Bail Bonds for Receiving Stolen Property
If someone you care for has been arrested and jailed for receiving stolen property, we can assist you. We understand the frustration and confusion of dealing with the California jail system.
Our company works with this system every day and can have your friend or family member released from jail as quickly as possible. When you call us, we’ll ask just a few questions to get the bail bond process started. It’s always helpful to have details ready like the arrestee’s name, date of birth and when they were arrested. We’ll take it from there.
We always offer no cost consultations and are available to help you 24/7, even on holidays.Give us a call at toll-free 1-877-861-3761 and let our friendly, knowledgeable and professional bail agents help you.
Receiving Stolen Property Charges - California Penal Code 496
When someone is arrested for receiving stolen property (496 P.C.), it can be a serious crime. Called a ‘theft offense’, a person can be charged if they had knowledge that the property was stolen.
For example, the person/s must be aware that the property received was stolen; the property must indeed have been received, and the person who received the property must have intended to ‘deprive its owner’ of their property.
This crime can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. If the property received has a value of less than $400 dollars, it may be charged as a misdemeanor, where the punishment may be less than one year in a California county jail. However, if the value of the property received is over $400 dollars, it will be charged as a felony where the maximum penalty can be 16 months to two or three years in a California state prison.
Booking and Release Process
It’s important to understand that it can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours to book (process, fingerprint, photograph) an inmate once arrested. A bail bond cannot be posted for their release until they have been completely updated and entered into the jail system. We always recommend posting bail for an arrestee as soon as possible for a much faster release time. Most bail bonds can be posted at any one of the California County jails 24 hours a day. Jail staff may not be able to let us know exactly when an arrestee will be released, but once released; they will have access to a public phone.
Our company can handle all charges and bail amounts in California. We specialize in most charges and offer a fast and convenient way of handling the paperwork via fax or email. We can also offer the additional convenience of meeting with you at the jail the inmate is being held, or we’ll come directly to your home or office. You decide what works best for you.
Bail Costs and Fees
The legal fee for a bail bond in California is 10%. The average cost of a bail bond is approximately $20,000. We are skilled in creative bail bonds solutions for clients who need payment arrangements or who are not quite sure if they can afford a bail bond. The majority of our clients choose to pay for a bail bond using a major credit card which can be the fastest and most efficient.
Why Choose Us?
We know it may be a difficult time, which is why we hope to have been able to answer your most important questions about the bail bond process. We are dedicated to providing both timely and credible information for our clients. We also provide several informative bail bond videos about the process and how bail works. Give us a call and find out how we can best help you.
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