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Santa Ana Bail Bonds

Santa Ana, California is located in Orange County in Southern California. One of the largest cities in California, Santa Ana is also home to a city jail and three County jails. In this article will discuss the bail bonds process and frequently asked questions regarding bail bond services that are available. 

The video below is a quick overview of how bail bonds services work in the city of Santa Ana, California. Santa Ana bail bonds services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Post bail by phone, online or in person at our offices or the jail. Quick easy payment plans and the fastest release from the Santa Ana city jail.

Santa Ana Law Enforcement

Law enforcement services for the City of Santa Ana are provided by the Santa Ana Police Department. The administrative offices for the Police Department are located in the Civic Center Plaza at the corner of Civic Center Drive and Boyd Way. Substations for the Santa Ana Police Department are located throughout the city.

Westend Sub-Station
3750 W. McFadden Avenue, #1
Santa Ana, CA  92704

Santa Ana Regional Transportation Public Safety Office
1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd. #107
Santa Ana, CA  92704
(714) 647-5062 

Jose Vargas Community Affairs Office
#20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA  92701

The administrative building is designed to meet most of the needs of the public when interacting with the police department on matters of business. The front counter is where members of the public can apply for permits or file a police report. Interview rooms and private reception areas are available for members of the public to meet with detectives and officers and discuss their case.

What If I Get Arrested In Santa Ana?

If you find yourself in a position to interact with the police in Santa Ana, it is important to remain as calm as possible, to avoid an escalation of the situation and to avoid incurring even more serious charges. Police interaction is often a high tension moment, both for the police and the citizen, and calm heads on both sides can help to diffuse the situation.

If you are arrested in Santa Ana, you will be informed of your Miranda Rights, which include the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If you are unable to afford an attorney, one will be appointed by the state to assist you.

Once you are taken to the City Jail at 62 Civic Center Plaza, you will be “booked,” which means that your fingerprints will be taken, your photograph taken, and all of your identifying information will be taken down. You will be told all of the charges that are being made against you and you will have access to the bail schedule, which sets forth the amount of money needed to get out of jail on bail.

The Santa Ana City Jail

The city jail for Santa Ana is located adjacent to the main administrative complex for the Police Department. The addresses for the various divisions of the Santa Ana Jail are:

Santa Ana Jail
62 Civic Center Plaza
P.O. Box 22003
Santa Ana, CA  92701

Women's Central Jail
44 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA  92703

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
34 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA  92703

Visitation At The Santa Ana City Jail

Friends and family members can visit inmates at the Santa Ana City Jail on a “first come, first served” basis. Expect at least a fifteen-minute delay between the time that you report to the lobby and request a visit. Visitors must present a valid, government-issued, picture identification and be over the age of 18. Minors may visit when accompanied by an adult guardian.

A maximum of three adult visitors or five total visitors (combining adults and children) may visit at any one time. Inmates are allowed just 2 one-hour visits per week, so coordinating visits with other friends and family members is advisable.

Visitation Dress Code

When making visits to the Santa Ana City Jail, visitors must ensure that their dress matches the dress code for the jail.

Dress Code:

  • Shorts no higher than 3 inches from the knee
  • Skirts no higher than 3 inches from the knee
  • No Sundresses
  • No Halter Tops
  • No Bathing Suits
  • No Crop Tops
  • No See Through Clothing
  • No Low-cut Blouses Or Dresses
  • No Sleeveless Shirts
  • No Hats Of Any Kind
  • No Sunglasses (except prescription or vision impaired)
  • No Dresses or Skirts With Slits Higher Than 3” Above The Knee
  • No Clothing That Looks Like Inmate Clothes
  • Nothing Provocative, Revealing, or Unsuitable (this is at the discretion of the duty officers)

Inappropriate behavior will be grounds for visitors to be asked to leave and may result in the revocation of visitation privileges for the inmate. If children are visiting, they must be well behaved and under close supervision at all time. No cell phones, car keys or other personal items may be taken into the visiting area. Lockers for personal items can be rented at the jail for .50 cents.

ICE Enforcement Center Information

For information about individuals being held at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Office in Santa Ana, call (714)712-8074 between 8 a.m. And 4 p.m. When calling the ICE office about a detainee, you will need to have the biographical information for the individual about whom you are calling. This includes their full name, country of origin, alien registration number and birth date.

