Bail Bonds For the West Covina Courthouse
The West Covina Courthouse is located on Civic Center Way and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Clerk's Office is open from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for court holidays. The court provides free, four-hour parking in designated areas. Please note that some areas of the parking facility are restricted to employees only.
West Covina Courthouse
1427 West Covina Parkway
West Covina, CA 91790
Who sets Bail at the West Covina Courthouse?
The bail for each county is set according to a schedule that is posted at each jail facility and available in court. The judge can set a different amount of bail, during a bail hearing, however. The standard Felony Bail Schedule for Los Angeles County can be found Here.
To figure the total amount of bail required for felony charges requires several steps, you can complete the worksheet found here.
How Much Is Bail In West Covina?
To figure out how much bail will be required to get someone released from jail, you can complete the felony bail worksheet found here.
You will have to follow several steps:
- List all of the offenses for which a defendant is being charged.
- Find the charge with the highest bail schedule amount.
- If the arrestee is charged with more than one offense, on seperate dates or against separate victims, list the amounts of the bail required fro those charges and add them to the original charge.
- Next find if there are any enhancements that require additional bail. Enhancements include things like:
- Gang-related offenses
- Offenses committed with a weapon
- Does the defendant have any prior convictions?
- Has the arrestee been in prison during the past five years?
- Is the victim under 15 or over 65?
- After finding all base charges and all enhancements, add all of these amounts together to find the total amount of bail that will be required to bail someone out of jail.
How to Post a Bail Bond at West Covina Courthouse?
Posting bail in court at a bail hearing, warrant hearing, or other type of hearing, where the judge is likely to require bail before you leave, can be tricky. Often, the judge will set the bail amount and a person will not be allowed to leave the courtroom until the bail has been paid. Cell phones are generally forbidden in courtrooms, and making a phone call is definitely not allowed.
It is a good idea to have a bail bondsman, like Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed professionals, standing by to post bail as soon as it has been set. Mr. Nice Guy has licensed bail bondsman in every city, ready to post you bond as soon as the judge has set it. They are experts at posting last minute bail bonds in court, and they make the process fast, efficient, and affordable. If you are appearing for a warrant in Los Angeles County, you definitely want to call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds before you go court.
If you aren't sure you want to arrange for a bail bond before you attend your hearing, then you should definitely take a friend or family member with you who can step outside the courtroom and call Mr. Nice Guy at (844) 300-2245. They have local, friendly agents standing by at every location to help get you out of jail, or keep you out of jail, all over Southern California.
How Do I pay Bail at The West Covina Courthouse?
Bail can be paid in cash or by using a bail bond agent like Mr. Nice Guy. When you use a bail bond agent, you don't pay the entire amount of the bail. Instead, you pay just a premium, generally about 10% of the total cost of bail. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed professionals accept cash, credit cards, and will sometimes even work out a payment plan with you for the bail bond premium. Call them today to pay your bail at the West Covina Courthouse.
Los Angeles County Warrants in West Covina
If you fail to appear for court proceedings, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. An arrest warrant or bench warrant means that, should you come into contact with law enforcement, you may be arrested and taken to jail until you resolve the matter for which the warrant has been issued.
Taking Care of Warrants at the West Covina Courthouse
If you have a warrant in Los Angeles County, you must appear in person to take care it. It is a good idea to have a bail bondsman present with you, to pay the necessary bail to keep you from being placed in jail until the bail can be paid. The court requires that a bail bondsman be present if the charges are a felony.
If you have an active warrant in Los Angeles County, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today! They will help you work through the process and get the warrant matter taken care of. One of the licensed professionals at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can attend the court hearing with you, to ensure that you don't have to spend time in jail before being allowed to post bond and return to your home and family.
Call Mr. Nice Guy at (844) 400-2245 for help with Los Angeles County Warrants at the West Covina Courthouse.
Where can I Find a Bail Bond Agency for the West Covina Courthouse?
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bond is the number one bail bond company in Southern California. The licensed agents who work with Mr. Nice Guy are committed to getting you, or your loved one, out of jail as quickly as possible. They will work hard, 24-hours a day, to help you get out of jail. Call (844)400-2245 now to start the bail bond process and get out of jail fast!
Other online services include free warrant checks and a direct link to the most Sheriff's Department databases.
If you need a bail bond at the West Covina Courthouse; if you want fast, private service at the best rates available; if you are looking for professional service: call Mr. Nice Guy toll free at (844)400-2245.
Visiting the West Covina Courthouse
Visitors to the West Covina Courthouse will pass through a metal detector and are subject to physical search when deemed necessary. The following items are not allowed inside any Los Angeles Courthouse:
- Aerosol or flammable sprays (including mace and pepper spray)
- Belt buckles containing or resembling firearms or other weapons
- Ceramic or glass containers
- Flashlights longer than 3” in length
- Handcuffs and handcuff keys
- Illegal narcotics or controlled substances, including marijuana
- Knives (including pocket knives)
- Knitting and crochet needles
- Manicure sets, metal nail files, and nail clippers
- Martial arts equipment of any kind
- Metal utensils (knives, forks, or spoons)
- Rope longer than 2” in length
- Stun guns and tasers
- Swords and can swords
- Any weapon or item that can be used as a weapon (at the discretion of the sheriff and court security personnel)
- Other items. For a complete list of prohibited items, please click here.
