If you or your loved one have been arrested on felony charges, you probably have hundreds of questions going through your mind.
“What happens now? What can I do? Who can help me?” may be some of the questions that are going through your mind.
“The first step is to call a bail bonds company,” said Inessa Chavez, vice president of All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita. “They will set you up with a bail agent who knows how to take you through the process.”
A bail bonds agent will find out how much the bail has been set at. Then, you or your loved one pays the bondsman 10 percent of the bail amount along with some collateral.
The bail bonds agent will go to the jail where your loved on is being held, such a the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“We will go to the jail and bail out your loved one,” Chavez said. “Then they are free until their court date.
“An agent will guide you through the process.”
“Bail bonds businesses, like All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita, are always open,” Chavez said. “24 hours a day, seven days a week. Any bail bonds business will be available to help your family.”
Some tips on what to ask when you meet with a bail agent:
- What happens now?
- How long will it take to get my loved one out?
- How much will this cost?
- What kind of collateral can I offer? What kind of collateral do you take?
- Is my loved one able to be bailed out?
- What happens are they are bailed out?
- What should we do in the meantime?
“Always make sure that the bail bonds business and bail agent that you are working with are properly licensed,” Chavez said, adding that all of the agents at All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita have all gone through the proper licensing process. “You don’t want to work with a company who are professionals and are also empathetic to the situation that you’re in.”
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Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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If loved one in custody and they wish to talk to an All American Bail Bonds representative call:
818-990-0003 or 661-267-6777