Were You Arrested in Lake Elsinore?
Despite its picturesque lake, Lake Elsinore is a risky area. With crime rates that make it more dangerous than 87% of other cities in America, the city can, at times, be a frightening place to live in. The sad fact is, in order to combat the alarming crime rates, police officers in Lake Elsinore often resort to arresting first and asking questions later.
No one wants to be arrested. However, it can happen even in you try your hardest to stay within the confines of the law. When those handcuffs are slapped on your wrists, it may feel like the end of the world. Thankfully, with help from our bail bond agents, you can be out of jail and back to your family within 24 hours. We at Balboa Bail Bonds act quickly, and are dedicated to making sure our clients get the help they need. To start your bail process, call us at (619) 760-2222.
How Can Balboa Bail Bonds Help?
There are few bail bond agencies in California that take the business as seriously as we do at Balboa Bail Bonds. There is nothing more important to us than our customer service, so we treat every client with dedication, appreciation, and compassion. All of our agents are fluent in English and Spanish, allowing us to provide support to as many clients as possible. Even better, we have agents available 24/7, 365 days a year. Whether you are arrested at 2:00 a.m. or on Christmas day, we will be there to provide you with the support that you need.
When you contact us and ask for help, we don’t just post your bail bond and leave, only returning when it comes time for payment. We provide full support, including:
- A bail payment within 24 hours of your call
- A walkthrough of the bail process
- Support throughout the trial and proceedings
- Advice to ensure your bail does not become forfeit
- Financing options with a low 10% premium
Other bail bond companies won’t give you the time of day once your bail has been paid. We at Balboa understand just how stressful an arrest and the trial process can be, so we stay the whole time.
What Happens After Your Arrest?
Immediately following your arrest, you will likely be transported to the local police station, which is located at 333 Limited Avenue, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. There, you will go through the booking process, which will involve your fingerprints being taken, your criminal record being updated, and you being placed in a holding cell. 24-48 hours after your arrest, you will be granted a bail hearing. This hearing will determine how high your bail will be set. The judge presiding over the hearing will make this decision based on several factors, such as:
- The severity of the alleged crime
- Whether or not you have a criminal history
- The strength of the evidence against you
- Whether there were any alleged victims injured
- How high your flight risk is
Your flight risk is how likely you are to flee prosecution by leaving the city, county, state, or even country. Bail is meant to discourage people from leaving, but there is still a risk that they will simply run away rather than go through with their trial. The factors that determine your flight risk include:
- If you work in the area
- If you live in the area
- If you have family in the area
- If you have fled from prosecution in the past
If you are not a flight risk or a danger to the community, then you will likely be granted bail. At this point you will be given the option to pay it. If you do not pay your bail, then you will be transported to a nearby jail or prison. There, you will wait until you pay your bail or until your trial ends and you are either convicted of the crime or found not guilty and set free.
Court Proceedings in Lake Elsinore
Trials are not as fast as movies and TV shows would have you believe. Getting the first proceeding scheduled can take weeks. From there, all of the required pretrial work could take months. When the trial finally begins, it can still take several more weeks to conclude with a verdict.
During the process, you will be required to attend certain proceedings. If you are in jail in Riverside County, then you will be transported to and from the courthouse. However, if you paid bail, then you will be expected to transport yourself, and always arrive on time and dressed appropriately. Failing to do so can result in your bail becoming forfeit – that is, seized by the court while you are once again placed in jail. Our agents have worked hard to maintain a good relationship with the Riverside County courts, and will try to keep your bail from becoming forfeit in the event that you miss a proceeding. However, this is never guaranteed, and you should let us know as soon as a problem arises with making a court appearance.
Once your trial ends, the bail bond you paid will be returned, whether you were convicted or not. So long as you follow all court guidelines, your money will always be returned.
Balboa Makes Bail Affordable
When you first hear how high your bail has been set, you may panic at the amount. Very few people have tens of thousands of dollars laying around, let alone a couple thousand. However, you should never assume that you can’t afford your bail. At Balboa Bail Bonds, we can quickly pay your bail for you, and will only charge a small 10% premium once your trial has concluded. If your bail was set at $5,000, you would only have to pay us $500.
Of course, we understand that 10% of your bail may still be too much. That is why, on top of our low fees, we also offer flexible payment and financing plans. Instead of having to hand over the entire sum, you can pay us back over time. We work with you and your wallet, not against.
An arrest can leave your life in shambles, whether you are guilty of the crime or not. Awaiting your trial behind bars can leave you without a job, without friends and family, and without hope. That is why we at Balboa Bail Bonds strive to make sure that everyone can afford bail. If you or your loved one has been arrested in Lake Elsinore, call our incredible Riverside County bail bond team at (619) 760-2222 today. We are ready to help you.