Oceanside, 39 miles north of San Diego, is located smack between the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego. The largest mission in California, San Luis Rey, is in Oceanside, but this city is known best for its miles of shoreline, photogenic pier, and boating. Camp Pendleton is mere moments away as well. Crime hit an “all-time low” in this beach community in 2007, according to the Oceanside Police Department. There are 228 police officers to patrol a population of more than 175,000.
In Oceanside, there are hundreds of police interventions every week. The majority of offenses are drug/alcohol-related, followed by assault, larceny, burglary, and vehicle thefts.
As a city, Oceanside has its own police department, and its own jail. However, because of the small size of the holding area, people who are arrested are usually transferred within 1-2 days to a larger detention facility in Vista. Don’t hesitate – contact Balboa Bail Bonds at (619) 760-2222 to get the bail bonds process started. We have flexible and affordable pricing, and we offer special discounts to military members and their families.
People who are arrested in Oceanside are taken to the police department itself on 3855 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054 in San Luis Rey. After being booked and being placed in a holding cell, arrestees have only 24-48 hours to obtain a bail bond. Usually, due to the small size of the jail, longer term arrestees will be sent to Chula Vista South Bay Detention Facility, 500 3rd Avenue in Vista, CA 91910—50 miles away. Call Balboa Bail Bonds right away to avoid the hassle of transfer. The sooner you get released, the sooner you can work on your defense.
San Diego Superior Court’s closest branch in Vista: The North County Regional Center on 325 S. Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081. This courthouse handles adoptions, appeals, civil claims, criminal cases, family court cases, juveniles, and traffic offenses. It is a quick, 15-minute drive from Oceanside beach down the 5 then straight over on the 78. Or, alternately, from the San Diego Police Department, you travel down S. El Camino Real then jog over on the 78; or take Mission Avenue east to Melrose Drive.
In order to be released from jail before your court date, you must pay an amount of money called “bail” set by the court, which is based on your alleged offense and flight risk. When you come to your court date and cooperate with all the legal requests made of you, the money will be returned. This is called “bail exoneration.” However, few families have thousands of dollars to spend to bail a loved one out of jail. That’s where a bail bonds agent comes in.
You contact Balboa Bail Bonds, and our experienced bondsmen can set up an agreement with both you and the San Diego Superior Court system to post your bail bond. In return, you will owe us a premium – 10% of your bail amount – and this fee is nonrefundable. If you skip bail or leave town without permission, our agency will have to pay the entire amount, and your legal troubles will only get worse. If you have a cosigner – for example, a family member – that family member will be on the hook for your entire bail amount, which it forfeits to the court once terms are violated.
At Balboa Bail Bonds, we make the difficult process of getting arrested as easy as possible. Call (619) 760-2222 to get the help you need.