Bail Bonds in Isla Vista
Has a friend or loved one been arrested and taken into custody in Isla Vista, CA? If so, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. Times like this can be incredibly stressful, often leaving people with no idea on whom to turn, or what to do next. Luckily, we can help.
A locally licensed, professional bail bondsman is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to take your call. Our company has been serving the bail bond needs of Isla Vista residents for years, and our staff is fully committed to making the experience as fast and stress-free as possible.
To speak with a bail bondsman right away, give us a call locally at 805-874-2245. You will speak immediately with a friendly, knowledgeable bail bondsman who can quickly answer any questions you may have and get the bail bond application process started immediately.
Isla Vista Police Station and Jail information
Isla Vista is a college town, and its law enforcement needs are met by officers working out of the Isla Vista Foot Patrol Station. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies on bicycle patrol as well as UCSB police and CHP officers operate out of the station to provide policing to the community and the University of Santa Barbara.
When someone is arrested, they are taken to the Santa Barbara Sheriff Station to undergo booking and processing. This procedure includes taking the arrestee’s photograph, recording their fingerprints and conducting a national background check. Once this process has been completed, bail will be set for those who are eligible and it will be possible to be released via bail bond.
What is a Bail Bond?
A bail bond, also known as a “surety bond,” is the most common way to get someone out of jail. When someone is charged with a crime, the courts want to ensure that the defendant will attend their court dates. The easiest way to do this is to keep the person in custody until that date and time arrives, and then transport the defendant to the courtroom. However, it’s possible to pay money to the court to allow the inmate their freedom pending the trial. If the defendant shows up on time to all of their court dates, then the money is refunded. If they do not, then the money is forfeited to the courts and a warrant is issued for the defendant’s arrest.
The amount of money required by the court to secure someone’s release is known as “bail,” and it can be quite expensive. When someone is unable to hand over that much cash to the courts, they go to a bail bondsman who’s fee is only 10% of the total bail amount. After working with a bondsman and paying the fee, a bail bond will be posted at the jail and the inmate will be released. It’s important to note that just like when cash is paid directly to the courts, the person who signs the bail bond is who will be responsible for paying the full amount of bail if the defendant does not show up. Only bail out those whom you know and trust. We offer payment plans, just give us a call.
Why Bail Someone Out?
When someone is in police custody, they are unable to tend to any responsibilities that exist int he outside world. Depending on how long the individual is in police custody, jobs can easily be lost, classes can be failed, and even homes can be lost if rent or mortgage payments are not paid on time. When you bail someone out, you give them the opportunity to continue attending work and/or school, find an attorney, attend to family obligations and make arrangements if they expect to be in jail for a period of time.
The Bail Bond Process
Acquiring a bail bond is probably a lot easier than you think. It involves a few simple steps that begin by giving us a call and providing some general information about the inmate so that we can locate him or her within the system and verify their eligibility for bail. Once that’s been established, we will have you fill out the short, simple bail bond application forms and sign the indemnitor’s agreement. Finally, once all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed, we will dispatch one of our agents to the jail and your friend or loved one will be released shortly thereafter.
Our goal is to make the bail bond process as quick and stress-free for you as possible. Aside from being available 24-hours a day, we are equipped to handle the entire bail bond application process from start to finish via phone, fax or email. Some of our clients prefer to remain in the comfort of their own home or office, and when that happens, we’re more than happy to accommodate. We come to you!
If you would like additional information regarding Isla Vista Bail Bonds, please feel free to give us a call any time. A licensed, professional bail bondsman on our staff is always available to take your call. We can be reached locally at 805-874-2245 or toll-free at 877-422-4591.