HOW BAIL WORKS

how bail bonds work

Whenever someone is arrested in or near West Hollywood, they will most likely be taken to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department, which is located at 780 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. As soon as the defendant arrives at the sheriff’s department, he or she will be met by an officer on duty, who will then confiscate any personal belongings that the defendant may have on him or her at the time and put them away for safekeeping.

 

When the officer has inventoried all of the inmate’s belongings, he or she will give the defendant a set of jail clothing and begin the booking process. The jailer will then take the defendant to start the booking process by asking the inmate for his or her personal information such as his or her name, date of birth, etc. Once the jailer has all of that information, he or she will send the inmate to have his or her picture taken and the jailer will enter all of this information into the Los Angeles County Sheriffs database.

 

When the jailer has completed inputting all of the information, he or she will then send the inmate to get his or her fingerprints scanned. The fingerprinting process is usually what takes the longest during the entire booking process. The jailer will scan the inmate’s fingerprints via a LiveScan machine, which is directly connected to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice will then run the prints through all of the databases in the country to make sure that the inmate is not wanted by any other department in any other state. The jailer will not be able to release any inmate before the results from the LiveScan have been received.

 

In this time, one of our agents will meet with you in order for you to fill out all of the information necessary for the bail bond. Once the inmate has been cleared our agent will contact the jail and gather all of the bail information and begin the jail release process. Once all of the paperwork is filled out, our agent at West Hollywood Bail Bonds will immediately turn the bond in and the jailer will verify that all of the information is correct in order to complete the jail release process.

 

Once the defendant has been released from jail, our agent will then have him or her sign some paperwork and will hand one of you a receipt for the bond. This receipt will have all of the defendant’s court information. It is very important that the defendant shows up to his or her court date or the court will issue a bench warrant for the defendant.