Has Someone Been Arrested in Lake Elizabeth? Here’s What You Need to Know
If a friend or loved one has been arrested and taken into custody in Lake Elizabeth, you’ve likely got questions as to where they are and how to get them out of jail as soon as possible. Our staff of fully-licensed and bonded bail bondsmen are available 24-hours a day and can quickly provide you with the answers that you seek.
Lake Elizabeth is located directly on the San Andreas fault line in Los Angeles County. It’s a popular weekend and holiday destination for many in the surrounding areas.
If you would like to speak immediately with a bail bondsman, give us a call any time. Our offices are open around the clock and someone is always available to take your call. We can be reached at 661-299-2663.
Santa Clarita Sheriff Station and Jail Info
Arrestees who are taken into custody at Lake Elizabeth will be transported to the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station where they will undergo the booking and processing procedure. 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 Santa Clarita Sheriff Station is small, and only has room for the temporary housing of about 40 inmates. If the jail gets overcrowded, or if an inmate is not bailed out within 72-hours, they will likely be transferred to a long-term holding facility in downtown Los Angeles. Men are sent to Twin Towers and women are sent to the Lynwood Jail.
When transferred, inmates will need to go through another round of processing that can take anywhere from 12 to 24-hours to complete, during which time they will be unable to be bailed out. The transfer process can often be avoided altogether if the bail bond process has begun while an inmate is still located at the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station Jail.
Options for Release
A bail bond isn’t the only way to get someone out of jail. Sometimes, when someone is arrested, they will be eligible for one of the following options for release:
- Own Recognizance – often referred to as “O.R.,” being released on one’s own recognizance requires that the arrestee provide law enforcement with a written promise to return to court at the appointed date and time.
- Citation Release – like “O.R.,” a citation release will allow an individual to be free from police custody while they await their court date. Being granted a citation release does not require that an individual provide the court with a written promise to return at the appointed date and time. It should be noted, though, that the individual is still responsible for showing up for court.
- Property Bonds – a property bond is when someone puts up a piece of property in lieu of bail money. The person who owns the property must own equity in it totaling at least 150% of the total bail amount for the property to qualify for a bond. The courts are very thorough in their process, and property bonds can take weeks or months to go through and result in the release of an inmate.
- Cash Bonds – during court business hours, it is possible to pay the full amount of bail to the court clerk to secure the release of an inmate. It is the most expensive way to get someone out of jail. As long as the defendant returns and meets all of their court obligations, the money will be refunded to the person who paid (minus any relevant court fees). However, if they do not, the money is forfeited to the courts and a warrant will be issued for the defendant’s release.
The Bail Bond Process
Getting someone out of bail via bail bond is fast, easy, and affordable. The bail bond process starts by giving us a call and providing us with some general information about the inmate so that we can locate him or her within the 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 provide you with a receipt and dispatch someone to the jail to post the bond. Your friend or loved one will then be released a short time later.
If you can’t meet with us in person, we’re fully-equipped to handle the entire bail bond process via phone, fax or email. Just let us know what works best for you.
Paying for a Bail Bond
Should bail be set at $15,000, then the cost of a bail bond will be no more than $1,500.
We accept a variety of payment options, including major credit/debit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express) as well as cash, business and personal checks, money orders, bank account transfer and money wire.
If you’d like to finance the cost of a bail bond, let us know. We have a variety of payment options that are designed to fit most any budget.
If you have further questions regarding Lake Elizabeth bail bonds, or would like to get the process started immediately, please give us a call any time 24/7 at 661-299-2663. We know times like this can be incredibly stressful, and we’re here to help.