If you have never been asked to help arrange bail bonds for a friend or family member before you likely have very little understanding of how the arrest process works.
When someone is first taken into custody they will be transported to the Ventura County Jail in order to be booked into the system. They will have their photographs and fingerprints taken, their information will be entered into the computer and their bail will be set based on the nature and severity of the crime they are being accused of. During this time the jailer will also submit the defendant’s fingerprints to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in order to have then undergo a national background check and warrant screen. The DOJ receives prints from every arrestee at every jail in the country and it often takes them between 4 and 6 hours to return the results of this screen to the jail. No bondsman will be permitted to post a bond until this step is complete.
You will still want to contact an expert bondsman in Ventura, CA as soon as you learn of the arrest. This will help ensure the defendant can get out of jail as fast as possible.
The bondsman will begin by asking you a few basic questions about the defendant including their full name, date of birth or approximate age and bail amount, if you know it. They will also want to know what your relationship is to that person, how long you have known them and if you are willing to take responsibility they will go to court. The agent will then prepare a customized contract that you will need to fill out. This will take about 10 minutes. Some companies require you come to their office in order to fill out paperwork, others allow you to complete that step via fax and email. Once the contract has been returned to their office and payment has been arranged a bondsman will be dispatched to the jail to post the bond.
You should keep in mind that getting out of jail is not like checking out of a hotel. It will still take approximately 4 to 6 hours for the jailer to process the defendant’s release.
If you need help getting someone out of the Ventura County Jail call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 805-496-2763 to speak with a licensed agent.