If you have never been on the receiving end of an “I’ve been arrested, please help get me out of jail” call you likely have very little understanding of how the process works.
If you have been notified that a friend or loved one has been arrested by a member of the Los Gatos Police Department the first thing you will want to do is remain calm. Ask the defendant how long ago they were arrested, the nature of the crime they are being accused of and their bail amount, if they know it. You will also want to be sure to get the correct spelling of their first and last name, date of birth, and booking number, if possible.
You will then want to call a Los Gatos bondsman right away. This will help ensure the defendant can get out of jail as fast as possible. Some companies require you come to their office to fill out paperwork. Others allow you to complete that step remotely. You will want to keep in mind that a bail bonds agreement form is a legally binding document. If you have questions about what your are signing or what your responsibilities are when you bail someone out of one of the Santa Clara jails, be sure to bring that up to the person you are speaking with.
Once the paperwork has been filled out and the bondsman’s fee has been paid, an agent will be dispatched to post the bond. The defendant will typically be released between 4 and 6 hours later, depending on how busy the jail is.
If you have a loved one that has been arrested by an officer at the Los Gatos Police Department, we can help. Call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 408-899-5755 now to be directly connected to a licensed bondsman.