California Bail Bonds. Photo credit: California Bail Bond and Arrest Information

Has a friend or loved one been arrested and taken into custody somewhere in the State of California? If so, you’re probably pretty worried and have a lot of questions. Luckily, SCV Bail Bonds can help you and  your family through this stressful situation.

We have been in the bail industry for a long time, and have years of experience working with both Police, Sheriff departments and courthouses throughout the State of California. We’re happy to walk you through the bail bond application process step-by-step, starting from the moment  you call.

We can answer your most urgent questions and help to set your mind at ease.

For more information on California bail bonds, or to speak directly with a licensed bail bondsman, call us any time of day or night at 877-422-4591.

Arrest and Booking Process

When someone is arrested in any one of the Counties in California, they will likely be taken to the closest police or sheriff station for booking and processing. This is the procedure in which photographs and fingerprints are taken, and a background check is conducted. Once complete, bail is set if the individual is eligible.

The amount of time that booking and processing takes will depend on where and when an individual is arrested. It can take as little as 45 minutes at a police/sheriff station that is not very large, or 4 to 24 hours at some of the larger County jails.

If a bail bond is not obtained shortly after the booking and processing procedure is complete, arrestees are usually transferred to larger holding facilities and must undergo booking and processing once again, which can significantly lengthen a person’s time in custody. As such, it is often best to get the bail bond application process started as soon as possible in an effort to avoid a longer wait time.

The Bail Bond Process

Finding out that a friend or loved one has been arrested usually comes as a surprise. Because of this, a fully licensed bail bondsman is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once you call, we will ask you a few short questions in order to locate the inmate and verify their eligibility for bail. After that, there will be a few forms for you to fill out and sign, and a bail agent will be dispatched to the jail to post bond.

No matter where you’re located, we can help. The entire bail bond process can be completed from start to finish via fax or email, so even if you’re out of state (or the country, for that matter) there will be no impediments to securing your friend or loved one’s release from jail.

Paying for a Bail Bond

The amount of bail set for an individual will vary depending on the number and severity of the crimes with which they are charged. 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.

We accept a wide variety of payment options including: credit/debit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover), check, cash, money order, money wire and bank account transfer.

If you’re interested in financing your bail bond, we have several flexible payment plans designed to fit most any budget.

Collateral Not Always Needed

Property signers and collateral are not always needed for every one of the bonds we write. We regularly write, “signature bonds,” without the use of collateral. Ask your agent about all of your options and they will discuss the defendant’s charges and let you know within minutes if you qualify.

California Counties We Serve
  • Alameda County
  • Alpine County
  • Amador County
  • Butte County
  • Calaveras County
  • Colusa County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Del Norte County
  • El Dorado County
  • Fresno County
  • Glenn County
  • Humboldt County
  • Imperial County
  • Inyo County
  • Kern County
  • Kings County
  • Lake County
  • Lassen County
  • Los Angeles County
  • Madera County
  • Marin County
  • Mariposa County
  • Mendocino County
  • Merced County
  • Modoc County
  • Mono County
  • Monterey County
  • Napa County
  • Nevada County
  • Orange County
  • Placer County
  • Plumas County
  • Riverside County
  • Sacramento County
  • San Benito County
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Diego County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Joaquin County
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Shasta County
  • Sierra County
  • Siskiyou County
  • Solano County
  • Sonoma County
  • Stanislaus County
  • Sutter County
  • Tehama County
  • Trinity County
  • Tulare County
  • Tuolomne County
  • Ventura County
  • Yolo County
  • Yuba County

If you have any questions about the California bail process, call us any time and speak directly with a licensed bail bondsman. You can get the answers you need or begin the bail bond application process right away. We can be reached at 877-422-4591. We know how stressful times like this can be and we’re here to help.