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    Reliable Bondsman

    It’s hard to believe someone you love has gotten into this situation, but with our help, you don’t have to take care of it on your own. We are available 24-hours a day and can post bail for your loved one at any time of the day or night.

    Our agency is family-owned and operated and has been helping clients across California for 40 years.

    One of the most difficult situations that someone can find themselves in is one that ends with their arrest.

    If your friend or family member has been arrested in El Cajon and has contacted you for help with bail, speaking with a licensed bail bondsman can help you understand what steps to take.

    The team at 888 Bail Bonds will take the time to explain the bail bond process to you, one step at a time. The more you know what to expect, the smoother the process will be.

    For El Cajon bail bonds, call 888-224-5266 for a free consultation 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.


    Nearly 100,000 people reside in the City of El Cajon. The protection of those residents and their property is the responsibility of the El Cajon Police Department. The Police Department is comprised of several divisions, such as Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Animal Control, Records, Investigations, Reserves and several volunteer groups.

    The Department’s Patrol Division is the foundation for law enforcement in the area. There are 60 uniformed officers and ten supervisors who work 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Patrol officer duties include responding to calls for service, enforcing traffic laws, taking reports, resolving disputes and making arrests.

    When someone is arrested in El Cajon, they will be transported to a nearby San Diego County jail.

    The arrestee will be booked into the system. This process will include fingerprinting, photographs, a background check and warrant search. They will also be searched for drugs, weapons and contraband. Personal property will be collected and held until they’re released from jail.

    The booking process could take anywhere from 2-4 hours to complete, depending on the workload of the jail staff. Bail will be set and the arrestee will be able to post bail for release.

    Bail Bond Process

    The paperwork for a bail bond is simple to complete and can be started by phone and completed online via fax, email or in person. You can come to our office or an agent will arrange to meet with you at your home or office, or the jail where your loved one is being held.

    The cost of a bail bond is 10% of the total bail amount. For instance, if the defendant’s bail is $10,000 then the fee for the bond will be $1,000.

    This fee is set by the California Department of Insurance and cannot be increased or decreased for any reason. It is also non-refundable, regardless of the outcome of the court case.

    To pay for a bail bond, we accept all major credit cards for speedy processing. We will also make a bail bond payment plan for clients who qualify.

    There are never additional taxes or fees associated with a bail bond, regardless of the payment method. In most cases, collateral is not required.

    El Cajon Police Department
    100 Civic Center Way
    El Cajon, CA 92020