While Beaumont isn’t the busiest city in California, its population has been steadily rising for the past decade. With multiple festivals in the area every year, including the lavender and cherry festivals, and countless orchards, and, of course, the nearby Yucaipa Regional Park, Beaumont is one of a kind. There are few Southern California towns as lush and lively, and the smaller population means that there are more of these incredible attractions to go around. It is truly no wonder that so many people have moved here recently.
Sadly, even the most beautiful towns can be dangerous. In fact, Beaumont is considered to be more dangerous than 74% of comparable cities in the country. With such severe crime problems, walking around town by yourself may be a risky move. Not just because you could be hurt, but because the Beaumont police are likely to jump at the chance to arrest anyone they deem suspicious. High crime rates in smaller cities often make officers jumpy, and you may find yourself in the back of a police car before you can even ask what you are being arrested for.
That is where we at Balboa Bail Bonds come in. Given our extensive work with people arrested in Beaumont, we understand how the system works. Not only will we be there to pay your bail and get you home, but we will also be there to offer you experienced support. Don’t become stuck in jail in Riverside County, awaiting your trial. Contact one of our agents at (619) 760-2222 and have your bail paid as soon as possible.
Balboa Bail Bonds isn’t like other bond agencies. We truly care about our clients. Those we work with are more than just customers -- they’re family, and we want to be there with them every step of the way. That is why our customer service is among the best. All of our agents are required to be bilingual in English and Spanish, which allows us to cater to the diverse demographic of Beaumont, and the surrounding California state. On top of that, we don’t believe in weekends. Arrests can happen anytime, anywhere, so you need an agent who can respond in kind. No matter what day or time it is, an agent will be available to offer you a much-needed helping hand. That includes holidays, too!
When you call, we can quickly pay your bail, getting you out of jail and back home to your family. However, while other bail bond agencies only turn back up when it’s time to collect their premium payments, we stick around, offering you some support. Few people know the bail or criminal trial process. We are sure you will have countless questions following an arrest, and we want to be there to answer them.
Immediately after being arrested, you will most likely be taken to the Beaumont Police Department at 660 Orange Ave, Beaumont, CA 92223. There the Beaumont police will process you. This includes having your photo taken, recording your fingerprints, and an extensive search and pat down. Once you have been processed, you will be placed in a holding cell until your bail hearing. The hearing should be granted within 24-48 hours of your arrest.
During this hearing, a judge will look over your case, and determine whether you should be granted bail, and if so, how high the bail will be set. In most cases, you will be granted bail. The only scenario in which you may not be is if your alleged crime caused serious bodily harm to a large number of people. In that case, the judge will likely determine you to be a risk to the community and will not want to release you.
However, if you are granted bail, the judge will base the amount on several factors. The first will be the bail schedule, which lists how high bail should be set for specific crimes. These schedules are determined by local and state government, and so may be different in different areas. Outside of the schedule, the judge will also consider the severity of the alleged crime, whether there were any victims, and how much harm these victims experienced, as well as whether you are a flight risk. Your level of flight risk will be based on:
- Whether you have family in Beaumont
- Whether you work in Beaumont
- Whether you live in Beaumont
- Whether you have tried to run from a criminal trial in the past
If you are a low flight risk, as in the court decides that it is unlikely you will try to leave town before your trial, then your bail will be on the lower side. If you are a high flight risk, then your bail will be increased in order to give you more incentive to stay in the area.
Once your bail is set, you will be given the opportunity to pay it. You can always pay bail after it has been set, even after you move to a permanent jailhouse, and out of the holding cell. However, it is best to pay as soon as possible, as the sooner you get back home, the sooner you can start working on your defense. If you call Balboa Bail Bonds, we will have you out and back home to your family within 24 hours – or as soon as your bail is set.
After you are released on bail, you will then go through the trial process. This can take a while, even months, as the courts will have to find a date to slot you in, as well as give you and your attorney enough time to prepare for your defense against the prosecution. If you were arrested in Beaumont, it is likely that your trial will take place at the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, which is located at 311 E Ramsey St, Banning, CA 92220. There, you and your attorney will fight for your freedom.
However, a trial doesn’t happen over just one day. There will be several hearings and meetings that you will be expected to attend beforehand. That means showing up on time, properly dressed. If you think you may be late to a required court appearance, or that you may miss it altogether, then you should immediately call your agent. Failing to appear in front of the court is enough for your bail to be considered forfeit, as in it will not be returned to you after the trial, and you will owe your agency the entire amount, rather than just the premium. On top of that, you will be returned to jail. While you will likely be offered bail again, the amount will go up, and you will still be out the amount of the original bail.
At Balboa Bail Bonds, our agents work hard to maintain a close relationship with all local courts and judges. If you call us the moment you realize you may miss an appearance, then we may be able to negotiate with the court on your behalf and keep your bail from being declared forfeit. That being said, keep in mind that the court will ultimately make its own decision on your bail, and there is always a chance that your agent will not be able to keep your bail from being taken away.
When the trial is done, whether you win or lose, Balboa Bail Bonds will be there to help you pay your premium. We offer an incredibly low 10% fee on our bonds. This means that if your bail was $2,000, all you have to worry about is the $200 premium. Of course, we know that money is tight, and even $200 can be difficult for some people to pay. That is why we have implemented a flexible payment plan for all of our clients. At Balboa Bail Bonds, we work with you and your budget, not against, to figure out what payment plan works best. That is because, above all else, we care about our clients.
Few people are prepared to be arrested. It is simply an event that most think they will never go through. Sadly, many end up on the wrong side of the law, often for just being at the wrong place at the wrong time. When that happens, you will need all the help you can get. If you or someone you love has been arrested in Beaumont, then call Balboa Bail Bonds at (619) 760-2222 for compassionate and reliable help today.