With a population of over 200,000, Moreno Valley manages to have sprawling, busy roads, as well as some peaceful, quiet corners. Families can enjoy visiting the Western Science Center for an educational day, and those looking for a relaxing way to cool off can head over to Lake Perris, which never fails to inspire awe.
To top all of that off, Moreno Valley has a decently low crime rate compared with the rest of California, at about 370 violent crimes per 100,000 people in the most recent year for which statistics are available. That is a 3.7% decrease from the year before. While low crime rates are certainly great, and something that every city should be working towards, it can also mean that police units are faster to arrest someone they deem suspicious in order to try and keep these rates as low as possible.
Ultimately, a police officer can use their own judgment to determine if someone should be arrested, but judgment can easily be clouded by an interest in keeping Moreno Valley safe, even if you haven’t really done anything wrong. Sadly, an arrest, whether warranted or not, can easily disrupt your life. If you don’t post bail, you’ll have to wait for your trial in prison. This means you’ll miss work, not be able to see your family, and have to prepare your case while in a stressful and uncomfortable environment.
Do not allow yourself to sit in prison when you could be back in the comfort of your own home. If you or a loved one need to post bail in Riverside County, but can’t afford to on your own, call Balboa Bail Bonds at (619) 760-2222.
California is a wonderful, multicultural state, and we know that not everyone living here is fluent in English. That is why we offer bilingual services for Spanish-speaking individuals who need to call an agent after an arrest. Not only that, but our agents are on standby every day of the year, even during holidays. We know that days like New Year’s Eve or Saint Patrick’s Day can make police officers jumpy, and more likely to arrest people just trying to enjoy their holiday. That’s why we never take a day off.
When you work with one of our agents, they will walk you through every step of our process. These steps include:
- Working to get you as low a bail as fast as possible
- Posting bail
- Supporting your needs during your case
- Working to ensure your bail does not become forfeit if you miss a court appearance
- Providing accommodating financing options with an incredibly low 10% fee
Immediately after your arrest, you will likely be held at the Moreno Valley Police Department at 22850 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. While there, you will be processed and held for a few hours, before potentially being transferred to the Robert Presley Detention Center, which is located at 4000 Orange St, Riverside, CA 92501. You will stay there until you post bail or your trial is over.
Not long after your arrest, usually 24 to 48 hours afterward, you will be given a video interview with a judge. After reviewing your case, the judge will set the amount of your bail. The judge will consider several important factors while making this decision, including:
- If you have any prior criminal history
- How severe the supposed crime is
- Whether the evidence against you is strong or not
- How high your flight risk seems to be
Flight risk is a term used to refer to someone who is likely to leave the jurisdiction of the court before their trial, running from the arrest and potential conviction. In order to determine if you are a flight risk or not, a judge may consider:
- If you have friends or family living in the area
- If you are a local
- If you work in, or close to, the area
- If you have a history of fleeing from previous convictions
Your trial will likely take place at the Moreno Valley Courthouse, which is located at 13800 Heacock Street, Bldg. D #201, Moreno Valley, CA. 92553. You must attend all court proceedings. California courts consider it incredibly disrespectful to show up late to an appointment and missing one altogether is likely to result in your bail becoming forfeit. If you do miss a proceeding, contact your bail bond agent immediately. Our agents work hard to have a good relationship with the local court systems and may be able to negotiate with your judge in order to keep your bail from becoming forfeit. However, this is never guaranteed, and missing a court proceeding may have extreme ramifications for you.
When your bail is set, the amount may seem alarming. You may falsely believe that you can’t afford bail. But that may not actually be true. At Balboa Bail Bonds, we offer flexible financing plans that allow you to pay us at a rate that works for you. Even better, we only charge a small 10% fee for our help. Meaning, so long as you can afford a small fraction of your bail amount, you will be able to get home to your family and begin preparing for your trial.
We at Balboa Bail Bonds are dedicated to helping those who caught up in our country’s immense justice system. Navigating such dangerous waters can be difficult, especially if you do it alone. Don’t allow yourself to sit in prison, waiting for a trial that may be months away, when you could call us at (619) 760-2222 and be on your way home in a matter of hours. You deserve the best possible help, and we’re here to offer it.