Has Someone Been Arrested in Westridge?
If a friend or loved one was arrested and taken into custody in the Westridge area of the Santa Clarita Valley, and you’ve got questions regarding what happens next, we can help. We’re a local bail bond company with years of experience servicing clients in the Santa Clarita Valley and can quickly and easily answer any and all of your questions.
Westridge is a planned community in the Santa Clarita Valley that provides its residence with a community atmosphere and open space. It’s located along The Old Road between Valencia Blvd. and Magic Mountain Parkway.
If you have questions or concerns regarding Westridge Bail Bonds, please feel free to give us a call any time at 661-299-2663 or toll-free at 855-728-BAIL (2245).
Santa Clarita Sheriff Station and Jail Information
Anyone arrested in Westridge will be brought immediately to the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station where they will undergo booking and processing. 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 is small, and designed only for the temporary housing of about 40 inmates. As such, if someone remains there for longer than 72-hours, or if the jail gets overcrowded, it’s likely that they will be transferred to one of the larger, long-term facilities in downtown LA. Men will be transferred to Twin Towers Correctional Facility while women will be taken to the Lynwood Jail. Upon transfer, an inmate will need to go through another round of processing that will leave them ineligible to be bailed out for about 12 to 24-hours. When the bail bond process has begun while they are still located at the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station, transfer can often be avoided altogether.
How Bail is Set
Bail is set pursuant to the Los Angeles County Bail Schedule for 2016. When someone is arrested, bail is set depending on the number and nature of crime(s) that an individual is charged with. Setting bail in this fashion, as opposed to having to go before a judge, means that once bail has been set, a person can be immediately bailed out of jail – even if the courts are closed.
How to Bail Someone Out
Bailing someone out of jail might seem daunting, but it really isn’t. First, give us a call and provide us with the name of the person you want to bail out, as well as their birth date and date and time of arrest (if available). We will use the info to locate them within the jail system and verify that they’re eligible for bail. Once we do that, we will have you fill out the short, simple to understand bail bond application forms and sign the indemnitor’s agreement. Last, we send someone to the jail to post the bond and your friend or loved one will be released a little while later.
All of this can be done via phone, fax or email. So, if you’re out of the area, or simply prefer to handle the bail bond process from the comfort of your own home or office, that works just fine for us.
What is an Indemnitor?
The indemnitor is the person who signs the bail bond. When a defendant is bailed out of jail but doesn’t show up for court, a warrant will be issued for their arrest. Additionally, the person who signed the bail bond will be held financially responsible for paying the full amount of bail to the court. If the defendant does show up for all of their court obligations, the indemnitor is not subject to further financial obligations. That being said, make sure you only bail out someone you know and trust.
Bail Cost and Payment Options
When bail is set at $15,000, the cost of a bail bond will be no more than $1,500.
We accept major credit/debit cards, including Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover as well as business and personal checks, cash, money orders, bank account transfers and money wire. For those who wish to finance the cost of a bail bond, we have a variety of flexible payment plans designed to fit most any budget.
Regardless of how one chooses to pay, we never include any additional fees, charges or interest.
To get the bail bond process started right away, or if you have questions or concerns, please give us a call at 661-299-2663 or toll-free at 855-728-BAIL (2245). Our offices are open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and someone is always here to take your call.