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Bail Bonds in San Pedro, California

San Pedro, California is located inside the Los Angeles city limits. Once a city in its own right, San Pedro became a part of Los Angeles in 1909, though it has remained a distinct community within that city.

San Pedro was the site of European settlement of Alto California and Rancho San Pedro was the very first Spanish Land Grand ever made in California, granted to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784. The town grew under US control, as the harbor was improved and the railroad arrived to promote trade in the area. 

Sunken City Disaster

In 1929 a landslide along the coast of the Point Fermin area of San Pedro caused several beachside homes to slide into the ocean. The landslide was detected in time to evacuate the area and even move many of the homes before the final few homes ultimately slid into the ocean. After the slide, investigations revealed that little had been done to research the stability of the building site. The area continues to be unstable and experiences continued slump to this day.

Despite being fenced off and having a large “NO Trespassing” sign posted around the Sunken City site, people continue to visit and explore the site, leading to a large number of deaths in the are. The deaths at Sunken City happened at an alarming rate, including two deaths that occurred within three days of one another, in 2003. In addition to the deaths, injuries are common in the area as people try to climb on the cliffs and find the unstable ground unable to hold them. As a “hidden tourist site,” the area continues to attract unwanted attention and pose a danger to visitors.

San Pedro Fish Market

Fishing was once the primary economic base for San Pedro. While the community has expanded to include a large number of manufacturing and shipping enterprises, the area is still home to the world-famous San Pedro Fish Market, a 50,000 square foot restaurant, seating nearly 3,000 people. A 4 time Guinness World Record enterprise, the San Pedro Fish Market first opened its doors in 1956 under the name Vista Seafood. The restaurant relocated to the waterfront location in the ‘60s and renamed The San Pedro Fish Market. Today, The Fish Market is an iconic and must-visit location in San Pedro. The restaurant success pushed the family-owned company to opened two, new grille locations in nearby Southern California cities, as well.

San Pedro Fish Market

1190 Nagoya Way

San Pedro, CA  90731

Terminal Island Memorial

Largely a man-made island just off the coast of San Pedro, Terminal Island lies in the Long Beach Harbor. Half of the island belongs to the City of San Pedro, while the other half is a part of the City of Long Beach. Terminal Island was once home to a large, Japanese fishing community. In 1941, 3,000 1st and 2nd generation Japanese-Americans lived on the Island in a community known as East San Pedro. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, all of the adult men in the village were jailed, as were Japanese men all over the United States. On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed an Executive Order that resulted in the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans. The residents of Terminal Island were the first to be forcibly removed from their homes, leaving behind nearly everything they owned as they were evacuated within 48-hours.

Not only the Japanese were forced to leave Terminal Island. The entire area was evacuated, and the United States military took over Terminal Island. The Japanese village was razed by bulldozers, leaving the residents nowhere to return to when the internment order was rescinded and the Japanese were allowed to return “home.” For the Japanese Americans who had made Terminal Island their home, there was nothing to return to. A memorial to the former Japanese residents is located on the Island, constructed by the children of evacuees in 2002.

Terminal Island Memorial

1124 South Seaside Ave.

San Pedro, CA  90731

Ft. MacArthur – L.A. Air force Base

Fort MacArthur, in San Pedro, serves the residential needs of soldiers and airmen stationed at the Air Force Space Division in El Segundo and Reeves Field on Terminal Island. Residential housing for lower ranked, unaccompanied airmen is provided on base, in a group home setting, something like a dorm room. Unaccompanied is the term used to describe an airman or soldier who has no dependents, such as a wife or child, living with him. Unaccompanied airmen with an E-4 rank or above are permitted to live in private housing, still on base.

Married airmen, or those with dependents, are allowed to seek housing “in the community.” Housing for airmen and their families is provided through a private company, Tierra Vista, in the For MacArthur neighborhood. The Fort MacArthur community is gated and includes a number of community amenities designed to ensure the quality of life for the Airmen and their families. The amenities at Fort MacArthur include a volleyball court, 2 tennis courts, 5 basketball courts, a youth center, and community center.

Law Enforcement in San Pedro, CA

Policing services for the community of San Pedro is provided by the City of Los Angeles, from their Harbor Community Station in San Pedro. The station provides oversight for Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, San Pedro, Terminal Island, and Wilmington.

San Pedro Police Station

2175 John S Gibson Blvd.

San Pedro, CA  90731

(310) 726-7700

San Pedro City Jail

San Pedro has had a brand new community jail sitting empty since completion in 2010. The state of the art facility was completed but no funding for staffing has ever been approved, according to a Feb. 2019 article in Daily Breeze. The jail is scheduled for funding in the 2019-2020 budget, and locals are hopeful that the new facility will receive the funding needed to open the doors.

