What is the bail bond process?

Arrow Bail Bonds Blog

Have you received that phone call? You know, the one from a friend or relative asking for help. They come in all different forms. "Can you help me fix my car?" "Can you watch my dog?" "Would you be able to take me to school?" There are endless questions that people we care about ask us everyday. But there is one questions we hope to never hear, but there are those times when the phone rings and we have to answer, "Can you bail me out of jail?" But what does that really mean? How is somebody bailed out of jail? Well it takes a few steps, all starting with their arrest.

Arrest & Arraignment

After a person is arrested they will booked and placed in a holding cell. They will wait there until their arraignment, which depending on the jail, time of arrest and court policies, could be in a few hours to more than a day. The arraignment is where the defendant will hear the charges against them and learn what their bail amount is set at.

Defendant calls you and you notify a bail agent

At this point, or in some cases, prior to arraignment, the defendant will have the opportunity to reach out to a loved one via a phone call. Most people use that call to ask someone to post bail for them. If you're asked you should then contact a bail bond agent to expedite the process.

Bail bond is posted

After connecting with a bail bondsman and providing the necessary information and payment they can post bail for the person who has been detained. Once the bond is posted it can take anywhere from an hour to several hours for the person to be set free.

Defendant is released

The defendant will be released under the condition that they will appear at each and every single court date that is scheduled for their case.

Defendant attends court

The defendant will show up at each scheduled court date. If they do not they may be returned to jail. A person who skips bail will have a warrant placed for their arrest.

Bond is extinguished following case outcome

Regardless of the outcome of the case, as long as the defendant appears at each court date until the case is resolved, the bond will be forfeited, meaning there is no money owed to the agency.

Since this is a brief rundown of the process you're encouraged to call a professional agency for further information. At Arrow Bail Bonds we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about bail bonds in Rancho Cucamonga or the neighboring communities. Our bail bond agents act discreetly and quickly to secure the release of your loved one. Give us a call today at (909) 891-0578 to start the bail bond process in Rancho Cucamonga.