Learning someone you care for has been arrested can be nerve-wracking. Finding out they have been charged with a federal crime can be even scarier.
If you need help getting a friend or family member out of a federal jail it is important that you work with a knowledgeable, reputable federal bail bondsman to help get them released from custody as fast as possible.
Federal bonds and criminal bonds are not one in the same. In fact, most bail agencies are unable to assist clients who have been charged with federal crimes.
In situations like this it is imperative you find an expert bondsman who has a specialized understanding of how federal bail bonds work, what needs to be done in order to expedite a defendant’s release, and how the federal criminal process works.
If you have questions about how federal bail bonds work call 888-BAIL-BOND or 888-224-5266 now for 24-7 assistance.
FEDERAL BAIL PROCESS
When a person is charged with a crime against the state they will be taken to a local police or sheriff’s station to be booked and processed and will then be transferred to the closest corresponding jail for detention. When a person is charged with a federal crime, though, things work a bit differently.
Federal defendants in California will be taken to one of two facilities where they will be held pending arraignment. A defendant will not learn what their bail is until their arraignment and the government will be allowed three days to prepare for this hearing. The Assistant United States Attorney will be able to request a defendant be denied bail or may request bail be set very high but the sole discretion will be that of the presiding magistrate. If needed, the defendant’s attorney or public defender may ask for an additional two days to prepare for a bail hearing.
California’s Pre-Trial Detention Facilities are:
MDC Los Angeles
Metropolitan Detention Center
535 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
24-Hour Federal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles: 888-224-5266
The MCC San Diego and MDC Los Angeles are both classified as “Administrative Security-Level Facilities”. These facilities serve as detention centers for pre-trial inmates as well as those who have medical problems, are considered to be escape-prone or are classified as extremely dangerous or violent. The MCC San Diego and MDC Los Angeles are capable of housing inmates of all security classifications.
Penalties for federal crimes are oftentimes more harsh than for criminal offenses and persons found guilty of certain federal offenses may face mandatory sentencing of up to 10 years. If someone you care for has been arrested and charged with a federal offense, bailing them out will not only allow them to return to their job and home, it will allow to more easily consult with an attorney to help prepare their case.
24 HOUR FEDERAL BONDSMAN
If you have been made aware that someone you care for has been charged with a federal crime, we can help with nation-wide federal bail bonds. Call our office at any time, day or night at 888-BAIL-BOND or 1-888-224-5266 to discuss cost, payment plans and collateral options for federal bail bonds. All calls are handled confidentially and consultations are always free.
Call 888-BAIL-BOND or 888-224-5266 now to learn how we can help with Federal bail bonds in California or nationwide.
Last Updated: 11/26/2013