The Downey Courthouse is open from 8:00 a.m. To 4:30 p.m., and the Clerk's Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except court holidays):
7500 East Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
Parking at the Downey Courthouse
Parking is available in lots in front of the courthouse. Juror parking is located off of Old River School road, behind the library. There is a sign at the entrance that says, “Juror Parking.”
Jury Service at the Downey Courthouse
It is an obligation of every citizen to serve, if chosen, as a member of a jury, to decide the guilt or innocence of those accused of a crime. Jurors are chosen from DMV and voter registration records. A person is legally qualified for service if they:
- Are US Citizens
- Are 18 or Older
- Are Residents of the County
- Have a Sufficient Understanding of English
Each day during your service, beginning with the evening before you are first due to report, you should call in to see if you have been asked to report the following morning. After five days, if you have not been asked to report, your service is complete.
Call in after 6:00 P.M. to receive instructions on whether you must report for service. Call (800) SRV-JURY or (800) 778-5879.
Report for service at:
7500 E. Imperial Highway, Room 416
Downey, CA 90242
An excuse from service, should you need one, should be requested before you appear.
For more information about Jury Service at the Downey Courthouse, please call (562) 803-7009, Mon. - Fri. 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
When reporting for jury duty, business attire is suggested. No tank tops, shorts, strapless dresses, beach shoes, or bare feet are allowed in the courtroom. You must pass through the metal detectors located at the north and south entrances. Remember that no weapons, of any kind, are allowed in the courtroom, and cameras are prohibited, as well.
Who sets Bail at the Downey Courthouse?
The bail for each county is set according to a schedule that is posted at each jail facility and available in court. The judge can set a different amount of bail, during a bail hearing, however. The standard Felony Bail Schedule for Los Angeles County can be found Here.
To figure the total amount of bail required for felony charges requires several steps, you can complete the worksheet found here.
How Much Is Bail at the Downey Courthouse?
To figure out how much bail will be required to get someone released from jail, you can complete the felony bail worksheet found here.
You will have to follow several steps:
- List all of the offenses for which a defendant is being charged.
- Find the charge with the highest bail schedule amount.
- If the arrestee is charged with more than one offense, on separate dates or against separate victims, list the amounts of the bail required fro those charges and add them to the original charge.
- Next, find if there are any enhancements that require additional bail. Enhancements include things like:
- Gang-related offenses
- Offenses committed with a weapon
- Does the defendant have any prior convictions?
- Has the arrestee been in prison during the past five years?
- Is the victim under 15 or over 65?
- After finding all base charges and all enhancements, add all of these amounts together to find the total amount of bail that will be required to bail someone out of jail.
Misdemeanor Bail at the Downey Courthouse
If a person is charged with a crime that does not have a uniform bail amount provided in the Misdemeanor Bail Schedule, the bail is $500. If the charge against a defendant could be a felony or a misdemeanor charge, sometimes called a “wobbler,” and the bail is not clearly defined in the bail schedule, then the minimum bail will be $750.00.
Los Angeles County Warrants
If you fail to appear for court proceedings, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. An arrest warrant or bench warrant means that, should you come into contact with law enforcement, you may be arrested and taken to jail until you resolve the matter for which the warrant has been issued.
Taking Care of Warrants at the Downey Courthouse
If you have a warrant in Los Angeles County, you must appear in person to take care it. It is a good idea to have a bail bondsman present with you, to pay the necessary bail to keep you from being placed in jail until the bail can be paid. The court requires that a bail bondsman be present if the charges are a felony.
If you have an active warrant in Los Angeles County, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today! They will help you work through the process and get the warrant matter taken care of. One of the licensed professionals at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can attend the court hearing with you, to ensure that you don't have to spend time in jail before being allowed to post bond and return to your home and family.
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How to Post a Bail Bond at The Downey Courthouse?
Posting bail in court at a bail hearing, warrant hearing, or other type of hearing, where the judge is likely to require bail before you leave, can be tricky. Often, the judge will set the bail amount and a person will not be allowed to leave the courtroom until the bail has been paid. Cell phones are generally forbidden in courtrooms, and making a phone call is definitely not allowed.
It is a good idea to have a bail bondsman, like Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed professionals, standing by to post bail as soon as it has been set. Mr. Nice Guy has licensed bail bondsman in every city, ready to post you bond as soon as the judge has set it. They are experts at posting last minute bail bonds in court, and they make the process fast, efficient, and affordable. If you are appearing for a warrant in Los Angeles County, you definitely want to call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds before you go court.
If you aren't sure you want to arrange for a bail bond before you attend your hearing, then you should definitely take a friend or family member with you who can step outside the courtroom and call Mr. Nice Guy at (844) 300-2245. They have local, friendly agents standing by at every location to help get you out of jail, or keep you out of jail, all over Southern California.
How Do I pay Bail at The Downey Courthouse?
Bail can be paid in cash or by using a bail bond agent like Mr. Nice Guy. When you use a bail bond agent, you don't pay the entire amount of the bail. Instead, you pay just a premium, generally about 10% of the total cost of bail. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed professionals accept cash, credit cards, and will sometimes even work out a payment plan with you for the bail bond premium. Call them today to pay your bail at the Antelope Valley Courthouse.
Penal Code 1275 Holds on Bail
Penal Code Section 1275.1 states that if there is probable cause to suspect that the money or property being used to post bail may come from criminal activity, bail will not be accepted. This is called a 1275 Hold.
Any person who plays a part in the arresting or prosecution process can place the PC 1275 Hold on the bail. This means that they believe the money being used to bail a person out of jail comes from illegal activity. The money may be believed to come from drug dealing, gang-related activities, embezzlement, theft, or extortion. Any of these activities would make the money that came from them ineligible for paying bail.
Bail is offered as a way to ensure that an individual shows up for all of the court proceedings surrounding his or her charges. The court assumes that illegal funds being used to pay for bail means that they won't care enough about the money to continue to appear for court proceedings, should the court allow them to be free on bail.
PC 1275 Hearings at the Downey Courthouse
If a1275 Hold has been placed on someone's bail, a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the money that will be used to pay the bail is, in fact, from illegal sources. In order to prove that the money is “clean,” a person will need to bring bank and credit card statements, bill payment statements, car payment information, tax returns, and proof of income to their PC 1275 Hearing.
It is advisable to have an attorney and a bail bondsman with you, when you appear for your 1275 Hearing. You can also bring anyone with you who can testify as to the source of your income and help give clarity to your financial situation.
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Removing a PC 1275 Hold at the Downey Courthouse
Once the judge has determined that the money being used to post your bail or bond has not been obtained through illegal sources, he or she will lift the 1275 Hold and you or your loved one will be able to post bail.
Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds for help in clearing up matters regarding a 1275 hold. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed bail bondsmen are standing by, to help you post bail and get back to your home and family, as soon as possible.
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Best Rates on Bail Bonds in Downey, California
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Bail Bonds for The Downey Courthouse
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- Notary Fees
- Travel Expenses
- Posting Fees
- Annual Premiums
- Late File Premiums
- Interest on Financing
- Processing Fees
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