No one wants to spend anymore time inside a jail cell than absolutely necessary. Here at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino we understand your sense of urgency. When you sign a bail bond contract with us, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to get you out of jail and reunited with your family as quickly as possible at an affordable price.
As much as we would like to give you a specific timeframe that you can expect to be released from jail, we can’t. There are just too many things that influence how quickly we can get the process to move. Factors that impact the speed of your release include the following:
- The day/time you were arrested
- How many charges have been filed against you
- If additional charges are expected to be filed against you
- The type of charges connected to you
- Whether or not you need to attend an arraignment before bail is set
- Your criminal history
- If you have ever been convicted of a failure to appear
The employees at the jail are going to follow a strict protocol when you’re arrested. First, they’ll book you, and then they’ll put you in a jail cell. If you are only dealing with some extremely minor charges, such as driving on a suspended license, you will probably be told how much bail is needed and be released without an arraignment. If no arraignment is required, it’s likely that with the help of Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, we can post a bail bond and have you released within a few hours of your arrest.
If you need an arraignment, things will take a little longer.
An arraignment is a type of trial. The judge isn’t listening to whether you’re innocent or guilty; they only want to know the charges you’re dealing with and some other basic information they’ll use to determine how high to set your bail. They will pay particular attention to your criminal history and your ties to the community. In addition to determining how much bail you require, the judge will also sometimes attach conditions to your bail. These conditions can include:
- Wearing electronic tracking
- Remaining confined to your home
- Travel restrictions
The last thing that impacts the length of time it takes to get you released from jail is whether you need a co-signer and/or collateral. Once everything is in order, we’ll quickly write the bail bond you require and deliver it to the jail.
We Offer Discount Bail Bonds in San Bernardino
If you are looking to bail a friend or family member out of jail, but are afraid you will not be able to afford it? It is possible to get a discount on your loved one’s bail bond, if you go to the right bail agent.
In California, some bail bond companies are able to offer their clients a discount in order to make the bail bond more affordable. At Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, we offer our clients a 20% discount on the price of their loved one’s bail bond. This can reduce the amount of the bond from $1,000 down to $800.
This discount may not sound like much, but it can mean the difference between your loved one sitting behind bars, and coming home. If you think that you cannot help your friend or family member because his or her bail is too expensive, then you clearly have not talked to one of the professionals at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino.
To qualify for this discount, you must be one of the following:
- A union member
- A member of the military
- A member of AARP
- A homeowner
- Have a private attorney
If you meet one of those requirements, then we can give you the discount. If you are looking for an affordable bail bond, then come to Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino.