Bail Bonds in Calistoga
Even in the most serene cities, people can find themselves in trouble with the law. If your friend or family member has been arrested in Calistoga, they will benefit greatly from the help of a licensed bail bondsman.
Our agents are ready to assist you with the bail bond process 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Our simple paperwork can be help you get bail over the phone, by fax or email, or in person. We’ll even meet with you at a location that’s most convenient for you, whether that is your home, work, the office, or the Napa County Jail.
This can be a very difficult time for you, and that is why we are here to help. We’ll work quickly to make sure that the bail bond process goes as quickly and smoothly as possible. Your loved one has more important things to do than sit in jail. We’ll help them get home as soon as possible and in a safe manner.
When you call 1-877-861-3761, a bondsman will be able to answer any questions you have about bail bonds in Calistoga.
The Bail Process
In California, bail is set on a county-by-county basis. Napa County judges have an annual review of the bail schedule and will adjust the amounts as needed. This bail schedule will be used by law enforcement throughout the county to set bail amounts for defendants.
The judge always considers public safety when setting bail. If it is perceived that the defendant could cause more harm to the public, the bail amount will be set higher. If the defendant is a repeat offender, they will have a higher bail.
The judge will also consider if the defendant poses a flight risk, i.e. family ties, ties to the community, employment status, etc. In some instances, the judge may allow the defendant to be released on their own recognizance (“OR”) and no bail will be needed for their release. The bail amount could also be reduced by the judge.
There is also the possibility that the judge will order the defendant to be remanded, meaning that there will be no bail and the defendant will spend the duration of the court proceedings in jail.
Once a bail amount has been set for your loved one, you may pay the entire bail amount to the court or jail. The defendant will be required to appear for all court cases or the bail could be revoked and they would go to jail. After the court case has concluded, the bail money will be returned to you. The way many cases go, though, it could be months or even years before you received this money back.
Bail Bond Cost & Services
Your other option is to seek the services of a licensed bail bondsman. Rather than having to pay what is often a very large sum of money, you can pay a percentage (10%) of the bail amount to a bail bondsman. For example, if bail is set at $15,000, you will pay a bail bondsman $1,500. The bondsman will then go to the jail or courthouse and pay the bail amount on the defendant’s behalf. This fee paid to the bondsman, called the premium, is not returned to you, regardless of the outcome of the case.
We know that looking for a bail bondsman is not the way you want to spend the day. That is why we work quickly to make sure that the whole process goes as smoothly as possible for you.
Calistoga Police Department
Calistoga Police Department
1235 Washington St.
Calistoga, CA 94515
Located at the northern end of Napa Valley, Calistoga is a mix of small town charm and European sophistication. Calistoga is known for its natural hot springs and resorts, which have drawn visitors to the area for over a hundred years. It is a great place to relax, live and work.
The officers of the Calistoga Police Department work hard to provide service to residents in a fair, unbiased, courteous, caring and responsive manner. It is their goal to form a partnership with community members to enhance the quality of life.
The Department’s crime prevention program targets four main areas of concern in the community: burglaries, identity theft, domestic violence, and vehicle theft.
There are eight police officers, two sergeants and the Chief of Police within the Calistoga Police Department. Officers are trained in a variety of duties to allow them to provide more services to the community.
If someone is arrested in Calistoga, they will be transported to the Napa County Jail for booking. This process will consist of fingerprinting, photographs (“mug shot”), a background check and warrant search. It could take several hours to complete booking. When the defendant has been booked into the system, a bail amount will be set according to the Napa County bail schedule.
For Calistoga bail bonds, Tonya Page Bail Bonds can post a bail bond 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. When you call us at 1-877-861-3761, we can get to work right away.