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Where You’ll Go After Being Arrested in Orange County, California

Monday, October 12th, 2020

If you’re arrested in Orange County, California, a trip to a local jail is a sure thing. Where you end up and how long you stay there depends on various factors, including the location of your arrest and how quickly you can see a judge.

The gist is that the judge will determine whether you’re eligible for bail or a flight risk, and will then set an amount that you must pay for release. If you don’t have the money, a bail bond is worth considering, as it ensures that you’re out of jail in a matter of hours, rather than having to stay behind bars while awaiting your trial.

Here’s what you should know about some of the jails in Orange County and how bail bonds can prevent you from having to spend more time than necessary in one.

Costa Mesa Jail

When your arrest takes place in Costa Mesa, you’ll likely end up in the Costa Mesa Police Department cells. This jail is located at 99 Fair Drive, across the street from the local Fairgrounds, and has 32 beds for short-term inmates waiting to see a judge or awaiting their release.

You’ll generally get out of the Costa Mesa Jail quickly after posting bail because the facility is small enough that they can process you in a matter of minutes.

Santa Ana Jail

Just north of Costa Mesa is Santa Ana, and if you’re arrested in this jurisdiction, your first stop is the Santa Ana Police Department and its jail. This facility is larger than the one in Costa Mesa and has a central location near Santa Ana Stadium, City Hall, and the Orange County Central Men’s Jail.

Orange County Bail Bonds has an office across the street, too, allowing us to get a bail bond agent to you in a hurry.

Newport Beach Jail

Over in Newport Beach, arrested parties will visit 870 Santa Barbara Drive and the Newport Beach Police Department. It’s an easy-to-find location near Newport Central, so family members can get there quickly after bailing you out.

The Newport Beach Jail is also open 24 hours per day. As a result, you can immediately receive your release after sending bail because one fewer night in a cell is always a good thing.

Laguna Beach Jail

Arrested parties in Laguna Beach will have to visit the Laguna Beach Police Department and its jail. This facility typically allows for your release in about half an hour after receiving your bail payment – good news because you won’t have to wait for hours to get out of there.

The Laguna Beach Jail is on Forrest Avenue, not far from Main Beach. It’s easy to find, so once you come up with bail, you can have someone there to pick you up in no time at all.

What Happens If You Don’t Make Bail?

We know that making bail gets you out of a city jail at a local police detachment within minutes, but what happens if you’re unable to come up with the money?

Well, it depends.

You’ll probably end up at a local prison while awaiting your trial since there isn’t enough space in these smaller facilities for long-term inmates.

In many cases, this involves spending some time at the Orange County Central Men’s Jail or the Orange County Central Women’s Jail, depending on your gender. Both of these facilities are in Santa Ana and are maximum-security prisons.

The men’s jail houses up to 1,428 people at any given time, while the women’s prison has 386 inmates. Once you’re in these prisons, you can still make bail, but it’ll take hours to complete the process. These county jail facilities are also far more dangerous, so it’s in your best interest to pay your bail before you’re transferred.

The facility also has the Intake/Release Center (IRC), where you’ll start and end your time at the Central Men’s Jail. You’ll usually spend some time in the IRC while awaiting your arraignment or before officials assign you a cell block.

If you’re considered high-risk, you might end up at the Theo Lacy Jail Facility, another maximum-security prison in Santa Ana. This jail has 3,111 beds and can isolate inmates who require time away from the general population for various reasons.

Those who don’t make bail but are low risk and are awaiting arraignment on a non-violent offense could end up at the James A. Musick Jail in Irvine. This facility is low-security and accommodates both male and female prisoners.

Getting the Help You Need

Of course, you can prevent yourself from spending any longer than you need to at any of these facilities by posting bail as quickly as possible. The faster you can have a bail bondsman on your side and posting your bail, the less time you’ll have to spend in any jail in Orange County.

Start the process by getting in touch with an agent at Orange County Bail Bonds. From there, we’ll give you the information you need to make the right decision on whether or not to continue with the process.

If you continue, we’ll deliver your bail bonds direct to ensure that you’re out of jail as quickly as possible. As we’ve mentioned, city jails often complete their processing in about half an hour. We’re available to help you in Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, and throughout the Los Angeles area.

Newport Beach Jail Information

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Newport Beach, California has long been home to the rich and famous. It is home to luxurious mansions, yachts, restaurants, resorts, shopping malls, and of course, the beach. Over the years it’s been a playground to the stars who in days gone by would take the Red Car trolleys from Tinsel Town (aka Hollywood) to Newport Beach for fun in the sun. However if you are arrested in Newport Beach by the Newport Beach Police Department, you will most likely be taken to the Jail which is located at 870 Santa Barbara Drive at the crossroads between Jamboree Road and Santa Barbara Drive where you will be booked and processed as an inmate in Newport Beach Jail.

Crime can be considered low in Newport Beach due to several factors. One is a strong relationship between the police and the citizens, as well as the local politicians who enact laws to ensure public safety. Things like Neighborhood Watches help keep the population informed and helps to reduce crime in their community. When crime is low, there tend to be less arrests, less arrests mean less jail population and the need for bail or bail bonds.

