Have you or a loved one ever been arrested? If you answered yes, then you know how demoralizing and stressful it can be to sit in jail while you wait for trial. Fortunately, a bail bondsman can help you get a friend or family member out of jail and back home where he or she can start to prepare for the upcoming trial. Here is what you need to know about bail bonds and why it’s important to contact a trusted bail bondsman after a loved one has been thrown in the slammer:
A California Prison is Not a 4-Star Resort At the end of 2010, there were 163,000 people in California prisons. Unfortunately, this number is much more than the state’s penal institutions were designed to handle. In 2011, the Supreme Court found that California’s overcrowded prisons were so bad that prisoners were dying needlessly because of poor health care delivery. You obviously don’t want your loved one spending any more time as a guest in the California penal system than they have to, so contact a bail bondsman as soon as you get word that a friend or family member has been arrested.
Bail is a Legal Right Under the Federal Bail Reform Act of 1984, everyone is entitled to bail unless the judge finds a very good reason not to allow it. A judge will consider numerous factors when setting your loved one’s bail, including the nature and seriousness of the crime, ties to family and the community, the strength of the case against your loved one, and your loved one’s previous arrest and bail records.
If your loved one has been busted for a crime and thrown in the slammer, then you will want to get him or her out of jail as soon as possible. In California, the name to know in bail bonds is King Stahlman. At King Stahlman Bail Bonds, we are here for California residents in the San Diego area 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit our website or call us at (619) 232-7280 for additional information.