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How to post a bail bond for domestic violence in Orange County

If your loved one is arrested in Orange County for Domestic violence you are likely wondering what to do next.

You probably already know that you need a bail bondsman to post bail but how do you chose one? Bail Bonds for domestic violence have a few characteristics that tend to happen more often than not unlike most other bonds in Orange County. Below I will explain the different ways to get out of jail fast and why domestic violence bonds are different.

domestic_violencePeople arrested in Orange County have a few options to get out of jail.

The Orange County Sheriff detention release may let you out OR release (Own Recognizance Release) this is a promise to appear in court without posting any bond.

You can post the full amount of the bond in cash with the sheriff. This means if the bond is $50,000 you need to pay the entire amount. It will be held the entire length of the case and returned back to you 30-90 days after the case, so long as the defendant shows up for all their court dates.

The third is a surety bail bond where you pay a non refundable premium amount for a bail bond company to put the full amount up for you. The bail agent goes to the jail and posts a bond for the amount of your bail. You pay generally between 8-10% before any rebates. Please ask about our Prop 103 rebates saving up to 25%. Chad Conley Bail Bonds have the cheapest bail bonds in Orange County.

Orange County arrests for domestic violence charges very often.

Generally you get arrested and post a bail bond and go to your court dates. Often the police accuse and arrest you forcing you to post a bond. The district attorney often files these cases late which means the court has exonerated the bond and your bondsman is done, paid and off the hook. One the DA files the charges on you up to months later your case will require a new bond. Chad Conley will not charge to rewrite the bond for the same charges and case. If your bondsman is not willing to do this you will be forced to pay for a second bail bond.

The other thing that happens often is the cosigner is the alleged victim and there is a restraining order.

This makes paperwork for a couple difficult. Chad Conley Bail Bonds will work with all parties involved separate and will help make the process a little more at ease. We have years of experience dealing with family members on all sides to make the domestic violence bail bond discreet, fast, cheap with up front cost, no hidden fees and no annual expiration. When we write your bond it will be good for the life of your case.

Should you hire an attorney or a bail bondsman first?

Bonds for domestic violence in Orange County are generally $20,000, $50,000 or $100,000. This depends on what was alleged, if this is the first time, was there blood, marks or hospitalization? The back ground of the accused is also taken into consideration such as past prison or jail history, probation or any other violent crimes in history. If your bond is set to high you have the option to ask for a bail reduction. This must happen in open court in front of the judge. You will have to wait in jail until your first court date which should be 3 days from arrest. The first court date is an arraignment and although the district attorney normally gets a 3 day notice prior to a bail hearing they often hear bail at the same time. If you plan on going for a bail hearing it is best to have your attorney discuss it ahead of time with the DA.

You also want to make sure you chose a CA licensed bail agent. You can check their license here at California Department of Insurance 

If you have any questions regarding a bail bond in orange County Ca please call me.

855-223-2423 Chad Conley Bail Bonds

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Bail Bond at Newport Beach Police

Newport Beach Police Department bail bond process

Chad Conley Bail Bonds is professional, extremely knowledgeable, caring and confidential! 855-223-2423

The Newport Beach Police Department is located at 870 Santa Barbara Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660.

The arrestee will go through a 1- 3 hours booking process. After the booking process there is a small window of time to post a bond or the arrestee will be transferred to Orange County Sheriff.

Newport Jail only books and temporarily holds anyone arrested. If there is a bail amount and you want to post a bond you must do it quickly prior to being transferred. If transferred to Orange County will do their own booking process prior to accepting a bond. This process takes approximately 6-8 hours.

It is important the bondsman calls the jailer right away and lets them know you planning to post bond.

What is needed to post a bail bond?

You will need a bondsman that is close by and can get to the jail prior to transfer. For most bonds an ID and bail bond agreement. The bond papers can be quickly done from home with our easy online application. You do not need a fax, copier, scanner or printer. You can text or email your ID and pay with a debit/ credit card from your phone or computer.

What will the bond cost?

I offer Prop 103 rebates which can lower your bond cost as low as 6%. Please call me to discuss prices and payment options.

How long will the release process take?