As a result of the local city jail remaining inoperable, police officers in San Pedro are currently driving defendants to the 77th Division Jail, 15-miles north. Local police officers and politicians are frustrated that so much time is spent transporting arrestees, rather than patrolling the streets.

Once the local jail is staffed and operational, it will open its doors adjacent to the South Harbor Patrol Station.

San Pedro City Jail

2175 John S Gibson Blvd

San Pedro, CA  90731

Until then, defendants will continue to be processed and detained at the 77th Division Jail on South Broadway in Los Angeles.

77th Division Community Jail

7600 South Broadway

Los Angeles, CA  90003

(323) 786-5077

Visiting Hours at the 77th Street Regional Jail

It's important to bail your friend or loved one out of the 77th Street Regional Jail as quickly as possible to avoid having them transferred to one of the large, county facilities. While they are in custody at the 77th Street Regional Jail, however, you can visit them from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. seven days a week.

Who's in Jail in San Pedro, CA?

If you suspect that a friend or loved one is being held at the San Pedro, CA Jail, you should call the jail directly. The county inmate system won't show booking information for someone who's booking is less than two hours old, so calling the jail directly is your fastest option for getting information about someone being held in San Pedro, CA.

To find a friend or loved one being held by law enforcement in Los Angeles County, you can do an inmate search HERE. You will need the individual's full, legal name, age, and gender. You can also find an inmate's booking number, for use in scheduling visits, sending money, or sending mail.

For help in locating someone being held behind bars in San Pedro, CA, contact Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. Mr. Nice Guy and the licensed, professional bail bondsmen that work with him, are experienced in finding people who have been arrested and determining the fastest and cheapest way to get them out of jail.

To find out if someone you care about is in jail in San Pedro, CA, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at  (323) 900-0656 or toll-free at (844) 400-2245.

Common Bail Amounts in San Pedro, CA

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.

How Much is Bail in San Pedro, CA?

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 for 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.

San Pedro, CA Bail Bonds

If you find that someone you care about is behind bars in San Pedro, CA, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds immediately. They have licensed, experienced bail bond agents standing by in San Pedro, CA to work fast to get your loved one out of jail before they have to go to one of the large county jails. Once they've been transferred to a county facility, it will take much longer to get your loved one out of jail on bail. Call (323) 900-0656 or (844) 400-2245 24-hours a day for San Pedro, CA Bail Bond service.

Military Discount For Bail Bonds

A discount on bail bonds for members of the military is our way of saying “Thank You for serving.” Military service is more than just a job, it’s a calling, and we’re grateful that you’ve chosen to answer the call. We also understand that sometimes soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines like to get off base and have a good time. Sometimes, this can lead to trouble with the law. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds offers a military discount on bail bonds that can be as much as 30% off the total cost.

If we can be of service you to in times of legal trouble, please call us right away. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds will work hard to get you out of jail and back to your base as quickly as possible and at the best price available. Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-BAIL.

PC 1275 Hold in San Pedro

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.

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.

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.

Call (844) 400-BAIL (2245) Today!

GPS Bail Bonds at the San Pedro Jail

If you're unfortunate enough to find yourself behind bars for charges that require a large bail amount, agreeing to GPS monitoring as a part of your bail bond agreement can help save you money on overall bail bond cost. While the cost of GPS monitoring will become a part of your bail bond agreement, the judge will often lower the cost of bail, or the bail bondsman may agree to a lower rate, in exchange for your cooperation in GPS Monitoring.

Sometimes, when a large amount of bail is required, it can be difficult to come up with the premium required, and a payment plan will need to be established. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds will work with you to create a payment plan that works for your situation. Using GPS monitoring may help to reduce the cost of financing your bail bond!

Mr Nice Guy Bail Bonds are familiar with GPS Bail Bonds and how to make them work in your favor. Call Mr Nice Guy Bail Bonds and his team of licensed professionals for help with GPS Bail Bonds, today! (844) 400-2245

Child Endangerment Bail Bonds

PC 273(a) is the Penal Code that makes endangering a child a crime in the State of California. Sometimes, child endangerment is also referred to as Child Abuse. However, this is incorrect. The charge of child abuse is a violation of Penal Code 273d, which makes it a crime to physical harm or abuse a child. But, someone who is charged under the child endangerment code, PC 273a, need only have put a child in POSSIBLE danger.

