San Diego Bail Bonds

Bail Bonds in San Diego, California

San Diego is both a city and a county located along the West Coast of California. San Diego lies just north of the border of Mexico and is home to more than three million people, making it the second most populated county in the state. With nearly 1.5 million residents, the City of San Diego is the second most populated city in the state, as well, and the eighth largest city in the United States.

Tourism in San Diego

San Diego offers a number of exciting tourist destinations that draw more than 35 million visitors each year. Tourism is the second largest segment of the San Diego economy, employing nearly 200,000 people, adding more than $11 Billion to the local economy, and contributing more than $900 Million in taxes, according to the San Diego Tourism Authority.

Among the most popular tourist destinations in San Diego:

Balboa Park

Balboa Park encompasses a number of other attractions within its 1,200-acres. Originally created for the Panama California Exhibition of 1915 and 1916, the park features botanical gardens, three museums, and the San Diego Zoo. The beautification of the park was begun in 1892 by a local nursery owner, Kate Sessions, who struck a deal with the city to plant trees and shrubs in the park in exchange for allowing her to use a part of the park as space for her nursery. Kate Sessions is remembered as the “Mother of Balboa Park.” Today, more than 12 million people visit the park each year.

Balboa Park

1549 El Prado

San Diego, CA  92101

Sea World San Diego

Millions of families flock to San Diego each year to visit the world-renowned Sea World of San Diego. A longtime family tradition for Americans, Sea World has been a popular destination since the 1960s. Sea World features a huge aquarium offering up-close looks at sharks and other sea-life, as well as touch tanks and other close encounters with dolphins, beluga whales, penguins and more.

Sea World of San Diego

500 Sea World Drive

San Diego, CA  92109

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is one of the most famous zoos in the United States. Located inside Balboa Park, the zoo features exotic animals of all types, including a successful breeding program for pandas, one of the few in the world. The zoo is laid out along a canyon, which can prove difficult for some patrons to walk. The animal enclosures are designed to closely resemble natural settings and are the pride of park staff.

San Diego Zoo

2920 Zoo Drive

Balboa Park

San Diego, CA  92101

The City of San Diego

The City of San Diego is often called the “Birthplace of California,” as it was the first place visited by Europeans on the West Coast. Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claimed the area for Spain in 1542, laying the groundwork for Spanish settlement in the 1700s. In 1769, the Mission San Diego de Alcala was founded, becoming one of the first two European settlements in what is now California. First a part of Mexico, San Diego became a part of the United States in 1848.

The City of San Diego serves as the county seat for San Diego County. The primary economic driver for the city military and defense, with tourism bringing up a close second. Manufacturing and international trade also play an important economic role in the community.

San Diego residents enjoy one of the best climates in the nation, according to the Farmer’s Almanac and The Weather Channel. The San Diego area is sometimes characterized as having a semi-arid climate or a Mediterranean Climate, with warm, dry summers and mild winters. Rain falls in the winter months, leaving the summers warm and dry, with most days of the year maintaining a temperature between 70 and 80 degrees. 

Law Enforcement in the City of San Diego

Within the San Diego city limits, law enforcement services are provided by the San Diego Police Department. The SDPD is comprised of more than 2,781 employees, including 1,834 sworn officers.

San Diego Police Department Headquarters

1401 Broadway

San Diego, Ca  92101

(619) 531-2000

San Diego Police Department Western Division

5214 Gaines Street

San Diego, CA  92110

(619) 692-4800

San Diego Police Department Central Division

2501 Imperial Ave

San Diego, CA  92102

(619) 744-9500

San Diego Police Department Mid-City Division

4310 Landis Street

San Diego, CA  92105

(619) 516-3000

San Diego City Jail

The city jail in San Diego had a rocky beginning. Back in 1850, the town council had determined to build a city jail and took in bids for the project. Nepotism caused the bid to be awarded to the son of the City Council’s President, even though his bid was nearly double that of the competition. Not only did this selection prove to be a financial disaster that bankrupted the City, but the first prisoner to be incarcerated in the City Jail was able to dig through the wall in less than four hours, rendering the jail completely unusable. After the disaster of the first City Jail, a cage was purchased and placed in the Old Town Plaza, providing the first “escape-proof” jail in the City.