However, even the rich and famous can have their share of run-ins with the law, sometimes leading to arrest and/or jail time. The Newport Beach Police station is classified as a Type 1 detention facility. This type of local facility typically holds persons for up to 96 hours (excluding holidays) after they are booked by jail deputies. Newport Beach jail has the capacity to hold 27 inmates, both male and female at any given time.

A Type 1 facility may also detain people by court order for their own safekeeping, or those sentenced to a local jail as inmate workers, or possibly house inmate workers sentenced to the Orange County Jail, providing that that type of arrangement is made voluntarily by the inmate himself (the Newport Beach Jail is listed as one of the “Pay To Stay” type of jails), with the caveat that no medical issues are prevalent due to the fact that there are no nurses available to dispense medications. Also stipulated is that any violations by a defendant is grounds for immediate transfer to the Orange County Jail.

Newport Beach does not allow these trustees to leave the premises, unlike some other Pay To Stay type facilities, which will be discussed in future blog posts. Theirs is a program that runs 24/7 where these inmates perform janitorial labor, feed other detainees, and provide menial labor to the on duty officers of Newport Beach Police. Another point to note is that the program doesn’t accept females or defendants with histories of violence, theft, or drug use.

When someone is arrested by the Newport Beach Police, they will be taken to the station, located at 870 Santa Barbara Drive in Newport Beach. Once the booking process is finished, which may take an hour or more, a bail is set by the jailer, who follows a bail schedule set by the Orange County court system. That is where a bail bondsman can help.  Bail Bondsman at Newport Beach Bail Bonds is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be available when you need them the most.  We can assist you or your loved ones to find the best way to post bail so you don’t need to waste your time getting out of jail.  We know how the judicial system works in Newport Beach and can help guide you the bail bonds rules and regulations.

The Newport Beach police department has a website with a portion called Calls For Service. Its purpose is the serve the citizens of Newport Beach with access to information regarding arrests, crimes, and police activity in the community. It is updated every 10 minutes, and contains information for a seven day period, taken straight from the Police Communications Center. Some information is not posted due to ongoing investigations as well as victim’s privacy concerns, but for the most part, the information provided can keep the local populace informed and involved.

We can usually have a bail posted at Newport Beach Police Department within minutes of the bail being set. Most of the time inmates will remain in the jail until they are bailed out by friends or family, or they are taken to court, where depending on the circumstances of the case, they would be taken after their hearing to the Orange County Jail. There are a few exceptions when dealing with Newport Beach Jail, such as a lack of female officers on duty, which would cause a female inmate to be brought to the OCJ, or, as mentioned above, an inmate’s medical issues necessitating the more equipped county facility.

The advantage of bailing an inmate out of Newport Beach Jail is basically one of time. When you call  Newport Beach Bail Bonds, we can often take your information over the phone, eliminating the need to waste time coming into our office, or just as easily, meet you at the jail itself, where sometimes we’ve had the inmate already set free by the time the family has arrived. In the instances where the inmate hasn’t been held by Newport Beach, and taken to the Orange County Jail, we can still bail the person out, it just takes time to be transferred, booked in, processed, and if bail is posted, a longer release time amounting to 4 to 6 hours.

Orange County Bail Bonds Awarded 2010 Best of Newport Beach

Monday, September 6th, 2010

For the second consecutive year, Orange County Bail Bonds has been selected for the 2010 Best of Newport Beach Award in the Bail Bonding category by the USCA.

“The USCA ‘Best of Local Business’ Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country,” the USCA states in its June 9 press release. “Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.”

An award plaque from USCA honors the achievement for Orange County Bail Bonds. Established in 1963, Orange County Bail Bonds is a family owned and operated company. Specializing in intimate, discreet, and personal service, this small company has been serving Southern California families in times of crisis for 45 years.

Owner of Orange County Bail Bonds, Bob Miller, explains the company’s philosophy as a responsible business that “is proud to be part of the solution” in the criminal justice system.

“Bail is guaranteed by the 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and ensures the court that a criminal defendant will appear for trial. If the defendant does not appear, the bondsman must apprehend the defendant and return him to court or pay the full bond amount,” Miller said.

Co-owner Anne Miller of Orange County Bail Bonds adds, “Without the option of bail, courts and police departments would be tied down with issuing and executing fugitive warrants. Those in the bail industry execute and apprehend fugitives at their own expense; whereas courts and police departments use taxpayers’ money.”

With its main office located in the Civic Center Law Building in Santa Ana, Orange County Bail Bonds is located directly across the street from the Orange County Main Jail and the Santa Ana City Jail. In addition to Newport Beach Bail Bonds and Santa Ana, Orange County Bail Bonds serves dozens of cities including Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Costa Mesa, and Huntington Beach.

The USCA award has special significance to Orange County Bail Bonds, but even more so because it was received for the second consecutive year. The USCA reports: “Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4 percent) 2010 Award recipients qualified as two-time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.”

The USCA operates as a national organization with its roots in local communities. “The USCA is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising,” its press release states.