Bondsman Serving Environmental Crimes Charges
Being arrested on an environmental crime charge may not be expected, and the jail issues can be confusing. If you have a friend, family member, business associate or loved one who has been arrested by the local or county police department and jailed, you’ll be glad to have us on your side.
A licensed, professional bondsman is available 24 hours a day to answer your most urgent questions. With our company, the bail process won’t be confusing. We offer years of experience in the industry and can work to have the individual released from jail just as quickly as possible. You can call Patel Bail Bonds, Toll-free at 1-800-598-BAIL (2245) or call 1-888-598-5288 to get the bail bond process started.
Environmental Crimes Charges – California Penal Code 14309
When someone has been arrested for an environmental crime (14309 P.C.), it can be a very serious charge. Individuals and Corporations alike can be charged if they are found to be dumping chemicals illegally, contaminating water, polluting the air, ground, etc. A partnership was developed in California to fight environmental crime. Still a relatively new concept, the punishment for environmental crime can be from 5 to 15 years in prison for violations against the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act or the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Booking and Release
It can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours to book (process, photograph and fingerprint) a defendant. Unfortunately, bail cannot be posted until the individual has been completely updated and entered into the system. Often, the smaller jails generally will not hold a detainee for very long. Instead, the individual may be transferred to a larger facility. A transfer can result in further processing, both out of a local jail and into a County Jail. After processing, the detainee may be bailed out of jail. For a much faster release, we always recommend bailing a defendant out while they are still being held in the smaller jail facility. Most bail bonds can be posted at any one of the California County jails 24 hours a day.
Starting the Bail Process
It only takes just a few minutes over the phone for our company to begin the bail bond application and approval process. To quickly receive the paperwork, you simply need a fax, or email. It’s comforting to know everything can be handled from your own home. Additionally, our on-call, bail agents can meet with you at your office, home or the jail where your loved one is being detained.
Bail Bond Fees
A bail bond in California costs 10% of the total bail amount. Bail bond fees are regulated by the California Department of Insurance. If the defendant’s bail amount is $25,000 it will cost a non-refundable fee of $2,500 to bail them out of jail. We offer flexible financing and payment plans for those who qualify and can usually do a bond without having to use any collateral. We accept all major credit cards; however we don’t accept checks at this time.
Trusted Bail Bonds Resource
At Patel Bail Bonds, a licensed bondsman will work quickly and efficiently to assist in moving the bail process forward. If you have questions about bail for environmental crimes, please call to find out how we can help. We always offer no cost consultations and can give you additional arrest, jail and bail amount information anytime over the phone. Call us today to speak one-on-one with us 24/7 at Toll-free, nationwide 1-888-598-5288.