We understand the stress that is placed on family members when someone is arrested and taken into custody at the Pasadena Jail. We can help answer all of your questions; anytime of the day or night about a Pasadena bail bond. In this quaint and beautiful city, people can still be arrested for various reasons. A live, licensed bondsman will answer your call 24 hours a day.
Our toll-free number is 877-422-4591.
At SCV Bail Bonds, we make posting bail easy, fast and hassle free. We understand the Pasadena jail system, therefore, if you or someone you care about has been arrested anywhere in the Pasadena or San Gabriel valley areas, please call SCV Bail Bonds, at toll-free at 877-422-4591 (877 4 BAIL 911) for fast and professional help.
Pasadena Police Station, Jail and Court Information
300 East Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Administration: (626) 356-5691
Public Defender’s Office: (626) 356-5481
The Pasadena Police Department serves most of the city of Pasadena. Unincorporated portions of the city are part of Los Angeles County and are served by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The nearby Altadena Station also patrols a part of Pasadena. The Pasadena Police Department was founded in 1886 and it was one of the first to hire female police officers.
There is only a temporary holding facility at the Pasadena City Jail/Police Station. Anyone arrested here, or in surrounding areas of the San Gabriel Valley, will only be held until they are released on their own recognizance, post bail, or are taken to court for their arraignment.
Male defendants who don’t meet these requirements are usually transferred to a larger Los Angeles County jails, such as Twin Towers Jail or Men’s Central Jail. Women are transferred to the Century Regional Detention Facility also known as Lynwood Jail.
The Booking Process
Depending on the workload and capacity of each jail, the booking process may take anywhere from one to six hours. This generally incorporates taking the arrestees fingerprints, their photos and conducting an nationwide background check. They must complete this process before a bail bond can be posted.
Larger facilities, such as Twin Towers can take as much as 24 hours to complete the booking process. A smaller California jail, such as the one in Pasadena may often transfer inmates to larger, central facilities after a certain period of time. Needless to say, getting someone bailed out of jail while they are still in Pasadena means a much quicker release.
How Bail is Set
Bail is set during a bail hearing and the money is paid to the court to secure a defendant’s release. The amount of bail set is established by the County bail schedule. Once the bail is posted the defendant will be released from jail — but he or she still must appear at all their scheduled court dates.
Bail acts an incentive to ensure that defendants keep their court promises. It is important to know this before signing any bail bond contract as the signer for the bond, along with the bondsman, will be held responsible to make sure the defendant makes good on their responsibilities.
At SCV Bail Bonds, we firmly believe in the right to bail. Bail enables a person to avoid jail time while awaiting their trial. It also gives an arrestee the time and freedom they need to prepare their defense. We see our licensed, caring bail bondsmen as playing a key role in ensuring that the California justice system works.
The Bail Application Process
When you call us, we’ll explain the bail bond application process to you. We can then determine if we can write the bond without having to use any collateral. We offer a simple application process which can be handled in just a few minutes. You can also download our bail bond application directly from our website.
When you contact one of our licensed agents and when beginning the bail process, information about the defendant is always helpful to have on hand. Important details, such as the jail the arrestee is being detained in, what they were charged with or how much their bail is, will help in moving the bond forward smoothly.
Much Do Bail Bonds Cost?
In California, the cost of a bail bond is set at 10% of the total bail amount. So, if the total amount of bail is $15,000, then the cost of a bail bond will be $1,500. You can obtain a bail bond within minutes by fax, email, online or we are happy to meet you in person.
Securing a Bail bond with a licensed, professional bail bondsman is the most economical and convenient way of posting bail for someone.
For more information on bail bonds and the bail process see our informational bail FAQ’s page.
If you or someone you know has been arrested in Pasadena, or the surrounding areas, call us for a free Pasadena bail bonds consultation. Call SCV Bail Bonds at toll-free at 877-422-4591 (877 4 BAIL 911). We’re open 24/7, weekends and holidays to serve all of your Pasadena bail bond needs.
July 1, 2012