Do you know someone that’s been arrested and taken into custody in Green Valley, California? If so, you’ve probably got a lot of questions, and we at SCV Bail Bonds are here to help. Green Valley is located in the Sierra Pelona Mountains and has a population of 1,027.
Whether you’re looking for answers, or you’d like to get the bail bond application process started immediately, a local, licensed, professional bail bondsman is available around the clock to take your call.
We can be reached locally at 661-299-BAIL (2245) or toll-free at 855-SCV-BAIL (728-2245). We’re always here to help, and are proud to offer consultations at no obligation to you.
Santa Clarita Sheriff Station and Jail Information
When someone is arrested in Green Valley, they will be taken to the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station to undergo booking and processing. Depending on how busy the jail is, the process can take anywhere from 45 minutes to several hours to complete. It is only after booking and processing has been completed, though, that bail will be set and an individual will be eligible for release via bail bond.
The jail at the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station isn’t very large, and if it begins to get overcrowded, or if an inmate remains there longer than 72-hours, then he or she will likely be transferred to one of the larger jails in downtown Los Angeles. Men are taken to Twin Towers and women are transferred to the Lynwood Jail. When transfer occurs, the inmate will have to go through another booking process at the new facility, and will likely have to spend an additional 12-24 hours in custody. As such, it is often beneficial to get the bail bond process started as soon as possible in order to avoid the transfer.
Options for Release
Bail bonds are not the only way to get someone out of jail. When someone is arrested, there are several options for release available. These options are:
- O.R. – Own Recognizance, or “O.R.” is when a judge grants a defendant release from custody provided that the defendant offers a written promise to return to court at the appointed date and time.
- Citation Release – This option for release is primarily used to minor infractions and traffic violations. The defendant is given a citation with a date and time to appear in court and is allowed to go about their life.
- Cash Bond – When bailing someone out of jail, it is possible to pay the entire amount of bail to the court clerk to secure a defendant’s release. If the defendant shows up for their court date, then the bail amount is refunded. If not, then the money is forfeited to the court and a warrant will be issued for the defendant’s arrest.
- Property Bond – It is possible to use a piece of property to bail someone out of jail provided that the owner has equity in the property of at least 150% the amount of bail. Property bonds can take a good deal of time to go through, as the courts must assess the property and ensure that it is worth what the owner says it is.
Why use a Bail Bondsman?
Bail bonds are, by and large, the most popular method for getting someone out of jail. When you work with one of our bail bondsmen, you get the benefit of our years of experience in the industry. We’re well-acquainted with the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station and its deputies, and can quickly service your bond from anywhere in the Santa Clarita Valley. Apart from our experience, we do the footwork for you. All that is required of you is to fill out the short, simple, bail bond application forms and sign the indemnitor’s agreement. Once that’s complete, we will send one of our agents to the jail and your friend or loved one will be released a short while later.
Additionally, when you work with us, we can complete the entire bail bond process via phone, fax or email, allowing you to remain wherever you’re most comfortable.
The Cost of a Bail Bond
Another reason why bail bonds are so popular is the 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. Usually, it’s easier for someone to come up with 10% of the total bail amount as opposed to 100% of the bail as required by cash bonds, or a piece of property totaling 150% of the bail.
Most of our clients choose to pay via credit/debit card, of which we accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover as well as cash, check, money order, bank account transfer and money wire. No matter how you choose to pay, we never include any additional fees or charges.
If you would like more information regarding Green Valley Bail Bonds, please feel free to call us any time. We can be reached locally at 661-299-BAIL (2245) or toll-free at 855-SCV-BAIl (728-2245).