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This question comes from Yahoo! Answers where we will answer bail questions frequently. Our answer was selected as the “Best Answer” by Yahoo! voters.
Question: I signed for someone to be bailed out of jail and now I want to be removed ASAP. Is this possible?
Answer: The bail bond contract you signed is legally binding. These contracts are required not only by the bondsman and the insurance company backing the bondsman, and also by the California Department of Insurance, the state agency that regulates bail bonds. Not many bail bonds agencies would want to remove you from the contract.
Finding someone else to take responsibility may be a possibility, but Read more »
Anyone arrested in Mendocino County will be taken to the Mendocino County Jail for booking. The booking process will include photographs and fingerprinting, as well as a background check and warrant search. They will also be searched for drugs and weapons. All personal belongings will be collected and stored until their release.
A bail amount will usually be determined at the time of booking or during an arraignment by the judge. Once bail has been set, the defendant will have the option to post bail.
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The Marin County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for administering the Marin County Jail. Individuals that are housed at the Marin County Jail are men and women that have been booked in for violating the law or have been sentenced to serve a jail term. No one under 18 is held at the jail.
To locate a friend or family member who has been booked into the Marin County Jail, you can call the jail. The jail staff is able to confirm if the person you are currently looking for is in custody, who the arresting agency was, what their bail amount is, and the date of their scheduled court appearance.
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Another question from Yahoo! Answers. This is another one of our answers voted “Best Answer” by Yahoo voters.
Question: I contracted with a bail bondsman, but the person was in custody the whole time again. Do I still have to pay?
Answer: Once the defendant has been released from custody, the bail bondsman has earned their fee by California bail law. Therefore, if they were released and arrested again or they were released and found guilty in court, you still pay.
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Recently, the LAPD Hollenbeck Community Police Station unveiled a new memorial inside the lobby to honor Jerry Maddox and Steven Gajada, two officers who were slain in the line of duty. Each officer’s badge, photo and medals are displayed along with the words “To Protect and To Serve.”
Both officers were shot by minors while responding to calls about wild parties. Maddox was killed back in August 1969, and Gajada died in January 1998. Throughout the history of the department, 204 LAPD officers have been killed in the line of duty.
LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck said that the memorial recognizes Read more »
General Jail Information
This Monroe Detention Center is the main jail for Yolo County. The facility is the responsibility of the Sheriff’s Department Detention Division. The Detention Center is rated a medium/maximum security facility, allowing to provide housing for inmates of all security classifications. Most Yolo County arrestees will be brought to this detention center for booking, they will be held until bail is posted or until their arraignment.
Inmates are allowed two, 30-minute visitations each week. All visitors must be over 18 and have a valid photo ID. Visitors under the age of 18 must be an immediate family member of the inmate and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Visiting Hours and Rules
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This question comes from Yahoo! Answers, where we frequently answer bail related questions.
Question: I was arrested for a DUI and had an old warrant for another one. I was booked into a California jail and was sent to the release tank and to be cited out. The bail bond company I used knew this and waited until 20 minutes before I was going to cited out to post the bond. Now I paid $1,500 for no reason. The Commanding Officer at the jail even asked why did I have a bond posted if I knew that I was going to be cited out. Now I want to get off of bail completely before my court date. What can I do?
Answer: That’s a very interesting situation and I am sorry to hear that you are dealing with what sounds much like an unethical bail bonds company — but there may be another possibility. In my experience as a California bondsman, a jailer will not take a bail bond for a DUI if the person in custody is going to be “OR’d” (Released on Own Recognizance) or “cited out“.
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The Detention Division of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department has two detention facilities. One is the North County Detention Facility (NCDF). The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for the processing, care and management of inmates housed in both of these facilities. The Detention Division operates with a staff of over 300 employees.
This facility sits on 15.3 acres , 5.91 acres are used for the Agricultural Program. Inmates are approved to participate in the work crews at the time of booking. In order to participate they may not have violence charges, a history of escape, or any disciplinary behavior programs. Over 200 inmates are on working crews, doing a variety of work on and off site. The facility staffs 51 Correctional Deputies, 4 sergeants, one lieutenant, one captain, and 7 legal processors.
Visiting North County Detention Facility
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The Main Adult Detention Facility (MADF) is one of the jails operated by the Detention Division of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. The department is responsible for the processing, care and management of inmates being held in detention. The Detention Division is staffed with over 300 employees.
This Main Adult Detention Facility is designed to give “direct supervision” rather than the previous “linear” design of earlier jails in Sonoma County. It is constructed to house up to 790 inmates. The facility houses medium and maximum security inmates, both pre-trial and sentenced.
The direct supervision is designed to allow the officers to make contact with inmates, encourageing the use of interpersonal skills. Currently there are 145 Correctional Deputies, 18 sergeants, 5 lieutenants, and one captain at this facility.
Visiting the Main Adult Detention Facility
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Today’s Ask the Bondsman question comes from Yahoo! Answers, where we frequently answer bail related questions. Our answer was choosen by readers as the best answer to the question.
Question: How do bail bondsmen and bounty hunters make money?
Answer: A bail bondsman makes money from the “premium” which is legally mandated in most states at 10% of the total bail amount. That is a fee for providing bail services. Given the defendant goes to court, the bondsman pockets that amount. Of course, profit is determined after operating costs like insurance, advertising, office space, payroll, etc.
A bounty hunter, better known as a ”fugitive recovery agent,” operates Read more »