Bail Bonds for Shoplifting Charges

Bondsman for Shoplifting & Petty Theft

You Â’re a parent who has just received a call from your son or daughter from the County jail. They were arrested for shoplifting at the local mall and they sounded pretty scared. We realize this is probably the first time itÂ’s happened; you Â’re a bit nervous and not sure what to do next. Call us. We Â’re a family too, we understand. We Â’re your number one resource for California jail bail bonds. We Â’ll work on having them released as quickly and efficiently as possible. We know that everyone makes mistakes, which is why we offer 24/7 one-on-one free and confidential consultations over the phone. Within no time we Â’ll have every question answered while working to have them released and back home in no time. Call Patel Bail Bonds for all of your California bail bond needs. We Â’ll have an agent meet with you at your home, office or the jail where your family member is being held. Call us at Toll-free 1-800-598-BAIL (2245) or call 1-888-598-5288. We Â’re here to help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays.

Arrest and Booking Process

When someone is arrested for shoplifting, “petty theft,” they will be transported to a jail in the jurisdiction of their arrest. Generally, this will be a smaller, local jail. Once the defendant has been booked and processed they will be cleared for you to arrange for their bail. If the detainee is in a smaller jail, they may be processed fairly quickly. It’s important to realize that the booking process can often take several hours. Most bail bonds can be posted at California jails, 24 hours a day.

Shoplifting Charges

Also known as “petty theft,” the crime of shoplifting can be a serious charge and one that could go on a defendant’s record for a long time. The penalties, which can depend on the value of the property stolen, can vary from fines to probation from one to three years for the first offense. For the juvenile offender, the charge of shoplifting can be brought down to a minor infraction on the first offense so it doesn’t reflect on their permanent records. Typically, petty theft involves property stolen which holds a value at $400 or under. Petty theft can also carry a maximum sentence of 16 months inside of a state prison if charged as a felony. However, most courts deem the charge of petty theft to be a misdemeanor.

Grand Theft Charges

Grand theft is a charge that has to do with labor, money, personal or real property stolen, which is valued at $400 or more. It can hold a penalty which is punishable by up to one year in a county jail or 16 months within a state prison if the person doing the stealing has a prior theft conviction.

Evidence and Court

With cameras and security tactics companies and individuals are taking these days, people rarely get away with shoplifting. Evidence is used in a court of law to prosecute those that do the crime. It goes to say, that once the defendant is bailed out, both the indemnitor and the defendant must make every effort to attend all their court dates without fail. If they do not appear in front of the judge, a warrant for their arrest may be issued. In most cases however, a missed court appearance may just be a simple mistake that can be corrected with one phone call to our company.

Bail Bond Financing Options

Our company is skilled in creative bail bond solutions. Please let us know your needs and when you qualify, we Â’ll work with you to arrange the most convenient payment arrangement available. In general, most clients choose to pay for bail by using major credit card, such as VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. We also accept cash.

A Family Bail Bond Resource

Every family is different and every bail situation is different. My best advice is to get the bail process started as quickly as possible. I understand the California jail bail system. I know that the bail process can be uncomfortable at times. I will maintain confidentiality throughout the bail process. Please let me know your preferences and needs. It is my goal to meet and exceed your expectations. Please call us 24/7, nationwide, Toll-free at 1-800-598-BAIL (2245) or call 1-888-598-5288.