Anaheim is known all over the world as the home of Disneyland and is the 10th most populated city in the state. Located just south of Los Angeles County, Anaheim is the second-largest city in Orange County and boasts two major sports franchises: the Anaheim Ducks ice hockey club, and the Los Angeles Angels baseball team. Anaheim’s economy is primarily based on tourism, with the Disneyland Resort being the city’s largest employer and bringing in roughly $4.7 billion per year.
Unfortunately, the strong tourism economy comes with a price: a high crime rate. Anaheim is rated as one of the more dangerous cities in California, with a crime rate higher than 76 percent of California’s cities, and both residents and visitors face a one in thirty-five chance at becoming a victim of violent or property crime. To face this challenge, the Anaheim Police Department employs over 380 sworn officers and almost 170 civilian support staff. When it comes to cracking down on crime, officers of the Anaheim PD are more likely to “arrest first and ask questions later.” If you’ve been arrested in Anaheim, you are going to need the help of a local, experienced and professional bail bond agent to get you released fast and back to your home or family, able to focus on your defense.
When you’re arrested, you will likely be brought straight to the Anaheim Detention Facility in the Anaheim Police Department’s main station located at 425 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. Once you arrive at the facility, you will be booked and held pending bail and trial. Unfortunately, the Anaheim Detention Facility is a Type 1 jail – which means it is a low-security and temporary facility that holds prisoners for no more than 96 hours. If you have not been released on bail within the initial 96-hour period, you will likely be transported to the nearby Theo Lacy Branch Jail located at 501 The City Dr. S, Orange, CA 92868.
Your court hearings and your criminal trial will likely be held at one of the two nearby courthouses:
- The Lamoreaux Justice Center located at 341 The City Dr. S, Orange, CA 92868, or
- The Central Justice Center located at 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, CA 92701
After you are released on bail, you are still required to comply with all court-related orders and attend your trial. Not doing so can put your bail at risk and set you up for more severe and challenging risks.
The process of being released on bail generally follows these steps:
Arrest: Once you have been arrested, you will be transported to the local police station to be booked and placed in a holding cell. At this point, you will likely be informed about your charges, your rights, and given an opportunity to make needed phone calls.
Contact a Bail Bond Agent: Once you have spoken to your family and an attorney, your next step should be to contact our team at Balboa Bail Bonds. We will immediately begin tracking your case and guiding you regarding what to say and do to attain the lowest possible bail amount so you can be released.
Initial hearing and setting bail: Within 24 hours of your arrest, you will have an initial hearing before a judge, usually over a live video feed. In this hearing, the judge will review your case, your criminal history, and any other relevant facts to determine the bail amount.
Contract: Once your bail has been set, you will contract with one of our licensed bail bond agents to secure your release. We are available 24/7 and have the resources needed to help post your bail, regardless of the amount.
Release: As soon as the contract has been signed, we will rapidly get the paperwork together, post your bail, and secure your release.
Being arrested is a terrifying and stressful experience. The US justice system is designed to intimidate you inspire you to confess – whether you are guilty or innocent. Sadly, thousands of innocent Americans plead guilty as part of a plea bargain to achieve a reduced sentence when they feel they have no other option. At Balboa Bail Bonds, we offer flexible, helpful, and effective services that make posting bail available to almost anyone, including:
- Helping you from the moment you call us
- Services in both English and Spanish
- Veteran bail bond agents who have a minimum of five years in the field
- A low 10% premium for posting a bail bond
- Flexible financing options
- Rebates for military veterans and those in active military service
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged, and are held pending bail, don’t hesitate – call Balboa Bail Bonds today at (619) 760-2222.