The City of Poway, CA, known as the “city in the country,” is an idyllic and rustic city set in the middle of San Diego County. It’s just a short drive to the beach and boasts beautiful parks, lakes, and other natural attractions that make it a jewel for both residents and visitors. When you combine the gorgeous and rustic setting with a low crime rate, you get a city that finds itself home to both California’s elite and those families that want a safe and comfortable environment for their children.
The low crime rate does, however, come at a price. Poway contracts the San Diego County Sheriff’s department with 45 sworn officers and six civilians who maintain a tight watch on crime. To you, this means you’re dealing with a very active and proactive police force that may be inclined to arrest first and ask questions later – all to maintain Poway’s record of being safer than 75% of American cities.
Being arrested is a terrifying and confusing experience, and the number one thought going the heads of most arrestees is, “How do I get out of here?” The simple answer is to use one of your first phone calls to reach us and let us start the bail process.
Our agents are available 24/7, and you will reach a live person when you call, no matter what time it is. Our services begin the moment you call us, where we start monitoring your case and walking you through each step of the bail process. Everything you say to law enforcement can impact how quickly bail gets set, so contacting us and a lawyer with your first phone calls is crucial.
Our clients routinely get bail posted and are out of jail within the first 24-48 hours.
If you are arrested in Poway, you will likely be taken directly to the Vista Detention Facility, located at 325 S. Melrose Dr., #200 Vista, CA, 92081, where you will be booked and placed in holding. While there, you will likely have an initial bail hearing with a judge over a live video feed, where the judge will review your situation and set your bail amount. The factors that generally influence your bail are:
- Any prior criminal history;
- The strength of the case and evidence against you;
- The severity of the alleged crime(s); and
- Any perceived flight risks.
If you can show the judge that you have a local family, a job, a home, or anything else that ties you to Poway or a surrounding city, you will have a better chance at getting a lower bail set as it demonstrates stability and a low likelihood of fleeing the law.
Your initial court hearing and court proceedings will likely occur at the North County San Diego Superior Court located right next door to the Vista Detention Facility at 325 S. Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081. Being released on bail is based on the agreement that you will follow all court orders and attend all proceedings. Assuming you comply with this agreement, your bail should be exonerated (released) and you will only owe our 10% service fee. If, however, you fail to appear or violate court orders, your bail may become forfeit, which means you would be legally obligated to pay the entire amount.
If you make a mistake and miss a court hearing, call your bail agent immediately as we can usually take steps to prevent your bail from being forfeit, but only if you maintain open and honest communication with your agent. Otherwise, we may not be able to help.
Our team at Balboa Bail Bonds is proud to serve clients from all over the greater San Diego area, with agents strategically located and available to answer any call. All agents are bilingual (Spanish and English) and have a minimum of five years of experience in the field – you will never be stuck with a “rookie” agent who makes a beginner’s mistake. We have immediate access to the resources needed to bail you out, and we pride ourselves on being fair, compassionate, and helpful to those in need. We understand that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and we know that mistaken arrests happen all the time. If you’ve been arrested, call us today at (619) 760-2222 and let us help you get out of jail now!