Located along the Central Coast of California, Pismo Beach is a part of the Five Cities Area in San Luis Obispo County and includes Shell Beach. Though it is often referred to as its own entity, Shell Beach is an incorporated part of the City of Pismo Beach.
Law Enforcement in Pismo Beach
While the full-time resident population of Pismo Beach hovers around 8,500, the city swells as high as 35,000 during the tourist season. The Pismo Beach Police Department is tasked with maintaining law and order for the city, utilizing a staff of 23 sworn police officers and 11 civilian support staff.
Pismo Beach Police Department
1000 Bello St.
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
In the unincorporated areas surrounding Pismo Beach, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department provides law enforcement services.
Pismo Beach Jail
The County Jail is located in San Luis Obispo. Anyone arrested in Pismo Beach will be transported there for processing and incarceration.
Pismo Beach Jail/San Luis Obispo County Jail
1584 Kansas Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
If you are worried that someone you care about might be in jail in Pismo Beach, you can check online by visiting this link. You will need the full name of the person you are looking for when searching online. You can also call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245 for assistance in locating someone who is in jail and help in getting them released on bail.
Visiting Someone at the Pismo Beach Jail
If someone is arrested in Pismo Beach, they will be taken to the county jail in San Luis Obispo. You may visit an inmate the jail by making an appointment online. You must check in at the jail at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your visit, but it is recommended to arrive 45 minutes early.
Inmates are allowed two one-hour visits per week. Generally, only one adult is allowed to visit at a time, though the adult may have children accompany them. Each adult must have a valid, government-issued ID. Driver’s licenses, DMV identification cards, military ID, passport, or immigration ID are acceptable.
Visitors must dress appropriately. Revealing clothing and clothes that contain gang symbols or colors, or foul language, will not be permitted. Visitors wearing such clothing will not be allowed to enter the visitation area. No personal property is allowed inside the visitation area.
Visitation can be denied if an inmate is under disciplinary measures, or if there are medical reasons. To verify visitation availability for a particular inmate, call (805) 781-4600.
Jail staff is not allowed to deliver messages taken over the phone. To get a message to an inmate, you must deliver them in person or through an attorney. A bail agent, like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds licensed agents, may also deliver a message for you. For assistance in reaching an inmate at the Pismo Beach Jail, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-BAIL.
Bail in Pismo Beach
The bail schedule in the State of California is set by the Superior Court in each county. The bail schedule defines the standard bail amounts required for individuals to bail out of jail for various offenses. Often, a defendant is charged with more than one offense, or with a single offense with several enhancements. Each charge and/or enhancement carries its own bail requirement. In order to calculate the amount of bail required to get someone out of jail in Pismo Beach, a person must add up all of the bail amounts for each charge and enhancement. The bail schedule is posted at the jail or it can be accessed at the court.
The amount of bail needed to get someone out of jail is often more than the defendant or their families can easily produce. This is when you should call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. The licensed, professional agents employed by Mr. Nice Guy can help you arrange a bail bond and get someone out of jail for a fraction of the total cost of bail. For bail in Pismo Beach, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245.
Bail Bonds in Pismo Beach
Cash bail is money paid to the court to obtain a defendant’s release from jail. When a defendant cannot afford the entire cost of bail, a bail bond can be made to the court using a bail bond agent. A bail bond agent works with a surety company to help defendants get out of jail for a fraction of the out-of-pocket cost of cash bail. The bail bond is a promise to the court to pay the entire amount of the cash bail, should the defendant fail to uphold the terms of their pre-trial release.
In return for this promise to pay, the defendant pays the bail bond company a non-refundable fee, usually 10% of the total cost of the bail. Once the bail bond has been arranged, the defendant is free to return home, to work and go about daily life, until the legal case against them has been concluded.
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has locations throughout Southern California and can have a licensed bond agent by your side in minutes. For bail bonds in Pismo Beach, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245.
Assault Bail Bonds in Pismo Beach
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.
Assault is defined in Penal Code 240 as having three components:
- There must be an unlawful attempt
- There must be an ability
- 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.