Charges Related to Child Endangerment

  • Child Neglect PC 270 – Failure To Provide Care For A Child
  • Failure to Pay Child Support or Spousal Support – PC 270(f)
  • PC 270.1(a) – Failure to Supervise a Child’s School Attendance – Truancy
  • Child Abandonment or Neglect – PC 270.5 (a)
  • Corporal Injury of a Child (Child Abuse) – PC 273(d)

Child Endangerment as an Enhancement

Often, child endangerment is not the primary charge against someone or the root reason for interaction with the police. Many time, child abuse or child endangerment is either discovered as a result of investigating another charge or added on as an enhancement to a charge.

Bail Bonds For Child Endangerment Charges

When the amount of bail needed to get out of jail is more than a person can easily pay, a bail bondsman can be of service. A bail bondsman is a person who is licensed by the state, working with an agency, who can post a “bond” for you, instead of the full amount of your bail. The bail bondsman works with a Surety Company, who is a little like an insurance company. They have certain rules for issuing bonds to help people get out of jail. The person who is in jail pays a fee and the bail bondsman pays the bail.

Then, the person who has been charged with a crime can get back to their job and family, while they wait for trial. The person who had the bond posted for them is promising the bail bondsman that they will continue to show up for all of the hearings and proceedings required by their charges so that the bondsman can get the bail money back from the court.

California state law requires that the bail bondsman charge a 10% premium on bail, in order to post your bond. Sometimes that's just more than you can afford. Mr. Nice Guy understands that bail can be expensive. There are agents standing by at locations near you, to help you get out of jail for a fraction of the cost of bail. If you can't afford the premium, don't sweat it! Mr. Nice Guy has payment plans that can help get you out of jail today, back to work tomorrow, and you can pay as you can afford it.

For more details on bail bonds for child endangerment charges, call Mr. Nice Guy at (844) 400-2245.

Outstanding Warrant Arrest

Sometimes minor offenses (or no offense at all) can result in an arrest if you have an outstanding warrant against you. Even small offenses that have been forgotten about, which were never fully resolved, can result in an arrest warrant being issued. From that point forward, even a traffic stop can result in an arrest and incarceration.

If you find yourself behind bars because of an outstanding warrant, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to get out of jail and back to your regular life. Once you’re out of jail, you can address the root cause of the warrant and clear up the legal proceedings against you. But, that can be difficult to do from jail.

To get out of jail fast, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-BAIL.

Public Intoxication (PC 647)(f)

One of the most common charges that result in an arrest is the charge of public intoxication. Public drunkenness is also sometimes referred to as “Drunk & Disorderly” and is often the result of complaints from people associated with or sharing a public space with the person who is drinking or drunk in public.

There is more to being charged with public drunkenness, or drunk and disorderly, than simply drinking and being in public. Generally, an arrest for drunk and disorderly is also associated with fighting or causing some sort of disturbance in public, while also being intoxicated.

If you or someone you care about is arrested for public intoxication, public drunkenness, or drunk and disorderly, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to get out of jail fast. Call (619) 777-7119 or (844) 400-BAIL for drunk and disorderly bail bonds today!

Reckless Driving Charges

California Vehicle Code 23103 defines reckless driving as “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property” while driving a vehicle. This can include driving your car on a public or private road or even in a parking facility. The penalties for reckless driving can include up to 90 days in jail and fines up to $1,000.

If you or someone you know is arrested for reckless driving, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245 to get out of jail fast!

Drinking and Driving Arrest

Everyone knows not to drink and drive. Doing so can result in a tragedy or a night in the county jail. That's why, when you go out with friends, you should have a “sober driver” lined up. If that driver is you, stick with water and soda ALL NIGHT. There's no point in taking chances with your life or someone else's.

If you've planned to be a designated driver, but got caught up in the fun of the evening, there's no shame in admitting that you're unfit to drive and calling an Uber, Lyft, or a cab for yourself or the group.

DUI Laws In California

While driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is illegal throughout the United States, California has some of the toughest laws for punishing those convicted of DUI charges.

The drunk driving laws for California are found in Vehicle Code Section 23152 and Vehicle Code section 23153, which says that:

  • 23152(a) – It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of alcohol to operate a vehicle
  • 23152(b) It is illegal for anyone who has a blood alcohol content exceeding 0.08% or more to operate a vehicle.
  • 23152(e) – It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of drugs to operate a vehicle.
  • 23152(f) – It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of any combination of drugs or alcohol to operate a vehicle.

In many cases, both the 23152(a) and 23152(b) charges will be filed together.

