Bail bonds can be posted 24/7 in Orange County. The release process can be between 10 minutes to 10 hours depending on the location of the jail the person is in. It can take up to 18 hours to get processed if the person is in the Main Orange County Jail. The average booking time will be around 4 hours and the average release time will be 6 hours after posting a bail.
Contact an experienced bail bond agency to check the location and status of your friend or family member. The jail process may be different depending where the person has been arrested. So it is important that your bail bond agency should have understanding of how local jails in Southern California work.
There are three jails in Orange County that are operated by the Orange County Sheriff's Department- the Central Jail Complex in Santa Ana, the Theo Lacy Facility (TLF) in Orange and the James A. Musick Facility in Irvine. Some of the cities within Orange County have their own jails.
The bail bond process will depend on the jail where the defendant is booked. Depending on the size of the jail and the charges, a transfer can happen.
It depends on the location where the person was arrested. Bail bonds in Orange County can be posted at all four courts- Westminster, Santa Ana, Fullerton, and Newport Beach. The person gets the court date and location when he is released from custody.
A bail bondsman has real-time access to the information about the person booked in a city or county jail. We can call Orange County bail bond agency 24 hours a day to get help if your friend or family member needs bail bonds in Orange County.
Bail bonds cost can vary between 8%-10% of the full bail amount. We offer flexible payment plans and methods to fit your budget. We accept cash, money orders, personal checks, and most major debit and credit cards. We will make a payment arrangement to suit your individual needs.
Bail collateral is something of value that is offered in addition to the bail amount to ensure that the person appears in court. It can be in many forms- your house, jewelry, car, or other valuable assets. It is returned once the defendant appears in court.
You can check the website of The California Department of Insurance the licensing and regulatory agency for the bail bonds companies. Type in the name or license number of the bail bondsman you are considering.
The person remains in custody until the court decides that the bail is not needed. Releasing on O.R., or own recognizance, is considered if the person has appeared in court whenever asked in the past or has no criminal record. In this case, the person is released on his/her word to show up in court when asked.
The bond is valid until the case is resolved. Once the person is sentenced whether they are found guilty, or are innocent or the charges are laid off, the bond will be absolved.
Defendants on bail usually have no travel restrictions unless any specific court orders. Sometimes the co-signer wants certain travel conditions that the defendant is bound to follow.
A co-signer is the one who promises to pay the full bail bond amount to the bail bond company if the defendant does not appear in court. If the defendant skips bail and does not return to court, the co-signer is responsible for finding the person or paying the bail amount.
If you are a co-signer and suspect that the defendant will not appear in court on the scheduled time, you can help surrender that person into custody of the bail bond company at any time.
You can come to our main office at Santa Ana or visit any of your other offices in Orange County. We can also meet you at your home or at the jail.
Contact us to learn more about the bail bond process or call us at (714) 240-2245 to get a free consultation!