Oceanside Bail Bonds

Bail Bonds in Oceanside, California

Oceanside, CA was originally settled by Spanish missionaries based at Mission San Luis Rey de Francia along the banks of the San Luis Rey River. In 1888, the city was incorporated by Andrew Jackson Meyers, an Illinois native who envisioned Oceanside as a beachside tourist destination. The residential growth of the city was slow until the establishment of Camp Pendleton, during World War II, when Oceanside became home to many U.S. Marine Personnel and the families of those stationed at Camp Pendleton.

Today, Oceanside is a popular tourist destination and home to more than 160,000 residents, the third largest city in San Diego County by population. The City enjoys a semi-arid climate, kept cool by the coastal currents. The average temperatures range from the mid-sixties to the upper seventies, receiving approximately 10 inches of precipitation each year.

Camp Pendleton Near Oceanside

Camp Pendleton is the largest Marine Corps bases in the United States. Located just north of Oceanside, CA, the base has been training U.S. Marines since 1942. The base was named for Major General Joseph Henry Pendleton, a man who had been advocating for a West Coast Training Center for the Marines for a long time.

In February 1942, the Marines announced the development of a new training facility in California on the more than 125,000 acres that had once been a part of the Rancho Santa Margarita Las Flores, between Oceanside and San Juan Capistrano. The construction of the training base was completed in a record five months, allowing President Roosevelt to dedicate the base in September of 1942. Training during World War II included amphibious tractor training, beach battalion school, landing craft school, amphibious communications, and medical field service.

Today, Camp Pendleton is one of the busiest military bases, not just for the Marine Corps but within the entire Department of Defense. The rugged, undeveloped coast region supports a variety of training, including Assault amphibian schools, Infantry training, field Medical Training, and the Marine Corps University. The base provides training and support to other divisions of the DOD, as well, training active and reserve Army and Navy units, as well as providing training for local law enforcement and state agencies.

Home to the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 11th, 13th, and 15th marine Expeditionary Units, the MEF Headquarters Group, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liason Company and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, the residential population of Camp Pendleton is more than 38,000, with more than 70,000 military and civilian personnel who work on-base making their home in the surrounding communities. The City of Oceanside provides housing and employment for many of the civilian members of military families based at Camp Pendleton.

Visiting O’Side

Oceanside, California, affectionately called O’side by those who love to live there, bills itself as the epitome of SoCal beach towns, offering a variety of attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy. Visitors to O’Side can find coastal bike trails that range from relaxing beach cruises to rugged, skill-building, mountain climbs. Bicycling is such a draw for the City of Oceanside, that the city provides bike repair stations at intervals along the marked biking paths.

Oceanside, CA offers a little more than three miles of California Coastline, featuring a variety of beach experiences. The Oceanside Pier is the longest wooden pier along the West Coast. Visitors to the pier can fish, watch birds and sea-life, or eat at the famous Ruby’s Diner, located at the end of the pier. At Harbor Beach, Oceanside’s largest beach, visitors can enjoy surfing, swimming, sunbathing, and volleyball. Harbor Beach offers picnic tables with barbecue grills, restrooms, showers, and fire rings. The Harbor also offers shopping, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, and kayak rentals.

For the beer lover visiting the California Coast, O’side offers a number of local pubs, dive bars, and microbreweries to experience and enjoy. Along the west side of “Hops Highway,” visitors will discover Oceanside’s craft beer breweries and taprooms.

Bagby Beer Company

601 S Coast Hwy

Oceanside, CA  92054

(760) 512-3372

Belching Beaver

1334 Rocky Point Drive

Oceanside, CA  92056

(760) 732-1415

Black Plague Brewery

2550 Jason Court

Oceanside, CA  92056

Breakwater Brewing

101 N Coast Hwy

Oceanside, CA  92054

Young and old, families to partiers, O’Side has something for everyone.

Law Enforcement in Oceanside

Law Enforcement for the City of Oceanside is provided by the Oceanside Police Department located on Mission Avenue.  The officers and civilian staff of the OPD provide peacekeeping services through a system of neighborhood resource centers located throughout the city and utilize a team of volunteers to take reports and conduct wellness and vacation checks.

Oceanside Police Department

3855 Mission Avenue

Oceanside, Ca  92058

(760) 435-4900

Police Beach Facility

122 North The Strand

Oceanside, CA

(760) 435-4962

Downtown Resource Center

401 Mission Avenue #C-122

Oceanside, CA

(760) 757-3627

Oceanside City Jail

There is a small city jail located inside the Oceanside Police Department on Mission Avenue. The small holding facility is not designed for long-term incarceration and the defendants will be transferred from Oceanside to one of the larger, county facilities as soon as possible after booking if bail is not posted.

Oceanside City Jail

3855 Mission Avenue

Oceanside, Ca  92058

(760) 435-4900

After booking, if bail is not posted, the defendant may be transferred to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department detention facility in Vista, CA. The Vista Detention Facility is located on Front Street and serves as the primary intake facility for male and female inmates in northern San Diego County. The Vista Jail processes approximately 69,000 bookings per year and houses as many as 944 inmates.

Vista Detention Facility

324 S. Melrose Drive, #200

Vista, CA, CA  92081

(619) 936-0014 – Information and visitation

To find a friend or loved one being held by law enforcement in Oceanside, CA, 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.

Who Sets Bail in Oceanside, CA?

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 HERE.

How Much is Bail in Oceanside, California?

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.

Court Hearings for Oceanside, CA

If you or someone you love is charged with a crime in Oceanside, your case will likely be heard at the North County Courthouse in Vista, CA. The North County Courthouse 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

DUI Laws In Oceanside, 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 to 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 Oceanside

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 Oceanside

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 Oceanside – PC 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

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

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 Oceanside

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 Oceanside.

Assault and Battery Bail Bonds in Oceanside

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.

Battery Charges – PC 242

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:

  1. The act must be willful and unlawful
  2. Force or violence is used
  3. 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. 

Assault Charges - PC 240

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:

  1. There must be an unlawful attempt
  2. There must be ability
  3. 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.

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:

  • Knives
  • Guns
  • Hammers
  • Screwdrivers
  • 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 Oceanside

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.

Bail Bond Payment Plans in Oceanside

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 Oceanside, 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!