Bail Bonds in Buellton
If someone you know, a friend or loved one perhaps, has been arrested and taken into custody in the City of Buellton, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. Our offices are open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and a friendly, local and knowledgeable bail bondsman is always available to take your call and provide you with fast, accurate answers.
The City of Buellton, CA is a town located in the Santa Ynez Valley portion of Santa Barbara County. With a population of less than 5,000 as of the 2010 census, as well as a total area of 1.6 square miles, there isn’t much that goes on which the Santa Barbara Sheriff Department doesn’t know about.
If you would like to speak with a local bail bondsman right away, give us a call at 805-874-2245 or toll-free 877-422-4591. We know this can be a stressful time, and we’re always available to help you.
Buellton Police Station and Jail Information
City of Buellton Sheriff Sub-Station
140 W. Highway 246
Buellton, CA 93427
Hours Tues. – Thurs. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat. Sun. Mon. – Closed
After Hours Non-Emergency 805-681-4100
24-Hour Buellton Sheriff Station Bail Bond Info 877-422-4591
The City of Buellton, CA is very small – and so is their sheriff station and jail. Those who are arrested in the area will be taken to the station for booking and processing, but they won’t be there for long. With such a small jail, inmates will quickly be taken to one of the larger main jails in Santa Barbara County, such as the SBSO Main Jail or the Santa Maria Jail. Inmates who are taken to either of these jails will need to go through another processing procedure at their new location, and will likely be held there until their trial or until they obtain a bail bond.
Sometimes, if the bail bond application process is begun quickly enough, an inmate can be bailed out before they are transferred; reducing their time in police custody.
Arrest and Booking Process
When someone is arrested, they are taken to the local police station to undergo the booking and processing procedure. This is where their photograph is taken, fingerprints are recorded and a national background check is conducted. Once complete, bail will be set for those who are eligible and they will be able to be released via bail bond or one of several other options for release.
Options for Release
Being bailed out isn’t the only way to get someone out of jail. Depending on the nature and number of their crime(s), arrestees may be eligible for one or more of the following release options.
- Own Recognizance – Often referred to as “O.R.,” someone who is released on their own recognizance is asked by a judge to provide a written agreement to return to court at the date and time allotted, then released to go about their business. A judge will consider a number of factors before granting “O.R.” release, and even if the defendant meets the requirements, “O.R.” release is not necessarily guaranteed.
- Cash Bonds – A cash bond is when a person pays the full amount of bail to the court clerk in order to secure a defendant’s release. Provided the defendant meets all of their court obligations, the cash will be refunded to whomever payed it, minus any relevant court fees. If the defendant doesn’t show up for court, though, the money is forfeited and a warrant will be issued for their arrest.
- Property Bonds – A property bond is when a person puts up a piece of property in lieu of cash to get someone out of jail. The property must have equity of at least 150% of the full bail amount to qualify, and will be appraised by a court-appointed official. Property bonds often take the longest to get someone out of jail because of the appraisal process.
- “Cited Out” – When someone is “cited out” of jail, they are granted release provided they promise to return to court at the appointed date and time. No written promise is necessary (as with “O.R.” release) and is typically granted only in cases dealing with minor crimes and infractions.
Why Use a Bail Bondsman?
With so many options for release, you may wonder why bail bonds are so common. The reason is quite simple: cost. Most people who are arrested aren’t “cited out” or granted “O.R.” release, cash bonds can be very expensive and not everyone has a piece of property that will qualify for a property bond.
All things considered, bail bonds are far and away the least costly option when you want to get someone out of jail. The cost of a bail bond is only 10% of the total bail amount, so if bail is set at $10,000, a bail bond will cost only $1,000 (as opposed to the full $10,000 for a cash bond, for instance).
Additionally, a bail bondsman’s experience can be priceless. Bailing someone out of jail with us is easy. When you call, we will need only a bit of information about the defendant to locate him or her within the system and verify their eligibility for bail. Then, we have you fill out the short, simple bail bond application forms, sign the indemnitor’s agreement and that’s it! One of our agents will post the bond at the jail and your friend or loved one will be released shortly thereafter.
Lastly, when you work with us, the entire process can be completed from your home, office, or wherever you’re located via phone, fax or email. Our priority is to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible, and if remaining where you are will aid in that endeavor, than we are more than happy to comply.
If you would like additional information regarding Buellton Jail Bail Bonds, please feel free to give us a call any time. We can be reached 24/7 at 805-874-2245 or toll-free 877-422-4591.