“Surf's up in Surf City!” It's a phrase familiar to anyone even remotely aware of Huntington Beach, known as the surfing capital of the world since the early 1900s. Hunting Beach, California is home to miles of golden beaches, a perfect, sunny climate, and ideal surfing conditions nearly 365 days out of the year. It's no wonder that early surfing greats like George Freeth and Duke Kahanamoku were drawn to Huntington Beach to perfect and perform their beloved sport.
**George Freeth was known as the “Father of Modern Surfing and credited with developing a number of modern lifeguarding methods and lifesaving tools. Duke Kahanamoku was a Hawaiian born, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer who helped popularize surfing in the US through competitions and demonstrations all along the Southern California Coast.
Huntington Beach is also a popular destination for vacationers looking to take in some of Southern California's famous amusement parks like Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm in nearby Irvine. Huntington Beach is already the seventh largest city in California, as well as the largest coastal city. In addition to the more than 200,000 residents of Huntington Beach, more than 8 million visitors flock there each year, looking for fun and distraction.
Despite the perfect climate and ideal surfing conditions, bad things can and do happen in Huntington Beach, just like everywhere else in the world. If you or a loved one runs into trouble in Huntington Beach, you can rest a little easier knowing you've got a great team like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds by your side to help you get out of trouble faster.
If you're arrested in Huntington Beach, your first call should be to Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. He'll have a member of his team by your side as fast as possible, to help you navigate the quickest path between the Huntington Beach City Jail and back home to friends and family.
Can I post bail online in Huntington Beach?
Yes; we offer bail bonds online for the Huntington Beach jail as well as surrounding cities and counties. Contact us for details or click on our online bail application to get started. The online bail process just takes a few minutes. We also offer online payment options as well as mobile and in person bail bonds options.
Historical Huntington Beach
Originally settled by a Spanish soldier named Manuel Nieto, HB was a part of a land grant known as Rancho Los Nietos. Beach Boulevard, the main thoroughfare in downtown Huntington Beach, was originally used as a cattle route, as raising cattle was the first industrial use of the land around HB.
The city that is now known as Huntington Beach went through many incarnations before finally settling on the moniker it holds today. First called Shell Beach, then Smeltzer, then Gospel Swamp, Fairview, and Pacific City. Finally, in order to gain access to the Pacific Electric Red Car lines, the town became closely aligned with Henry Huntington and even took on the name, finally becoming what it is today, Huntington Beach. Though, to be honest, HB still has a number of other names and nicknames by which it is known.
From Agriculture to Oil to Tourism
From its original use as a cattle ranch by Manuel Nieto, Huntington Beach has seen many industries come and go. Early farmers in the area found the climate and conditions ideal for growing a variety of agricultural crops like lima beans, peppers, asparagus, celery, and sugar beets. In the beginning, settlement along the coast was so sparse that, according to the OC Register, an encyclopedia company offered lots of land in HB as a bonus for purchasing a full set of encyclopedias. Once oil was discovered in the area, the land became extremely valuable and most agriculture gave way to oil production. A beet processing plant became an oil refinery and homesteads made way for oil rigs.
Today, however, the oil reserves are largely depleted, though there are a few oil rigs to be found here and there around the city. And, oil is still one of the main sources of income in the area. The primary draw to HB these days is tourism, as the tourist industry brings in the second highest amount of income to the area and is expected to replace oil production as the primary revenue source in the near future, as the area draws more than 8 million visitors each year.
The downtown district of Huntington Beach is very popular with tourists. The downtown area includes an art center, shopping district, and the International Surfing Museum. This district is so popular and heavily congested, that the city council has closed parts of it to motorized traffic, making some areas pedestrian-only zones.
Surfing Surf City
Home of the world surfing championships each summer, Huntington Beach is widely known as the “Surfing Capital of the World.” But, this no new development, as HB “Surf City” has been promoting the surf culture since the beginning of modern surfing, in the early 1900s. When Henry Huntington, a major promoter of Huntington Beach, visited Hawaii in 1907, he saw George Freeth surfing and brought him back to the U.S. as “the man who walked on water.”
Since that fateful day, HB has grown in surfing popularity, even going so far as to trademark the name, “Surf City USA” in November 2004. The City markets dozens of different products under the trademark, including the iconic Surf City USA Beach Cruiser bicycle, which was so popular that it prompted the development of an additional rental bicycle model that could be sold to other beach-side resorts around the world.
Huntington Beach Pier
Surf City's most famous landmark, the Huntington Beach Pier, dates back to 1904 and stretches 1,850 feet into the Pacific Ocean. The longest piers on the West Coast, locals and visitors alike agree that the pier captures the spirit of Surf City. Fishermen line the rails, hoping for a bite, and spectators take in both the breathtaking sunsets and the incredible surfing skills displayed on the waves below. Ruby's Diner is located on the ocean end of the pier, while Dukes and Sandy's offer an upscale restaurant atmosphere at the base of the pier.
