Bail Bonds in Sonoma County
If someone you know in Sonoma has contacted you because they’ve been arrested, it’s important to speak with a licensed bail bondsman right away. The bail bonds process can be confusing for anyone who has never had to deal with the jail system in Sonoma.
When you call Tonya Page Bail Bonds, one of our professional agents will be ready to answer any questions you have about getting a bail bond for the Sonoma County Jail. For bail bonds in Sonoma County, we are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week at 1-877-861-3761.
The Bail Process
In California, bail is set on a county-by-county basis. The Sonoma County judges has 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 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 will be set higher.
Any extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration. For example, if the defendant was arrested for a DUI but also caused an accident, injury, or death, the amount of bail will be greater than that of a DUI alone.
The judge will also consider if the defendant poses a flight risk, i.e. no family ties to the community, no job, 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.
Cost and Payment Options
The bail bond fee is called a premium. It is set by the California Department of Insurance and is equal to 10% of the total bail amount. For example, if bail is set at $10,000, then you will pay a bail bond premium of $1,000 to a bondsman.
We know that paying a large sum of money isn’t always easy. That is why we accept payment with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card. We often offer no-collateral bail bonds, and in many cases we can make a payment plan for those who need one. There are no additional fees for a payment plan.
This is a very trying time for you. We will work hard to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible. A bondsman is ready for your at any time of the day or night when you call 1-877-861-3761.
Sonoma County Detention Facility
Sonoma County Detention Facility
2777 Ventura Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Sonoma County is known as wine country in California. Located 30 miles north of San Francisco, there are over 200 wineries, a scenic coastline and beaches, golf courses, and spas that draw thousands of visitors to Sonoma County every year.
Operated by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department and known as the Main Adult Detention Facility, the Sonoma County Jail was built in 1991. At that time, it was set up to house 500 inmates. It wasn’t long before the maximum capacity was reached and in 1997 an expansion was opened to allow for an extra 290 beds. This detention facility holds medium/ maximum security inmates, both pre-trial and sentenced.
If someone has been arrested in Sonoma County, they will likely be taken to the Main Adult Detention Facility in Santa Rosa for the booking process. This will include fingerprints and photographs, as well as a nation-wide background and warrant check. The amount of time it takes to complete the booking process will vary. Once the defendant is completely booked into the system, a bail amount will be set and they will be allowed to post bail. This can be done either by making a full payment to the jail or courthouse or through a bail bondsman.
Once bail has been posted to the Santa Rosa jail, it can be several more hours before the defendant will be released. It will depend on how busy the staff at the jail is at the time.
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