Assaults that can be charged as felonies are violations of PC 241.1, PC 241.2, PC 241.4, PC 241.7, and PC 241.8 and include assault against:
- doctors and nurses
- emergency medical technicians and paramedics
- school employees
- animal control officers
- highway workers
- members of the United States military, if the assault is motivated by the fact of service in the military
- public transportation employees
- probation department employees
Felony assault can be punished by up to three years in jail, a fine of up to $2,000, and probation up to three years.
Felony battery penalties include up to three years in county jail or state prison, depending on the offender's history, a fine of up to $2,000 ($5,000 if the victim is a juror or $10,000 if the victim is a public transport worker or passenger), and up to three years probation.
Battery With Serious Bodily Injury
Aggravated assault includes assault with a deadly weapon or assault where there is an intent to commit a felony such as rape or murder.
Aggravated battery is a violation of PC 243(d) and can be called battery with serious bodily injury or aggravated battery. This is the result of battery that caused serious injury to another person, making it different from simple battery where no injury needs to have been inflicted in order to be charged.
Assault & Battery Bail Bonds in Pismo Beach
Often, prosecutors and law enforcement officers will charge you with the most serious versions of the crimes they believe have been committed, even if those charges will be reduced, later on. But, this leaves you in the position of having higher amounts of bail money to produce, in order to get out of jail after an arrest.
It is common for people to lack the cash funds to post their own bail. If this is the case, you can call a bail bonds company, like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. They will post bail for you, in return for a small fee, generally 10% of the total bail due. This allows you to get out of jail at a fraction of the cost of paying the full bail yourself.
For Assault Bail Bonds in Pismo Beach, call Mr. Nice Guy at (844) 400-BAIL.
DUI in Pismo Beach
California's legal definition of DUI is operating a vehicle under the influence of any substance, including drugs, that can affect your nervous system, brain, or muscles and includes illegal substances, prescriptions drugs, and even over the counter drugs if they affect you to a significant degree. You are driving under the influence if you drink alcohol or take any kind of drug that impairs you to the point that you are unable to drive like a sober person and, yet, you drive, anyway.
Penalties for DUI Conviction
DUI is most often charged as a misdemeanor. The penalties for DUI can include:
- Driver's License Suspension
- Fines Up To $1,800 For A First Offense
- Possible Jail Sentence
- Probation Of Three To Five Years
Felony DUI Penalties
DUI charges can be filed as a felony, if:
- You have already had three DUI offenses.
- You have already been convicted of DUI, at least once.
- Your actions cause an accident that injures someone else.
A felony conviction of DUI can carry more severe consequences than that of a misdemeanor DUI, including incarceration in a state penitentiary.
DUI Causing Death Or Injury
California Vehicle Code 23153 VC deals with death or 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. "
Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated
If you kill someone while driving drunk, you could be charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, a more serious crime than DUI causing injury. This charge may result if you drive under the influence and inadvertently cause the death of another person.
If, while driving under the influence, you intentionally engage in activity that is likely to result in the death of another person. The second scenario, intentionally engaging in activity that is likely to cause death, will result in the more serious charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and carries an even more serious penalty.
Penal Code 273(a)
The second statutory provision that applies to a child endangerment enhancement of DUI is a violation of Penal Code 273(a) which covers crimes that involve cruelty to a child while under the influence of alcohol and includes driving a care with a minor passenger while under the influence and intentionally inflicting harm or mental anguish on the child while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
DUI Refusal/Forced Blood Draw
According to Vehicle Code 23612, any person who operates a vehicle in the State of California is considered to have already given their consent to having their blood or breath tested for the purpose of determining alcoholic content if that person is lawfully detained on suspicion of having violated the drunk driving laws of the state.
This means that if you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, you are obligated to submit to the breath or blood test when asked by the investigating officer. The refusal to submit to a breath test or blood test could result in a forced blood draw to test your blood for alcohol content and an increased penalty if convicted of DUI.
DUI Bail Bonds
If you are arrested in Pismo Beach for DUI, your first call should be to Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed, professional bail bondsmen can help you negotiate the DUI bail process and get out of jail fast.
A DUI bail bondsman will pay the bail on your behalf, and you pay the bondsman a fee, usually 10% of the total cost of bail. When the case is resolved, the court will return the money to the person who paid it, in this case the bail bondsmen. He keeps the fee as payment for helping to secure bail more quickly and for assistance to the court in tracking and ensuring the compliance of defendants who are out on bail.