Released is usually 15 – 30 minutes after your bond has been posted.

How to chose the right bail bondman?

First you want to make sure you are working with a California licensed bail bond agent. You can check any bail license with the California Department of Insurance on their website here.

Payment-planThe things you will need to compare

  • Lowest premium amount
  • Payment plans available
  • Bond is for the life of the case
  • We have easy stay home applications process
  • We are close to the jail
  • We rewrite same case late filings so you don’t pay twice

 

Chad Conley has experience posting many bail bonds at Newport Beach Police Department.

 

If you want the lowest priced bail bond, confidentiality, experience and integrity call me now.

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The problems many clients cause themselves when trying to get a bond reduction

The problems many clients cause themselves when trying to get a bond reduction

Someone has been arrested and their bond has been set so high there is no way you and your family can post the bond. You need a bail bond reduction. Whether this is because the premium or because of the collateral needed you are faced with the fact that bail bond amount must be reduced to get them out of jail or they are stuck.

Usually the first problem I see is that clients do not listen or hear the advise of their attorney.

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I can’t count how many times I have seen this and it hurts to watch over and over. Here is what I mean. You get one shot at a bond reduction hearing and unless there is a change of circumstance in the case you are stuck with the outcome. This means that if you are not successful at getting the judge to reduce the bond you are forced with the defendant stuck in jail or finding the money and collateral to pay for the existing bond amount.

When a family member is arrested emotions are high and the clock is ticking. Clients want the attorney to jump in and make it happen and fast often times feeling if they are not quick about it that they are not a good attorney or doing their job.

 

If you attorney tells you that you are not ready for a bond hearing you should listen as to why.

The attorney knows that first off its generally an uphill battle and that they only have one shot. Being prepared is important but getting case information from the Police or District Attorney quickly isn’t going to happen.

The bond amount is set based on multiple factors such as the CA Bail Schedule, the charges, the defendants likeliness to show up in court, danger to the community etc. In order for them to argue why your bail should be reduced they must have all of the things that will hurt or help your argument.

Being prepared means not only hearing what the defendant says happened but what the police report or DA file says after all this is what your bail was set based on and this is what your fighting. In addition they need to know if the defendant had priors, felonies, misdemeanors, failure to appears even on traffic tickets, what the police report says, who else is involved and what are the positions in the case meaning who is charged with what.

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Timing – when you ask for the bond hearing is another big factor.

 

All cases are different as are district attorneys and judges. When you go to court, what judge is on the bench and what district attorney you get makes all the difference. An example of timing would be you have a case where they are charging 8 people with gang and conspiracy charges and the judge has denied the others a reduction that morning. If your attorney wants to hold off on the hearing, try to move it to a different day, DA or court room you should listen. Lots of people become google lawyers but don’t understand the matrix and/or politics of it all.

If you want the best chance at getting a bail bond reduced then select an attorney you trust and listen to their advise.

Some things your Chad Conley Bail Bonds can offer that in some cases may help get the bail reduced.

For some drug use cases a GPS monitor and/ or admittance into an in patient rehab facility may also be helpful but usually on drug or alcohol cases which are generally not considered large bond cases and often the cost of the GPS will add up to more than the bail premium saved. But in some cases it is helpful. If you would like to talk about your bail bond amount to see if a reduction is possible or have any questions regarding bail bonds please call me.

Chad Conley

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How to remove a PC1275 hold on a bail bond in Orange County

Removing a PC1275 bail hold in Orange County, California

To remove the hold you must request a Bail Hearing. At this hearing the judge must rule the pc1275 hold removed. After the hold is removed you will be able to post a bail bond.

 

Let’s start with what a PC 1275.1 hold is.

There are other complicated things that can happen with a criminal case however generally when arrested you have a bail amount set for your charges, would choose a bail bondsman and post the bond.

 

When there is a PC1275 hold it means that you must have the hold removed in court prior to being able to post a bail bond. This can take several days to get prepared and get on calendar in front of the judge.

These holds are generally placed on an arrestee being charged with drug sales, stolen property sales, fraud, embezzlement etc basically any charge that has to do with receiving money from illegal means.

