Do you know someone who has been arrested and taken into custody in Lompoc, CA? If you do, and you’ve got a lot of questions, know that help is just a phone call away. We know that times like this can be incredibly stressful, and a friendly, knowledgeable bail bondsman from our local staff is always available to take your call and help you through this difficult situation.
Our offices are open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. When you call, you will speak immediately with a licensed, professional bail bondsman who can quickly answer any questions you may have and get the bail bond process started right away. We can be reached locally at 805-874-2245 or toll-free at 877-422-4591.
Lompoc Police Station and Jail Info
When someone is arrested in the City of Lompoc, they are taken to the Lompoc police station to undergo booking and processing. Once this procedure is complete, they may be held at the jail for up to 72-hours before they’re transferred to the main Santa Barbara jail. When transferred, inmates will be ineligible for bail until they have been processed in at the new facility. This can take anywhere from 12-24 hours, depending on how busy the jail is. As a result, it’s best to get the bail bond process started as quickly as possible and bail the inmate out directly from the Lompoc police station jail.
Arrest and Booking Process
Immediately after their arrest, individuals are taken to the police station where they undergo booking and processing. This is the procedure in which they have their photograph taken, fingerprints recorded and a national background check is conducted. Once complete, bail is set and it will be possible to be released via bail bond if they are not granted another option for release.
Options for Release
As stated above, bail bonds are not the only possible option for release from jail. Depending on the number and nature of the crime(s) an individual is charged with, as well as their prior criminal record (if any), arrestees may be eligible for release via one of the following options:
- Cash Bonds – Once bail is set, it’s possible to pay the full amount of bail directly to the court clerk and have the inmate released from custody. This is a quick option, but also an expensive one as bail can be costly.
- Property Bonds – One can put up a piece of property in lieu of cash to get someone out of jail, provided that the owner of the property has equity in it totaling at lest 150% of the full bail amount. The court will need to verify this fact and have the property appraised, and that process can take time. Property bonds are often the slowest method to bail someone out of jail.
- O.R. – O.R., or “Own Recognizance” is when someone is released from custody after providing a written agreement to the court stating that they will show up on time to all of their court appointments.
- Citation Release – This is when a person is given a citation with a date and time in which to appear in court and then released from custody. They are not required to provide a written promise to the courts, as they are with O.R. Citation releases are usually reserved for minor infractions and traffic violations.
- Bail Bonds – Bail bonds are far and away the most common method for getting someone out of jail. They require only 10% of the total bail amount as the bail bondsman’s fee, and can often result in the inmate being released the same day they were arrested.
The Bail Bond Process
The bail bond process is very simple. It begins by calling and providing us with the name, birth date and date and time of arrest of the inmate so that we can locate him or her within the system. If not all of this information is readily available – don’t worry! We can still help you out. Once we’ve located the inmate and verified their eligibility for bail, we will have you fill out the short, simple bail bond application forms and sign the indemnitor’s agreement. Finally, we dispatch one of our agents to the jail and your friend or loved one will be released shortly thereafter.
If you’re unable to meet with us in person, or would simply prefer to remain where you’re most comfortable, we can handle the entire bail bond process from start to finish via phone, fax or email. We’re dedicated to making the process as easy and stress-free as possible, so if remaining where you are will help accomplish that, then we’re happy to comply.
Paying for a Bail Bond
TIn 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 no more than $1,500. We will beat any locally advertised price! We never include any additional fees, charges or interest.
We accept a variety of payment options which include major credit/debit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover) as well as cash, check (business or personal), money order, bank account transfer and money wire. If you wish to finance your bail bond, let us know. We have a variety of flexible payment plans available that are designed to fit most any budget.
If you would like any additional information regarding Lompoc Bail Bonds, or would like to get the bail bond process started right away, please give one of our local agents a call any time at 805-874-2245 or toll free 877-422-4591.