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Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, California

The Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta is comprised of several different departments involved in law enforcement and corrections in Riverside County, California. The Justice Center is made up of the Riverside County Superior Court, the Southwest Detention Center, and the Southwest Sheriff's Station.

Located at:
30755 Auld Road
Murrieta, CA

Riverside County Superior Court at the Southwest Justice Center

Riverside County has fourteen courthouses, spread over three regions of the county. The Riverside County Superior Court at the Southwest Justice Center hears cases including Juvenile, Evictions, Civil, Small Claims, Traffic, and Criminal cases.

Visiting the Southwest Justice Center

Visitors seeking entrance to the Southwest Justice Center must pass through security screening, including metal detectors. These are located at the north and south entrances. No guns of any kind, including toy guns, are allowed inside the Justice Center. Also, knives and multi-tools are prohibited, along with box cutters, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, hammers, ice picks, etc. Chemicals such as tear gas, mace, pepper spray, cigarette lighters, mace, and animal repellent are all prohibited. No needles are allowed unless accompanied by a prescription. No alcohol or controlled substances, including marijuana. 

Jury Duty at the Southwest Justice Center

Jury service in Riverside County is mandatory and jurors' names are obtained from voter registration roles and DMV records. If you've been selected for jury duty, you can check your status by calling (951) 275-5076.

When reporting for jury duty, business attire is suggested. No tank tops, shorts, strapless dresses, beach shoes, or bare feet are allowed in the courtroom. You must pass through the metal detectors located at the north and south entrances. Remember that no weapons, of any kind, are allowed in the courtroom, and cameras are prohibited, as well.

Failing to appear for jury duty can result in a fine, jail time, or both. 

Southwest Sheriff's Station

Riverside County is the fourth largest county in the state of California. The Sheriff's Department of Riverside County employees over 4,000 men and women to provide law enforcement to the communities throughout the county.

The Sheriff's Department of Corrections Division manages one of the largest jail operations in the state, with five jails, or correctional facilities. The Department of Corrections also oversees a work release program, as an alternative to incarceration.

Men arrested in Southwest Riverside County will be transported to the Southwest Detention Center. However, women will be taken to other locations. For help in locating a friend or loved one who has been arrested in Riverside County, you can use the Inmate Location Services.

The Southwest Sheriff's Station provides policing services to the cities of Temecula, as well as the De Luz Community Services District, French Valley, Murrieta Hot Springs, and Pechanga.

To contact the Southwest Sheriff's Station call:

Non-emergency (951) 776-1099 or (800) 950-2444

Detention at the Southwest Justice Center

The Southwest Detention Center is the jail at the Southwest Justice Center and is capable of holding approximately 1,000 inmates at any given time. The Southwest Detention Center mainly houses men, while women are held at either the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility or the Robert Presley Detention Center.

Southwest Detention Center Bail

Bail is an amount of money, held by the court, to ensure that a defendant will appear for hearings and trial proceedings. The amount of the bail required depends on the charges and is determined either by the arrest warrant, a hearing, or the bail schedule posted at the jail.

If you, or someone you love, is being held at the Southwest Detention Center, it is likely that you'll want to post bail to get out of jail as quickly as possible. For help in posting bail, at the lowest rates available by law, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245. 

To determine the amount of bail that will be required, you follow several steps, using the  Riverside County Bail Schedule.

Felony Bail at Southwest Justice Center

  • Find the count that could carry the longest jail time and locate the bail amount from that charge.
  • Check the “Special Bail Section” to see if there is a larger amount that could apply. You'll have to use the larger amount if it applies.
  • Add bail for all enhancements of the original charge.
  • Bail bonds will have to be posted for each charge.
  • There are some cases in which the defendant will not be allowed to post bail until a hearing has taken place.

Bail From Suspicious Sources

In cases where the arresting officer suspects that the money being used for bail was gotten through illegal activity, the officer can file special paperwork asking that no bail be available to the defendant until a hearing has been held.

Misdemeanor Bail Calculations

  • If the defendant is charged with more than one offense, the highest bail amount for any single offense is to be used. Bail on separate cases will accumulate. Judges can adjust the bail amounts, as they see fit.

If You get Arrested and Taken to the Southwest Justice Center

Anytime you have reason to interact with law enforcement can be stressful. It's important to remember to stay calm and don't resist law enforcement officers. Charges involving peace officers can be treated more severely than other offenses, and that's trouble you don't need.

If you are arrested, remember:

  • Cooperate with police officers, physically. Don't resist them, even if they feel the need to restrain you.
  • Speak as calmly as possible, if you choose to answer their questions.
  • Don't speak to or yell at any other party involved.
  • Conduct yourself in a dignified way, allowing the officers to see that your behavior was only what was necessary.

If you are arrested the arresting officer should inform you of your Miranda Rights:

  • You have the right to remain silent – They can't make you talk, other than to provide your name, address, and show some sort of identification, upon request.
  • Anything you say can be used against you – If you choose to talk to the authorities, the statements you make can be used against you in court.
  • You have the right to an attorney – You can ask to have an attorney present while they question you. If you ask for an attorney but continue to talk to the officers, while you wait for your attorney, the answers you give can still be used against you.
  • If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you – If you cannot afford an attorney, but would like to have one, the court will appoint an attorney for you, free of charge.

Bail Bonds for Southwest Justice Center

After you are charged with a crime and booked into jail, the jail will have a list of bail amounts based on the crime for which you are charged. The authorities at the Southwest Justice Center should be able to tell you how much the bail is for the specific charges that you are facing. If you have the cash to pay your bail or have property to secure it you can be on your way.

It is a common practice for law enforcement to charge you with the most serious crimes possibly, knowing that it is likely they may be pleaded down to lesser charges during the court proceedings. This can result in a bail amount that is much higher, possibly more than you can easily pay. In this case, you will want to reach out to a bail bond company like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bond. Mr. Nice Guy will post your bail for a fraction of the cost of bail. The cost of bail bonds is typically 10% of the total cost of bail. Call now, or start the bail bond process online. Call (844) 400-2245

Visiting an Inmate at the Southwest Justice Center

When visiting an inmate at the jail at the Southwest Justice Center, you must first make an appointment at least 24-hours in advance. Each housing unit has a specific day set aside for visiting, with appointments available in the morning, afternoon, and evening of their specified day. Two adults and two children may visit an inmate at one time. While two visits are allowed per day, each inmate may only have one visit per visiting period. In other words, if the inmate has a visitor scheduled during the morning visiting hours, you will only be allowed to schedule another visit during the afternoon or evening visiting block.

When checking in for a scheduled visit, you must check in no less than ten minutes before the scheduled visit and no more than thirty minutes before the appointment. This only gives a person a twenty-minute window for check-in. It is advisable to be early to your visit and wait for check-in to begin, to avoid missing your visitation appointment.

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