Located south of San Diego above the Mexican border, National City is the second-oldest city in San Diego County, sitting on the coast of San Diego Bay. National City has a comfortable coastal climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters. An active Neighborhood Council program invites residents to participate in the local government in a joint effort to improve the city and quality of life for those who live there.
National City does, however, struggle with violent crime. Between 2002 and 2016, National City led San Diego County in violent crime and still has a significant gang and drug problem. What this means to you is that the local police force has a high workload, and may be more likely to act quickly to arrest someone in their efforts against gang crimes or other criminal activity.
Getting arrested can be a frightening, stressful, and confusing situation that is difficult to navigate. The justice system is designed to keep the population safe, and getting arrested puts you on the other side of that equation, whether it is deserved or not.
Depending on the severity of the alleged crime, your bail can be set by a judge shortly after you have been booked. Having the guidance of Balboa Bail Bonds can be the difference between being released quickly, so that you can deal with the situation from the comfort of your home, or spending your time incarcerated in the local detention center.
Once arrested, you will be booked and held pending bail. Arrestees are typically held at the National City Police Department, located on 1200 National City Boulevard. Bail will be set by a judge in a court hearing, often held over video. The amount of the bail will be based on the severity of the alleged crime, your criminal record, and how likely they think it is for you to leave the area.
Low-security jails that exist at local police stations typically only hold people for 24 to 48 hours, after which you will be transferred to a medium-security detention center. The best-case scenario involves getting bail set and posted within the 24-to-48-hour period before being transferred, as this dramatically reduces your discomfort, and allows you to work on your defense with your attorney.
If bail is not posted right away, you will likely end up several miles away at the South Bay Detention Facility located on 500 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910, which is run by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
The simple answer is to get help from Balboa Bail Bonds. Call us with one of your first phone calls upon being arrested, as we can guide your actions and start monitoring your case and get bail arranged. We are available 24/7/365 and always have a live person to answer the phone. All of our agents are bilingual (English and Spanish) with five to ten years of experience. We have agents throughout San Diego County and are on-call to help get you through the process, from the moment of arrest through to your release on bail.
We offer fast, flexible, and affordable pricing throughout the San Diego area. We charge a low 10% premium, with discounts for members of our armed services and their families. We also offer assistance in locating a loved one that may be lost somewhere in the system.
Both your trial and preliminary hearings will likely take place at the South Country Regional Center (which is located 3.8 miles from the National City Policy Department) at 500 3rd Ave Ste 100, Chula Vista, CA 91910.
By attending all court summons and complying with court proceedings, you will likely get your bail “exonerated” – meaning the money posted for bail will be returned. You will only have to pay our 10% fee with no further debt.
Once bail is posted, missing a court summons or hearing can put you at risk of forfeiting your bail. If this happens, contact us immediately, as our bail agents may be able to prevent the bail from being forfeit.
We are a full-service bail bonds agency with unparalleled customer service and professionalism in the field. We are here to help get you out so that you can comfortably work with your attorney to get the charges dropped and get your life back to normal. Call us now at (619) 760-2222 for a free consultation.