HOW BAIL BONDS WORK
In Riverside, when anyone is arrested and taken into custody, the arresting officer will take the arrestee to the Riverside Police Department located at 4102 Orange Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Once at the police department, the arrestee will have to complete the booking process, which helps organize all of the inmates at the jail and allow the police to see if the arrestee has ever been arrested before.
The jailer will then have an officer on duty take all of the arrestee’s personal belongings and put them in a safe place for the remainder of the time the inmate spends in the jail. After that the jailer will enter all of the inmate’s information into the police database for future reference. Once that is completed, the defendant will then be sent to have his or her fingerprint’s scanned with the LiveScan Machine. This machine is used to determine if the inmate has any outstanding warrants or is wanted by any other agency.
The LiveScan Machine will run the defendant’s fingerprints through the Department of Justice’s database. Once the fingerprints have been scanned, the machine will then send the jailer the results and the jailer will determine if the inmate can be cleared for bail or not. No bail bondsman can legally bail out an inmate until he or she is cleared for bail. However, while our bondsman at Bail Bonds Riverside waits for the inmate to be cleared for bail, he or she will contact you with a time and place for you two to meet so that you could fill out all of the necessary paperwork for the bail bond.
When all of the paperwork is finished, our agent at Riverside Bail Bonds will immediately go to the jail to post the bond. This ensures that the inmate will be released from jail in the shortest amount of time possible. When the agent gets to the jail, he or she will hand the bail bond into the jailer, who will then verify that all of the information is correct before accepting the bond. After the jailer accepts the bond, he or she will inform the agent of the estimated time until the inmate will be released from jail.
After the inmate has been released from jail and is in your custody, our agent will then ask the defendant to fill out some paperwork needed to complete the bond before you could take the defendant back to his or her home. Once all of that paperwork is completed, the agent will hand one of you an official bail bond receipt as well as copies of the other documents that you signed earlier.
This receipt will contain all of the defendant’s arrest information and all of the court information of where and when to show up to court to handle the charges from the arrest. It is extremely important that the defendant shows up to all of his or her court dates or the court will issue a bench warrant for the defendant.