The City of Imperial Beach is located just north of Tijuana, Mexico, and is the southernmost city in San Diego County. Imperial Beach is known for its surfing, with Imperial Beach consistently ranked as one of the top surfing spots in San Diego, as well as hosting the only beachfront farmer’s market in the county. Imperial Beach is a big summer tourist spot, hosting the annual U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition which brings approximately 325,000 people each year.
The City of Imperial Beach is primarily residential and is ranked as one of the safest cities in California. Imperial Beach contracts the San Diego Sheriff’s Department to provide 40 sworn police officers, plus professional staff and volunteers, to keep the city safe. The San Diego Sheriff’s department is known as a proactive police force, meaning they do what it takes to prevent and deal with crime. In many cases, this leads to arrests of innocent people, and residents and visitors of Imperial Beach can quickly get arrested for minor infractions or misunderstandings.
If you or a loved one have been arrested, you are likely stressed out and uncertain about your next move. The criminal justice system is complex and designed to intimidate you, offering little comfort or security for those who’ve been arrested and their loved ones. Thankfully, California still retains a cash bail system, which means you can likely get out of jail rapidly and back to your family while you work with a lawyer to prepare a defense against the charges that lead to your arrest.
Balboa Bail Bonds is a full-service bail bond agency, offering services that start from your first call – even before any bail has been set. We have live agents available 24/7 who speak English and Spanish, and we will begin monitoring your case and guiding you immediately.
We know the exact steps to take to get the lowest possible bail set and posted as fast as possible, with most of our clients out of jail within the first 24-48 hours of calling us. Our agents are located strategically throughout San Diego County, and we have close working relationships with the Sheriff’s department and the judges.
If you’re arrested in Imperial Beach, you will likely be brought straight to the Imperial Beach substation of the San Diego Sheriff’s department, located at 845 Imperial Beach Blvd, Imperial Beach, CA, 91932. There, you will be booked and detained pending an initial hearing with a judge (usually done over a live video feed) where the judge will interview and set bail. The bail amounts are often predetermined based on the type of crime, but two key factors can influence the raising or lowering of your bail amount:
- Your criminal record
- Your job, home, family, and any other factor that indicates your likelihood to flee
The Imperial Beach station of the San Diego’s Sheriff Department only contains temporary holding cells, so unless you are released on bail within the first 24-48 hours, you will likely be transferred to the South Bay Detention Center, located at 500 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910. We work with our clients to get bail posted as fast as possible to avoid this transfer, as it is uncomfortable and can add considerable time to your release.
Your court hearings and proceedings will likely be held at the Superior Court South County Division, located adjacent to the South Bay Detention Center at 500 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910. If you’re released on bail, you must attend all court hearings, your trial, and follow court orders. Compliance with court proceedings until your eventual acquittal or conviction will result in the court exonerating your bail, meaning you will only owe the low 10% fee for our services. Noncompliance, however, can result in your bail being forfeit, meaning you can be stuck with paying the full amount.
If you accidentally miss a court appearance, you must call your bond agent right away, as there are procedures we can follow to avoid forfeiting your bail. Communication and honesty with your bail agent is the best way to ensure your bail is exonerated.
Balboa Bail Bonds is a full-service 24/7 bond agency devoted to getting our clients out of jail fast and helping them through this challenging process. We treat all our clients with respect, decency, and compassion, knowing that mistakes are made all the time. All our San Diego County bail bond agents are veterans in the field with a minimum of five years of experience, and all are bilingual. We have the resources available to get you bailed out at any time of the day or night, so call us with one of your first calls to get started at (619) 760-2222.