The process is different depending on if you have just been arrested or are currently in jail with a scheduled court hearing already.

 

Getting a PC1275.1 Bail Hearing on calendar in front of the judge.

If you were just arrested the very first this that must happen is an Arraignment Hearing. Nothing happens until you have had and arraignment. This is the very first hearing where you go in front of a judge. The hearing will go over if you have an attorney or one will be appointed to you, why you have been arrested, what you are being charged with and ask you how do you plea. At this hearing you may request a bail hearing however the district attorney gets three days advance notice prior to this hearing should they choose. It is best to have communication between your attorney and bondsman to give notice to the district attorney as soon as possible.

Preparing for a PC1275 hearing.

Depending on how many people the money is actually coming from, what documentation they can produce makes preparing for this hearing very different on each case.

The more documentation you can supply you bondsman the better. Generally the timeframe to prepare is dictated by how quickly getting the documentation together.

Selecting a bail bondsman with real experience is utmost importance.

Here are some examples of what might be needed from different situations.

 

 

Example: If the money was coming from a family member using a credit card.

Borrowing the money from a credit card or bank loan means you don’t have it yet because you are going to borrow it. This means they did not have this money prior to being arrested or charged. In this situation I would have them fill out a standard application and produce ID. I would also have them produce a credit card statement(s) showing this is a credit card and not tied to a banking account, the money is being borrowed. I would also have them put a monthly bills list together showing they have the ability to borrow and pay back the money. Although the hearing is to prove where the money is coming from and not necessarily how this person pays it back the court will be concerned if a person does not have the income or means to pay the monthly credit card payment.

This leads to a concern that this person would put the charge on their credit card and the defendant will get out of jail and give the money to them to pay off their card. This defeats the courts purpose of the PC1275 hold. The monthly income and expense showing a disposable income that can easily pay the credit card payment is what should be done. I would also put proof of this income by including either a few paycheck stubs or bank statements.

 

Example: If the money is coming from a friend or family members checking or savings account.

In this situation we would take standard application, ID. We would need to prove that the money is in the account and how the money got in the account. The concern of the court will be that the defendant had cash stashed and this cosigner may have deposited the money given to them to pay for the bail bond. The longer the money has been in there the better or if it has been steadily deposited over time from a job or provable income.

We would want to show a few months statements preferably with one or more going back as far as possible. It is far better to have more than not enough. If the money came from a paycheck we would want to show several paycheck stubs and again usually a few may work but it is always best to have some from further back proving how long you have had this income. Bottom line is clearly showing where the money came from and how your bondsman writes his declaration and lays out exhibits.

 

Example: If the money was coming from a 401k or stocks

This is similar to a bank account where the court will want to see how the money got into the 401k or stocks. This is for several reasons first the stocks could have just been purchased or purchased with the defendant. Second the 401k could have been something the spouse was saving however intermingling of funds would be called out most likely because it could be said that while the defendant and spouse may have only been able to save that money because the defendant was using illegally gained money to cover other expenses.

Now if the money was put into the 401k over a period of many years and the defendant was accused of a one time specific embezzling charge on a specific date it could be different but if the defendant was accused of selling drugs or there is a possibility of the crime being continuous then this would make a difference.

If it comes from a family member other than a spouse questions of whether the person putting the money up has any property, accounts, borrows or has received money from the defendant should be prepared for.

If the money is coming from multiple sources or people the same process must be done for each person and each source. You can have as many people as you wish to pay for the bond but all monies must be accounted for and proved.

 

Can you make payments on a bail bond with a PC1275 hold?

Example: Payment plan for a bail bond with a PC175.1

The answer is yes a payment plan is acceptable but in this situation we will have to prove as laid out above where the deposit is coming from along with more detail of how and where the person(s) paying the payments will be receiving the money from they will be using to make these payments. Having a detailed income and expense list along with proof of income that shows enough disposable income to cover the payments. Generally this route will be scrutinized by the district attorney more so the the paperwork should be laid out very clearly. In addition the bail bondsman will have to guarantee the court that the only monies they will accept is money coming from the approved source and possibly the approved sources specific bank account. This is because they do not want payment arrangements approved and then cash is handed from the defendant to the bondsman or the cosigner to cover the bond payment.

