Laguna Beach has long been famous as a gathering place for adventurers and artists, alike. While the hippie culture of the 60s and 70s is not as openly pursued in Laguna Beach as it once was, there was a time when the “hippie mafia” known as the Brotherhood of Eternal Love were centered in what is now the Woodland Drive neighborhood. And, the Bohemian culture and adventuring spirit still lives on in many quarters of Laguna Beach.
Laguna Beach is a small town by some standards, with only about 25,000 full-time residents. However, its reputation for fun, love, and adventure lures more than 3 million visitors each year, making it seem a march larger city on any given day. From families on vacation to the thrill seekers and artists, people flock to Laguna Beach to enjoy the freedom and adventure offered there.
This tendency toward “adventure” can sometimes lead people into brushes with the law. If you are living or visiting Laguna Beach and find yourself having to interact with law enforcement, you have a friend in Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. Mr. Nice Guy is a bail bond service provider in Laguna Beach. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed, professional bail bondsmen are experienced with the ins and outs of the Laguna Beach City Jail, as well as all of the jails and prisons in Orange County. Wherever you find yourself in jail, Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds is your fastest way back home to friends and loved one.
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Historical Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach became a part of the United States following the Mexican-American war ended in 1848, along with the rest of the Alta California region. North Laguna Beach was part of a land grant given to Jose Antonio Andres Sepulveda, known as San Joaquin. But, Sepulveda sold the property to James Irvine following the drought of 1864.
Settlers didn't start coming to the Laguna Beach area until after the Civil War. Encouraged by the Homestead Act and Timber Culture Act, settlers came to Laguna Beach and planted eucalyptus trees. The first settlers were a Utah family, George and Sara Thurston, who occupied a homestead in Aliso Creek Canyon in 1871. In 1876, the Brooks brothers, William and Lorenzo, purchased neighboring tracts of land where present-day Diamond Street runs. The brother split up their land and build homes on small tracts, creating the small, Arch Beach Community. In “History of Orange County, California (1921)” Nate Brooks is cited as the “Father of Laguna Beach” by author Samuel Armor.
The community in the Laguna Canyon and along the beach expanded throughout the 1880s, with the first hotel being built at Arch Beach in 1886. A second hotel was built in the same area in 1888, and the two hotels later combined to become one establishment, the Laguna Beach Hotel. Many of the early visitors to Laguna Beach, however, opted for tent camping along the warm sands of the Laguna coastline.
The rugged beauty of the coastline attracted many artists and “plein-air” painters to the area in the early 1900s. The proximity to Hollywood also made Laguna Beach a popular filming destination, with films being made there as early as 1913.
Laguna Beach – Artistic Community in Southern California
Laguna Beach has long been regarded as an artist colony, welcoming those with an alternative view on life and allowing everyone the freedom to express themselves. The rugged beauty of the hills and coastline surrounding Laguna Beach attracted “plein-air” painters William Wendt, Frank, Cuprien, and Edgar Payne, among others in the early 1900s. In 1918, the first art gallery was opened, which later became the Laguna Beach Art Museum.
Today, Laguna Beach is home to the small, private Laguna College of Art and Design, or LCAD, as it is more commonly known. Founded in 1961 as the Laguna Beach School of Art, LCAD offers nine undergraduate majors and three graduate degree programs, with seven sites throughout Laguna Beach and Laguna Canyon to serve their more than 600 students. LCAD offers training to become animators, authors, designers, filmmakers, illustrators, gaming artists, and photographers, all on state-of-the-art equipment with an ideal student to faculty ratio. Many young people seeking a career in the arts or design field attend college in Laguna Beach, where they can experience the best of Southern California coastal living while receiving a top-notch education.
Law Enforcement in Laguna Beach
In Laguna Beach, law enforcement is provided by the Laguna Beach Police Department. The Police Department is comprised of three divisions, Civilian Services, Support Services/Investigations and Field Services. The police department employs 96 people, some of them civilians, to handle approximately 45,000 calls for service each year. The Laguna Beach Police Department is located at:
Laguna Beach Police Department
505 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach CA 92651
The Jail in Laguna Beach
The police department building houses some jail cells and serves as a short-term holding facility for individuals arrested in Laguna Beach. However, this is a temporary arrangement. Defendants are transferred to the IRC, the Orange County Intake/Release Center, in Santa Ana, for processing as quickly as possible. From there, the defendant will be assigned to longer-term housing unless they are able to meet the bail requirements to be released.
