Has someone you know been arrested and taken into custody while driving on the I-5 Freeway in or near the Santa Clarita Valley? If so, you’ve likely got questions regarding where they’ve been taken and how to get them out of jail. We at Santa Clarita Bail Bonds pride ourselves on our experience in the bail industry and our commitment to our clients. We can quickly answer any and all questions you may have regarding your friend or loved one’s whereabouts and easily guide you through the bail bond process to get them out of jail as fast as possible.
The I-5 Freeway is the main Interstate Highway on the West Coast. It’s Northern terminus is the U.S. border with Canada and its southern terminus is the US border with Mexico, and it just happens to run through the Santa Clarita Valley. It meanders through the Grapevine and along Gorman directly through the Santa Clarita Valley.
If you would like to speak to a bail bondsman right now, please feel free to give us a call any time of day or night at 661-299-BOND (2663). A local bail bondsman is available around the clock to take your call and answer any questions you may have.
Santa Clarita Sheriff Station and Jail Information
Santa Clarita Sheriff Station
23740 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355
LASD Inmate Locator
The I-5 Freeway runs through the Santa Clarita Valley from north to south and is often patrolled by deputies working out of the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station and is also patrolled by the CHP. Whether their destination was Santa Clarita or not, motorists who are taken into custody on or near the I-5 Freeway will be transported to the nearest sheriff station in Santa Clarita where they will undergo booking and processing. This procedure usually takes a few hours, and once it has been completed, it will be possible to obtain the defendant’s release via bail bond.
The on-site jail at the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station isn’t very large, and if a defendant isn’t bailed out within 72-hours, or if the jail becomes overcrowded (it’s only designed to hold about 40 inmates at one time), then inmates will be transferred to larger jails in downtown Los Angeles. Men are sent to Twin Towers Correctional Facility while women will be sent to CRDF, Lynwood Jail.
Upon transfer, inmates will need to go through an additional round of processing at the new location which will take much longer than it did at the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station. Those who are transferred can expect to spend at least an additional 12-24 hours in custody as they go through the processing procedure at the larger, busier jail.
Do I have to Use a Bondsman?
Working with a bail bondsman is not the only way to get someone out of jail. Bail is set once an arrestee finishes going through booking and processing and its possible to bail them out of jail without ever speaking to a bail bondsman. It can be done by paying the full amount of bail to the court clerk during business hours, or by putting up a piece of property (in which the owner has equity in the amount of at least 150% of the total bail amount). Cash bail is the most expensive way to get someone out of jail, and property bonds tend to take at least a few weeks as the court is very thorough in their approval process regarding property bonds.
Why Use a Bail Bondsman?
There are three main reasons to work with a bail bondsman to get someone out of jail:
- The first is that bail bonds are by far the least expensive way to obtain an inmate’s release pending their trial. The cost of a bail bond is only 10% of the total bail amount.
- The second reason is, while property bonds can take weeks to go through and cash bonds must be paid during business hours, bail bonds can be obtained around the clock (even on weekends and holidays), ensuring that your friend or loved one will spend no more time than necessary in custody.
- Finally, working with a local bail bond service like ours means that we do all the footwork, allowing you to handle the entire bail bond application process in person, or from anywhere else via phone, fax or email.
The Bail Bond Process
When you call, you will speak immediately with a licensed, professional bail bondsman about the bail bond process. They will need some general information about the inmate you want to bail out of jail. The information includes the full name of the inmate, and the date and time of their arrest. If not all of this information is available to you, we can still help you out.
We use the information you provide to locate the inmate within the jail system and verify their eligibility for bail. Then, we have you fill out the short, simple bail bond application forms and sign the indemnitor’s agreement. Last, we dispatch an agent to the jail and your friend or loved one will be released as soon as possible.
Paying for a Bail Bond
We accept major credit/debit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover) as well as cash, business and personal checks, money orders, bank account transfers and money wire. We also provide a number of flexible payment plans for those who may wish to finance the cost of a bail bond.
No matter how our clients pay, we never include additional fees, charges or interest.
If you would like to speak with a bail bondsman right away about I-5 Freeway bail bonds, please give us a call at 661-299-2663. We know times like this can be stressful, and we’re here around the clock to help you out.