Various events and activities can be found at the pier throughout the year, including the US Open of Surfing, free outdoor concerts through the summer, weekly farmer's markets, and volleyball courts where residents and tourists can always get up a friendly game with other beach-loving individuals.
Life Guards Are Also Law Enforcement Officers
The lifeguards along the beaches of Surf City are more than just pretty faces and great bodies in a bathing suit, they're members of the Marine Safety Division of the HBPD. While they may not have a convenient place to carry a gun and badge, these men and women serve both as lifeguards and as enforcers of the law, with the authority to issue tickets and citations and make arrests, as needed. They are more likely to call on uniformed police officers to make arrests, however, visitors to HB should realize that these lifeguards are not to be ignored. They can make stops and checks for DUI, public drug use or intoxication, disorderly conduct, or any other infraction that they witness while on duty.
Huntington Beach Law Enforcement
The Huntington Beach Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Department provide law enforcement services to the City of Huntington Beach. Within the city limits, the city police department is responsible for the oversight of law enforcement and safety for the citizens of Huntington Beach.
Currently, the Huntington Beach Police Department has 212 sworn officers and 121 civilians providing law enforcement services to more than 200,000 full-time residents and more than 11 million visitors to the City each year.
The HB Police Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
The Harbor and county areas of Huntington Beach are patrolled and policed by members of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. The Harbor Patrol/Marine Operations Bureau of the Orange County Sheriff's Department is responsible for patrolling the county's harbors, including the Huntington Beach harbor area. The Harbor Patrol is a part of the Homeland Security Division and works with federal agencies in detecting and preventing any acts of terrorism.
Orange County geography includes more than 48 miles of coastline and three harbors located at Newport Beach, Sunset-Huntington and Dana Point. The division of the Orange County Sheriff's Department that oversees the law enforcement, search and rescue services and firefighting is also called the Harbor Patrol and Marine Operations Bureau, or Harbor Patrol, which is a part of the Homeland Security Division.
Deputies who serve in the Harbor Patrol and Marine Operations Bureau operate on high alert to the possibility of terrorist activities, working closely with local and federal government agencies to provide for the safety of the residents of their patrol areas.
The headquarters for the Harbor Patrol and marine Operations Bureau is located in Newport Beach. Contact the Harbor Patrol for emergency or non-emergency harbor-related issues by calling (949) 723-1002.
Harbor Patrol Headquarters
1901 Bayside Drive
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Get Out of Jail in HB, ASAP!
Bailing out of the Huntington Beach Jail is much less complicated and time-consuming than trying to bail out of one of the larger county jails. Often, bailing out of the Huntington Beach City jail can happen within minutes of posting bail or bond. However, once you've been transferred to one of the County Facilities, the process can take hours.
Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds right away to get a professional bail bondsman working to get you out of jail fast. Call (714) 529-3000, or have a family member call for you. Bail Bondsmen are standing by 24-hours a day to help get you home before you have to endure time in a county jail.
Huntington Beach Police Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Bail in Huntington Beach
Cash bail is a system that has been used for pre-trial release of defendants in the United States since before the Revolutionary War. When a person is accused of a crime, if they do not wish to remain in jail until their trial, a set amount of money, or bail, is required to be held by the court to ensure that the defendant will appear for court hearings and trials, until their legal case has come to an end. Once the case has been concluded, the court will then return the money to the person who paid the bail.
Bail is set by a judge. A bail schedule is agreed upon each year, for each county, which allows arresting offices to see how much the bail for a specific crime will typically be. In Orange County and Huntington Beach, the bail schedule is set and updated each year by the Orange County Superior Court.
Without a bail schedule, arrested persons would have to wait for a hearing before a judge to learn what their bail would be so that they could begin to make arrangements to post bail and get out of jail. Having a bail schedule available at each jail or processing center, allows defendants to post their bail much more quickly than they typically would be able to do if they had to wait for a bail hearing.
Who Sets Bail in Surf City?
Bail is set, updated, and published each year by the Orange County Superior Court. The entire bail schedule is published each year. The bail and penalty schedule for infractions involving traffic, boating, fish and game, public utilities, parks and recreation, and business licenses can be found here. The bail schedule for felonies and misdemeanors can be found here.
How Much is Bail in Surf City?
The amount of bail differs for each charge. The Bail Schedule is set by the Orange County Superior Court and is available at every jail location or you can access it here. In order find the total amount of bail that will be required to get out of jail in Huntington Beach, you will have to first find the bail amount for the most serious charge, and then add the bail amount for any additional charges or enhancements.
If you've been charged with a crime, the bail schedule for should be posted at the jail where you are processed. Many times a person is charged with more than one crime. Each charge will incur its own bail amount. In order to get out of jail, you will have to pay the entire amount of the combined bail, for all of the crimes with which you have been charged. The amount varies, depending on the seriousness of the charges.
