Getting a phone call from a friend or loved one stating that they need help getting out of jail is generally followed by that feeling of the pit of your stomach dropping when they ask if you can bail them out. Most people have never had to deal with Santa Monica bail bonds services. They do not know what to expect, what the process entails, what types of fees are associated with such service or responsibilities that go with bailing someone out of jail. They may not know where to go or who to turn to.
The first step is to give us a call at Santa Monica bail bonds office. We are local and have serviced the Santa Monica Jail for many years. Anyone picked up by the Santa Monica Police Department, which is located at 333 Olympic Drive, will be processed at the Santa Monica Jail. You do not need to worry that the person you are attempting to bail out will be at any other location unless a medical condition arises. You will need some basic pieces of information when you call us.
You will need the name, date of birth, and booking number although only the name is necessary. Once we have this information we can contact the jail and receive additional information that we need to find out in order to secure the release of the arrestee. We will then set up a meeting with you to make a payment arrangement and fill out the paperwork. Rates are set at either 8 or 10% of the total bail amount respectively. For example, a $10,000 bail would require a payment of $1,000 at 10%. The type of crime usually determines the amount of bail, this is set by the bail schedule.
A payment to purchase a bond can be made by a money order, check, cash, or any major credit card. It is important to have the payment ready when you meet with our bail bond agent. If you cannot obtain the entire amount, we can perhaps work with you on a flexible payment plan for the remaining amount. Provided that all the court dates are met and procedures followed, it will be the only time you will have to deal with any financial matters with the bail bond. Keep in mind the fee you pay is non-refundable.
Once the paperwork has been completed, it is generally only a short time before the person in custody is released. In some cases, it may be 20-30 minutes, in others it could be several hours. For serious crimes, it may take up to two days before you can post bail as these kind of crimes may require a bail hearing before bail is granted (i.e., murder). We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so whenever you need bail bond services we are here to provide them.
When you have to bail someone out you do not want to waste time and risk a transfer, contact us as soon as possible. We can let the Santa Monica Jail know that the person in custody is going to be bailed out and prevent them from being transferred and delaying the release process. We are local so we can take care of the bail procedures quickly. We know the community, the station and the jail.
Our job is to help make the entire process as smooth as possible. We offer bail bond services you can depend on. No matter what the charges are whether it is a DUI, theft, domestic violence or fraud, we can get the bail process started. Contact Us anytime or call us directly as soon as possible at 310-906-1425. Let us help you through the bail process and make it as easy as possible. Our agents are experienced and can answer your questions about the bail process and what you should expect. Pick the local bail when you need help. We have agents that will stick with you through the entire process, from start to finish.