West Hollywood Jail Bail Bonds
West Hollywood, CA is well-known for it’s unique dining, commercial sectors and nightlife. It’s the home of the famous Sunset Strip where celebrities are often seen hobnobbing with the eclectic mix of locals and tourists.
If a friend or loved one has been arrested and taken into custody in West Hollywood, CA, and you’re looking to get them out of jail quickly, we can help. Our years of experience in the bail industry allows us to quickly navigate the system and get the bail bond process finished as fast and easy as possible.
If you would like to speak with a bail bondsman right now, please call us at 310-782-BAIL (2245) or toll-free at 855-414-BAIL (2245). We’re available 24 hours a day to take your call.
West Hollywood Police Station and Jail Information
The deputies at the West Hollywood Sheriff Station provide law enforcement needs for both the City of West Hollywood as well as the Universal City Walk. When someone is arrested in either of these two areas, they are taken to the West Hollywood Station for booking and processing, and will either remain there until their court arraignment or be transferred to Twin Towers or the Lynwood Jail.
Transfer typically occurs when the West Hollywood Station Jail is becoming overcrowded, and it will add an additional 12-24 hours to an inmate’s time in custody due to the fact that the larger downtown facilities are much, much busier. Getting the bail bond process started quickly, though, can sometimes avoid the transfer altogether.
Arrest and Booking Process
You’ve probably seen the arrest and booking process countless times before in movies or on television. It’s the procedure in which an arrestee’s photograph is taken, fingerprints are recorded and a national background check is conducted. Once complete, bail will be set for those who are eligible and it will be possible to obtain a bail bond, if they are not granted one of the other options for release.
Options for Release
Bail bonds aren’t the only way to get someone out of jail. There are other options for release available that an inmate may be eligible for.
- Own Recognizance – Otherwise known as O.R., own recognizance refers to the release of an inmate after they sign a written agreement to appear before the court at the appointed date and time
- Property Bond – This is where, instead of putting up money to secure the release of an inmate, a person puts up a piece of property instead. If the inmate meets their court obligations, the property rights remain in the hands of the owner. If they do not, though, the property will be forfeited to the court.
- Cash Bonds – An individual can pay the full amount of bail, in cash, to the court clerk in order to get an inmate released from bail. Like property bonds, if the inmate meets their court obligations, the money is returned (less any relevant fees and costs). If not, then the money is forfeited to the court.
- Cited Out – This last option is typically reserved for minor infractions and traffic violations. The inmate simply makes a promise to the judge to appear before the court at the appointed date and time, and is allowed to go about his or her business.
What is a Bail Bond?
When a judge sets bail, he or she is essentially stating that that specific amount must be paid to the court in order to allow an inmate their freedom as they await their trial date. Bail serves as an assurance in the mind of the court that the inmate will indeed meet their obligations at the appointed date and time because, if they do not, the money they posted for bail will be forfeited.
As long as the inmate meets their court obligations, you will incur no additional costs other than the cost of the bail bond. If they do not appear, though, you will still be liable for the full amount of bail to the court, even though you worked with a bail bondsman. As a result, it’s always best to only bail out those whom you know and trust well.
The Bail Bond Process
Working with us as your bail bondsman makes the entire process much easier and quicker. We require only a little information about the inmate in order to locate him or her within the system and verify their eligibility for bail. After that, we have you fill out the bail bond application forms (all of which are short and straight-forward) and indemnitor’s agreement. We can even send you all of the required forms via fax or email if you’d prefer – meaning that you don’t even have to meet with us in person in order to get your friend or loved one out of jail.
Once the forms are filled out and signed, we will dispatch one of our agents to the jail and your friend or loved one will be released a few hours later.
If you would like additional information regarding West Hollywood Station Jail bail bonds, please feel free to give us a call any time 24/7 at 310-782-BAIL (2245) or toll-free at 855-414BAIL (2245). We’re always here to help.