From the Lyon Air Museum to the Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park, the city of Santa Ana has something to offer everyone who visits or lives there. However, those awe-inspiring attractions can only cover up so much. Compared to other U.S. cities, Santa Ana sadly is not ranked among the safest. The violent crime rate per 1,000 residents is slightly above the national median and California as a whole. This means that law enforcement in Santa Ana would be more inclined to arrest first and ask questions later.
One certainty in life is that the unexpected can happen. Even if you assume you will never end up on the wrong side of the criminal justice system, you may find yourself in a pair of handcuffs. Facing this kind of prospect alone can be terrifying, but Balboa Bail Bonds is here to help! If you have been arrested in Santa Ana, then you’ll need to post bail, which may not be possible without an experienced Santa Ana bail agent by your side. For a helping hand, call Balboa Bail Bonds at (619) 760-2222.
Depending on the charges you are facing, bail can run anywhere from $1,000 for a less serious misdemeanor offense to $1 million for a crime carrying a life sentence. Judges base bail amounts off of bail schedules, and the ones in California can be incredibly steep. For most people, it may be challenging to come up with the required amount on their own and be released from custody, as very few of us have a million dollars sitting in our bank accounts. However, a bail bond agent can help you through the process of posting bail and provide the funds you need to be released immediately. We provide prompt, professional, and courteous service for a non-refundable fee set at 10 percent of your bond.
After your arrest, you will be driven to the Santa Ana Police Department, which is located at 60 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701. There you will be placed in a holding cell while you await your bail hearing. The hearing will consist of a judge looking over your case and considering certain factors, before deciding how high to set bail. The facts they may consider include:
- The severity of your crime
- If your crime was violent
- Your criminal history
- Whether you are a flight risk
The judge will also consult California’s bail schedule, which will help them determine how much bail is appropriate. After your bail is set, you may be transported to a facility meant to hold people long-term. That may be the Santa Ana Jail, which is located at 62 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701. If that jail is too full, you could also be taken to the Orange County Women’s Central Jail at 44 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92703, or to the Orange County Men’s Central Jail at 550 N. Flower Street, Santa Ana, CA 92703. None of these options are particularly pleasant to stay in.
Thankfully, even if your bail is out of your ability to pay, a bail bond agent will still be able to help. With one quick call, we can get you out of jail and back to your family in just a matter of hours. Contact our bail bondsman any time, night or day, as soon as your bail is set. We are open 24/7/365 and will begin to work immediately to get you released from jail in Orange County.
Our bail bond agent will create a written agreement between you and our agency, go to the jail holding you, and post your bail so you can be released. If you make all your court appearances and your bail is exonerated at the conclusion of your case, a 10 percent premium is all you will be required to pay.
After a criminal arrest, you will have an arraignment, in which you plead not guilty, guilty, or nolo contendere (no contest). Then follows a pre-trial process, during which information is exchanged between the prosecution and the defense, motions (documents requesting action from the court) are filed, hearings are held, and plea bargaining and negotiations take place between the various parties. If your case is not settled first, you will have a trial in which a judge or jury determines whether to acquit or convict you of the crime.
All of your court proceedings will most likely take place at the Community Court, which can be found at 909 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701. If you cannot make these proceedings, it is imperative that you let your bail agent know. Call them and be explicitly honest about what has led you to miss an appointment at court. Our agents work hard to maintain a close relationship with all local courts and may be able to keep your bail from becoming forfeit. That is not guaranteed, however, and missing a court-ordered appearance could easily cost you your entire bail amount.
Of course, a bail bond agency isn’t worth much if you can’t afford to pay them back. Thankfully, we do not expect you to pay back the full bail amount unless the bail becomes forfeit. So long as your bail is exonerated, you will only owe us a small 10% premium, which is one of the lowest premiums you will find in California. On top of that, we don’t expect it in one lump sum. Instead, we offer flexible payment plans that allow you to determine what works best for you.
At Balboa Bail Bonds, we are approachable, friendly, and courteous bail bondsmen who genuinely care about the community where we work and live. With bail agents available every hour of every day, we are able to offer you the help you need the minute you need it. On top of that, our agents are all fluent in Spanish, so that we can better serve the people of Santa Ana. If you have been arrested in Santa Ana and need paying for bail, call Balboa Bail Bonds at (619) 760-2222 for fast, affordable, confidential service from an Orange County bail bond agent.