How Bail Bonds Work In Lakewood, CA
It is important for you to know where your loved one is arrested so that our agent could contact the jail and gather all of the bail information. Our agents cannot legally post the bail until the jailer clears the inmate for bail, which cannot be done until the defendant has completed the booking process.
The booking process consists of several steps and could take several hours depending on how busy the jail is. The steps of the booking process include, the gathering of personal information, taking a photo, and administering a fingerprint scan. The fingerprint scan tells the jailer if the defendant has any outstanding warrants or is wanted by any other agency.
When our agent calls the jailer, he or she will find out if the defendant is cleared for bail and will gather all of the bail information about the defendant. Once the defendant is cleared for bail, then he or she will contact you with a place and time for you two to meet so that you could fill out the necessary paperwork to complete the bail bond.
When the paperwork has been completed, then the agent will turn it in to the jailer, who will then verify all of the information in the bail bond. After the jailer verifies all of the information, the jailer will then release the defendant to your custody. At that time, the jailer will assign the defendant a much later court date, which is usually about a month from the date of the arrest.