Today, the San Diego City Jail is operated by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and is called the San Diego Central Jail. The San Diego Central Jail is located on Front Street and serves as the primary intake facility for male inmates in San Diego County. The San Diego Jail processes approximately 69,000 bookings per year and houses as many as 944 inmates.

The San Diego Jail is located at:

San Diego Central Jail

1173 Front Street

San Diego, CA  92101

(619) 610-1647 – Information and visitation

Law Enforcement in San Diego County

Throughout the unincorporated areas of San Diego County, law enforcement services are provided by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. The department is comprised of more than 4,000 employees who oversee general law enforcement, detention and court services for the whole county. In addition to patrolling the unincorporated parts of the county, the SDSD also provides contracted services to several cities, including Del Mar, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, and Vista.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department also operates seven detention facilities throughout the county. These are:

San Diego Central Jail

1173 Front Street

San Diego, CA  92101

(619) 610-1647 – Information and visitation

Bail bonds at the San Diego Central Jail

Las Colinas Detention Facility

451 Riverview Parkway

Santee, CA  92071

(619) 402-1312 – Information and visitation

Bail Bonds at the Las Colinas Detention Facility

Vista Detention Facility

324 S. Melrose Drive, #200

Vista, CA, CA  92081

(619) 936-0014 – Information and visitation

Bail bonds at the Vista Detention Facility

George F. Bailey Detention Facility

446 Alta Road, Ste. 5300

San Diego, CA  92158

(619) 210-0385 – Information and visitation

Bail bonds at the George F. Bailey Detention Facility

South Bay Detention Facility

500 3rd Avenue

Chula Vista, CA  91910

(619) 213-1433 – Information and visitation

Bail bonds at the South Bay Detention Facility

East Mesa Reentry Facility

446 Alta Road, Ste. 5200

San Diego, CA  92158

(619) 210-0334 – Information

(619) 210-0334 – Visiting Information

Bail bonds at the East Mesa Reentry Facility

Facility 8 Detention Facility

446 Alta Road, Ste. 5300

San Diego, CA  92158

(619) 210-0327 – Information

(619) 210-0334 – Visiting Information

Bail Bonds at the Facility 8 Detention Facility

Who's in Jail in San Diego?

To find a friend or loved one being held by law enforcement in San Diego County, you can do an inmate search HERE. You will need the individual's full, legal name, age, and gender. You can also find an inmate's booking number, for use in scheduling visits, sending money, or sending mail.

Superior Court of California Locations in San Diego

As the county seat of San Diego County, it is also home to the Superior Court of California San Diego. There are four courthouse locations throughout the county that hear criminal matters.

Central Courthouse in San Diego, CA

The Central Courthouse, on West Broadway, was built in 1961 and replaced the original courthouse for San Diego County, built in 1870. The courthouse serves the county for criminal cases and family support and houses county Sheriff's offices.

Central Courthouse

220 West Broadway

San Diego, CA  92101

(619) 450-5400 – Felonies and Misdemeanors

(619) 450-7034 – Fine Payments

(619) 450-5600 – Domestic Violence (Criminal)

(619) 450-5300 – Felony Arraignments

(619) 450-7378 – Criminal Supervision Department

Bail bonds at the San Diego Central Courthouse

East County Courthouse

The East County Courthouse, in El Cajon, hears cases related to criminal and family matters, civil harassment, elder or dependent adult abuse, and juvenile dependency cases. Jury cases are heard at this location. The courthouse is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except court holidays.

East County Courthouse

220 West Broadway

El Cajon, CA  92020

(619) 456-4100 – General Information

Bail bonds at the San Diego East County Courthouse

North County Courthouse

The North County Courthouse, in Vista, hears cases related to criminal and family matters, civil harassment, elder or dependent adult abuse, and juvenile dependency cases. Jury cases are heard at this location. The courthouse is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except court holidays.

North County Courthouse

325 South Melrose

Vista, CA  92101

(760) 201-8600 – General Information

Bail bonds at the San Diego North County Courthouse

South County Courthouse

The South County Courthouse, in Chula Vista, hears cases related to criminal and family matters, civil harassment, elder or dependent adult abuse, and juvenile dependency cases. Jury cases are heard at this location. The courthouse is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except court holidays.

