Arrested at TPC Santa Clarita? Here’s What Happens Next
If a friend or loved one has been arrested and taken into custody at TPC Santa Clarita, it can be a pretty scary time. You probably have questions regarding where they will be taken, how long they’ll be there and whether or not you need to bail them out of jail. If you find yourself wondering what the answers are to any or all of these questions, we can help!
We are a bail bond company that is local to the Santa Clarita Valley and a fully-licensed and bonded bail agent is available any time of day or night. We can quickly answer any and all questions you may have and help get the bail bond application process started right away.
TPC, or the Tournament Players Club is an exclusive country club in the Santa Clarita Valley that caters to golfers. Situated among rolling hills and oak trees, TPC offers 18 holes of golf designed under the supervision of two-time champion Mark O’Meara.
If you’d like to speak immediately with a friendly, knowledgeable bail bondsman, please feel free to give us a call locally at 661-299-2663. We can also be reached toll-free at 855-728-BAIL (2245).
Santa Clarita Sheriff Station and Jail Information
The area in and around TPC Santa Clarita is patrolled by deputies working out of the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station. When arrested, individuals will be immediately transferred to the sheriff station where they will undergo booking and processing. Once that process is complete, bail will be set and it will be possible to obtain their release via bail bond or one of the other options for release.
If the on-site jail at the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station becomes overcrowded, or an individual remains there for 72-hours, it is likely that he or she will be transferred to one of the larger long-term holding facilities in downtown Los Angeles. Men are sent to Twin Towers and women will be transferred to the Lynwood Jail. Upon transfer, inmates can expect to spend at least another 12 to 24-hours in custody as they go through additional processing at the new facility. Starting the bail bond process while an individual is still located at the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station can often avoid the transfer process altogether.
Options for Release
When someone is arrested, obtaining a bail bond isn’t the only way to get them out of jail. There are actually several options for release that an individual may be eligible for if they meet the qualifying criteria:
- Cash Bonds – A cash bond is when the full amount of bail is paid to the court clerk in order to get someone out of jail. The money can only be paid during court business hours and, provided the defendant meets all of their court obligations after being released, the money will be refunded to the person who paid it (minus any relevant court fees). If the defendant does not show up for court, the full amount of bail is forfeit.
- Property Bonds – This is when a piece of property is put forth in lieu of bail money. The individual who owns the property must own equity in it totaling at least 150% of the total bail amount in order for the property to qualify. The courts are very thorough in their appraisal, and property bonds can often take weeks (if not longer) to be approved before an individual is released.
- Own Recognizance – Also referred to as “O.R.” being released on one’s own recognizance requires that the defendant provide a written promise to return to court at the appointed date(s) and time(s).
- Citation Release – A citation release will typically only occur in cases where someone is charged with a minor infraction or traffic violation. Citation releases are similar to “O.R.” releases with the exception that the defendant does not need to provide a written promise to return to court when they are cited out.
Why Use a Bail Bondsman?
Despite there being several options for release, bail bonds remain far and away the most common way to get someone out of jail for a number of reasons:
- Time – Bail bonds can be posted 24-hours a day, 7-days a week at most jails. Unlike property bonds and cash bonds which must take place during court business hours (usually M-F from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm).
- Cost – The cost of a bail bond is only 10% of the total bail amount, so if bail is set at $15,000, the cost to bail them out will be only $1,500. To bail someone out via cash bond, it will cost the full $15,000.
- Expertise – When you work with us, all that we require from you is that you sign some paperwork and pay for the bail bond. We communicate with the jail, post the bond, and deal with other bail-related issues when/if they arise. We’ve been in the bail industry for years, and we have the process down to a science. Additionally, working with us gives you access to our wealth of knowledge regarding bail, bail bonds, and criminal charges. If you have questions, we can answer them all.
The Bail Bond Process
To bail someone out of jail, give us a call and provide us with their name, birth date and the date and time of their arrest. We will use the information to locate them within the system and verify their eligibility for bail. Once complete, we have you fill out the short, simple bail bond application forms and sign the indemnitor’s agreement. Finally we send someone to the jail to post the bond and your friend or loved one will be released a short time later.
If you aren’t in the area or are otherwise unable to meet with us in person, we can handle the entire bail bond application process via phone, fax or email.
We accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover as well as cash, business and personal checks, money orders and bank account transfers.
If you’re interested in financing the cost of a bail bond, let us know. We have a variety of flexible payment plans designed to fit most any budget.
If you require additional information regarding TPC Santa Clarita bail bonds, or would like to get the bail bond process started right away, please give us a call at 661-299-2663 or toll-free at 855-728-BAIL (2245). We’re here around the clock and are always available to help you out.