888 Bail Bond is ready to help you all over California including in Porterville. Whether you are detained in a small, rural jurisdiction or in a major metropolitan jail, we are prepared to meet all your bail bond needs. We are a well established, family owned and operated company. We’ve been in service for over forty years and have earned an outstanding reputation for reliability and professionalism.
Law enforcement responsibilities in Porterville are shared by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and the Porterville Police Department. You can turn to 888 Bail Bond for efficient professional help if you have been arrested by a Porterville police officer or a Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputy. You can call us any time day or night. We will help you determine your options for the next steps in getting released from custody.
Porterville Police Department- The Porterville Police Department has four holding cells. There are three cells in the booking area. Detainees are transferred to the Porterville Sheriff’s Substation after booking, fingerprinting and processing is completed. When the Porterville substation if full, detainees are transported to the Tulare County Jail in Visalia.
Porterville Sheriff's Substation- The Tulare County Sheriff's Department - Porterville Substation has five cells that are used for holding detainees until they are transferred to the appropriate detention facility. Booking of detainees arrested by a Deputy Sheriff is completed at the Porterville Sheriff’s Substation. On completion of the booking process, male detainees are transported to the Tulare County Main Jail. Female detainees are transported to the Bob Wiley Detention Facility (BWDF). Mentally unstable detainees (as specified by the Welfare Institutions Code) are transported to a local hospital. Continuous watch is kept on these detainees until they are evaluated by Tulare County Mental Health Services. There are cameras in all holding cells.
If the defendant qualifies for pre-trial release, you will have to post bail unless you are released on your “Own Recognizance.” You may pay the bail yourself directly to the jail or you can pay a bail bondsman to post the bail.
The amount of bail is set by a judge based on the seriousness of the offense. Bail schedules are set by the court in order to establish fair and uniform amounts that must be paid for similar crimes. Bail schedules are used in routine cases where a court appearance is not necessary. Alternately, the defendant may be held to go to court to get bail set by a judge based on the specific circumstances and seriousness of the charges. There may be additional considerations, including flight risk.
Posting your own bail
You must pay the full amount of the set bail if you don’t want to use a bail bondsman. You must follow the established rules of the court to make the payment. The full cash amount may be paid by anyone. You, your family or your attorney will usually make this payment. In addition to cash, you may use a cashier’s check or money order in most jurisdictions. The full amount of the bail you paid will be returned to you following the completion of your case. Most of the time, this option is only available if the offense does not require a high bail amount to guarantee appearance in court.
Using a bail bondsman
Having to pay bail can be an unexpected expense that you cannot meet because of your limited financial means. Using a bail bondsman is a useful alternative. Bail bond fees are set by each State. The State of California has set bail bond fees at 10%. This is a non-returnable fee based on the full amount of the required bail.
When you call us, a bondsman will begin the bail process over the phone right away. We will ask you some questions to complete your application.
The information we’re looking for on your application may include:
- Your name, address, are you employed?
- Why was the defendant arrested?
- When and where was the defendant arrested?
- What are the charges?
- Where jail is the defendant at?
We work with you to determine a full range of options for the method of payment you might use for your bond. No matter what your situation, 888 Bail Bond is ready to work with you to get you out of jail fast. Call us at 888-BAIL BOND.
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Porterville Police Department
Porterville, CA 93257
Tulare County Sheriff’s Department- Porterville Substation
87 East Morton
Porterville, CA 93257
Porterville is 150 years old. This small city, located in the Southern region of California’s Central Valley, celebrated its 150th birthday in June, 2011. The city is known for it’s citrus orchards and livestock ranches. Porterville boasts that it is the Gateway to the Southern Sierra. Porterville’s proximity to Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest provides plentiful opportunities for camping, hiking, hunting and fishing, rock climbing and water sports.
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