Bail Bonds for Atwater

We know how overwhelming it can be when a friend or family member is in jail. We will make sure you understand what to expect from start to finish.

The bondsmen at Tonya Page Bail Bonds can answer any questions you have about the bail bond process in Atwater and Merced County. You may be surprised to find that the simple paperwork can be completed over the phone, by fax or email, or in person. A bondsman can even arrange to meet with you at a location most convenient for you, like your home or work.

When you call us at 1-877-861-3761 a bondsman will walk you through the entire process for bail bonds in Atwater.

The Bail Process

In California, bail is set on a county-by-county basis. Merced 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, such as the Atwater Police Department or the Merced Sheriff’s Department,  to set bail amounts for defendants.

The judges alway considers public safety when setting bail. If the defendant could cause more harm to the public, the bail amount will be set higher. If the defendant is a repeat offender, their bail amount may be set higher. 

In some instances, judges 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, 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.

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 post the bond.

This fee paid to the bondsman, called the premium, is not returned to you, regardless of the outcome of the case.

Atwater Police Department

Atwater Police Department
750 Bellevue Rd.
Atwater, CA 95301
Phone: 209-357-6384

The community of Atwater has been around since the late 1800’s and was incorporated in 1922. The area is heavily rooted in agriculture, an important fixture in Atwater.If someone you know has been arrested in Atwater, the help of a licensed bail bondsman can help ease the stress you face in this situation.

The officers of the Atwater Police Department focus on community oriented policing, identifying any problems with crime and disorder in the community.

The Field Services Division provides 24-hour patrols to the city. There are 32 officers working for the Department, the majority of which are assigned to the patrol and uniform bureau.

Officers of the patrol bureau respond to calls for service, anything from parking violations to homicides. Field Services Division also has specialized assignments, such as the Detective Bureau, Street Crimes Unit, Merced Area Narcotics Taskforce, Gang Taskforce, School Resource Officer and Traffic Officer.

When someone is arrested in Atwater, they will be transported to the Merced County Jail for booking. This process could take several hours to complete. It will include fingerprinting, photographs, a background check and warrant search. After booking is complete, a bail amount will be set according to the Merced County bail schedule.

Fast Bail Bondsman Services

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. Call us and your loved one will spend as little time in jail as necessary.

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.


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Updated:  07/11/2011