Detainees at the ICE facility are not allowed to receive incoming phone calls, but messages can be left for them by calling (714)245-8100. You will need the detainee's full name and alien registration number. You will also be required to leave your full name and a telephone number where you can be reached. Messages will then be relayed to the detainee.

Visitation At ICE Facility In Santa Ana

Friends and family may visit detainees at the ICE Field Office in Santa Ana Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visitors must arrive at least fifteen minutes before their scheduled visitation time and be prepared to submit a valid, government-issued ID. Minors must be accompanied by an adult guardian who is over 18 years of age. To schedule a visit to the facility, call (714)712-3074. 

Bail In Santa Ana

Bail is an amount of money required to be deposited with the court system designed to ensure that a defendant reports for all required appearances and trial dates, should he or she be allowed to leave the jail until time to appear in court. Without bail money, a person will have to stay in jail to wait for their court appearances, hearings, and trial dates.

To figure out how much bail will be required to get out of jail, you must locate the bail amount for all charges against you, add them together, and then add any enhancement charges that may be involved. For help in figuring out how much bail you or a friend or loved one might need, you can call the helpful folks at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. One of their professional bail bond agents will help you find the bail  amount needed to get out of jail and can assist you in arranging for bail bonds if you need them.

For bail assistance in Santa Ana, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (949) 445-3420.

How To Bail Out Of Jail Fast

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has bail bond agencies located all across Southern California. They can have a professional bail bondsman by your side in minutes to help you navigate the bail process and get you out of jail fast. If you can't afford the entire amount of your bail (and who can?) Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds will help you get out of jail fast by arranging for a bail bond to be placed with the court on your behalf. There is no faster way out of jail than a call to Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds in Santa Ana. Located just minutes from the Santa Ana City Jail, Mr. Nice Guy will have a licensed, professional bail bondsman by your side in no time, to help get you home to friends and family as fast as possible.

To get out of jail fast in Santa Ana, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (949) 445-3420.

What Is Bail in Santa Ana?

Bail money is deposited with the court and then returned to the defendant once the charges have been resolved. If someone else pays the bail on the defendant's behalf, the bail is returned to the person who paid it to the court. Property can also be used to pay for bail. But, if a property is used, the value of the property must be twice the amount of the bail being asked.

If the court believes that the money being used to pay your bail came from illegal activity, they can hold you in jail until they can have a hearing about the money being used to post bail. The court gives a person the opportunity to post bail if they believe the person is likely to show up for hearings and trial because of the money they paid for bail. If the money being used for bail was gotten by illegal means, then the court has good reason to believe that there is enough additional money that the bail won't ensure cooperation with the legal system in the future.

Types Of Bail In Santa Ana

The amount of bail is different for each charge and is set forth in the Orange County Bail Schedule. The bail schedule is available at every jail location or you can access it here.

Once you've been charged with a crime, the bail schedule for each crime 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.

Some examples of bail in Santa Ana are:

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 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

Please visit our blog for more information about obtaining bail bond for domestic violence charges, DUI, drug charges, and other common charges in Santa Ana.

Immigration Bail Bonds in Santa Ana

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 Santa Ana, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today. (844)400-2245

Is “Posting Bail” The Same As Getting “Bail Bonds?”

Posting bail simply means paying the money, cash or property, to the court system to obtain release from jail until the court case can be completed. For many people, it can be difficult to come up with the entire amount of money that is due for bail. Not only is a great deal of money involved, but that money will be tied up with the court system for a long time. Some cases can take over a year to come to an end. After the case has ended, it can sometimes take some time to get the money back from the court system. Most people, facing a substantial amount of bail, just don't have the cash to pay the bail outright.

It is often easier, and less expensive, to seek the help of a bail bondsman who can arrange to have a “bail bond” placed with the court on your behalf. 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.

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has offices located throughout Southern California and can have a licensed bail bondsman by your side in minutes to help you through the bail process and place a bail bond for you and get you home fast.

For help with bailing out of jail fast in Santa Ana, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (949) 445-3420.