Misdemeanor Bail Bonds in Huntington Beach
Misdemeanor Charges PC Violation Bail Amount
Violation of Probation PC 1203.2 $5,000
Carrying a Concealed Firearm PC 12025(b)(7) $5,000
Exhibiting a Firearm PC 417(a)(2) $10,000
Indecent Exposure PC 314 $5,000
Possession of Underage Obscenity PC 311.11(a) $10,000
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender PC 290 $10,000
Violation of a Protective Order PC 273.65 $10.000
Interfering with Emergency Personel PC 148.2 $5,000
Assault Against a Peace Officer PC 241 $10,000
DUI Alcohol or Drugs PC 23152(a) $5,000
Felony Bail Bonds in Huntington Beach
Felony Charges Violation Bail Amount
Using a Minor to Commit Drug Offense HS 11380.1(a)(1) $20,000
Commission of Drug Offense Involving PCP HS 11370.4(a)(2) $30,000
Commission of Drug Offense Near School HS11353.6(b) $40,000
Drug Offense Involving a Minor 4 Yrs. Ynger HS11353.6(c) $40,000
Inducing a Minor to Commit a Drug Offense HS 11343.2(a)(1) $10.000
Hate Crime PC 422.75(a) $20,000
Carrying Firearm During Com. of Crime PC 12021.5(b) $20,000 – 30,000
Theft over $100,000 PC 1203.045 $50,000
Discharging a Firearm in the Comm. of Felony PC 12022.53(c) $200,000
For help in calculating the total amount of bail needed to get out of jail in Huntington Beach, please call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. One of the professional, licensed bail bondsmen will be more than happy to help you calculate your bail and make a plan for getting out of jail quickly.
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Federal And Immigration Bonds in Huntington Beach
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds also specializes in federal bail bonds, providing immigration bail bonds and other types of federal bonds at all of his Southern California locations. What happens when you, or someone you love, is arrested for being in the country illegally? The unknown is always scary. Here at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, we are available to help you and your loved ones navigate the Federal Bond process and to keep your family together as your immigration case makes its way through the immigration courts.
There are four types of immigration bonds:
- G1 – Delivery Bond. This is a bond conditioned upon the delivery of an Alien and is the most common type of bond. It is used to ensure that a person will comply with a deportation order. A delivery bond allows an individual the opportunity to spend time with friends and family, as well as consult with an immigration attorney, prior to his or her court hearing.
- G2 – Public Safety Bond. This bond is to ensure that the alien will not become a public charge. In other words, it ensures that the government will be reimbursed if a bonded alien receives any type of public assistance.
- G3 – Voluntary Departure Bond. This bond is conditioned upon the voluntary departure of an alien and is used to ensure that the person returns to his or her home country in compliance with the conditions of the court order. A voluntary departure bond allows a detainee the opportunity to leave the country voluntarily within a specified time frame and gives the individual a chance to spend some time with family, make arrangements for themselves, and to leave under less stressful, less hurried circumstances. However, if the person chooses not to leave the country as agreed, the bond is forfeit and the person subject to pursuit, incarceration, and forcible deportation.
- G4 – Order of Supervision Bond. This bond ensures that the individual complies with all conditions of the order of supervision and that he or she surrenders for removal.
A Delivery Bond and Voluntary Departure Bond are the two most common types. For help in understanding the bond process and procedures in Huntington Beach, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today. (714) 529-3000
Where Can I Get Bail Bonds in Huntington Beach?
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What Do Bail Bonds Cost in Huntington Beach?
Bail is calculated on a number of different factors, including the severity of the crimes for which a person is being arrested and the number of crimes with which they are being charged. Bail can be as little as a hundred dollars or as much as a million, depending on the severity and number of the crimes. When the bail is very high, it can be difficult for a person, or their friends and family, and to come up with the cash to pay the bail. Even if they have the cash for bail, that money may be better used hiring a good defense attorney to fight the charges. In these cases, a bail bondsman can be of great assistance.
A bail bondman represents a surety company, which underwrites a guarantee to the court that if the defendant doesn't show up for hearings and trial and fulfill the conditions of his or her release, that the surety company will pay the court the full amount of the bail being required. For this service, the defendant pays the bail bondsman a non-refundable fee. This fee is typically about 10% of the total cost of the bail amount.
Paying a bail bondsman 10% is much cheaper than coming up with the entire amount of bail and offers the defendant the opportunity to be out of jail, home with friends and family, continue employment and fight the charges against them from the comfort of their home, rather than in the danger of a jail cell.
Payment options are available. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds accepts all major credit cards, debit cards, money orders, checks, cash, PayPal, Bank wire transfers, Western Union and Bitcoin.
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