Fullerton has a robust and active police force, who take a vested interest in their community. However, in the most recent year with available statistics, Fullerton’s crime rate was higher than almost 70% of the other recorded cities in the United States. On top of that, the rate of crime rose 3% from the year before, indicating a potentially dangerous pattern. A police department struggling with high crime rates may feel pressure to arrest first and ask questions later. Even something as innocent as going for an evening jog may be determined to be suspicious behavior, and you may find yourself in handcuffs unsure with what your alleged crime even is.
We at Balboa Bail Bonds have dedicated our lives to providing assistance to those who end up on the wrong side of the law, whether or not they are guilty. When you are arrested and find yourself unable to pay for your own release, it can leave you at a heavy disadvantage. As you await trial, which may take months to begin, you face losing out on time with your family, being let go from your job, and not have enough time and resources to prepare for your trial. Getting back home after an arrest is vital to making sure you stay out of jail for good. If you need help posting bail, contact one of our agents at (619) 760-2222.
Following an arrest, the police often taken suspects to the Fullerton Police Department Jail, which can be found at 237 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832. There you will be processed and held while you wait for your bail to be set and for any future court proceedings. In some cases, you may be moved to Orange County Central Jail Complex, which is located at 550 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703, due to overcrowding.
Once you have been arrested, you will likely have a hearing with a judge within 24-48 hours over a live video feed. The judge will review your case and, based on their own judgments and the details of your alleged crime, will set your bail amount. If the alleged crime is minor, you have no criminal history and are deemed to be a low flight risk, then there is a chance the court will not request bail at all, and you will, instead, be released “on your own recognizance.” Meaning, the court is choosing to trust you to report to all court proceedings without further incentive.
A number of factors determine your perceived flight risk, or how likely the courts think you are to leave the town, county, state, or even the country in order to avoid your trial. These include:
- Whether you are locally employed
- Whether you have family in the area
- Whether you live locally
- Whether you have attempted to evade the law in the past
However, with a bail bond agent by your side, most people arrested will probably be released within 24-48 hours after arrest. Our agents are always available, 365 days a year, and will provide immediate assistance when contacted. Not only will your agent post your bail, but they will also provide support, helping you get the lowest bail possible as well as walking you through the court proceedings to make sure your bail does not become forfeit.
Your trial and any other court proceedings will most likely be held in the North Justice Center, located at 1275 N Berkeley Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832. When you are released on bail, you will be expected to attend all court proceedings on time, prepared, and professionally dressed. Missing or being late to a court meeting could result in your bail becoming forfeit, meaning that it is seized by the court, and will not be returned to you. You bail can also become forfeit if you neglect to follow court orders, or break any terms set by the court upon your release on bail.
If you have broken terms, not followed orders, or accidentally missed a court appearance, be sure to contact your agent immediately and have an honest conversation with them about your situation. Our agents work hard to have friendly relationships with all local courts and may be able to intervene on your behalf to request that the bail be reinstated. This cannot be guaranteed, however, and the court may still declare your bail forfeit.
So long as you appear at all court proceedings, comply with all court orders, and follow the terms of your bail, your bail will most likely be exonerated, meaning you will not owe the courts anything and will only have to pay our very low 10% premium. If you are afraid you can’t afford bail, don’t worry! Balboa Bail Bonds offers some of the lowest premium prices in the market, and we often offer flexible payment plans that allow you to pay us back on a schedule that works for you.
If you or a loved one have been arrested in Fullerton, you need the best help you can get. We at Balboa Bail Bonds are here to offer just that. In America, everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty, and we believe in that ideal whole heartedly. Being arrested does not mean you don’t deserve compassion, respect, or help. Don’t suffer in jail when you could be at home with your family. Contact one of our Orange County bail bond agents at (619) 760-2222.