Will my Criminal History Impact my Bail?
You’ve just been arrested. You know how bail works because you’ve been through this process before but have a new worry this time. Now you’re worried that your criminal history will make it impossible for you to get bail.
Each person’s situation is slightly different. So while it’s possible that your criminal could negatively impact you, it’s also possible that it will hardly be noticed.
The place where your criminal history is most likely to be an issue is during your arraignment. The judge will use your criminal record to determine how high they should set bail and what restrictions they should apply. If you have a history of failing to attend mandatory court appearances, violating bail restrictions, or regularly getting into legal trouble while you’re out on bail, the judge will either set an extremely high bail, or they will deny bail completely.
The good news is that as long as the judge sets bail, your criminal record won’t be a problem when looking for a bail bonds agency. Likewise, as long as you don’t have a history of trying to flee, we’re happy to write a bail bond for you.
It doesn’t matter how high your bail is; we’re ready and willing to help.
If you’ve never dealt with Fresno Bail Bonds, you are in for a real treat. We have a reputation for being the best, most customer-oriented bail bonds business in California. Our main goal is to get you released from jail and reunited with your loved ones as quickly as possible.
The first thing you’ll notice about us is that we don’t judge you. We only ask you about your background to determine if you’re a flight risk. Past that, our main concern is that you’re doing well and understand exactly how the bail bonds process works.
You should know a few things if you’ve never gone through the bail bond process. The most significant difference between a bail bond and posting your bail is that when you post your own bail, the court returns your money at your case’s resolution. When you turn to us for a bail bond, we charge you a fee that adds up to 10% of the bail bond. Once you commit to a bail bond, you won’t get that 10% back. It’s the cost of doing business with us. All our clients have felt that they’ve gotten a great deal.
Whether this is the first time you’ve been arrested or you have a criminal history, we would love to talk to you and set you up with a bail bond. We’re available 24/7, so feel free to contact us any time of the day or night.
So don’t hesitate to call us at 559-268-0444 for your bail bond needs!
3 Things to Know About Bail and Emergencies
As if getting arrested isn’t already bad enough, you learn that there’s an emergency that your loved ones need your help with. But, unfortunately, as long as you’re locked up in jail, you can do little to correct the situation.
While emergencies can make the entire experience more complicated and stressful, you can contact us and inquire about a bail bond if you’ve been granted bail.
Don’t Waste Any Time
In an emergency, contacting us as quickly as possible is in your best interest. Yes, you’ll still have to wait to be arraigned, there’s nothing we can do to speed up the court process, but if you contact us beforehand, we can estimate what your bail will be based on similar cases and start all the paperwork. This way, we can be right there at the end of your arraignment and post the bail bond.
Have all the Necessary Information on Hand
Whether you’re in jail and contacting us about yourself or calling about a loved one who has been arrested and needs to be released quickly to help deal with an emergency, you should know that we can work faster when we have all the relevant information. Make sure you can provide us with the following information:
- The name of the jail they’re being held at
- Their full, legal name
- What they’ve been charged with
- The inmate number
- Their birthdate
You should also have proof of employment and financial information that we can use to set up a payment plan.
If there’s one thing we wish for our clients, it is that they learn to be calm. Too often, the person we’re dealing with is seriously stressed out. While we understand that getting arrested and having an emergency is highly agitating, we urge you to take a few breaths and calm yourself. Not only will this help you feel a little better, it will also shorten the amount of time it takes us to post your bail.
The problem with stressed out clients is that the stress causes them not to hear something we said, misremember a vital piece of information, or simply be unable to grasp something we’re trying to explain. All of these problems drastically slow us down, with the end result being that you spend more time than necessary sitting in a jail cell.
Whenever you need a bail bond in California. Contact Fresno Bail Bond. You’ll be glad you did!