What is different about a bail bond for a sexual assault?

California Penal Code 243.4 – Sexual Battery

Sexual battery as (which is also called sexual assault) is a serious battery offense under California Penal Code Section 243.4 that can carry severe consequences such as prison time and registration as a sexual offender.

What is different about a bail bond for a sexual assault arrest/charge?

The biggest differences in a bail bond posted for sexual assault verse most other crimes are:

  • The time it takes for the district attorney to file charges
  • Charges originally filed or the counts charged with are often changed or increased
  • Bonds are reduced or increased affecting premium and collateral
  • Restraining orders may be in place against the defendant or arrestee
  • The investigation period in ongoing

What elements must the district attorney have to prove for felony sexual battery?

  • The defendant (or an accomplice) unlawfully restrained another person. Someone is unlawfully restrained when his or her liberty is controlled by words, acts, or authority of another and the restraint is against his or her will. Unlawful restraint requires more than just the physical force necessary to accomplish the sexual touching.
  • While this person was restrained, the defendant touched an intimate part of this other person or touched this other person with his or her own intimate part.
  • The touching was done against the other person’s will.
  • The touching was done for the specific purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse.
  • The defendant must have touched the bare skin of the other person’s intimate part.OR the other person’s bare skin must have touched the defendant’s intimate part either directly or through clothing. Intimate part is defined as the anus, groin, sexual organ or buttocks of anyone and the breast of a female.

What is the difference between a Misdemeanor and a felony sexual assault?

Misdemeanor sexual battery removes the requirement that the other person be restrained and that touching be made on or with bare skin. Example: someone fondles a woman’s breast through her shirt could be prosecuted for misdemeanor sexual battery as long as the victim was not restrained. If restrained it could be charged as a felony assault.

If you need a bail bondsman who understands sexual assault bonds and specializes in helping people charged with felony and misdemeanors.

A bondsman that will not only explain the bond process but discuss, explain and prepare you for what changes could occur or need to be prepared for. I am Chad Conley the owner of Chad Conley Bail Bonds and I specialize in bail bonds for sexual assault charges. I will give you the lowest priced, honest, straight forward, professional, private, experienced care you need. Please call me to discuss your case at 855-223-2423

Domestic Battery or Violence Bail Bond 101?

Ca “Domestic Battery” Law Penal Code 243(e)(1) PC

The charge of “domestic battery” is one of the more common domestic violence charges.

What is Penal Code 243? 

California’s domestic battery law, Penal Code 243(e)(1) is any willful and unlawful touching that is harmful or offensive—and is committed against the defendant’s spouse or former spouse, the defendant’s cohabitant or former cohabitant, the defendant’s fiancé(e) or former fiancé(e), a person with whom the defendant has or used to have a dating relationship, or the father or mother of the defendant’s child.

What is there is no injuries?

A defendant can be arrested and convicted of domestic battery (sometimes known as “spousal battery”) even if the “victim” is not injured. All that’s required is that the defendant use “force” or “violence”.

What is the difference between Domestic Violence and Domestic Battery?

PC 273.5 Domestic Violence charge which requires that the victim suffer some form of physical injury. Domestic violence is also commonly referred to as domestic abuse, spousal abuse or spousal battery. “Abuse” means intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, or placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury. “Domestic violence” means abuse committed against an adult or a minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has a dating or engagement relationship.

PC 243 Domestic Battery which is corporal injury on a spouse, cohabitant, or parent not requiring physical injury.

What are the unintended consequences that come with a domestic violence conviction?

Although PC 243 is a misdemeanor it is still crime that will go on your record and can cause you to loose your license if you are a doctor, realtor, lawyer bail bonds etc because it is considered a crime of moral turpitude. If you have been arrested for any form of domestic violence you should post a bail bond immediately and find a good criminal defense attorney to help you with your case. 

What should I do if arrested for DV? 

The first thing you should do is post a bail bond immediately. This will allow you to meet with your attorney or interview attorney’s. Your attorney can be proactive in trying to get the district attorney to not file charges. Sometimes PC243 arrests have nothing more than a he said she said and the police arrest a person because they have liability if someone later gets hurt and yet there is not enough evidence to file and win a case. This is when a good attorney maybe able to convince the DA’s office that the case is too weak to file.

Why should a bail bond be posted immediately when arrested for domestic battery or violence?

It is important to remember that all jail phone calls are recorded. This means you have no privacy to discuss what just occurred. You cannot interview attorney’s nor have a lengthy comfortable private meeting with your attorney to discuss your defense. 

Can Domestic Battery PC 243 be increased to Domestic Violence PC 273.5?

Yes, and this is another reason to post a bail bond immediately. You are arrested for Domestic Battery with no signs of injury. Later bruising shows up and if reported it can give the district attorney the reason to argue the charge should be increased or the defendant should be charged with domestic violence a greater charge which can also be charged as a felony. 

What is the bond amount for Domestic Violence or Domestic Battery?

Domestic Battery is generally charged as a misdemeanor whereas Domestic Violence can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Bail bond amounts generally go from $20,000 to $100,000. The majority of PC 243 bonds are up to $20,000 and the majority of PC 273.5 bonds are $50,000.

