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We are proud to offer 24 hour bail bonds services in National City and all of San Diego County. The following article will discuss frequently asked questions regarding bail bonds near National City, California. For immediate help with bailing a loved one out of jail, please call us 24/7. We have bilingual local bail agents standing by to assist with posting bail in National City and the surrounding areas of San Diego.

Bail Bonds for the National City Jail

Law enforcement services for National City are provided by the National City Police Department. The staff of 92 sworn officers and 43 civilian employees have their hands full, as National City leads the county in both crime rate and gang activity. The NCPD encourages community involvement in the suppression of crime and gang activity.

National City Police Department

1200 National City Blvd

National City, CA  91950

(619) 226-4400

The Lincoln Acres Neighborhood, while located within the city limits of National City, is an unincorporated part of the county and neither subject to the regulations of the city, nor served by City services. The San Diego Sheriff's Department is responsible for patrol and crime prevention within the Lincoln Acres community. The nearest patrol bureau for the SDSD is located in nearby Chula Visa.

San Diego Sheriff’s Department

South Bay Civil Division

500 Third Ave #140

Chula Vista, CA  91910

(619) 691-4543

Arrested in National City and need bail?

If an individual is arrested in National City, they will be taken to one of the county detention facilities, located close by, for booking and incarceration. The most likely destination for anyone arrested in National City is the San Diego Central Jail, though once the defendant has been booked, they may be transferred to another detention facility, depending on population concerns. The detention facilities located close to National City include:

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

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

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

Court Services for National City

A person arrested and charged with a crime in National City will likely be taken to the San Diego Central Jail for booking. After booking, they could be transferred to another detention facility for incarceration. The criminal proceedings for a person arrested in National City will likely be held at the Central Courthouse in San Diego.

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

Who’s in Jail in National City?

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.

Get Bailed Out of Jail in National City

The fastest way to get out of jail in National City is to post bail. Cash bail is a process for getting out of jail without having to wait for a hearing or trial. Money is deposited with the court system to guarantee the cooperation of the defendant during their criminal proceedings. If the defendant fails to uphold the terms of their pretrial release, the bail money is forfeit to the court. However, if the defendant abides by all of the terms of his or her pretrial release, including appearing for all hearings and proceedings, the bail money will be refunded to the person who paid it.

The bail for each charge differs. Bail amounts are set by the Superior Court of that county and the bail schedule 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 National City can be found HERE.

How Much is a Bail Bond in National City

Once you've been charged with a crime in National City, the bail schedule will 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. The full bail schedule for San Diego County can be found here.

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.

Bail Bonds In National City

Bail bonds are 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 appears 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 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 National City for many years and understands how to get you out of jail fast.

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!

PC 1275 Hold on Bail

If you or a loved one needs to post bail, but find that there is a PC 1275 Hold placed on your bail, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds right away for help in sorting the matter out. Call (844)400-2245

What is a PC 1275 Hold?

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.

Bail is offered as a way to ensure that an individual shows up for all of the court proceedings surrounding his or her charges. The court assumes that illegal funds being used to pay for bail means that they won't care enough about the money to continue to appear for court proceedings, should the court allow them to be free on bail.

PC 1275 Hearings

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. (844)400-2245

Removing a PC 1275 Hold

Once the judge has determined that the money being used to post your bail or bond has not been obtained through illegal sources, he or she will lift the 1275 Hold and you or your loved one will be able to post bail.

Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds for help in clearing up matters regarding a 1275 hold. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed bail bondsmen are standing by, to help you post bail and get back to your home and family, as soon as possible.

Call (844) 400-BAIL (2245) Today!

DUI Laws In National City, 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 an 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 National City

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 National City

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!

Domestic Violence in National City - 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
  • Coercion
  • Harassment
  • Economic control
  • threats and intimidation
  • Destruction of Property
  • Isolation

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.

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 National City

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 fast. Call (844) 400-2245 right away if you're arrested for domestic violence in National City.

Military Discount For Bail Bonds in National City

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. And 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. 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 National City

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 (844) 400-2245 for a bail bond company you can trust!