Jury Service at the West Covina Courthouse
It is an obligation of every citizen to serve, if chosen, as a member of a jury, to decide the guilt or innocence of those accused of a crime. Jurors are chosen from DMV and voter registration records. A person is legally qualified for service if they:
- Are US Citizens
- Are 18 or Older
- Are Residents of the County
- Have a Sufficient Understanding of English
Each day during your service, beginning with the evening before you are first due to report, you should call in to see if you have been asked to report the following morning. After five days, if you have not been asked to report, your service is complete.
Call in after 6:00 P.M. to receive instructions on whether you must report for service. Call (800) SRV-JURY or (800) 778-5879.
Report for service at:
West Covina Courthouse
1427 West Covina Parkway, Room 100-A
West Covina, CA 91790
Being Excused From Jury Duty at the West Covina Courthouse
There are several reasons for asking to be excused from Jury Duty at the East Los Angeles Courthouse. Each reason must represent an EXTREME hardship. If the problem is a temporary hardship, the jury staff will work with you to postpone your service to a time when better arrangements can be made.
Some of the situations that may qualify you for an excuse from jury service include:
- Financial Hardship – You must be able to prove that this is an extreme hardship. Simply being a sole proprietor, sole practitioner, or being employed by someone who will not compensate your during your jury service will not be sufficient to have you excused from service.
- Care of Others – You must be able to prove that you provide care for a child or disabled adult and that jury service would be an extreme hardship. You must provide care continuously from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Medical Hardship – If you have a medical hardship that prevents you from being able to serve as a member of a jury, you must let the jury staff know about your hardship by completing the jury summons form.
An excuse from service should be requested before you appear.
For more information about Jury Service at the West Covina Courthouse, please call (626) 430-2597, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
When reporting for jury duty, business attire is suggested. No tank tops, shorts, strapless dresses, beach shoes, or bare feet are allowed in the courtroom. You must pass through the metal detectors located at the north and south entrances. Remember that no weapons, of any kind, are allowed in the courtroom, and cameras are prohibited, as well.
Penal Code 1275 Holds on Bail at the West Covina Courthouse
Penal Code Section 1275.1 states that if there is probable cause to suspect that the money or property being used to post bail may come from criminal activity, bail will not be accepted. This is called a 1275 Hold.
Any person who plays a part in the arresting or prosecution process can place the PC 1275 Hold on the bail. This means that they believe the money being used to bail a person out of jail comes from illegal activity. The money may be believed to come from drug dealing, gang-related activities, embezzlement, theft, or extortion. Any of these activities would make the money that came from them ineligible for paying bail.
Bail is offered as a way to ensure that an individual shows up for all of the court proceedings surrounding his or her charges. The court assumes that illegal funds being used to pay for bail means that they won't care enough about the money to continue to appear for court proceedings, should the court allow them to be free on bail.
PC 1275 Hearings
If a1275 Hold has been placed on someone's bail, a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the money that will be used to pay the bail is, in fact, from illegal sources. In order to prove that the money is “clean,” a person will need to bring bank and credit card statements, bill payment statements, car payment information, tax returns, and proof of income to their PC 1275 Hearing.
It is advisable to have an attorney and a bail bondsman with you, when you appear for your 1275 Hearing. You can also bring anyone with you who can testify as to the source of your income and help give clarity to your financial situation.
Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today for help with your PC 1275 Hearing. (844)400-2245
Removing a PC 1275 Hold at the West Covina Courthouse
Once the judge has determined that the money being used to post your bail or bond has not been obtained through illegal sources, he or she will lift the 1275 Hold and you or your loved one will be able to post bail.
Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds for help in clearing up matters regarding a 1275 hold. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed bail bondsmen are standing by, to help you post bail and get back to your home and family, as soon as possible.
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Bail Bond Rates at the West Covina Courthouse
The state of California requires that all bail bond companies charge 10% of the total amount of bail, in order to post bond for a defendant. That means that if the bail is $20,000, the bail bondsman is required to charge $2,000 to post a bond in place of the bail. While this may still seem like a lot of money, it's far less than having to pay the entire amount. The rates the law requires for Federal and Immigration Bonds can be as high as 15 – 20%. But, all of these rates are set by statute, and all bail bond companies are required to charge the same amount.
California law allows for a discounted rate on bail bonds if the defendant retains a private attorney and pays the premium in full within 72 hours. These discounts are allowed for government union workers, members of the military, and AARP members. These discounts are determined by the surety company that is writing the bonds for the bail bond company.
Who has the Best Rates on Bail Bonds for West Covina?
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has the best rates on bail bonds. How can we make that statement when all bail bond companies are required to charge the same 10% fee? Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds uses a Surety Company that allows them to discount bail bonds to just 7% if the defendant retains a private attorney and pays the premium within the first 72-hours. There's no lower rate available, anywhere.
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds saves you money in other ways, as well.
Other companies charge hidden fees like:
- Notary Fees
- Travel Expenses
- Posting Fees
- Annual Premiums
- Late File Premiums
- Interest on Financing
- Processing Fees
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds doesn't charge any of these fees. There is always just one flat rate, no interest, no hidden fees, no surprises. Other companies may advertise the same 10% rate that everyone is required to charge. But, what they don't tell you is all the other fees you'll end up paying. Mr. Nice Guy never charges these additional fees, so you'll end up paying a lower rate, no matter what the other guys are advertising.
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