Carrying a concealed weapon or being in possession of an unlawful weapon in California can lead to arrest and weapons/firearms charges. If someone you know has landed in jail on these charges, call us right away. At Patel Bail Bonds, we understand the California Jail system and have been working with families in situations just like yours for several years. Our knowledgeable bail agents can guide you through the bail process while listening to your needs and addressing any of your concerns. Call today at Toll-free, 1-800-598-BAIL (2245) or call 1-888-598-5288.
Weapons or Firearms Charges – California Penal Code 12025 / 12031 / 12020
In California, there are stringently mandated gun control laws. Therefore, just being in possession of certain kinds of deadly or dangerous weapons can lead to very serious felony charges. Offenses such as; the possession of an unlawful weapon (12025 P.C.), unlawful sales of firearms (12031 P.C), assault with a deadly weapon or carrying a concealed weapon (12020 P.C.) can lead to steep fines, time served in jail, probation or the loss of the right to ever possess a firearm.
When an individual is arrested, they will be transported to a local police station where they may be interviewed, photographed, fingerprinted, booked and necessary reports and forms will be completed. A long period of time may pass before the jail system has any information about the defendantÂ’s arrest. You may come to find that they have not been placed in the jailÂ’s computer system yet if you contact the jail too soon. Please be advised that this process is normal as a result of the pre-booking period.
When you bail someone out of jail they may be eligible for release from jail within 2 to 24 hours, depending upon their individual circumstances, jail size, staff on hand, etc. If bail is not posted for them, they will be held until their arraignment. Arraignment generally takes place within two business days. For example, if someone is arrested on Thursday night, they would generally be arraigned on the following Monday morning. Bail can typically be posted at most California jails, 24-hours a day.
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When you speak directly with our professional bail agents they will offer an easy application process which can be handled from the convenience of your own home. A fax or email is all you need to get the bail bond started. Our company can quickly get you through the approval process in just a few minutes. We also offer the convenience of meeting with you at the jail the arrestee is being held, or we can come directly to your home or office. ItÂ’s all up to you.
The legal bail bond fee in California is 10%. So if the defendantÂ’s bail amount is $25,000, you would pay $2,500 to bail them out. There are never any additional finance charges, taxes or fees and very often, wonÂ’t need any collateral. Further, we make it easy by offering our clients several bail bond payment options to choose from. We always accept cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Many of our clients choose the convenience of using their credit card as they have found it the fastest way of obtaining a bail bond.
Why Choose Patel Bail Bonds?
We Â’re professional California bail bondsmen with years of experience and knowledge of the California jail systems. Our licensed agents will work quickly and efficiently to assist in having them released and back home quickly and confidentially. We have satisfied clients all over the state of California.