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Bakersfield: A change to California Bail Bonds

With crime rates soaring over the national average in Bakersfield, it is more than likely that you have received the dreaded phone call that your loved one has been carted off to the Kern County or Bakersfield jail. It is our mission at Sharky & Stephen Bail Bonds to help you and your family through this stress-inducing time. We pride ourselves on being transparent at our agency, so we have curated a post that covers the new law in California that will affect bail bonds in Bakersfield.


Bakersfield Police Department

Telephone: (661) 327-7111

Address: 1601 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301


Kern County Sheriff’s Jail

Telephone for Central Receiving Facility: (661) 868-6850

Address: 1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301


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Kern County Superior Court (Metropolitan Division)

Telephone: (661) 868-4934

Address: 1415 Truxtun Ave #212, Bakersfield, CA 93301




The Best Bail Service in Bakersfield

When you need to get someone out of jail fast, Sharky & Stephen Bail Bonds can get the job done efficiently and effectively. What makes us better than other bail services? To begin, we have extensive knowledge of the bail process which in turn allows us to address the issue as soon as we get the call. We offer a free initial consultation where we answer any questions you have and give you valuable information about the bail process. Finally, we offer convenient payment plans that relieves you of having to try to come up with money during an already pressing time. Regardless if it’s a small bail or an extremely large one, let Sharky & Stephen Bail Bonds provide you with a hassle-free experience.

Specializing in Bakersfield and Kern County

At Sharky & Stephen Bail Bonds, we have resolved countless bail issues in the Bakersfield and Kern County areas, getting people out of jail in the shortest amount of time. Whether the arrest occurs in Bakersfield or other Kern County cities such as Delano, Lamont, Tehachapi, Rosedale, or Wasco, we can provide professional service that’s unparalleled in the bail bond industry. Our agents are always available no matter the time or day and we always guarantee complete confidentiality. Our top priority is to provide each and every single one of our clients the highest level of customer service. We deal with each client on an individual basis and devote however much amount of time and attention is necessary to best deal with the situation. If you’re in need of help, contact us today at (818) 696-1363.

California Changes Bail law

Recently, California has overturned its cash-based bail system. The bill has ordered courts to determine who gets out of jail and who doesn’t based on a new “risk-based” system.

The intent of the new bill is to ensure that those who are arrested are no longer subjected to financial inequalities that are apparent throughout the bail system. It is meant to “look at people as people”, as said by Sen. Bob Hertzberg.

However, opposers of the bill are worried that this could create an even more unfair and unequal system. Naturally, the new bill could significantly impact bail bond agents across the state. It can be expected that this industry will not go down quietly, and we can ensure you that we are doing our best to remain one of the most reliable agencies in Bakersfield California.

The Current Law

When someone is arrested, they typically have the right to post bail. This allows for the person who was arrested to be released from jail while waiting for their court dates. It is our job to assist with this process, asking for 10% of the posted bail in exchange for releasing the person in jail. Sometimes instead of money, property can be used for collateral but this is much less common.

Can everyone post bail?

The simple answer is no. If a person has committed a capital crime, such as homicide, a felony involving violence or sex, or if the judge determines their release could cause harm to themselves or others, then they are not eligible for bail.

What will this new bill do?

Cash payment is eliminated and a new “risk system” is in place, which will be used locally to determine whether the defendant in question is likely to voluntarily attend their court hearings and other legal obligations. The system will also evaluate the likelihood of the defendant being re-arrested.

Who will conduct these evaluations?

Counties plan to put agencies in place to evaluate defendants. Those determined “low” risk will be granted bail while those who are determined “high” risk will be kept in holding.

Those who fall in the middle, or “medium” risk will be either put up for bail and held based on the local decision.

When will this bill be in effect?

Although information has been released this past summer, the bill will be in effect as of October 2019, giving Bail Bond agencies a little bit of time to set it straight.

If your loved one has been arrested and you are unsure what to do, please do not hesitate to call us with all of your questions. We are here every step of the way and are eager to help you throughout the process to bring your loved one home as quick as possible. We are open 24/7.

References: Koseff, Alexei. “How Will No Cash Bail Work in California? Here Are Answers to Common Questions.” Sacbee, The Sacramento Bee, 2018,

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Any type of encounter with the police or arrest is always going to be stressful, but having professional people on your side can really made a difference. Sharky & Stephen Bail Bonds is available to you whenever you need it. We have people who can provide advice and financial assistance any hour of the day. Your information is always kept confidential, and once we have the fact, we get to work immediately.

We know just how important it can be to work quickly to obtain a release, which is why we’re here for you 24/7. For Sharky & Stephen, there is nothing more important to us than our level of service.