The George F. Bailey Detention Facility is located on Alta Road, in San Diego, California. The GBDF is the largest of all jail facilities operated by the San Diego Sheriff's Department and is a maximum security facility. The GBDF is designed to house 1,380 inmates.
The GBDF is located at:
(619) 210-0385 – Information and visitation
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.
Visiting Someone at the GBDF
Members of the general public (with some exceptions) are allowed to visit inmates at the GBDF. To schedule a visit with an inmate you must:
- Schedule a visit with an inmate by calling the jail number to schedule by phone.
- Have all visitors full name, ID number, date of birth, home address, phone number, and relationship to the inmate ready when you call to schedule a visit.
- Arrive one hour before your scheduled visit.
- Be prepared to present a valid, government issued photo ID. Children ages 15 – 17 should be prepared to show a school ID.
- Minors accompanying parents or legal guardians will require documentation that will be presented to the visitation staff.
Visitation Hours at the GBDF
Visitation hours for the GBDF vary daily. A current visitation schedule by calling or visiting the facility web page. Only three people are allowed to visit at a time, and children under seventeen count as a one of those people. Anyone arriving late for an appointment should notify the staff immediately, as visits are subject to cancellation if the visitors don't show up early.
Visitors must register with visitation staff one hour before their scheduled visit. Please bring your visitation confirmation number or receipt, and proper photo ID.
What is the Bail Bond Process in San Diego?
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 or she 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.
Who Sets Bail at The GBDF in San Diego?
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 San Diego County can be found on the courts webpage.
How Much is Bail at the George F. Bailey Detention Facility?
To figure out how much bail will be required to get someone released from jail, you can complete the felony bail worksheet.
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.
No Down-payment Financing for Bail Bonds at the GDBF
In California, when you've been charged with a crime, you'll need to post bail in order to get out of jail while you await your charges. The court will hold the amount of bail money that you've deposited with them and return it to you when your case has reached its close.
There are different types of bail in California. Bail for appearance in California is for crimes only involving state violations. There are also Federal violations which may require bail, if you commit, or are accused of committing a federal crime. Immigration violations can also require a substantial bond if it is granted. Depositing bail with the court, for any of these types of bail or bond, allows a person to get out of jail, and the money will be returned, if that person follows through on all of their legal proceedings.
However, it is often difficult for defendants to come up with the total amount of bail required. This is when you need to call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. A Bail Bond agent is able to post the bail amount for you, in return for a premium, generally 10%. If this 10% is still more than you can come up with quickly, Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed, friendly professionals will work with you to create a repayment plan.
Sometimes, this payment plan can require as little as No Money Down!
It's important that you continue to fulfill your bond requirements and make the payments as agreed, in order to avoid further legal complications, but having payment options makes it much easier to obtain bail bonds with Mr. Nice Guy! Call Mr. Nice Guy at (844) 400-BAIL (2245) today for more information on how to pay for bail bonds.
Immigration Bonds in San Diego
If you, or a loved one, finds themselves in the San Diego Jail with uncertain immigration documentation, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds immediately for help in posting bail before immigration status becomes a part of the equation.
24-hour Immigration Bondsman in San Diego
Immigration bonds are a form of Federal Bonds and are somewhat different from the bail bonds required for local criminal charges. However, if any criminal charges were made at the time of arrest, a California State Appearance Bond would need to be made at the same time. The rates for Federal Bonds range from 12% to 20%, depending on the charges and the amount of the bond required. The premium for appearance bonds is 10%, though discounts can be negotiated for people who have retained a private attorney, members of the military, and members of some other groups.
Spanish speaking bondsmen are available and most other languages can be accommodated.
Call Mr. Nice Guy today for help in securing the release of your friend or loved one.
Marijuana Bail Bonds in San Diego County
On November 8, 2016, California voters said “Yes” to Proposition 64, paving the way for the recreational use of pot by adults. Adults are defined as being persons 21 years of age or older. California's marijuana law also makes it legal for weed to be sold in the state but only by licensed businesses. Therefore, anyone caught in possession of marijuana, in excess of a few ounces, or marijuana that is separated out into baggies for individual sale or distribution, can still be charged with violating Health and Safety Code 11359, if they do not also have a license to sell Marijuana in California. This code provides criminal penalties for people caught carrying, transporting, or selling marijuana without a license.
Penal Code 1275 Holds on Bail at the GBDF
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.
If a1275 Hold has been placed on someone's bail, a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the money that will be used to pay the bail is, in fact, from illegal sources. In order to prove that the money is “clean,” a person will need to bring bank and credit card statements, bill payment statements, car payment information, tax returns, and proof of income to their PC 1275 Hearing.
It is advisable to have an attorney and a bail bondsman with you, when you appear for your 1275 Hearing. You can also bring anyone with you who can testify as to the source of your income and help give clarity to your financial situation.
Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today for help with your PC 1275 Hearing.
DUI Bail Bonds in San Diego
California's legal definition of DUI is operating a vehicle under the influence of any substance, including alcohol, 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 of drugs when you take drugs that impair you to the point that you are unable to drive like a sober person and, yet, you drive, anyway.
Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds for fast DUI Bail Bond service in City of Industry. Call (844) 400-2245 for DUI Bail Bonds today!
1% Bail Bonds for the GBDF
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 1% down can be arranged with Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds.
Professional Bail Bonds in San Diego
The state of California requires that all bail bond companies charge 10% of the total amount of bail, in order to post bond for a defendant. The rates are set by statute, and all bail bond companies are required to charge the same amount.
California law allows for a discounted rate on bail bonds if the defendant retains a private attorney and pays the premium in full within 72 hours. These discounts are allowed for government union workers, members of the military, and AARP members. These discounts are determined by the surety company that is writing the bonds for the bail bond company.
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds uses a Surety Company that allows them to discount bail bonds to just 7% if the defendant retains a private attorney and pays the premium within the first 72-hours. There's no lower rate available, anywhere.
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds saves you money in other ways, as well.
Other companies charge hidden fees like:
- Notary Fees
- Travel Expenses
- Posting Fees
- Annual Premiums
- Late File Premiums
- Interest on Financing
- Processing Fees
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds doesn't charge any of these fees. There is always just one flat rate, no interest, no hidden fees, no surprises. Other companies may advertise the same 10% rate that everyone is required to charge. But, what they don't tell you is all the other fees you'll end up paying. Mr. Nice Guy never charges these additional fees, so you'll end up paying a lower rate, no matter what the other guys are advertising.