Where Can I Get Bail Bonds In Santa Ana?

Located just minutes from the Santa Ana City Jail and the Santa Ana Courthouse, Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has a team of licensed, professional bail bondsmen who can help you negotiate the bail bond process and get you out of jail in a hurry.

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds is committed to helping good people get out of jail so that they can participate better in their own defense, maintain good relationships with friends and loved ones, and keep working to provide better for their families. At Mr. Nice Guy, we understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people and you won't have to deal with the judgment and condescension that you might fear. We are here to do our best to get you out of jail and help ensure that you comply with your court appearances and resolve your court case in a timely manner. For help with bail bonds in Santa Ana, you can't have a better friend than Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. Call (949) 445-3420 to get a professional bail bondsman on your side as soon as possible.

How Much Do Bail Bonds Cost?

The State of California requires that all bail bond companies charge 10% of the total amount of bail, in order to post bond for a defendant. That means that if the bail is $20,000, the bail bondsman is required to charge $2,000 to post a bond in place of the bail. While this may still seem like a lot of money, it's far less than having to pay the entire amount. The rates the law requires for Federal and Immigration Bonds can be as high as 15 – 20%. But, all of these rates are set by statute, and all bail bond companies are required to charge the same amount.

California law allows for a discounted rate on bail bonds if the defendant retains a private attorney and pays the premium in full within 72 hours. These discounts are allowed for government union workers, members of the military, and AARP members. These discounts are determined by the surety company that is writing the bonds for the bail bond company.

Who has the Best Rates on Bail Bonds in Santa Ana?

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has the best rates on bail bonds. How can we make that statement when all bail bond companies are required to charge the same 10% fee? Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds uses a Surety Company that allows them to discount bail bonds to just 7% if the defendant retains a private attorney and pays the premium within the first 72-hours. There's no lower rate available, anywhere.

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds saves you money in other ways, as well.

Other companies charge hidden fees like:

  • Notary Fees
  • Travel Expenses
  • Posting Fees
  • Annual Premiums
  • Late File Premiums
  • Interest on Financing
  • Processing Fees

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds doesn't charge any of these fees. There is always just one flat rate, no interest, no hidden fees, no surprises. Other companies may advertise the same 10% rate that everyone is required to charge. But, what they don't tell you is all the other fees you'll end up paying. Mr. Nice Guy never charges these additional fees, so you'll end up paying a lower rate, no matter what the other guys are advertising.

Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to start the bail bond process and get out of jail fast! (844)400-2245 Call Now!

Bail Bond Payments in Santa Ana:

We offer easy monthly payment plans with no collateral needed on most bail bond cases including domestic violence cases, DUI's and first time arrests. 

Bail Bond Financing Options in Santa Ana:

Financing with no money down is available on DUI's and Domestic Violence cases. Some conditions apply, contact us for details.

Can I post bail online in Santa Ana?

Yes: we are happy to offer online bail bonds services to Santa Ana and all surrounding areas of Orange County. Our quick online bail bond process is fast and easy, just takes a few minutes. 

Best deal for Bail Bonds in Santa Ana

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds is located at 181 E First Street in Santa Ana. But, they have offices all over Southern California, to help get you or someone you love out of jail, no matter where they find themselves in trouble.

Anyone can contact Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to initiate the bail bonds process, not just the person who is in jail. If you believe that a friend or family member is being held in the Santa Ana jail, but you're not sure, Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can help you figure that out, too.

Mr. Nice Guy stands ready to assist you and those you love with posting bail and getting home as quickly as possible. The licensed professional bail bondsmen who work with Mr. Nice Guy are LGBTQ friendly and work hard to represent everyone equally. They will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that you and those you love are taken care of quickly and professionally.

When arranging for bail in Santa Ana, please keep in mind that the waiting time gets longer, the longer you wait to call. If you get transferred to one of the large, county facilities it can take up to six hours or more to arrange for your release. Your best chance to get out of jail fast is to call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds right away.

In Santa Ana call (949) 445-3420. Everywhere else call (844)400-BAIL for fast, friendly bail bond assistance you can trust!

Mr Nice Guy Bail Bonds
1851 E First Street #840

Santa Ana, CA  92705
(949) 445-3420 

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