Encinitas is one of the jewels of the West Coast and is regarded as one of the top 20 surf towns in the world. This beautiful city is located along six miles of the Pacific Ocean coastline and is one of the few towns that can still boast the “surf town” vibe of the mid-1900s. Further, this incredible city comes with a relatively low crime rate and has been rated as safer than 43 percent of American cities. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be arrested. Police in low crime cities want to keep their sparkling record, and so may arrest you first and ask questions later.
To maintain and improve their low crime rate, the City of Encinitas contracts the San Diego Sheriff’s Department for an active and efficient police force boasting 107 staff to protect more than 80,000 residents. Sadly, that isn’t always a good thing for those who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Legally, a police officer must have probable cause to arrest someone – which means even a loud argument, or a night of partying can result in an arrest and a night in jail. The good news: Balboa Bail Bonds is here to help you begin the bail process so you can be released as quickly as possible.
If you are arrested in Encinitas, you will be transported to the local sheriff’s station located at 175 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024, to be booked. Due to the small size of the local station, you will likely then be transported to the nearby Vista Detention Facility for holding pending bail and trial, located at 325 S. Melrose Dr., #200 Vista, CA, 92081.
Within the first 24 hours of your arrest, you will likely have a heating with a judge over a live video feed, at which point bail will be set. If the alleged crime is minor and you have no criminal history, you may be released “on your own recognizance,” with no need to pay bail. In other cases, the amount of your bail will likely be based on the standard bail amount for the alleged crime, modified by:
- Any violence associated with the crime
- Your criminal record
- Any perceived flight risk, which is reduced when you have a local job, family, home, or anything else that ties you to Encinitas or the nearby communities.
With our help, most arrestees find themselves released on bail within 24 to 48 hours of their arrest. We provide immediate assistance starting with the first phone call, giving you the guidance and direction needed to take the right steps to achieve the lowest possible bail so you can be released as fast as possible.
Your court hearings and the trial will likely occur at the North County San Diego Superior Court, located adjacent to the Vista Detention Facility at 325 S. Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081. Once released on bail, you are required to attend all court appearances, follow all court instructions, and comply with the conditions of your bail. For most, this will include not traveling out of state or country.
Failing to appear or comply with court orders can result in your bail being forfeit, in which case you may be required to pay the full amount. If you miss a court appearance or run into a difficult situation that may place your bail at risk, it is critical that you maintain regular and honest communication with your bail bond agent. Our team of professionals can help you through the steps of reinstating your bond and help protect your rights, so let us help you if you have run into a problem.
As long as you comply with the terms of your bail and attend all court appearances, your bail will likely be exonerated – which means you will only have to pay the low 10% premium we charge for our services. Furthermore, our services make a release on bail accessible to almost anyone, including:
- Flexible payment plans
- Discounts and rebates for US veterans and active military
- Friendly, helpful and compassionate service
If you or a loved one have been arrested in Encinitas, we are here to help. We believe that you are innocent until proven guilty as stated in the U.S. constitution, and we treat everyone with the respect and compassion they deserve. Just being arrested does not mean you are guilty or deserve less respect.
Our agents are all veterans in the field, are bilingual (English and Spanish), and have the resources at hand to help you get out of jail fast. Contact us today at (619) 760-2222, so we can guide you through this challenging time.