Laguna Beach City Jail is located at:
Laguna Beach Police Department
505 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-0701 – General and Inmate Information
The larger county jails can be rough and a very scary place to be. It is important that individuals arrange for bail and get released from jail while still in custody at the Laguna Beach Police Station, or at the IRC, before being transferred to a county facility.
Central Jail Complex
550 N. Flower Street
Santa Ana, CA 92702
Get Out of Jail in Laguna Beach Fast!
Bailing out of the Laguna 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 Laguna 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.
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Laguna Beach City Jail is located at:
Laguna Beach Police Department
505 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-0701 – General and Inmate Information
Bail in Laguna 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 Laguna 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.
How is Bail Set in Laguna Beach?
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?
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 Lagua 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 Laguna 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 Laguna 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
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Arrests Among The LGBTQ Community
Unfortunately, a disproportionate number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual people are arrested each year. According to a study published by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law over 40% of incarcerated women and 9% of incarcerated men are sexual minorities. (Sexual minorities, as defined by the study, included anyone who identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered, or anyone who had had sex with a person of the same sex, but did not identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual.) However, those identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual make up only 3.5% of the general population. This extreme over-representation of the LGBTQ community in jails and prisons in concerning on a number of levels, especially when one considers the increased risk of violence against sexual minorities in prisons and jails.
Dangers Of Jail For The LGBTQ Community in Laguna Beach
Two of the authors from the original study published by the Williams Institue, Lara Stemple and Ilan Meyer, went on to write an analysis of their work for the Advocate. In their piece, The Unspoken Horror Of Incarcerated LGBT People, the authors discuss the disproportionate representation of LGBTQ in the prison community and their increased dangers during incarceration.
According to the authors, male inmates who are gay or bisexual are six times more likely to be sexually assaulted by a staff member or inmate than are their straight counterparts. They also found that sexual minority inmates are more likely to experience punishments such as solitary confinement. Sometimes the segregation is labeled as protective, and law enforcement officials claim the inmate is being kept separate from the rest of the population as a precaution against violence. However, the resulting damage from this type of seclusion and exclusion was found to be severe. Solitary confinement, even for “protective reasons,” make an inmate ineligible for institutional programs and visits from family and friends.
In fact, according to Solitary Watch, 85% of LGBTQ people behind bars report being held in solitary confinement for at least some part of their incarceration. Of that 85%, almost half had spent two years or more in isolation. A full 38% reported having been housed in solitary for “protection,” either at their own request or due to abuse by other inmates. Half reported being placed in solitary “for their protection, but against their will.”
A report by the Bureau of Justice reports nearly 30% of lesbian, gay and bisexual prisoners were held in restrictive housing (their term for solitary confinement) during 2011-2012, compared to just 18% of heterosexual prisoners. In jails, the rates are slightly lower, with 22% of LGBTQ inmates being held in solitary confinement, compared to 17% of straight inmates.
Due to increased violence behind bars and an increased likelihood of mistreatment by authority figures, it is unsurprising that the authors found members of the LGBTQ community to experience higher rates of psychological distress from incarceration.
Mr Nice Guy Bail Bonds Serves The LGBTQ Community
When a person of alternative sexuality is arrested, there is a great deal of angst on the part of the person being arrested and those who love him or her. The dangers of jail life are well known among the LGBTQ community and everyone concerned is likely to be on edge and in a state of turmoil. Ensuring that their friend or loved one is released from jail as quickly as possible, especially before being transferred to one of the large county lockups, is of the utmost importance. A bail bondsman is often the fastest means of locating and releasing an individual being held in custody. When a bail agent is contacted quickly enough, the individual can typically be released as soon as the processing has been completed. This limits the unpleasantness and danger of being housed, even in drunk tanks and holding cells, with a variety of other offenders, many of them violent.
If you or someone you love has been arrested in Laguna Beach, make your first phone call to Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (949) 281-5883. Mr. Nice Guy's team of profession bail bond agents are friends of the LGBTQ community and understand their need to move quickly, to get out of jail fast.
Immigration Bonds in Laguna 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 Laguna Beach, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today. (949) 281-5883
What Do Bail Bonds Cost in Laguna 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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