Imperial County Bail Bonds, 24/7 Local
The bail process begins with an arrest. Whether it is your arrest or someone you care about, the idea is that the detainee wants out of jail. Depending upon the severity of the crime, the accused may be able to post bail immediately after being booked, although more serious crimes may need to go to a bail hearing where a judge will determine if the suspect is available for bail, and at what cost. Once the amount has been determined, there are two ways to obtain freedom.
The first option is called a cash bail, and it consists of paying the entire bail amount up front, all at once. The detainee is released with the understanding that they will appear at all court proceedings related to their case. Once all court obligations have been completed, the defendant receives the money back, minus fees and other costs. If, however, the defendant fails to appear, the cash bond is forfeited to the court.
The second option is to go through a bail bondsman. The bondsman will collect a premium (a portion of the bail amount) and will sometimes collect collateral. After an agreement is reached, the bail agent will post bail. While the bail bondsman is essentially guaranteeing to the court that the defendant will appear at all necessary court dates, the co-signer or defendant are the ones responsible for paying the full amount of bail if the accused neglects to appear in court. If the defendant “skips out” and is located and arrested by the bail agent, the co-signer is also responsible for the costs accumulated while searching for the defendant. El Centro Bail Bonds is a professional, friendly, family owned and operated company located in El Centro, California. We serve all areas of the Imperial Valley, which means we work with both the El Centro and Imperial County Jail. Open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, we are ready to help you at any time.
When bailing out of El Centro Jail, the process may take from four to six hours after completing the bail forms with your bail agent. All persons detained in the Imperial Valley will be taken to the Imperial County Sheriffs office including women and Juveniles. Once processed they will be moved around the location to the appropriate holding areas. Please call the Jail or us before attempting to visit. Visiting hours are limited and there are a few rules that apply.