Our agents are not just standing by, they are located nearby so they can help your friend or loved one get freed faster from a Los Angeles County jail. Halo Bail Bonds understands you have a lot of choices when it comes to bail services in LA County and is happy to prove to you why we're the best provider.
Ready to get your friend or loved one out of jail more quickly & easily?
Call Halo Bail Bonds now at (800) 599-2895.
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We have agents located Los Angeles County for the convenience of your friend or loved one. Why is timing important when it comes to posting bail? Number one, because people lose their jobs when they're not bailed out quickly enough, and number two, they're transferred to a bigger jail/detention center that is more dangerous after 48 hours.
Sometimes an arraignment occurs within this period and sometimes not because the bail can be overloaded with inmates which need processing. If your friend or loved one is granted the right to bail, it's important that you act quickly so they can have the best chance of getting out before a transfer. If their arraignment doesn't occur, it's still important you act quickly so they spend the least amount of time in a more dangerous detention facility.
About Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County is perhaps the most famous, and infamous, county in the United States depending on who you ask. The biggest prisons and some of the highest crime rates are located here, but also some of the wealthiest neighborhoods and most popular tourist spots. If you're stuck in one of its jails, or your friend or loved one is in this unfortunate position, Los Angeles County is not a great place to be, but if you're free it can be incredible.
In Los Angeles County when it comes to shopping the most difficult decision made is often where to shop. The county truly possesses some of the most diverse and extensive shopping in the world. Take the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, filled with clothing shops and boutiques, not to mention the performers lining the streets. How about Hollywood? Melrose Avenue, the Sunset Plaza Mall, the Universal CityWalk … there are so many options. The latter is a tourist hot spot, a shopping center part of the Universal experience, while Melrose Avenue is an eclectic hodgepodge of everything LA has to offer, like incredible people watching and boutique shopping. The Sunset Plaza Mall is a more traditional shopping center.
But shopping isn't the only form of entertainment available, by far. Take the Getter Center, one of the most famous art museums in the world, complete with impeccable customer service. Or The Original Farmers Market, a place full of character with much more to offer than fresh produce … from coffee to fish to donuts to classic toys. Or take the Queen Mary, docked permanently in Long Beach, a hotel and a look back into history. Los Angeles has something for everyone, no matter what you want to do.
What is Jail Like in Angeles County?
Doing time in Los Angeles detention centers is feared by even hardened criminals … imagine what it's like for your friend or loved one. Though jails make efforts to correctly separate inmates, both pre-trial and sentenced, based on their threat level, mixing of high threat and low threat individuals still occurs.
Los Angeles has dozens upon dozens of jails, and the goal is to prevent transfer to bigger detention centers Central Jail for men or the Century Regional Detention Facility for women.
- Century Regional Detention Facility or Lynwood Jail: Starting in 2006 this facility has only housed females. Women from other jails are transferred here if their arraignments don't occur, or bails aren't paid, within 48 hours; however, this jail also holds sentenced female inmates. In addition, this facility books male arrestees from stations in Century and Compton.
- Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail: This jail has the largest capacity in the world -- 6,750. Men are transferred here who are not arraigned or do not post bail within 48 hours from various local jails around Los Angeles County. Here inmates await the posting of their bail, their trail or their arraignment, while other convicted inmates also serve their sentence.
How Does the Bail Bond Process Work?
It can be a little tricky, even worrisome, to bail someone out for the first time. How much will it cost you? How long will it take? We know you have questions and we're happy to provide answers to some of the most common ones below.
Q: What is bail?
A: Bail is an arrangement made between a jail and a person charged with a crime. Courts set the monetary value of bail which must be met by the criminal defendant either with collateral, cash or a bond.
Q: How is bail set?
A: Each jail has a bail schedule (felony and misdemeanor) which consists of a list of crimes and their corresponding bail amount, set each year by a panel. The more serious the crime, the higher the bail. For example in Ventura County a high felony bail amount would be $500,000 for attempted murder of an executive officer, judge, juror and the like; a low felony bail amount would be $10,000 for second degree burglary.
Q: What is bond and what does a bondsman do?
A: People wanting to bail someone out pay a bondsman 10% of the total bail price to ensure its entirely will be paid in the event the defendant does not show up for his or her trial. The bondsman is paid a fee on top of this 10% for his services, and is responsible for making sure the defendant actually shows up in court. If he or she doesn't, the bondsman can hire a bounty hunter who has six months to find the defendant or the bondsman is liable for the entire cost of the bail price; usually this is paid through insurance carried by the bondsman.
Q: What is the cost for a bond?
A: 10% of the total bail price plus the fee charged by the bondsman for his services.
Ready to get your friend or loved one out of jail now?
Call Halo Bail Bonds now at (800) 599-2895.