If you need help with a domestic violence or battery bail bond please call me for a complete explanation of the process and options. Payments plans available.

Chad Conley Owner of Chad Conley Bail Bonds 855-223-2423 

 

Arrested for California Penal Code Section 273.5?

 

California Penal Code Section 273.5 and 13700-13702 are the state laws that give definition to domestic violence in California Superior Courts.

It states: “Any person who willfully inflicts upon a person who is his or her spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or the mother or father of his or her child, corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to $6,000 or by both that fine and imprisonment.

What are the differences between a domestic violence bond and other bonds?

– First Domestic Violence Bonds are probably the only bond that the reported victim is generally the cosigner for the bond

– Secondly domestic violence PC 273.5 bonds often have problems other bonds don’t have. The biggest problem that often happens is a person is arrested and a bail bond is posted. Court dates for DV are generally within 5 days which is very fast. This doesn’t give the District Attorney’s office much time to file charges. If you show up at your court date and charges have not yet been filed the court will automatically exonerate/ void the bail bond 15 days after this date. If charges are filed after this time you will most likely show up at court and need a bail bond.

– There maybe temporary/ restraining orders in place between the defendant and others that maybe part of the bond

What happens if the District Attorney declines to file charges?

There are many times when someone is arrested by a police officer or sheriff for domestic violence and the district attorney does not pick the case up. This means the DA does not chose to file charges against who was arrested. This can happen for several reasons such as there isn’t enough information or proof to win the case. This means you were arrested and posted bond but the case is not being filed against you.

Will you still have to pay the bondsman if the charges are not filed?

The straight forward answer is yes. Across the board when a “Bond” is posted the premium is earned the moment the defendant either steps foot out of jail or court. The liability could be for a day or a year or longer but it starts the minute a person is released. Very often initially no charges are filed within the 15 days or even 60 days and the client don’t want to pay the balance only to find out they need another bond and are happy they did because the bondsman can reassume the original bond and save you a lot of money.

What should I do if they call from jail?

Remember that the phone is recorded. You do not want to discuss any part of you case over the phone. Make sure you ask them what police or sheriff department they are at? Make sure you get their exact spelling of their name and date of birth. Remind them to not talk to the police until they have a criminal defense attorney with them.

If you are wanted for questioning, being charged with or a loved one is in jail arrested for domestic violence please call Chad Conley, Owner of Chad Conley Bail Bonds.

 

What do I do if arrested for Penal Code 647(a) Engaging in or Soliciting Lewd Conduct in Public?

The first thing you do is call a bail bondsman to post a bond. This will allow you to be out of custody to fight your case. You will be able to set up multiple attorney appointments and interview who might be best for your case.

How do I find the right bail bondsman for a PC647 charge?

Selecting the right bond company and bondsman can be very different for this kind of case and here is why. First off most people although they won’t admit it are very judgmental. The vast majority of bondsmen work for larger or corporate bond companies and have little power after they have sold the bond. This kind of case is very personal and will normally last a very long time. This means you will have a relationship with the bond company and what this relationship is can be very important to the outcome of your case!

What is important to consider when selecting a bail bondsman?

Some of the things to consider would be: Is the person on the phone an owner or sales agent? What is the cost of the bond? Are there any additional fees, interest, posting fees? If charges are added and the bond goes up will the bondsman give credit for amount already paid or will you be forced to pay for an entirely new bond? What happens if the DA files after the arraignment plus 15 days? Will they reassume the bond or tell you sorry you need a new bond? (This happens a lot in PC647 and PC288 cases)

Are all calls and communication with an inmate in jail private?

Remember that when speaking to any inmate in jail that every conversation is recorded. As much as you may want to hear what happened you must not ask them over the phone. It is best to post a bail bond and save this conversation for privacy after they are bailed out.

What is PC647(a)?

You are charged with California Penal Code 647(a) when you engage in lewd or dissolute conduct in any public place, or you solicit someone else to do so. Lewd conduct is defined as touching your or another’s private parts for the purpose of sexual gratification, or to annoy or offend someone else. Private parts refer to the genitals, the buttocks, or a female breast.

What are the Penalties for California Lewd Conduct in Public?

Violation of Penal Code 647(a) is a misdemeanor. It is punishable by up to 6 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Currently, a conviction for lewd conduct in public does not require registration as a sex offender. However, prosecutors often charge it together with Penal Code 314 “indecent exposure” which does trigger lifetime sex offender registration. Most California Penal Code 647(a) lewd conduct arrests involve undercover sting operations. Decoy police officers pose as gay men in bathrooms, parks and adult bookstores. These undercover cops try to “bait” you into sexual behavior. When you expose yourself, masturbate, or propose some sexual act, they arrest you. It often amounts to very clear cases of police entrapment.

For more information please call me I can help. I will explain the entire process and make sure you feel confident you know how and what to compare and what your options are.

