1685 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
From Downtown Los Angeles
From Long Beach
For Bail Bonds Santa Monica we can help. We are located in Santa Monica and can bail you out immediately. The bail process from the Santa Monica Jail is easy and fast.
The Jail for the City of Santa Monica is located less than two miles up from the Santa Monica pier on Main Street. The jail sits between 4th and Main Street and you can park on Olympic or Main. The Santa Monica police department is what they call a local city jail. The staff is friendly and the release time can be rather quick. However, the Santa Monica jail is simply a holding facility. If you're being detained at this jail you have to see a judge within two business days from the day that you are arrested. The Santa Monica Jail will try to keep you at their facility until your court date but because of their size, some of the local city jails transfer people due to overcrowding. Your goal should be to bail out before getting transferred. If you're transferred before your court date you will be sent to the Los Angeles County Twin Towers facility located in down town LA. The bail release process at a local jail can take a few hours versus the county jail, which can be 8 to 24 hours.
Whether a person has been arrested for DUI, DWI, domestic violence or any other type of offense, we can help! We know most of the staff at the Santa Monica Police Department and in some cases this can help make the bail process a little faster.
Bail is simply the release of an individual in exchange for security. The bail bond company writes a check to the jail for the total amount of the bond guaranteeing that the individual will appear in court at a given time and place.
There are two important terms to understand when working with a bail company, premium and collateral.
Premium: the fee for our services that is paid in advance, non-refundable and renewable on an annual basis should the case go over a year. The bail premium is normally 10% of the total amount of the bond but exceptions can apply. Other fees may include actual, necessary and reasonable expense incurred in connection with the transaction. The court determines the amount of the bond.
Collateral: normally secured within the approximate value of the bond and returned in full when the case is closed. Collateral is usually one of four things, cash, cars, real estate and in some cases, a signature of an individual that qualifies to be financially responsible to secure the bond. If you anticipate the return of collateral make sure to obtain the proper documentation from the court that proves the case is closed.
Working in this industry for over 10 years we have taken several cases from felony, misdemeanor, dui, domestic violence and even white-collar crime. You will be sure to receive the most professional service that will walk you through every step of the process and courthouse procedures. Contact our office at any time of the day or night. No matter what jail, the information is free.