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Bail Bonds at the Santa Ana City Jail

The Santa Ana Jail is located on the corner of Boyd Way and 6th St. in Santa Ana, California. The jail is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day. Paid public parking is available in the structure across the street from the jail.

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

Visiting an Inmate at the Santa Ana City Jail

Visitation Hours are :

  • Monday - Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday
    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Lobby Closed
    11:30a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

All visitors must sign in at the Santa Ana Jail Lobby prior to visits. Visits are “first come, first served.” Visitation Rules:

  • Visitors must be over 18, unless accompanied by an adult.
  • Visitors should arrive fifteen minutes before the visit.
  • Visitors to inmates housed in “Administrative Segregation” must check in at least thirty minutes prior to the visit.
  • All visitors must present a valid, government issued, photo ID.
  • Three adult maximum, per visit. A max of five visitors including any combination of adults and minors, are allowed per visit.
  • Inmates are allowed one, 2-hour visit per week.
  • Visits are not allowed if an inmate is scheduled for court.
  • Visitors must dress appropriately. Please see the dress code guidelines.
  • Lewd and inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • All personal items may not be taken into the visiting area. Please leave cell phones, car keys, wallets, etc., in your vehicle or in the lockers available at the jail.

How Bail Works at the Santa Ana City Jail

Bail is an amount of money that the court hold onto to ensure that you'll show up to court to see your charges through to the end. Being arrested and charged with a crime is just the first step in a long, legal process that you'll have to work through to get your life back to normal. You'll have to show up in court for arraignment, a preliminary hearing, and then a trial, as well as a number of meetings with prosecutors and attorneys along the way.

The court system doesn't want to have to keep everyone in jail throughout this process. But, they do want to make sure that those who have been charged with a crime will show up when they're supposed to for all of these different proceedings. Bail is one way that the court ensures this will happen. By setting an amount for “bail” a person can deposit money with the court that allows them to get out of jail to work and live, while their case is getting through the legal system. And, they get that money back once they've completed everything and their case has come to a conclusion.

How is Bail Set at the Santa Ana City Jail?

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 Orange 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 Santa Ana?

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.

What if I Can't Pay my Bail at the Santa Ana City Jail?

It is common for police and district attorneys to file the most serious charges that could possibly apply to any given situation, even if the charges might be reduced or dismissed at a later date. This can make the bail much higher, making it even more difficult to come up with the cash to pay your bail. That's where a bail bond company, like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, can help. Mr. Nice Guy will pay your bail for you, in return for a small fee, generally 10% of the total cost of your bail. Call (844) 400-2245 to start the bail bond process, immediately.

How To Post a Bail Bond at the City Jail?

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. A person can post property as a form of bail, but the amount of value in the property has to be double the value of the bail being sought. Often, it's easier to get help from a bail bondsman like Mr. Nice Guy (844)400-2245.

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.

Penal Code 1275 Holds on Bail in Santa Ana

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.

Call Mr. Nice Guy for help with PC 1275 Holds on Bail. Mr. Nice Guys professional, friendly agents are available at near the Santa Ana City Jail, to help take care of the hold and get you out of jail as soon as possible.

Where to Find Santa Ana Bail Bond Service

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has an office near the Santa Ana City Jail on East 1st Street. You can call them locally at (949) 445-3420 or toll free at (844) 400-BAIL (2245)

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds

1851 East 1st Street

Santa Ana, CA  92705


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  • Posting Fees
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  • Late File Premiums
  • Interest on Financing
  • Processing Fees

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