are actually contracting with an insurance company.
- A property bond involves using the equity one has acquired in his/her home or other real estate as collateral for the bail money. A lien is put on the property until the case is complete. The value of the equity in the property must equal or exceed the required bail amount.
Is Anyone Ever Released Without Bail?
There are two main situations wherein a defendant will be released without any bail being required. The first is called "released on one's won recognizance" (ROR or O.R.) The judge will allow O.R. if he deems it highly unlikely that the suspect will flee and/or re-commit the same crime while released and awaiting the court date. The second no-bail release is called a "citation release" (cite-out). This involves the sheriff's or other law enforcement office opting to release the arrestee before his/her first court date. The same law enforcement office that made the arrest is responsible for such a decision.
Who Can Act as Indemnitor for a Bail Bond?
An "indemnitor" is a person who signs for the bail bond in behalf of the arrested person. The arrestee himself can, on rare occasions, act as his own indemnitor. In most cases, however, a friend or relative must do this for the inmate to obtain his/her release. The indemnitor will be responsible to see that the released inmate shows up for all of his/her court dates.
We Make the Bail Bond Process as Fast and Painless as Possible
Steven Mehr San Juan Capistrano Bail Bonds Service is dedicated to serving the Orange County and California community. We offer top-tier bail bonds services that can get your loved one out of jail fast. Contact us today at 714-671-9036 for speedy bail bonds processing, for a free consultation, or for answers to your important bail-related questions.