Chad Conley Owner of Chad Conley Bail Bonds. 855-223-2423

LA County Inmate Locate, Bail Bond Posting and Release Times

What is the first step in bailing someone out of jail in Los Angeles County?
When someone is arrested in LA County Chad Conley Bail Bonds can help. There are lots of questions that are associated with the bail bond process and most people don’t have the time to learn it in minutes as they stress to get their friend or family out of jail in a hurry.
Let’s start with what you will need to know when you call a bail bondsman. The first thing we will ask is your name and number. This is to be able to call you back should the call be lost, dropped or they need to locate who was arrested and call you back with information regarding their arrest, charges and bond.
The second thing is the arrestee’s name and DOB/ date of birth. This is what is used to locate them in the jail system or get booking information.
Third we will ask either the city or approximate location and time to know where to start. It is helpful if you know what agency actually arrested them.
Why is the arresting agency and time of arrest important? While County jails have computer websites that inmates can be found once they are booked the smaller jails do not. If you are arrested and taken to a city jail you will be booked and processed there. City jails to not house inmates so usually once you are booked if you do not quickly post a bail bond you will be transferred to the larger LA County jail. Once you arrive at the LA County Twin Tower Jail you will be booked and processed there all over again. When this happens you will be entered into the computer system where locating you becomes much easier.
Often times a bail bond can be posted at the local city jail and their release time will be hours sooner not to mention they would not have to go through the horrible booking process at the LA County Twin Towers Jail. The booking time for a smaller city jail is usually a couple of hours with a release time of 30 minutes to two hours while being transferred means transfer time plus a 6 to 10 hours booking time before an bail bond can be posted and then 6 to 10 hours release time after the bail bond has been posted/ accepted. We ask the approximate time they were arrested so we have an idea of whether they may still be at the local city jail or if they may have already been transferred. This helps us know where to start looking first to locate the inmate faster or to know if they may be in the middle of a transfer.
Another reason we ask what Police or Sheriff Department arrested them is because not all arrests are made in Los Angeles County are by LA Police Department or LA County Sheriff Department. The arrestee could have either had a warrant from another County and that County Sheriff came to make the arrest. They could also have been arrested by LA County for a warrant in another County. If they were arrested by a County Sheriff other than LA County they would not be taken to LA County Main Jail Facility and booked so while we know they were arrested in LA County they may be miles away being booked. This is obviously when it gets more complicated unless we know what agency actually made the arrest.
Once we have located the arrestee we should know there booking number, booking information, if they have a bail bond amount, have any bail holds and are considered bondable. How much the bond amount has been set for and in most Counties what their charges are. Now it’s time to get the bail bond process started! http://www.chadthebailguy.com
If you need help with a LA County Bail Bond please call me. My name is Chad Conley owner of Chad Conley Bail Bonds. My toll free 24 hours a day number is 855-223-2423

Bail Bond booking and release times for Orange County IRC Jail and LA County Jails and when a bond can be posted

In County jail a bail bond cannot be posted until after the defendant is fully booked and processed. This used to take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours to complete, however for several months now this process has been averaging closer to 6-8 hours. There are several things that change booking time the first is how busy the jail is at the time. While this makes up for a big part of the county jail booking process it is not the only thing that determines when a bail bond can be posted. Other things that hold the bail bond posting up are alcohol level if they were brought in on a DUI/ driving under the influence, jailor staff shift changes, problems in a department that require jailors to attend to such as fights or riots, not having your ID when you are arrested, if you have ever used an AKA or alias name, medical problems such as heart rate or whether you are currently on a medication or if you say something to them that makes them feel you would hurt yourself etc. During this time the defendant will be photographed, fingerprinted, interviewed and need to undergo a nationwide warrant check. The warrant check is generally the reason that booking takes so long because it often takes several hours for these results to be processed. Once the warrant check comes back the jailer will mark the defendant clear for bail. Once someone is clear a bondsman is then able to post your bail bond. The release process once a bail bond is posted is generally about the same amount of time as booking process for you to finally be released from jail.
Los Angeles County Jail usually takes roughly two hours longer than Orange County Jail for both booking and release process. However if you are arrested at a local city jail such as Laguna Beach Jail, Newport Beach Jail, Fullerton jail, Buena Park Jail or Anaheim Jail the booking and release process is substantially faster so long as you quickly post a bond prior to being transferred to the County Jail facility.
If you are arrested at a city jail that takes bail bonds then posting one prior to being transferred can save you hours. Generally you are booked at the smaller city jail and then if you do not post a bail bond they will transfer you to the county jail. Once at the county jail you will be booked all over again prior to being able to post a bail bond. Most city jails will book you within 30 minutes to 2 hours and you will be ready to post your bond. Their release times are generally about 15 minutes to 2 hours and you walk out of jail. This is why it is very important to call a Chad Conley Bail Bonds at 855-223-2423 http://www.chadthebailguy.com right away when you have been arrested so we can find out what jail you are in and start the bail bond process immediately. If you have any questions regarding bail bonds or someone you know has just been arrested please call me right away. I can help locate the jail they are in and try to post the bond prior to transfer at the lowest available cost. I will make sure you understand what all the costs are associated with posting a bail bond and that you get the best service at the same time.