If a friend or family member has been arrested in Eureka, speak with a licensed bail bondsman to find out what your options are for bailing them out of the Humboldt County jail. Our simple paperwork can be completed by phone, fax or email, or in person.
Consultations are free and approvals are done quickly. You will be asked a few basic questions so that we can approve a bond. These may include: the defendant's full name, date of birth, employment information, where they were arrested, a list of charges, and bail amount.
When you call 888 Bail Bond for Eureka bail bonds at 888-224-5266, a professional bondsman will be able to answer all of your questions and walk you through the entire process.
HOW BAIL IS SET
In California, bail is set on a county-by-county basis. Humboldt County's judges have an annual review of the bail schedule and will adjust the amounts as needed. This bail schedule will be used by law enforcement throughout the county to set bail amounts for defendants.
The judge always considers public safety when setting bail. If the defendant could cause more harm to the public, the bail amount will be set higher. If the defendant is a repeat offender, their bail amount will be set higher.
The judge will also consider if the defendant poses a flight risk, i.e. no family ties to the community and/or employment status.
In some instances, the judge may allow the defendant to be released on their own recognizance (OR) and no bail will be needed for their release. The bail amount could also be reduced by the judge.
There is also the possibility that the judge will order the defendant to be remanded, meaning that there will be no bail and the defendant will spend the duration of the court proceedings in jail.
QUICK BAIL BOND SERVICES
Once a bail amount has been set for your loved one, you may pay the entire bail amount to the court or jail. The defendant will be required to appear for all court cases or the bail could be revoked and they would go to jail. After the court case has concluded, the bail money will be returned to you. The way many cases go, though, it could be months or even years before you received this money back.
Your other option is to seek the services of a licensed bail bondsman. Rather than having to pay what is often a very large sum of money, you can pay a percentage (10%) of the bail amount to a bail bondsman.
For example, if bail is set at $15,000, you will pay a bail bondsman $1,500. The bondsman will then go to the jail or courthouse and pay the bail amount on the defendant's behalf. This fee paid to the bondsman, called the premium, is not returned to you, regardless of the outcome of the case.
We know that looking for a bail bondsman is not the way you want to spend the day. That is why we work quickly to make sure that the whole process goes as smoothly as possible for you. Call us and your loved one will spend as little time in jail as necessary.
An expert bail bondsman is available now to help you understand all your options for Eureka bail bonds: 888-224-5266.
The City of Eureka serves as the county seat for Humboldt County. It is the largest Pacific coastal city between San Francisco and Portland. The city is home to hundreds of unique Victorian-style homes such as the Carson Mansion, as well as the oldest zoo in California- Sequoia Park Zoo.
The officers of the Eureka Police Department protect more than 28,000 residents within the city. There are 52 sworn police officers and 40 civilian personnel within the department. They are committed to protecting the community and working with citizens to improve and enhance their quality of life.
The Patrol Division provides safety and service to the community. There are six sergeants and 24 field officers in Patrol nearly 18 square miles inside the city limits. One officer is assigned to foot/ bike patrol duties in the Old Town district near Humboldt Bay. Another officer is assigned to the school district as the School Resource Officer. All patrol vehicles are equipped with Mobile Data Computers.
The department's K9 unit has three patrol service teams. Each handler and dog goes through extensive training and annual certification. The K9 Unit is used to help supplement police operations to locate and apprehend criminals. They also help in field searches, narcotics searches and warrant service.
When someone is arrested in Eureka, they will likely be taken to the Humboldt County Jail for booking. This will include fingerprinting and photographs, a background check and warrant search. Once they are completed booked into the system, they can then be bailed out.
888 Bail Bond can post a Eureka bail bond 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. When you call us at 888-224-5266, we can get to work right away.
EUREKA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Eureka Police Department
604 C St.
Eureka, CA 95501