What would be your very first priority if one of your loved ones is arrested and put into prison under any charge of criminal offense? Of course, it would be to get your loved one out of the jail before you consider other things, like getting a lawyer, fighting the case, and getting him/her acquitted and out of jail. An instant release is best possible only with a 24/7 available bail bondsman service. While other options like O.R. bond is also available but they can be lengthy, tedious, and uncertain about the results. Continue readings
The governing principles of the United States guarantee certain fundamental rights to everyone which can never be taken away from them, even when you are in jail. If you’re sentenced a term in a jail, or detained and awaiting trial, there are some federal and state laws that guarantees the most basic human treatment to you under any situation. These rights extend to even those inmates who aren’t a citizen of the United States. Continue readings
You may never think about applying for bail for yourself or a friend, but then again, no one expects calls in the middle of the night about bail opportunities. Yet sometimes the last person you would expect to get arrested can wind up making that call over something like drunk driving Here are ways to deal with the bail application to help take the emotion out of an arrest. Continue readings
Based on the law that a person is presumed innocent of a crime until proven guilty, it follows that no individual should have to do jail time until getting convicted. There are cases when suspects are denied bail, especially if they have a criminal history. The following is information on the difference between bail and bond. Continue readings
A late night call from a jail cell is the last thing anyone expects to wake them up in their sleep. While it may never happen to some people, it’s still best to be prepared in case such an unfortunate scenario should occur. Here are points to remember about communicating with jail inmates lodged in an Orange County jail. Continue readings
The experience of paying a bail bond can be emotional and financially devastating for some people. Nobody likes to tap into their hard-earned savings to pay for someone else’s problem. A tax refund, however, can help reduce the pain of making a bail payment. Here are reasons to consider your tax refund in the event you must pay for a loved one’s bail.
Many people spend their tax refunds quickly, often on disposable items such as food or travel. It’s the type of money that comes and goes without having much to show for it. If you use your tax refund money to keep a loved one out of jail, it would show how much you care. Even if your tax refund does not pay the entire bail amount, it will still help protect your savings account.
Getting arrested is something that can happen to anyone, whether the arrest is a mistake or is the result of a mistake. An incarcerated person may only have so many family members or friends to turn to for support. Showing your concern by paying for bail helps reduce the alienation and emotional pain someone feels while awaiting trial.
You can strengthen a bond (no pun intended) with a loved one by paying for their bail. It helps them move to the next step in the court process, which itself can inspire an individual to take more responsibility in their life. A bail bond requires suspects to make all court appearances.
By offering your tax return money to pay for bail, whether the amount is big or small, you are helping keep someone get their life back in order. That’s got to count for something.
A reform movement is growing, demanding changes to the bail system in California. Proponents say that bail schedule inconsistencies among various counties discriminate against the poor, resulting in overcrowded jails in poverty-stricken areas of the state. Here are details on how reforms may affect Orange County bail bonds.
Public Safety Realignment Act
California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Public Safety Realignment Act in 2011. The law reassigned responsibility of low-level offenders from the state to the county level, which potentially threatened to create overcrowding in county jails.
From 2010 to 2012, California’s prison population dropped by almost 30,000 individuals, marking a decrease of 12 percent. Yet jail inmates rose by 8,200 people. A Stanford study projects that by 2017 the prison population reduction since 2010 will amount to 5 percent.
In the last decade, the amount of bail bonds has increased by 22 percent, although the effects have varied in different counties. Bail reformers want to lower the statewide bail average by 31 percent, which could reduce the pretrial inmate population by 4 percent. This could mean a reduction of over 2,500 inmates per 100,000 residents.
The main drawback of reducing bail schedules is that it can lead to major public safety issues if pretrial evaluation programs overlook the risk factors for setting certain violent inmates free. Bail reform advocates want bail levels to be reduced, particularly in low income areas to avoid discrimination.
The goal to make Orange County bail bonds consistent with other counties, however, may not resolve the issue of overcrowded jails. Bail reductions may be more effective for counties that rely on bail for pretrial release and counties that stick closely with bail schedules.
Getting arrested isn’t something that anybody really wants, so it can be hard to know what to do when it happens to you. You’ve probably seen what jail looks like in the movies, but the truth is that it isn’t always like that.
Do you know your rights if you get arrested for something you did or were wrongfully accused of? Most people don’t know their rights, but you can change that. Do you know that you are allowed to make phone calls while being arrested? Use this guide to help you learn more about what to do if you end up in jail.
You’ve probably heard that you get a single call from jail, and if the person you’re looking for doesn’t answer, you go right back into the tank. Luckily for you, that’s a Hollywood myth that’s better in stories than it is in real life.
The truth is that you actually get up to three calls when you go to jail. While you might be out of luck if you try three people who don’t respond to you, the fact is that police officers for the most part want you to reach someone so they can bail you out.
You’ll often find that you get more phone calls if you’re trying to reach somebody for that purpose.
Cell phones are a part of life for people who aren’t in jail, but that culture simply doesn’t exist when you’re in a holding cell. That’s why you have to use a pay phone.
Local calls are going to be free when you’re in jail, but if you’re calling somebody who isn’t local, you’re on the line for the call fees. That generally means that you’re going to have to call collect and have the person on the other end pay for the call. You have to reimburse them later for the minimal cost of a call.
Your friend or someone in the family just got arrested? Contact Signature Bail Bonds at (714) 240-2245 for free bail information and expert advice on bail bonds in Orange County.