When your loved one has been arrested, it is generally extremely stressful.
Whether your need is for San Jose bail bonds or bail elsewhere in California, we can help you. Our professional bondman is expertly trained to guide you through the bond process.
The San Jose Police Department provides protection for the citizens of San Jose.
We provide complete service for all SJPD Divisions, stations and jails.
Call for San Jose bail bonds information or immediate bail bondsman service.
SAN JOSE JAIL INFORMATION
San Jose is the 3rd largest city in California and the 10th largest city in the United States. It has been described as the southern end of the "Silicon Valley". Fortunately, the crime rate has been dropping steadily during the last twenty years. San Jose is statistically one of the safest large cities in the United States. This would seem to minimize the need for bail bonds; however, even safe cities have crime.
Defendants arrested in San Jose may get transferred to the main San Jose Jail. Potential transfer depends on the arrest location, type of crime, defendant's medical and psychological condition, jail crowding and many other factors. We recommend to our clients to contact our bail company as quickly as possible so that we may determine the fastest way to get the defendant released. In most situations, we can have an inmate released from jail in just a few hours.
If you choose to visit an inmate at the Main Jail Complex (also known as Santa Clara County jail), we recommend you visit the website or phone the jail prior to your visit. You should be aware of the basic rules:
- You may visit only during visiting hours.
- You must have proper identification.
- You must be properly dressed (no provocative clothing etc.)
- Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
- Up to 2 adult visitors may visit at a time.
- Convicted felons may visit only with prior approval from the watch commander.
- Attorneys, clergy, bail bondsman and other professionals generally have greater access to visiting inmates.
We understand that you are likely anxious to see your loved one. However, if you want to bail the person out of jail, the process may be slowed by your visit.
Often we get the question, "Do I need a bail bondsman to get an inmate released from jail?" The answer is no. You may post the full amount of the bail with the jail or court.
Let's say for example, the defendant has a $60,000 bail. You may post the entire $60,000 bail (cash or cashier's check) with the jail or court. When the case has concluded, you will have that entire bail amount ($60,000) refunded to you.
On the other hand, if you utilize a bail bond company, you will usually pay them 10% of the full bail. However, that fee is non-refundable.
Another alternative for getting an inmate released from jail is called a "property bond". A property bond is conducted not utilizing a bail bondsman, but rather, the indemnitor will work directly with the court. The court puts a lien on a California property. The owner of the property must have equity of at least twice the bail amount.
The downside to a property bond is they often take several weeks to complete as it is basically a real estate transaction requiring a property inspection, comps, title search and the like. You will pay related fees.
Getting released from jail is often only the beginning of the legal process. The defendant will likely need to go to court. Often we are asked, "Should I get an attorney?" We can't answer that. Each situation is unique.
We might recommend that you check with the San Jose District Attorney's Office or the San Jose public defender's office. The public defender's office will provide general legal services to those that qualify. Looking at some of these web-sites might be a starting point for your legal journey.
If you are not sure where to make your court appearance, you may contact our office or go to the Santa Clara County Criminal Courthouse web-site. Their web-site provides additional information regarding the legal process.
Courtroom decorum, for the most part, is generally common sense etiquette such as:
- Be on time
- Be prepared with all necessary documentation
- Dress appropriately
- Show proper respect for the Judge
SAN JOSE BAIL BONDSMAN
Many of our customers only know about bail bonds from television and movies. When one of our potential customers is faced with the reality of getting somebody out of jail, the bail bondsman that they choose is hopefully a true professional.
Our clients are often surprised to find that with our company, they can conduct all bond paperwork by e-mail or fax within minutes. Most customers prefer to pay the bail bond fee by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
Once our customer has faxed or e-mailed the completed contract back to us, we will have a licensed bail bondsman "post" the bail bond at the jail facility. When you use our bail company, unless you choose to give the defendant a ride home, you don't even need to leave your home or office.
Obviously, we hope that you choose our bail bond company to help you your San Jose bail bonds needs. Even if your situation is in another part of California, we can likely help. Please feel free to take advantage of our 24 hour free consultation. Even if you don't use our services for your San Jose bail bonds, perhaps we can offer you some useful insights on the best strategy for handling your situation. We are confident that our local San Jose bail bondsman will give you professional service.
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San Jose Jail
150 W. Hedding St.
San Jose, CA 95110