Garden Grove is a culturally diverse community of close to 180,000 people located in northern Orange County. Among its unique attractions is the Crystal Cathedral, composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a pointed star. The cathedral alone makes Garden Grove an awe-inspiring place to visit, and, even better, Garden Grove’s crime rate is lower than the national average. While you may assume that will make you safer in the city, you should understand that law enforcement officers will probably want to keep that crime rate as low as possible and may not care if you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
For every 1,000 residents of Garden Grove, there are only 1.2 police officers. This is far fewer than the national average, meaning that officers have to worker harder than normal to keep their crime rate low. Chances are, if you are arrested in Garden Grove, you will be arrested first and asked questions later. After facing an arrest and being taken to the police department, you will need a helping hand. We at Balboa Bail Bonds are here to offer support, advice, and, most importantly, a way back home to your family. Call us at (619) 760-2222 for fast, reliable help.
Depending on the alleged crime, bail amounts can range from a few thousand dollars for less serious offenses to $100,000 or more for certain felony charges. Even paying bail for a minor offense like theft can be too costly for you to afford. Many of us live paycheck to paycheck and don’t have an extra $20 lying around, let alone an extra thousand. In this situation, you may feel helpless, but there is a solution that gets you out of jail fast. Call one of our experienced bail bond agents and they will post bail for you within 24-48 hours of your arrest. Our agents are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Meaning there is no day or hour that we will be unable to help you.
After being arrested, you will be taken to the Garden Grove Police Department at 11301 Acacia Pkwy, Garden Grove, CA 92840. There you will go through the booking process and then be placed in a holding cell. Within 24-48 hours, you should be granted a bail hearing. This hearing will consist of a live video meeting with a judge who will look over your case and determine how high your bail should be. The facts they may take into consideration are:
- Your past criminal history
- The nature of the crime
- Whether they are any alleged victims involved
- Whether you are a flight risk
At that point, your first step should be to call our bail bond agent. We will draw up a written agreement, in which we agree your bail will be covered if you make all your court dates in exchange for a 10 percent non-refundable premium. Once the agreement is finalized, we will go to the facility where you are being held and post your bond so that you can be released. If you attend all court appearances, once your case is resolved (dismissed, tried, or settled), your bail will be exonerated by the court.
However, if you fail to make even one hearing, your bond could be forfeited, meaning the court will not return your payment. If you are at risk of being late or missing a court-ordered appearance, contact your bail bond agent as soon as possible. Although it is not guaranteed, our agents have strong relationships with local courts and can work to have your bond reinstated.
A court proceeding seems like a terrifying process for those who never expected to face one in their life. Our agents, however, are well versed in the court process and will be able to offer you support as you go through it. After an arrest, if you plead not guilty to the charges, you can expect the following criminal justice proceedings:
- Arraignment: This is where you enter your plea—not guilty, guilty, or nolo contendere (no contest)—and the judge sets your bail if you plead not guilty.
- Pre-trial process: During this process, your attorney and the prosecutor will exchange information relevant to the case. There will likely be motions filed with the court (documents asking the court for a particular action) and hearings to attend. Your lawyer and the prosecutor will likely engage in negotiations and plea bargaining. Your case could be settled during this process.
- Trial: If your case is not settled, you will have either a bench trial in front of a judge or a jury trial in front of a judge and jury. You will either be acquitted or convicted of the charges you are facing.
Bail is all fine and good, but you may be wondering what exactly you will owe after your trial is over. If you couldn’t pay bail to the court, how could you possibly pay it back to a bail bond agency? Well, the good news is, you won’t owe us the entirety of the bail, so long as your bail did not become forfeit. Instead, you will just owe us a small 10% premium, which can be paid back at a rate that is comfortable for you. Thanks to our flexible payment plans, you will never be in the position of having to choose between bail and rent.
Each of our bail bond agents at Balboa Bail Bonds has five to 10 years of experience. Even better, all of our agents are fluent in Spanish, meaning that we can help clients of multiple backgrounds. We are open 24 hours a day, every day, including holidays, and you will always get a live person answering the phone. Payment options include Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, cash, check, or money order. Our Orange County bail bond agents are fast, affordable, and easy to work with. Call Balboa Bail Bonds at (619) 760-2222 so we can help you get out of jail.