We are proud to offer 24 hour bail bonds services in La Mesa, California and to all of the surrounding areas of San Diego County. The following article will discuss frequently asked questions regarding the bail bonds services available in La Mesa. For immediate assistance with posting bail for a loved one near La Mesa or San Diego County, please call 24/7. We have local bilingual bail bond agents standing by to assist.
Bail Bonds Services in La Mesa, California
Law enforcement in La Mesa is provided by the 69 sworn officers of the La Mesa Police Department. Along with 31 civilian employees, the officers of the La Mesa Police Department are committed to protecting the quality of life in La Mesa and ensuring the safety of the city residents.
La Mesa Police Department Jail
8085 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942
In the unincorporated areas surrounding La Mesa, law enforcement services are provided by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. The SDSD provides law enforcement services throughout the county from various substations. The Lemon Grove Substation oversees the SDSD operations around La Mesa.
SDSD (Lemon Grove Substation)
3240 Main Street
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Arrested in La Mesa and need Bail
Arrested individuals in La Mesa will likely be taken to the Chula Vista Detention Center, also called the South Bay Detention Center, for booking and incarceration. 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. It is one of the county's least populated detention facilities and 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 La Mesa
Defendants who are arrested in La Mesa 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
DUI Laws In La Mesa, 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.
Public Intoxication (PC 647)(f)
One of the most common charges that result in arrest is the charge of public intoxication. Public drunkenness is also sometimes referred to as “Drunk & Disorderly” and is often the result of complaints from people associated with or sharing a public space with the person who is drinking or drunk in public.
There is more to being charged with public drunkenness, or drunk and disorderly, than simply drinking and being in public. Generally, an arrest for drunk and disorderly is also associated with fighting or causing some sort of disturbance in public, while also being intoxicated.
If you or someone you care about is arrested for public intoxication, public drunkenness, or drunk and disorderly, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to get out of jail fast. Call (619) 777-7119 or (844) 400-BAIL for drunk and disorderly bail bonds today!
DUI Bail Bonds in La Mesa
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!
Reckless Driving Charges in La Mesa
California Vehicle Code 23103 defines reckless driving as “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property” while driving a vehicle. This can include driving your car on a public or private road or even in a parking facility. The penalties for reckless driving can include up to 90 days in jail and fines up to $1,000.
If you or someone you know is arrested for reckless driving, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245 to get out of jail fast!
Arrested On Outstanding Warrant
Sometimes minor offenses (or no offense at all) can result in an arrest if you have an outstanding warrant against you. If you happen to be crossing the border from Mexico to California, the border patrol will run your drivers license before allowing you to enter the country. Occasionally this will result in the border officers discovering an outstanding warrant, sometimes even from another state, that results in an arrest.
Even small offenses that have been forgotten about, but they were never fully resolved, can result in an arrest warrant being issued. From that point forward, even a traffic stop can result in an arrest and incarceration.
If you find yourself behind bars because of an outstanding warrant, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to get out of jail and back to your regular life. Once you’re out of jail, you can address the root cause of the warrant and clear up the legal proceedings against you. But, that can be difficult to do from jail.
To get out of jail fast, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (619) 777-7119 or toll-free at (844) 400-BAIL.
Domestic Violence in La Mesa
Relationships are a rewarding part of our lives, but they can definitely be difficult, at times. Sometimes, when emotions run high, arguments get out of hand. When you have a disagreement with someone you love or have a relationship with, it's very important to stay calm. Give each other time to calm down before trying to sort it all out. Don't raise your voice and certainly never raise your hand to the people you love. However, if things get out of control, you may find yourself in a situation where you are facing domestic violence charges.
La Mesa experiences problems with domestic violence at the same rate as other areas of the nation. As many as 25% of relationships experience domestic violence at some level. This is no different in La Mesa.
