Imperial Beach Bail Bonds

Bail Bonds in Imperial Beach, CA

While most people simply think of Imperial Beach as the Southernmost beach town in California (which it is, just five miles north of Tijuana, Mexico), it is also one of the best places in Southern California for bird watchin. The wetlands around Imperial Beach are home to more than 300 species of birds! It’s also a great fishing spot, with the most southerly pier in the state, and offers plenty of space for surfing and swimming.

The City of Imperial Beach lies along the border with Mexico, just five miles from downtown Tijuana. Home to around 30,000 people, the city includes more than four miles of sandy beaches, requiring the city to employ a full-time lifeguard staff to keep their residents and visitors safe. Wide sandy beaches, swimming, fishing, body boarding, and surfing draw thousands of visitors to the classic southern beach town, each year.

Visiting Imperial Beach, CA

Beach volleyball is a favorite activity along the beaches of Southern California and Imperial Beach has dozens of beach volleyball courts set up along their sandy shores. The Imperial Beach Pier, in the Port of San Diego, is the most southern pier in the state and offers the last chance to fish the clean US waters of the Pacific. The Boca Rio beach break, in Imperial Beach, has been named one of the best surfing spots in the county and attracts hundreds of surfers and body boarders to test their skill on its epic waves each year.

Ironman in Imperial Beach

Each year, Imperial Beach hosts the Ironman 70.3  Superfrog, the longest running, half-distance marathon in the world, according to the Ironman website. Competitors from the Imperial Beach Ironman race can earn a spot to compete in the World Championship Ironman. The course consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride, and 13.1-mile run, testing the strength and resilience of all who dare enter.

The Imperial Beach Ironman race came about in an effort to prepare Navy SEALs, who train near Imperial Beach, to compete in Ironman Triathlons elsewhere. Navy SEALs are known for their tough training and multifaceted discipline. Special operation forces, like the Navy SEALs, embrace difficult training and attack their challenges with characteristic gusto.  The Ironman seemed a natural fit for the competitive nature of the Navy SEALs.

Navy SEALs in Imperial Beach

The Silver Strand Training Complex South, located immediately adjacent to Imperial Beach, is the training ground for US Special Operations Forces. The 450-acre facility has been nicknamed the “elephant cage” by locals because of the large, “Wollan Weber” antenna located on the base. The dual water approach to the base and the city-like layout provide ideal training conditions for Special Warfare, Expeditionary Warfare, Over the Beach Logistics and Mobility Training.

Helicopter Capitol of the World

Within the city limits of Imperial Beach is the Outlying Landing Field, an aviation field for the Navy.  The Navy began using the landing field in Imperial Beach for practice carrier landing, in the early 1920’s. From the 1940’s to the 1970’s, the Landing Field served as the home for a number of helicopter squadrons, including the HU-1, HS-6, HS-8, and HS-10, eventually serving as the home for all helicopter squadrons on the West Coast. However, in 1977, all helicopter squadrons were moved to NAS North Island and many of the personnel facilities on the Imperial Beach Landing Field were closed. Today, the Outlying Landing Field handles the overflow of helicopter traffic from North Island and 95 percent of the helicopter training for North Island squadrons is conducted at Imperial Beach.

Law Enforcement in Imperial Beach, CA

Law enforcement services in Imperial Beach are provided under contract by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. The Imperial Beach Substation serves the City of Imperial Beach and the unincorporated areas surrounding it, including Bonita, Lincoln Acres, and Otay. The department is comprised of more than 4,000 employees who oversee general law enforcement, detention and court services for the entire county.

Police Department in Imperial Beach (SDPD)

845 Imperial Beach Blvd

Imperial Beach, CA  91932

(619) 498-2400

Arrested in Imperial Beach

Whether you live in Imperial Beach or are just visiting, we hope you have a good time and stay safe. If, at any time, you have to interact with law enforcement officers in Imperial Beach, remember to stay calm. The more you can keep a level head about you and act with restraint toward the police officers and anyone else who is involved, the better things will go. It's important to remember to conduct yourself in such a way that the law enforcement officers don't see you as a threat. This keeps you safe, as well as putting you in a position to be able to calmly explain your side of things to the police.

When dealing with the police, 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 the other party in the altercation.
  • Conduct yourself in a dignified way, allowing the officers to see that your behavior was only what was necessary for self-defense.

If you are arrested and charged with a crime, 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.

It is important to keep things from escalating in front of the police. If you get angry and strike out against a police officer, new and even more serious charges can be filed against you. Remaining calm and being physically cooperative will work in your favor, as you negotiate the legal path that lies ahead.

Imperial Beach City Jail

If you or someone you love is arrested in Imperial Beach, they will likely be taken to the County Jail in Chula Vista. The South Bay Detention facility is operated by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and is located in the same building as the South Bay Regional Justice Center and is one of the county's least populated detention facilities. The South Bay facility also enjoys a reputation for being one of the safest detention facilities in the state.

