Navigating the jail system by yourself can be hard, especially when you’re under stress from finding out that a friend or loved one has been arrested and taken into custody. In times like these, the help of a trusted, professional bail bondsman can be invaluable.
When someone is arrested and taken to the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station jail, their bail amount will vary quite a bit depending on their charges and their prior criminal history (if any). The jail has room for about 40 inmates and is only designed to be used as a short-term holding facility, which means that if the jail gets overcrowded or if a defendant remains there for longer than 72 hours, there’s a good chance that they’ll be transferred to one of the larger jails in downtown Los Angeles.
To bail someone out of the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station jail, it works best to act quickly. If you’re working alone, the full amount of the defendant’s bail must be paid to the court clerk during court business hours, which are typically between 8:30 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday. If you decide to work with a bail bondsman, the defendant’s bail can be posted directly at the jail 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. Additionally, the cost of bailing someone out when you use a bail bondsman is significantly less expensive, usually only about 10% of the total bail amount.
Once bail has been posted, defendants will need to be processed out of custody, which can take a little time if the jail is busy. However, the process rarely takes longer than a couple of hours. Once released, the defendant will need to adhere to any conditions upon which their bail has been set, and refrain from breaking any laws. It’s possible to have their bail revoked if they do not.