If a friend or loved one has been arrested and taken into custody in Pacoima, CA, you’ve probably got a lot of questions regarding how to get them out of jail. Our company has been operating in Southern California for years, and a friendly, knowledgeable bail bondsman on our staff can quickly and easily answer any questions you may have.
Pacoima is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley. It was made famous as the birthplace of Richie Valens.
If you have questions regarding Pacoima bail bonds, please feel free to call us any time. Our offices are open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and someone is always available to take your call. We can be reached toll-free at 855-414-BAIL (2245).
Foothill Community Police Station and Jail Information
LAPD Officers working out of the Foothill Community Police Station provide law enforcement for the City of Pacoima. Once an individual has been arrested, they will be taken to the station to undergo booking and processing. This procedure can take anywhere from 45-minutes to several hours to complete, depending on how busy the station is. Once it’s done, bail is set and it will be possible to obtain the inmate’s release via bail bond.
If the Foothill Community Police Station starts to get overcrowded, or if an inmate remains there for longer than 72-hours, transfers will begin to take place. Men are sent to Twin Towers Correctional Facility while women are sent to the Lynwood Jail. Upon transfer, inmates can expect to spend at least an additional 12 to 24-hours in custody as they go through another round of processing at the larger, much busier jails. When the bail bond process has begun while the inmate is still located at the Foothill Station, it’s possible to avoid transfer altogether.
Options for Release
Bail Bonds aren’t the only way to get someone out of jail. Depending on the number and nature of their crimes, individuals may be eligible for one of the following options for release:
- Cash Bonds – During court business hours, it’s possible to pay the full amount of bail to the court clerk to get someone released from jail.
- Property Bonds – If an individual owns a piece of property with equity totaling at least 150% of the full bail amount, it is possible to put up that piece of property in lieu of cash. However, the courts are very thorough in their appraisal process and it can take several weeks (if not longer) to get the property approved.
- Own Recognizance – For minor crimes, it is sometimes possible to be released from jail by providing a written promise to the judge to return to court at the appointed date and time.
- Citation Release – Reserved for minor traffic crimes and infractions, a citation release is similar to being released on one’s own recognizance with the exception that no written promise is necessary.
Why Use a Bail Bondsman?
If an individual isn’t released on their own recognizance or cited out, odds are they’re going to be held in lieu of some amount of bail. When you work with a bail bondsman, you can not only secure their release by paying only a fraction of the total bail amount, but you get access to our years of expertise in the system. We can help you get your friend or loved one out of jail as fast as possible.
The Bail Bond Process
The bail bond process doesn’t take very long, and it all starts with a phone call. All we need is some general information about the person you want to bail out so we can locate him or her in the system and verify their eligibility for bail. Then, we have you fill out the short, simple bail bond application forms and sign the indmenitor’s agreement. Finally, we provide you with a receipt and send someone to the jail to post the bond. Your friend or loved one will then be released once they are processed out.
We’re equipped to handle the entire bail bond process via phone, fax or email. So, if you’re unable to meet with us, or would simply feel more relaxed handling things from the comfort of your own home or office, that’s fine by us.
If you require additional information regarding Pacoima bail bonds, please feel free to give us a call at 855-414-BAIL (2245). Someone is always here to take your call and get the bail bond process started right away.