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

Court Hearings for Imperial Beach

Defendants who are arrested in Imperial Beach will likely have their cases heard at the 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 Imperial Beach, 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 severity of the charges. A full bail schedule can be located here.

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.

What if I Can't Afford Bail in Imperial Beach, CA?

Many times the amount of bail is more than a person, or their family, can come up with. The way that charges are layered and enhanced can mean a very high bail amount is due. When you can't come up with the entire amount of bail, or if you choose to keep your cash on hand to help pay for an attorney or take care of family expenses while you pursue your legal defense, bail bonds offer a way to get out of jail for less.

A bail bondsman is a person who is licensed by the state, working with an agency, who can post a “bond” for you, instead of the full amount of your bail. The bail bondsman works with a Surety Company, who is a little like an insurance company. They have certain rules for issuing bonds to help people get out of jail. The person who is in jail pays a fee and the bail bondsman pays the bail.

Then, the person who has been charged with a crime can get back to their job and family, while they wait for trial. The person who had the bond posted for them is promising the bail bondsman that they will continue to show up for all of the hearings and proceedings required by their charges so that the bondsman can get the bail money back from the court.

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has offices located throughout Southern California and can have a licensed bail bondsman by your side in minutes to help you through the bail process and place a bail bond for you and get you home fast.

Call (619) 777-7119 or toll-free (844) 400-2245 for a bail bond company you can trust!

Bail Bonds In Imperial Beach

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds is a bail bond company with locations throughout Southern California. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has been providing bail bond services to the people of San Diego County for many years and understands how to get you out of jail fast.

Bail bonds is a way to get out of jail even if you don't have the full amount of bail on hand. A bail bond provider works with a surety company to provide a “bond” with the court. The “bond” is a document stating that the bond provider accepts responsibility for ensuring that a defendant appear for all court-ordered appearances and trial dates and that if the defendant fails to show, the surety company will pay the full amount of bail to the court.

In return for this guarantee, the law requires a non-refundable fee, usually 10% of the total bail due, be paid to the bail bond provider. This fee can be paid by the defendant or friends and family members of the defendant.

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has programs that allow them to accept bail bond fees of as little 7% in some cases. They also work with clients to find payment plans and financing options that work for each individual. For bail bonds in Imperial Beach, call (619) 777-7119 or toll-free (844) 400-2245!

Domestic Violence in Imperial Beach

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.

Because so many victims of domestic violence make accusations of violence against a spouse or partner, only to take it back at a later time, most district attorneys offices in California have a special unit dedicated to prosecuting domestic violence. Even if the accuser recants, the prosecution will generally pursue the charges, anyway. And, if you are convicted of domestic violence, most counties impose jail time, even for first-time, misdemeanor offenders.

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 Bail Bonds in Imperial Beach

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 before having to be transferred to one of the larger, county jails where the bail process can take much longer. Call (844) 400-2245 right away if you're arrested for domestic violence in Imperial Beach.

Drinking and Driving in Imperial Beach

Everyone knows not to drink and drive. Doing so can result in a tragedy or a night in the county jail. That's why, when you go out with friends, you should have a “sober driver” lined up. If that driver is you, stick with water and soda ALL NIGHT. There's no point in taking chances with your life or someone else's.

If you've planned to be a designated driver, but got caught up in the fun of the evening, there's no shame in admitting that you're unfit to drive and calling an Uber or a cab for yourself or the group.

DUI and DUI of Drugs In Imperial Beach

Failing to get a sober ride can result in you being pulled over for Driving Under the Influence. This term can apply to operating a vehicle under the influence of any substance like alcohol, drugs, or even over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Driving under the influence of drugs is also called DUI of Drugs and can bring both DUI and drug charges, at the same time.

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.

DUI Laws In Imperial Beach, California

While driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is illegal throughout the United States, California has some of the toughest laws for punishing those convicted of DUI charges.

The drunk driving laws for California are found in Vehicle Code Section 23152 and Vehicle Code section 23153, which says that:

  • 23152(a) – It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of alcohol to operate a vehicle
  • 23152(b) It is illegal for anyone who has a blood alcohol content exceeding 0.08% or more to operate a vehicle.
  • 23152(e) – It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of drugs to operate a vehicle.
  • 23152(f) – It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of any combination of drugs or alcohol to operate a vehicle.

In many cases, both the 23152(a) and 23152(b) charges will be filed together.

DUI Bail Bonds in Imperial Beach

Many times the amount of money required for bail is more than someone can come up with, easily. If you don't have friends or relatives you can borrow the money from for bail,  you may need to enlist the help of a bail bondsman like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed, professional bail bondsmen can help you negotiate the 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 non-refundable 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.

Call (844) 400-2245 for help with DUI bail bonds today!

Military Discount For Bail Bonds in Imperial Beach

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. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds offers a military discount on bail bonds that can be as much as 30% off the total cost.

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.