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Bail Bonds in Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree is an unincorporated town in San Bernardino County, California. Located near the Joshua Tree National Park, the area is home to a large tourist industry and sees more than two million visitors each year.  The Joshua Tree Visitor's Center is located at the junction of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard in downtown Joshua Tree.

Hiking in Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree National Park includes approximately 800,000 acres of desert land, just 40 miles east of the Nevada border. Joshua Tree is home to more than 800 different plant species and offers an impressive display of wildflowers in full bloom, from March to June. The area offers fantastic hiking and camping opportunities. A must-hike location is Lost Horse Mine, a historical mine located inside the park. The hike includes a 6.5 mile loop where you'll find other mines, as well as Malpais Hill.

Law Enforcement in Joshua Tree, California

The Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station serves the Joshua Tree area, along with several other incorporated and unincorporated communities in the Morongo Basin. The third largest area of responsibility in the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, the Morongo Basin Station is located in on 29 Palms Hwy in Joshua Tree.

Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department

63665 29 Palms Hwy

Joshua Tree, CA  92252

(760) 366-4175

The Morongo Basin Station also works with the Military Police Department to oversee law enforcement operations on the world's largest United States Marine Corps base, located near 29 Palms.

Arrested in Joshua Tree?

Hopefully, your time in Joshua Tree will be peaceful and without incident. However, should you find yourself coming into contact with law enforcement personnel in Joshua Tree, there are a few things to remember that will help you have a more positive experience.  When interacting with the police remember:

  • Stay Calm!
  • Don't struggle physically with the police, even if they feel they need to detain you.
  • Don't yell, or shout obscenities, at law enforcement or any other party.
  • Try to remain reasonable.
  • Conduct yourself in a way that will allow the police officers to see that your conduct has only been what was required by the situation. Even if you are still arrested, your good conduct will leave you in a better position to bargain for a reduction in charges at a later date. And, at the very least, you run less of a risk of doing something that will lead to increased charges, like assault on a police officer.

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.

Joshua Tree Courthouse

The Joshua Tree District Courthouse is a part of the Law and Justice Complex located on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree, California.

Joshua Tree District Court

6527 White Feather Road

Joshua Tree, CA  92252

(760)974-3047 – Civil Matters

(760) 974-3048 – Criminal and Traffic Matters

The Joshua Tree District Court hears matters relating to family law, landlord-tenant, traffic and non-traffic infractions, criminal and civil cases.

Joshua Tree Jail

The courthouse in Joshua Tree is a part of the Law and Justice Complex, which includes a Type 1 jail capable of housing 79 inmates.

Joshua Tree Jail

6527 White Feather Road

Joshua Tree, CA  92252

Bail in Joshua Tree

When a person is arrested and charged with a crime, there is an amount of bail set by the court that will allow that person to get out of jail while the legal process gets worked through. The process of working through criminal charges, from beginning to end, can be time-consuming. Most people do not want to sit in jail while the lawyers and judges work things out. They have work and families that need their attention. So the court set up the bail process, as a way of ensuring that if someone got out of jail, they would still show up for hearings and trial.

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.

Who Can Bail Me Out of Jail in Joshua Tree?

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.

As long as the funds being used to bail a person out of jail do not seem suspicious to the court authorities, almost anyone can post bail for another person in Riverside County.

How Do I Get Bail Bonds in Joshua Tree?

If a person doesn't have the money on hand to just pay their bail (and most people don't), then you call a bail bondsman like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. A bail bondsman is a person who is licensed by the state and works with an agency to post bail for others. When a bond company pays the bail, it is underwritten by a type of insurance company called a Surety Company. The state of California and the individual Surety Company both regulate how bail bondsman can operate. He is required to charge a premium for the person for whom he is posting bond. Once a person has paid the premium, for themselves or another person, the bail bond company will then post the bail with the court so that the defendant can get out of jail.

Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to get started with the bail bond process and get home to friends and family, as soon as possible. Call (844)400-BAIL (2245) to get out of jail fast. Have the inmates full name, birth date, and booking number when calling, for fastest service.