If your loved one has been arrested in Seal Beach, you are probably scared and wondering what you should do. Many people think that paying bail to get their loved one out of jail is the best thing to do. However, this could be a huge mistake. You may be able to save thousands of dollars by speaking to an experienced Seal Beach criminal defense attorney before you make your next move.
Arrested in Seal Beach
If your loved one was arrested in Seal Beach, he or she is likely being held at the Seal Beach Police Department Detention Center. This is located at:
Seal Beach Police Department
911 Seal Beach Blvd
Seal Beach, CA 90740
However, he or she could also be held at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana. The main Orange County jail facility is located at:
Orange County Jail
550 N. Flower Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Your experienced attorney can help you find out where your loved one is being held in custody.
Attorney-Referred Seal Beach Bail Bonds
A Seal Beach bail bondsman will typically charge you a 10% fee to bail out your loved one. For instance, if bail is set at $50,000, you will have to pay a bail bondsman a $5,000 fee to bail out your loved one. However, hiring a criminal attorney will net you immediate savings. If you hire our criminal defense law firm to represent your loved one, you will be entitled to “attorney-referred bail,” which means the fee you pay a bail bondsman will be reduced from 10% to 8% of the bail amount. So if bail is set at $50,000, this will instantly save you $1,000.
Your Bail Could Be Reduced or Eliminated
In addition, Wallin & Klarich may be able to help you have the bail amount reduced or eliminated entirely by using the following methods:
1. Your Wallin & Klarich Lawyer Can Contact the Detention Release Officer
After you hire our law firm, we will contact the Orange County Detention Release Officer on duty and provide them with information about the case and ask that your loved one be released on his or her “own recognizance.” If this request is granted it means that you will not have to pay a bail bondsman any money. This can save you thousands of dollars and your loved one will be released from custody within a few hours.
2. If No Charges are Filed, Your Loved One May Be Released from Jail without Having to Post Bail
When Wallin and Klarich is hired we jump into action. We will attempt to speak to the law enforcement agency that arrested your loved one. We then will appear in court on the first court date (which occurs within a few days of your loved one’s arrest) and attempt to convince the prosecutor not to file criminal charges. If this happens, your loved one will be released from jail and you will have saved thousands of dollars.
3. Money You Pay a Bail Bondsman is Never Refundable
If you pay a bail bondsman money to bail out your loved one, that money is not refundable to you. If no criminal charges are filed in your loved one’s case the money you pay to a bondsman is lost forever. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you hear that your loved one is arrested is critical so you can make the best decision regarding bail.
A Seal Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Can Save You Money on Bail
If your loved one has been arrested in Seal Beach, our skilled criminal defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich can help you today. Not only will we fight for your loved one’s freedom, we may also be able to help you save thousands of dollars on bail bond fees. Don’t throw your money away on bail fees.
Our attorneys have been successfully defending our clients facing criminal charges in Seal Beach for over 40 years. Let us help you now.
Call our offices today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.