South County Courthouse

500 3rd Avenue

Chula Vista, CA  91910

(619) 746-6200 – General Information

Bail bonds at the San Diego South County Courthouse

How Much is Bail in San Diego, CA?

Once you've been charged with a crime in San Diego, the bail schedule for each crime should be posted at the jail where you are processed. Many times when 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 California 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 Personnel                 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

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 separate dates or against separate victims, list the amounts of the bail required for 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.

The Military in San Diego

San Diego has a long-standing relationship with the United States Military. The county is home to 16 military installations. These include the Naval Base in San Diego, the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar, the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, and the Naval Air Station North Island. Military personnel and their families represent more than 200,000 residents of San Diego County. 

Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA

Home to one of the most intense amphibious training programs in the armed forces, Camp Pendleton has been a part of the San Diego landscape since World War II. The largest West Coast training facility, Camp Pendleton covers more than 125,000 acres in Southern California. The base is responsible for training not only Marine Corps personnel but active and reserve Army and Navy units, as well.

If you are serving our country at one of the 16 military installations in San Diego, we want to be of service to you. With locations throughout California, Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds works with bail bond agents in every city in the state. Whether you are serving at the Naval Base, Camp Pendleton, or MCAS Miramar in San Diego, or any one of the other dozens of military bases in the state, we can have a bail bondsman at your side, ready to help you get out of jail and back on base in no time!

Military Discount For Bail Bonds in San Diego

A discount on bail bonds for members of the military is our way of saying “Thank You for serving.” Military service is more than just a job, it’s a calling, and we’re grateful that you’ve chosen to answer the call. We also understand that sometimes soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines like to get off base and have a good time. Sometimes, this can lead to trouble with the law.

If we can be of service you to in times of legal trouble, please call us right away. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds will work hard to get you out of jail and back to your base as quickly as possible and at the best price available. Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (619) 777-7119 or toll-free at (844) 400-BAIL.

DUI in San Diego, CA

If you are operating a vehicle and driving erratically, you could be pulled over for a traffic violation. If the officer has reason to suspect that you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she will administer a field sobriety test. If the officer suspects the presence of alcohol in your system, you may be asked to take a breathalyzer test. If the officer suspects the presence of drugs in your system, you may be required to take a blood test, since drugs cannot be detected by a breathalyzer.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in every state in the Union, however, the laws in California are some of the most strict, carrying some of the steepest penalties for the offense. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can help you get out of jail if you're charged with DUI. Call the licensed, professional bail bondsmen at (844) 400-2245 for DUI Bail Bonds today!

DUI With Great Bodily Injury

California Vehicle Code 23153 VC deals with 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."

VC 23152(e) – DUI of Drugs Charge

Driving under the influence of Drugs is a violation of the Vehicle Code 231452(e), which reads: “It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle.” It is very similar to driving under the influence of alcohol. One way that this charge differs from a regular “DUI” charge is that when an officer suspects the presence of drugs in someone's system, a breathalyzer test will not show drugs and a blood test will have to be ordered. Other evidence that can be used to charge someone with DUI of drugs includes the defendant's statements, behavior, and appearance.

DUI Bail Bonds in San Diego, CA

If you are operating a vehicle and driving erratically, you could be pulled over for a traffic violation. If the officer has reason to suspect that you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she will administer a field sobriety test. If the officer suspects the presence of drugs or alcohol in your system, you may be asked to take a breathalyzer test or blood test.

When you are arrested for DUI or DUI of Drugs in San Diego, CA, you'll be taken to the Vista Detention Facility and booked for your charges. This process can take several hours and includes taking a photo and fingerprints. Once you've been booked, you'll be assigned a booking number.

You'll be allowed to make several phone calls. Use one of these phone calls to call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, to begin the process of getting you out of jail fast. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed bail bondsmen will work hard to get you out of jail, as quickly as possible. When you call (619) 777-7119 or toll-free (844) 400-2245, have your name, location, and booking number ready for fastest service.

