If you have never been in a position where you’ve been asked to help arrange bail bonds for someone before you likely have very little understanding of what needs to be done or how the process works. How long will the defendant need to be in custody? Can they be bailed out right away?
When someone is arrested by a member of the Calexico Police Department they will first be transported to the Imperial County Jail to be booked and processed. Their fingerprints and photographs will be taken and their information will be entered into the computer system. The jailer will then submit the defendant’s fingerprints to the Department of Justice in order to have them undergo a national background check and warrant screen. The DOJ typically takes between 4 and 6 hours to return those results and the jail will not allow anyone to post bond until this step is complete.
You will still want to contact a bail bondsman in Calexico as soon as you learn of the arrest. This will ensure the defendant can get out of jail as fast as possible. The bondsman will start off by asking you several questions about the defendant, the nature of the crime they are being charged with and their bail amount if you know it. They will then draw up a customized bail bonds contract that will take about 10 minutes for you to fill out. Once this is done and payment has been arranged an agent will be sent to the jail to post the bond. The defendant will be released between 4 and 6 hours after the jailer accepts the bond.
If you have further questions about how bail bonds in Calexico work call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 760-230-0194 to speak with a licensed agent.