Tustin is an incredible city, full of life, beauty, and fun. The people who live and visit the area get to enjoy wonderful sites such as Peppertree Park, Tustin Ranch Golf Club, and of course, get a bite to eat at one of the incredible restaurants, bakeries, and cafes that dot the streets. Tustin is truly a gem in Southern California, and one that we love to work in.
Sadly, even Tustin has its dark side. In fact, Tustin is more dangerous that about 79% of other United States cities. With such a high crime rate, the officers in Tustin are quick to slap on handcuffs, and slow to ask questions. You may find yourself in the back of a police car before you even know what is going on, or what you did wrong. Thankfully, you are never alone in Tustin, even after an arrest.
We at Balboa Bail Bonds are always quick to offer help to those who need it. If you have been arrested in Tustin, then you definitely need it. Our agents can be there, bail in hand, within 24 hours of your call, getting you back home where you belong. If you need fast and compassionate help, call Balboa Bail Bonds at (619) 760-2222 today.
The customer service at Balboa Bail Bonds is like no other. All of our agents are required to have at least ten years of experience before working for us, to ensure that all of your burning questions are answered by a professional. On top of that, each agent is also fluent in both English and Spanish. No matter which language you speak, one of our agents will be able to help. Even better, agents are available to pay bail every hour of the day and day of the year. If you call on Christmas Day, an agent will be there with bail in hand.
Other bail bond agencies only call you in order to collect their payments once your trial is over. But we at Balboa Bail Bonds are there to offer our help every step of the way. That is because we are passionate about helping our clients. Being arrested is confusing and frightening, and we want to be there to offer the best possible support. When you contact us, we walk you through every step, including:
- Explaining bail processes and how bail is set
- Working out a contract with you
- Paying your bail as quickly as possible
- Helping you through the many court proceedings
- Working to ensure that your bail never becomes forfeit
- Offering you a flexible and affordable payment plan
Immediately after your arrest, you will be transported to the Tustin Police Department, which you can find at 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, CA 92780. There you will go through the booking process, which includes police taking your photo and fingerprints, and then placing you in a holding cell. You should be allowed to make a phone call at that point in time. We always recommend that people facing arrest call their family first, then their attorney, then Balboa Bail Bonds. Your family should always be first because they can make arrangements for you while you are in holding. So, if you are unable to make more than one phone call, they can do the rest of the work for you. Your attorney should be second because he or she will need as much time as possible to build your defense. Finally, your third call should be to Balboa Bail Bonds, so that we can post your bail and have you back at home as soon as possible.
Within 24 to 48 hours of your arrest, you will be granted your bail hearing. The bail hearing will take place over a live feed, and a judge will look over the facts of the case to determine how high or low your bail should be. They will first consider the bail schedule, which is set by the government, and offers guidelines on bail for many crimes. After considering the bail schedule, the judge will then look into other factors, including:
- The seriousness of the crime
- Whether there are any alleged victims
- Whether you have a criminal history
- Whether you are a flight risk
The judge has the freedom to raise or lower your bail, depending on the above-mentioned facts. A more serious crime, such as domestic violence, will result in a higher bail. If you are deemed a flight risk, as in “it seems likely you will try to evade law enforcement,” then the judge will want to keep your bail high. Bail is a way of ensuring that suspects return to their trials and other court proceedings, despite being allowed out of jail. That does mean, however, that a judge may decide that you are too dangerous or too much of a flight risk to be granted bail at all. This is fairly rare, however, and you will most likely be given a bail option, even if it is set fairly high.
Once released, you will need to start preparing for your trial with your attorney. However, your trial is not going to happen the next day. There are pretrial court proceedings that must be completed first, many of which you will be required to attend. It may take several months after your arrest for your trial to actually begin. Once it does, it will probably take place at the Superior Court of California of Orange County, located at 700 W Civic Center Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92701.
You should always keep in mind that if you do not show up to the required court proceedings or even show up late, it could result in your bail becoming forfeit. This means the court will claim the bail, and will not return the money, even after your trial. It also means you will be returned to jail. While in jail, you will be granted bail again, but the amount will most likely be increased, as you’re considered a flight risk by the court. However, you will not get your old bail back, and so will have to find a way to afford bail a second time. If you find yourself missing a court appearance or running late, you should call your agency immediately. Our bail bond agents work diligently to make sure that they have a close relationship to all local courts. This relationship means that there is a chance that your agent could keep your bail from becoming forfeit. This is never a guarantee, however, and it is better to simply try to show up on time.
When you are facing bail, the amount can be daunting. Depending on the crime, you may have to pay anywhere from $1,000 to $100,000. Very few people have the first amount laying around, let alone the second. However, when you work with Balboa Bail Bonds, bail is more affordable than you may realize. When we work with our clients, we only charge a small 10% premium. If your bail was set at $5,000, you would only owe us $500.
Of course, we understand that $500 can still be steep for some families. That is why we also offer a flexible payment plan. We work with our clients to find a plan that works best for them and their wallet. You can’t help people if you’re busy demanding money and ignoring their needs. That is why we at Balboa Bail Bonds do everything we can to help you afford bail.
Facing a sudden arrest is not a scenario many people are prepared for. Most assume they will make it through life without ever finding themselves on the wrong side of the law. Sadly, that just isn’t case for many people in Southern California, especially in Tustin. That is why we at Balboa Bail Bonds have made it our mission to help those in need. For compassionate and fast help, call our agency at (619) 760-2222 today.