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Help for People Arrested in San Diego

The City of San Diego is located 120 miles south of Los Angeles and sits on the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The estimated population of over 1.4 million people enjoy beach views and fantastic weather year round! However, it is not all fun and games in “America’s Finest City.” Though it has one of the lowest crime rates in the country, the chances of someone being involved in a crime of violence or property are 1 in 43.

The San Diego Police Department enforces laws and city ordinances in an aggressive manner. With over 2,700 employees and an annual budget in the hundreds of millions of dollars, SDPD is the primary law enforcement agency in the city. The City of San Diego also has its own jail and Superior Courthouse to process and prosecute individuals accused of commenting crimes.

Being accused of a crime in San Diego a serious thing for any individual to go through. If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact Balboa Bail Bonds at (619) 760-2222 immediately. We can help you get the bail bonds process started and help you or a loved one get back home as soon as possible. We have adjustable and affordable prices, and we offer special discounts to military members and their families.

"I called not really knowing how the process works and didn’t know what to expect. After talking to Josh I felt relieved. He explained everything and was patient, as I asked a lot of questions, and on top of that he was charging less than the other places I saw online. I met up with Josh at his office downtown right next to the courthouse, the process was fast and simple and the person I was bailing out was out in just a short time. I’m very thankful that I ended up calling Balboa Bail Bonds..."
- J.M.

Arrest Process and Jails in San Diego

Following an arrest in San Diego or the surrounding cities in the county, a defendant will be taken to one of several San Diego jails in the area, including:

  • San Diego Central Jail at 1173 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101.
  • Las Colinas Detention & Reentry Facility at 451 Riverview Pkwy., Santee, CA 92071.
  • Vista Detention Facility at 325 S. Melrose Dr. Ste. 200, Vista, CA 92081.
  • George Bailey Detention Facility at 446 Alta Rd. #5300, San Diego, CA 92158.
  • East Mesa Reentry Facility at 446 Alta Rd. Ste. 5200, San Diego, CA 92158.
  • Facility 8 Detention Facility at 446 Alta Rd. Ste. 5300, San Diego, California 92158.

Even if you do not know where a loved one is being detained, Balboa Bail Bonds can help you find where they are and help you get them out in a speedy and effective manner.

While your loved one is being booked, police officers will confiscate your loved one’s personal items, input their information into the jail’s system, collect fingerprints, and place them in a holding cell or temporary jail cell until their arraignment. An arraignment is a court hearing where a judge will explain a defendant’s charges, read their rights, and offer them a chance to enter a plea. This hearing must occur within 48 hours of your loved one’s arrest, not including weekends and holidays.

What Is Bail?

In order to be released from a jail in San Diego County before a set court date, you must pay “bail.” Bail is an amount of money set by the court, which is based on your alleged offense and/or risk of flight. When you come to your court date and cooperate with all the legal requests made of you by law, the money will be returned to you.

The court will set bail during your loved one’s arraignment or determine if your loved one will be released on their own recognizance. The judge will follow the California bail schedule or San Diego County’s bail schedule, while also considering your loved one’s:

  • Charges and any aggravating factors
  • Criminal record
  • Community ties
  • Flight risk

Based on these factors, a judge will determine the price of bail for your loved one to be released during the trial.

Courts in San Diego

The San Diego Superior Court is the major courthouse in the city. It processes both criminal and civil cases for San Diego and even surrounding areas. It is located at 330 W Broadway Ste 1100, San Diego, CA 92101, by the Gaslamp District. The San Diego Blue line stops adjacent to the courthouse at the America Plaza Station.

The San Diego Superior Court will be the site of most of your loved one’s court proceedings: from the arraignment to the trial, the majority of court appearances will occur here. If your loved one is released on bail, it is important for your loved one to show up on time to every hearing to ensure they are not considered a bail jumper, which can lead to additional charges and their bail being considered forfeit.

Get Bail Posted With Balboa Bail Bonds

Few people have the disposable income to cover their own bail themselves. That’s where a bail bonds agent with Balboa Bali Bonds can help. Balboa Bail Bonds will have our veteran bondsmen help you though the bail process. We can set up an agreement with both you and the court system to post your bail bond. In return, all you must do is pay us back 10% of your bail amount – the only part of the money that is nonrefundable, unless you forfeit bail.

At Balboa Bail Bonds, we make the difficult process of getting arrested as easy as it could possibly be. We provide consistent and reliable support to all of our clients 24/7, 365 days a year. If your loved one was arrested and needs to get bail posted in San Diego County, call (619) 760-2222 and let us help you today!