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 a 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
- Economic control
- threats and intimidation
- Destruction of Property
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 Can Get You Arrested
A charge of domestic violence will almost always and you in jail, at least until you can post bail and answer the charges against you in court. For domestic violence charges in La Mesa, CA, the accused person will be taken to the South Bay Detention Facility in Chula Vista to be processed and charged. Once the paperwork has been filed and a mug shot and fingerprints are taken, the defendant will be either pay cash bail or be taken to one of the county jails located in San Diego, Santee or Chula Vista to wait for a hearing and trial.
Domestic Violence Bail Bonds in La Mesa
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 La Mesa.
Assault and Battery Bail Bonds
Assault and battery are often used together, which might lead you to think that the two charges are the same, or, at least, two parts of a single charge. But, the truth is much more complicated than that. While the two are related, and you could be charged with both, they are two distinct and separate crimes.
The Definition of Battery
Battery is defined as the willful, unlawful use of force against another person. This is a violation of Penal Code 242 and must have three separate elements:
- The act must be willful and unlawful
- Force or violence is used
- The willful use of violence or force is used against another person.
In other words, you have to intend to use force or violence, it has to involve another person, but it doesn't have to actually cause any damage, injury, or harm. In fact, you don't even have to touch the body of the other person, in order to be guilty of battery. If you touch anything that is “intimately connected” to the other person, like their clothing or something they are holding, in a disrespectful or rude way, you could be charged with battery.
Examples of Battery PC 242
- You're in a grocery store and get into an argument with your girlfriend and decide to leave the store. On the way out, it's crowded, and you push your way through the crowd because you're angry. You accidentally cause a woman to fall to the ground. You weren't trying to shove the woman down, but you were intentionally acting forcefully, and someone else is involved. You could be charged with battery.
- You're at a bar, having a good time with your friends. Some jerk comes up and starts talking to your girlfriend. You tell him to move along, but he just won't. You start to get angry and knock the drink from his hand. You could be charged with battery.
The Definition of Assault
The crime of assault doesn't require any physical contact. You may have heard, or even used, the phrase, “He (or she) assaulted me!” in a situation where someone was actually hurt by physical violence. However, assault is not necessarily an attack of any kind, but merely the attempt to make unlawful contact with the intent of doing harm.
There are three components of assault:
- There must be an unlawful attempt
- There must be ability
- There must be another person upon whom violence or injury was threatened or attempted
“Attempt” means that someone tried to do something; not that they thought about it or wanted to, but that they tried.
Examples of Assault - PC 240
- You are having an argument with a neighbor over the volume of their music. They just aren't listening to reason, and, in anger, you pick up a rock and throw it at your neighbor. They step aside and the rock misses. Even though they aren't injured, you could still be charged with assault because you intentionally did something that could have resulted in their being hurt.
- You're in the parking lot, having a fight with a friend over money. Other friends are standing by when the other person takes a swing at you. You lean back, avoiding the blow, and your other friends restrain him before he can take another swing. No one ever made physical contact, but he could still be charged with assault because he intended to inflict injury.
Assault With a Deadly Weapon - PC 245(a)(1)
The crime of assault doesn’t require any physical contact to actually take place. To be charged with assault, one need merely attempt to harm someone else and have the ability to do so. The charge Assault With a Deadly Weapon (ADW) the basic assault need only be accompanied by any weapon that could be considered “deadly.”
PC 245(a)(1) reads: "Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment."
A person could be charged with “assault with a deadly weapon” if he or she uses any weapon that could reasonably be considered dangerous or deadly to attempt to harm another person, even if the other person is not actually harmed.
Deadly weapons include:
- Dangerous Animals
The charge of assault with a deadly weapon is what is called a “wobbler” in California. This means that it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. Felony charges carry much more serious penalties than the misdemeanor version, including up to four years in a state prison.
If you or someone you care about is charged with a violation of PC 245(a)(1), Assault With a Deadly Weapon, make sure your first call is to Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. He can help you get out of jail fast so that you can deal with the legal case against you. Call Mr. Nice Guy at (619) 777-7119 or toll-free at (844) 400-BAIL.
Military Discount For Bail Bonds in La Mesa
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.
Payment Plans For Bail Bonds in La Mesa
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:
- Real Estate
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 (844) 400-2245 for a bail bond company you can trust!