Domestic Violence Charges in San Diego

California domestic violence laws state that it is illegal to use physical force or make threats of harm against an intimate partner. An intimate partner includes a spouse, former spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, former girl- or boyfriend, someone you date or used to date, same-sex partner, a person you live and have an intimate relationship, or used to live and have an intimate relationship, or someone with whom you have a child. In other words, if you have, or have ever had, romantic feelings for or an intimate relationship with someone and then become involved in any kind of force, you could be charged with domestic violence charges, and not just simple battery.

Examples of Domestic Violence 

PC 273.5 says that it is illegal to inflict “corporal punishment” that results in an injury, no matter how slight. That means if you strike another person who is, or was, an intimate partner, and leave a mark, you have violated PC 273.5 and can be charged with domestic violence.

PC 243 (3)(1) makes it a misdemeanor crime to use force against an intimate partner. In this case, a visible injury is not necessary, just the act of force.

Domestic Violence Defined - California Penal Code, Section 13700

Domestic  Violence is defined as “abuse committed against an adult or fully emancipated minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship.” (California Penal Code, Section 13700)

The definition of abuse can include:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Abusing Trust
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Coercion
  • Harassment
  • Economic control
  • threats and intimidation
  • Destruction of Property
  • Isolation

Other Names For Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the most common term used to describe a variety of behaviors and crimes related to violence or threatened violence between people who have or have had a romantic relationship.

Other terms for domestic violence include:

  • Corporal Injury of Spouse
  • Corporal Injury of a Cohabitant
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Violation of Penal Code 273.5

Domestic Violence Bail Bonds in San Diego

A charge of domestic violence will almost always land you in jail, at least until you can post bail and answer the charges against you in court. For domestic violence charges in San Diego, CA, the accused person will be taken to the San Diego Central Jail if they are a man or the Vista Detention Facility if they are a woman to be processed and charged.

If you are arrested for Domestic Violence or any of its related charges, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds right away. Mr. Nice Guy can help you post bail and get out of jail. Call (619) 777-7119 or toll-free (844) 400-2245 right away if you're arrested for domestic violence in San Diego.

1% Bail Bonds in San Diego

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about 1% bail bonds, lately. It seems everyone is offering bail bonds at lower and lower rates. It’s important to note, however, that the actual cost of bail bonds remains much the same as it ever has been. The 1% bail bond rates that you see advertised are merely a down payment for bail bonds, and the rest of the bail bond fee must still be paid.

With that being said, however, 1% bail bonds is still a great way to help hardworking people get out of jail and back to work when they otherwise couldn’t afford to secure a bail bond, at all. A 1% down payment (even nothing down in some cases) can get an individual out of jail and back to work, supporting themselves and their family, while they work through the legal part of the charges they were arrested for.

If you’re looking for 1% bail bonds in San Diego, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (619) 777-7119 or toll-free at (844) 400-2245.

Bail Bond Payment Options

Although it may seem impossible to get out of jail when you’re dealing with the stress of an arrest, help is available. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds offers a number of ways for you to pay for bail bonds and get out of jail fast!

Options For Securing Bail Bonds Without Money

  • Promissory Note
  • Cash Advance or Payday Loans
  • Car Title Loans
  • Government Pay Services (GPS)
  • Stocks And Bonds Pledge
  • Whole Life Insurance Policies
  • American Express Concierge Services

Payment Plans For Bail Bonds in San Diego

Mr. Nice Guy offers a wide range of payment options. They will work with you to figure out what you can afford and help you get out of jail while you try to assemble the money to pay the bond premium. Payment options that require as little as 0 down can be arranged.

With Mr. Nice Guy, you don’t need good credit to qualify for a low down payment bail bond payment plan. Your job is your credit! Mr. Nice Guy accepts most items of value as collateral for bail bonds, including:

  • Cars
  • Boats
  • Jewelry
  • Real Estate
  • Investments
  • Stock
  • Bonds

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds is a company you can trust! They’ve worked in San Diego, helping people bail out of jail, for many years. They’ll be here when you need them and offer all of the bail bond payment options that are legally available. If you need to get out of jail, you can count on Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to be there for you. Just call toll free: (844) 400-2245 or local at: 619-777-7119 for a bail bond company you can trust!