North County is one of the largest regions in San Diego County, stretching from the coasts of Oceanside to the hills along Poway and the northern border of Riverside County. There is a lot of ground to cover for local police and San Diego County Sheriffs, who must contend with a variety of traffic, theft, sex, and violent crimes. In many cases, being in the wrong place at the wrong time results in a damaging arrest and serious criminal charges.
If someone you love has been arrested in North County, reach out to our dedicated team of bail bond agents at Balboa Bail Bonds. Our North County bail bond agents have strong relationships with the local courts, allowing us to act fast to get your loved one out of jail and back home to you. We only charge a 10% premium to post bail and can work with your family to develop a payment plan that works for you. For affordable, fast, and reliable service, contact Balboa Bail Bonds at (619) 760-2222.
North County covers the northern neighborhoods of San Diego County. This area is policed by the local police department, as well as the San Diego County Sheriffs and California Highway Patrol, which often arrest defendants on DUI charges on major highways like the I-5, I-15, and I-78. Their jurisdiction can also extend to active-duty members of the military and veterans from Camp Pendleton. The major neighborhoods in North County include:
- Chula Vista
- San Marcos
- Solana Beach
- Del Mar
- Valley Center
- Camp Pendleton
- Rancho Santa Fe
If your loved one was arrested in North County, then they may be processed at a local police department and questioned before being transferred to a local jail. The main detention facilities in North County are:
- Vista Detention, located at 325 S. Melrose Dr., #200 Vista, CA, 92081
- South Bay Detention Facility, located at 500 Third Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910
If there is overcrowding at these jails, your loved one may be transferred to one of San Diego County’s other jails, including:
- San Diego Central Jail
- Las Colinas Detention & Reentry Facility
- George Bailey Detention Facility
- East Mesa Reentry Facility
- Facility 8 Detention Facility
After being arrested and processed at a North County jail, your loved one will have a court hearing with a judge within 48 hours, either through a video call or at the Vista Courthouse. Referred to as an arraignment, this hearing will include a reading of charges, the opportunity for your loved one to enter a plea, and an assignment of bail if your loved one pleads not guilty.
Bail will be set based on San Diego County’s bail schedule, which is modeled after California’s bail schedule. This schedule breaks down the various crimes a defendant can be charged with, suggests amounts bail should be set at, and has instructions for determining if bail should be increased or decreased. For minor offenses and a defendant who does not have a criminal record, a judge may consider releasing the defendant on his or her “own recognizance,” which means the defendant formally agrees to appear on time at all court appearances and hearings, and in return does not have to post bail.
However, this is a rare occurrence, as a judge will want some assurance that your loved one will attend all court appearances, especially if they have a criminal history or were charged with a violent crime. Judges will consider several factors when setting bail, including:
- Whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony
- The defendant’s criminal record
- The defendant’s ties to the community
- Any aggravating factors, such as the use of a firearm
- Public safety
- How likely the defendant is to jump bail or flee the state or country
- The defendant’s ability to afford bail
Your loved one’s attorney can advocate for reduced bail during the arraignment, but the prosecution can demand an increase in bail as well. However high your loved one’s bail is set, Balboa Bail Bonds is here to guide your through the process.
Balboa Bail Bonds is dedicated to assisting North County defendants and their families in posting bail after an arrest. Each of our team members has at least five years of experience in the bail bonds industry and thoroughly understands the bail process.
If your loved one was arrested, we can guide you through the process of getting them out of jail and provide consistent support throughout their case. We do not simply write checks and disappear until it is time to pay; we understand our clients are going through a stressful time in their lives and we are available to answer your questions, day or night. All of our agents are fluent in Spanish, and we are available 24/7, 365 days a year.
If you are worried about paying for our services, remember that we only charge a 10% premium on all bail bonds we provide, and you do not have to pay use in full right out of the gate. We work closely with every client to develop a flexible payment plan that fits their situation and accept a variety of payments.
To get your loved one back home today, call Balboa Bail Bonds at (619) 760-2222 immediately.