The San Fernando Courthouse is located on 3rd Street in San Fernando, CA and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for court holidays. Paid parking for the San Fernando Courthouse is available in the parking lot on the corner of 3rd Street and Brand. Jury parking is provided, free of charge, in the parking lot located at Third and MacNeil or Third and Brand.
San Fernando Courthouse
900 Third Street
San Fernando, CA 91340
Who sets Bail at the San Fernando 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 In San Fernando?
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 seperate 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.
How to Post a Bail Bond at The San Fernando 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 San Fernando 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.
Visiting the San Fernando Courthouse
Visitors to the San Fernando Courthouse will pass through a metal detector and are subject to physical search when deemed necessary. The following items are not allowed inside the San Fernando Courthouse:
- Aerosol or flammable sprays (including mace and pepper spray)
- Belt buckles containing or resembling firearms or other weapons
- Ceramic or glass containers
- Flashlights longer than 3” in length
- Handcuffs and handcuff keys
- Illegal narcotics or controlled substances, including marijuana
- Knives (including pocket knives)
- Knitting and crochet needles
- Manicure sets, metal nail files, and nail clippers
- Martial arts equipment of any kind
- Metal utensils (knives, forks, or spoons)
- Rope longer than 2” in length
- Stun guns and tasers
- Swords and can swords
- Any weapon or item that can be used as a weapon (at the discretion of the sheriff and court security personnel)
- Other items. For a complete list of prohibited items, please click here.
Warrants in Los Angeles County
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 San Fernando 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.
Call Mr. Nice Guy at (844) 400-2245 for help with Los Angeles County Warrants.
Jury Service at the San Fernando Courthouse
The San Fernando Courthouse is a part of the “One-Trial” jury service program. Under the “One-Trial” term of service, jurors are placed on call for five days. During this time, the prospective juror is required to call in to receive instructions on whether or not he or she must report for service the next day.
Once the juror has been instructed to report to the court, and if selected to serve on a jury, the obligation is fulfilled upon the conclusion of the deliberation, whether a verdict is reached, or not. The obligation is also fulfilled at the end of the five days, if the juror has not been asked to report for service, or if asked to report but not selected to serve on a jury.
When reporting for service, a person should be prepared to accept a jury trial. The average trial lasts 5-7 days.
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:
San Fernando Courthouse
900 3rd Street, Room G-68
San Fernando, CA 91340
Being Excused From Jury Duty at the San Fernando Courthouse
There are several reasons for asking to be excused from Jury Duty at the San Fernando Courthouse. Each reason must represent an EXTREME hardship. If the problem is a temporary hardship, the jury staff will work with you to postpone your service to a time when better arrangements can be made.
Some of the situations that may qualify you for an excuse from jury service include:
- Financial Hardship – You must be able to prove that this is an extreme hardship. Simply being a sole proprietor, sole practitioner, or being employed by someone who will not compensate your during your jury service will not be sufficient to have you excused from service.
- Care of Others – You must be able to prove that you provide care for a child or disabled adult and that jury service would be an extreme hardship. You must provide care continuously from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Medical Hardship – If you have a medical hardship that prevents you from being able to serve as a member of a jury, you must let the jury staff know about your hardship by completing the jury summons form.
An excuse from service should be requested before you appear.
For more information about Jury Service at the San Fernando Courthouse, please call (818) 256-1896, Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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.
Penal Code 1275 Holds on Bail at the San Fernando Courthouse
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
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.
Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today for help with your PC 1275 Hearing. (844)400-2245
Removing a PC 1275 Hold at the San Fernando 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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Where can I Find a 24-Hour Bail Bondsman for the San Fernando Courthouse?
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