 

Will the person(s) putting the money up for the bond need to go to court?

Although the bail bondsman can write a declaration, attach exhibits, show proof and testify under oath that they have investigated the legitimacy of who and where the funds are coming from it is always best to have the person(s) at the bond hearing who are putting the funds up for the bail bond. Again you can go to court and be kinda prepared or go to court completely prepared. Having the person there generally make the DA feel more comfortable about the paperwork presented and they are there to testify to the accuracy of the proof of answer any questions that may pop up. If your bondsman does a great job preparing your case it most likely won’t be necessary for them to actually take the stand.

 

What is a good reason for the person putting the funds up for the bail bond to not be at the bond hearing?

Some reasonable examples of why they could not be in court maybe they live in another state, they are very old and do not travel or leave their home, they are taking a final exam for college or a license or they are currently in the hospital. Again it is not completely necessary for them to be present in court but if they have the ability to be there they definitely should.

 

Is there always a bond hearing or can the PC 1275 hold be removed without a hearing?

Yes and no. Yes the the hold must be removed in open court in front of the judge whom decides to lift the hold or not however if the bondsman does a clean and clear declaration with organized exhibits that the district attorney can read and decides it is acceptable the defendants attorney can bring up the bond hearing letting the judge know that a copy has been given to the DA and they are not going to challenge it. The judge will ask the district attorney if they are satisfied and generally the judge will remove the hold without anyone taking the stand testifying.

 

An experienced bail bondsman is very important and this is why.

Although every bondsman wants every bond there are few that actually have experience packaging and putting on PC1275 hearings. Most will tell you they have done them and its no problem or even that they are good at them. You don’t want to find out at the hearing that they inflated their experience to get the bond.

An experienced bondsman understands that his declaration should be laid out to have a clear easy to read summary front and center instead of in the back.

They should have a great reputation and experience talking with the prosecution.

The paperwork will be clearly spelled out with labeled exhibits for each item moving down the line properly labeling corresponding document.

The summary will be written in such a way that the DA knows by the first page that its all there.

The goal is that they look at the paperwork and realize there is no reason to was their time with a hearing because the paperwork is clean and all there.

Generally the attorney pulls the district attorney aside with the bondsman, gives them a copy of the paperwork for bond hearing and if your bondsman can sum it up quick and clearly it will help the DA not have to spend a lot of time figuring things out.

I am astounded by the number of bondsmen I see in court with a declaration asking for the PC1275 hold to be lifted fumbling through some copies from the clients and not having a solid clear understanding of their clients situation.

You don’t want a combative bondsman on the stand but a smart one who recognizes there will be anything from unanswerable question, questions about things that are not in line or necessary to prove where the funds are coming from and can clearly answer them.

Some bondsmen take the questioning way to personal maybe its because until they get the hold removed they don’t get to make money but when they should have taken it personal was preparing for the hearing.

My name is Chad Conley with Chad Conley Bail Bonds. I have extensive knowledge and experience in the removal of PC1275.1 bond holds. About 9 out of 10 of all my bond hearing the DA agreed ahead of time not hearing was necessary.

 

What happens after the judge lifts the PC1275 hold?

Orange County’s Superior Courts are all the same in how this is handled depending on if the defendant is in custody or out of custody at the time of this hearing.

If the defendant is in the custody of OC Sheriff they will have to go back to the jail for the sheriff to do what is called the release process. The sheriff computers must be updated with what transpired in the court and usually do about 8-9pm the night of the court date. After the sheriffs computer system is updated they will accept the bond and start the release process which is generally 6 to 8 hours from the time the bond is posted.

If the defendant is out of custody in court then the court will accept the bond. The defendant will be ordered by the court to remain in the court room while the bondsman goes to the bond window and posts the bail bond. The bailiff will take the defendants right thumb print. Once the bond is posted the clerk next to the judge will get an email from the bond clerk. The defendant will then be given permission to leave the court room.

 

 

If you have a bail bond with a PC 1275.1 hold please call to walk through your case and let Chad Conley help you get your hold removed and you family or friend out of jail fast.

 

Chad Conley 

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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