DUI With Great Bodily Injury

California Vehicle Code 23153 VC deals with injuries caused by a person driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Code 23153 VC reads:

"(a) It is unlawful for a person, while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. (b) It is unlawful for a person, while having 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. . . . (e) It is unlawful for a person, while under the influence of any drug, to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver."

VC 23152(e) – DUI of Drugs Charge

Driving under the influence of Drugs is a violation of the Vehicle Code 231452(e), which reads: “It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle.” It is very similar to driving under the influence of alcohol. One way that this charge differs from a regular “DUI” charge is that when an officer suspects the presence of drugs in someone's system, a breathalyzer test will not show drugs and a blood test will have to be ordered. Other evidence that can be used to charge someone with DUI of drugs includes the defendant's statements, behavior, and appearance.

For DUI of Drug bail bonds, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245.

DUI Bail Bonds

If you are operating a vehicle and driving erratically, you could be pulled over for a traffic violation. If the officer has reason to suspect that you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she will administer a field sobriety test. If the officer suspects the presence of drugs or alcohol in your system, you may be asked to take a breathalyzer test or blood test.

When you are arrested for DUI or DUI of Drugs in Carlsbad, CA, you'll be taken to the Vista Detention Facility and booked for your charges. This process can take several hours and includes taking a photo and fingerprints. Once you've been booked, you'll be assigned a booking number.

You'll be allowed to make several phone calls. Use one of these phone calls to call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, to begin the process of getting you out of jail fast. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed bail bondsmen will work hard to get you out of jail, as quickly as possible. When you call (844) 400-2245, have your name, location, and booking number ready for fastest service.

Domestic Violence

California domestic violence laws state that it is illegal to use physical force or make threats of harm against an intimate partner. An intimate partner includes a spouse, former spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, former girl- or boyfriend, someone you date or used to date, same-sex partner, a person you live and have an intimate relationship, or used to live and have an intimate relationship, or someone with whom you have a child. In other words, if you have, or have ever had, romantic feelings for or an intimate relationship with someone and then become involved in any kind of force, you could be charged with domestic violence charges, and not just simple battery.

Because so many victims of domestic violence make accusations of violence against a spouse or partner, only to take it back at a later time, most district attorneys offices in California have a special unit dedicated to prosecuting domestic violence. Even if the accuser recants, the prosecution will generally pursue the charges, anyway. And, if you are convicted of domestic violence, most counties impose jail time, even for first-time, misdemeanor offenders.

Domestic Violence – PC 13700

Domestic Violence is defined as “abuse committed against an adult or fully emancipated minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or a person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship.” (California Penal Code, Section 13700)

The definition of abuse can include:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Abusing Trust
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Coercion
  • Harassment
  • Economic control
  • threats and intimidation
  • Destruction of Property
  • Isolation

Other Names For Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the most common term used to describe a variety of behaviors and crimes related to violence or threatened violence between people who have or have had a romantic relationship.

Other terms for domestic violence include:

  • Corporal Injury of Spouse
  • Corporal Injury of a Cohabitant
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Violation of Penal Code 273.5

Examples of Domestic Violence 

PC 273.5 says that it is illegal to inflict “corporal punishment” that results in an injury, no matter how slight. That means if you strike another person who is, or was, an intimate partner, and leave a mark, you have violated PC 273.5 and can be charged with domestic violence.

PC 243 (3)(1) makes it a misdemeanor crime to use force against an intimate partner. In this case, a visible injury is not necessary, just the act of force.

Corporal Injury Charges – PC 273.5

Corporal injury, or more specifically “corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant,” is defined by California law as “willfully inflicting a physical injury that causes a 'traumatic condition' on an intimate partner.” Let's define a few of these terms, to understand better what could be considered corporal injury.

Who Qualifies as an Intimate Partner?

  • A spouse
  • A Former Spouse
  • A Cohabitant (someone you live with)
  • A Former Cohabitant (someone you used to live with)
  • A Boyfriend (including same-sex boyfriends)
  • A Girlfriend (including same-sex girlfriends)
  • A Fiance'
  • A Former Fiance'
  • The Parent of Your Child

In other words, anyone you have had a romantic or intimate relationship with, at any point, for any length of time, would be considered an intimate partner.

What is considered a “physical injury?”

  • Any Injury That Leaves a Mark, Such As A Bruise Or Cut

What is a Violation of PC 273.5?

Penal Code 273.5 reads: "(a) Any person who willfully inflicts corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a victim described in subdivision (b) is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000) or by both that fine and imprisonment. (b) Subdivision (a) shall apply if the victim is or was one or more of the following: (1) The offender's spouse or former spouse. (2) The offender's cohabitant or former cohabitant. (3) The offender's fiancé or fiancée, or someone with whom the offender has, or previously had, an engagement or dating relationship, as defined in paragraph (10) of subdivision (f) of Section 243. (4) The mother or father of the offender's child.”

