If a friend or loved one has been arrested and taken into custody in San Fernando, you probably have a lot of questions regarding how to get them out of jail. We know times like this can be stressful, and a licensed, professional bail bondsman from our staff is just a phone call away. We’ve been in the bail industry for years, and can quickly provide you with answers to any and all of your questions and help get the bail bond application process started immediately.
If you would like to speak with a bail bondsman right away, please give us a call any time. Our offices are open 24/7 and a bail bondsman is always available to answer your call. We can be reached at 855-414-BAIL (2245).
San Fernando Police Department and Jail Info
The City of San Fernando is policed by officers working out of the San Fernando Police Station. The station is staffed by 35 sworn officers and 25 additional personnel. The city also keeps another 20 reserve police officers so the station is able to put a total of 55 police officers on the streets if necessary.
When arrested, individuals will be taken to the San Fernando Police Station to undergo booking and processing. Once complete, bail will be set for those who are eligible and it will be possible to obtain their release via bail bond. The on-site jail at the San Fernando Police Station is very small, and designed only to house inmates temporarily. If an inmate remains there for longer than 72 hours, or if the jail gets overcrowded, inmates will be transferred to larger jails in downtown Los Angeles. Men will usually be sent to Twin Towers, while women are sent to the Lynwood Jail. Once transferred, inmates will need to go through another round of processing that can take upwards of 24 hours to complete. During this period, it will be impossible to bail them out of jail. However, when the bail bond process is begun while an inmate is still located at the San Fernando Police Station, it’s possible to avoid the transfer process altogether.
Options for Release
Bail bonds aren’t the only way to get someone out of jail. Here 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 – 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, 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.
- Citation Release – Typically reserved for minor infractions and traffic violations, the inmate makes a promise to the judge to appear before the court at the appointed date and time, and is then released.
The Bail Bond Process
To begin the bail bond process, give us a call and provide us with some general information about the person you want to bail out of jail. We will use it to locate them within the bail system and verify their eligibility for bail. Once we do that, we will have you fill out our bail bond application forms and sign the indemnitor’s agreement. All of our forms are straightforward and simple, but if you have any questions, we’re always happy to go over them with you. After everything has been filled out and signed, we will dispatch an agent to the jail to post the bond and your friend or loved one will be released as soon as they can be processed out.
If meeting with us isn’t an option, we can easily handle the entire bail bond process via phone, fax or email. Just let us know what works best for you.
The Cost of a Bail Bond
We will meet and beat any locally advertised price!
We accept a variety of payment options, including Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover as well as cash, checks, money orders, bank account transfers and money wire.
If you are interested in financing the cost of a bail bond, let us know! We have a variety of flexible payment plans available that are designed to fit most any budget. No matter how you chose to pay, we never include any additional fees, charges or interest.
If you have questions regarding San Fernando Bail Bonds, give us a call any time – our consultations are always free of charge. We can be reached 24/7 at 855-414-BAIL (2245).