When a loved one or friend is arrested and sitting behind bars, getting their bail together and getting them out and back to work is a huge priority. With more than 20 years of service in the bail industry, All Better in San Diego has helped thousands of people get out of jail and successfully defend their case. We make the process simple, quick and easy. We are here to answer any questions you might have and are available to assist 24hrs a day 365 days a year.
Here are some tips for navigating the court system in San Diego, CA.
Getting arrested, no matter how many times it’s happened, can be disorienting. The nearest jails to your home are not necessarily the jails you’ll be taken to when you’re arrested. For that reason, it’s important that both the incarcerated person and the person who is working on their bail know the jail address and the court address. This can save significant confusion and speed your loved one’s release.
In California, like most states, you’ll need some form of official ID, proof of residency and income, and a bail application and contract from a licensed bondsman, to get the process started. Bail bondsmen need to know that the people they’re providing to, not necessarily the people they’re providing bail for, can be responsible for paying off the bond if the defendant doesn’t show up to court at the appointed time. For this reason, they will definitely ask for documentation.
The San Diego jail system is run by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and can seem intimidating at first glance. Fortunately, there is plenty of good jail information available both from Sheriff’s Department website (sdsheriff.net) and blogs such as this. You should also be aware that it’s unlikely you’ll be able to visit your loved one right away and that phone calls may be limited. That said, in San Diego, a person is allowed to call both a loved one and a bondsmen with his or her “one call”. It’s also important to know that you’re getting your bail and bond information from a reliable source and that you choose a reliable bondsman with a good reputation to assist in the process.
If you simply Google “San Diego Bail Bonds” you’ll be overwhelmed with results and may find competing claims from bail bondsman to be confusing, even overwhelming. One factor you’ll want to look for in a bail agent is how long they’ve been in the business. The founder of All Better bail bonds, has been in the business for more than 20 years and is actually a second-generation bail bondsman.
Behind the crime statistics, we read about every day are people who have been accused, but not convicted, of crimes. These folks deserve the full weight of the law and the concept, “innocent until proven guilty.” With a reliable bond agent, your loved one can get back to work and properly prepare for their day in court.