Domestic Violence Bail Bonds

If you are arrested for Domestic Violence or any of its related charges, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds right away. Mr. Nice Guy can help you post bail and get out of jail before having to be transferred to one of the larger, county jails where the bail process can take much longer. Call (844) 400-2245 right away if you're arrested for domestic violence.

Payment Plans For Bail Bonds in San Pedro

Mr. Nice Guy offers a wide range of payment options. They will work with you to figure out what you can afford and help you get out of jail while you try to assemble the money to pay the bond premium. Payment options that require as little as 0 down can be arranged.

With Mr. Nice Guy, you don’t need good credit to qualify for a low down payment bail bond payment plan. Your job is your credit! Mr. Nice Guy accepts most items of value as collateral for bail bonds, including:

  • Cars
  • Boats
  • Jewelry
  • Real Estate
  • Investments
  • Stock
  • Bonds

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds is a company you can trust! They’ve worked in Los Angeles County, helping people bail out of jail, for many years. They’ll be here when you need them and offer all of the bail bond payment options that are legally available. If you need to get out of jail, you can count on Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to be there for you. Just call (844) 400-2245 for a bail bond company you can trust!

Assault and Battery Charges

Assault and battery are often used together, which might lead you to think that the two charges are the same, or, at least, two parts of a single charge. But, the truth is much more complicated than that. While the two are related, and you could be charged with both, they are two distinct and separate crimes.

Battery Charges – PC 242

Battery is defined as the willful, unlawful use of force against another person. This is a violation of Penal Code 242 and must have three separate elements:

  1. The act must be willful and unlawful
  2. Force or violence is used
  3. The willful use of violence or force is used against another person.

In other words, you have to intend to use force or violence, it has to involve another person, but it doesn't have to actually cause any damage, injury, or harm. In fact, you don't even have to touch the body of the other person, in order to be guilty of battery. If you touch anything that is “intimately connected” to the other person, like their clothing or something they are holding, in a disrespectful or rude way, you could be charged with battery. 

Assault Charges - PC 240

The crime of assault doesn't require any physical contact. You may have heard, or even used, the phrase, “He (or she) assaulted me!” in a situation where someone was actually hurt by physical violence. However, assault is not necessarily an attack of any kind, but merely the attempt to make unlawful contact with the intent of doing harm.

There are three components of assault:

  1. There must be an unlawful attempt
  2. There must be ability
  3. There must be another person upon whom violence or injury was threatened or attempted

“Attempt” means that someone tried to do something; not that they thought about it or wanted to, but that they tried.

Assault With a Deadly Weapon - PC 245(a)(1)

The crime of assault doesn’t require any physical contact to actually take place. To be charged with assault, one need merely attempt to harm someone else and have the ability to do so. The charge Assault With a Deadly Weapon (ADW) the basic assault need only be accompanied by any weapon that could be considered “deadly.”

PC 245(a)(1) reads: "Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment."

A person could be charged with “assault with a deadly weapon” if he or she uses any weapon that could reasonably be considered dangerous or deadly to attempt to harm another person, even if the other person is not actually harmed.

Deadly weapons include:

  • Knives
  • Guns
  • Hammers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Dangerous Animals

The charge of assault with a deadly weapon is what is called a “wobbler” in California. This means that it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. Felony charges carry much more serious penalties than the misdemeanor version, including up to four years in a state prison.

If you or someone you care about is charged with a violation of PC 245(a)(1), Assault With a Deadly Weapon, make sure your first call is to Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. He can help you get out of jail fast so that you can deal with the legal case against you. Call Mr. Nice Guy at (844) 400-BAIL.

1% Bail Bonds in San Pedro

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about 1% bail bonds, lately. It seems everyone is offering bail bonds at lower and lower rates. It’s important to note, however, that the actual cost of bail bonds remains much the same as it ever has been. The 1% bail bond rates that you see advertised are merely a down payment for bail bonds, and the rest of the bail bond fee must still be paid.

With that being said, however, 1% bail bonds is still a great way to help hardworking people get out of jail and back to work when they otherwise couldn’t afford to secure a bail bond, at all. A 1% down payment (even nothing down in some cases) can get an individual out of jail and back to work, supporting themselves and their family, while they work through the legal part of the charges they were arrested for.

If you’re looking for 1% bail bonds, call Mr Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245. Nobody can get you out of jail for less!