We offer 24 hour bail bonds services in Poway, California and the surrounding communities of San Diego County. In this article we will discuss frequently asked questions about bail bonds in Poway. If you require immediate assistance with posting bail for a loved one near Poway, please feel free to call us 24/7. We have local bilingual bail agents standing by to take your call and assist with all bail bond matters.
Where to post a bail bond in Poway, California
Law enforcement in Poway is provided by contract through the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. Poway enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in the county, thanks to the 45 sworn officers and 6 civilian employees, who provide peacekeeping services out of the Poway Substation.
Poway Police Department (SDSD Poway Substation)
13100 Bowron Road
Poway, CA 92064
Poway City Jail
There is no city jail in Poway. If a person is arrested in Poway, CA, they will most likely be taken to the Vista Detention Facility for booking and incarceration.
Vista Detention Facility
324 S. Melrose Drive, #200
Vista, CA, CA 92081
(619) 936-0014 – Information and visitation
Who’s in Jail in Poway?
To find a friend or loved one being held by law enforcement in Poway, 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 Poway
The fastest way to get out of jail, after an arrest in Poway, is to post bail. Cash bail is a system that has been used to obtain a release from jail in the United States since before the Revolutionary War. Cash bail is money deposited with the court system as a promise of cooperation from the defendant to comply with all of the terms of his or her pretrial release. Upon completion of the legal proceedings, the money is returned to the person who paid it to the court.
How Much is Bail in Poway
Once you've been charged with a crime in Poway, the bail schedule for each crime should be posted at the jail where you are booked. 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.
Figuring out how much bail will be required to get a person out of jail can be confusing. If you need assistance in determining how much bail you need, Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can be of service. The licensed, professional bail bondsmen that work with Mr. Nice Guy can help you navigate the bail system and get out of jail as fast as possible.
Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (619) 777-7119 or toll-free at (844) 400-BAIL for help with bail in Poway.
Bailing out of jail for a DUI in Poway
If you are operating a vehicle and driving erratically, you could be pulled over for a traffic violation. If the officer has reason to suspect that you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she will administer a field sobriety test. If the officer suspects the presence of alcohol in your system, you may be asked to take a breathalyzer test. If the officer suspects the presence of drugs in your system, you may be required to take a blood test, since drugs cannot be detected by a breathalyzer.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in every state in the Union, however, the laws in California are some of the most strict, carrying some of the steepest penalties for the offense. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can help you get out of jail if you're charged with DUI. Call the licensed, professional bail bondsmen at (844) 400-2245 for DUI Bail Bonds today!
DUI With Great Bodily Injury
California Vehicle Code 23153 VC deals with injuries caused by a person driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Code 23153 VC reads:
"(a) It is unlawful for a person, while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. (b) It is unlawful for a person, while having 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. . . . (e) It is unlawful for a person, while under the influence of any drug, to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver."
Reckless Driving Charges (VC 23103)
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 and is often applied when the person in question has been drinking and driving.
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!
Drunk & Disorderly (PC 647)(f)
One of the most common charges for which a person might be arrested 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 Poway
If you are operating a vehicle and driving erratically, you could be pulled over for a traffic violation. If the officer has reason to suspect that you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she will administer a field sobriety test. If the officer suspects the presence of drugs or alcohol in your system, you may be asked to take a breathalyzer test or blood test.
When you are arrested for DUI or DUI of Drugs in Poway, you'll be taken to the Vista Detention Facility and booked for your charges. This process can take several hours and includes taking a photo and fingerprints. Once you've been booked, you'll be assigned a booking number.
You'll be allowed to make several phone calls. Use one of these phone calls to call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, to begin the process of getting you out of jail fast. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed bail bondsmen will work hard to get you out of jail, as quickly as possible. When you call (619) 777-7119 or toll-free (844) 400-2245, have your name, location, and booking number ready for fastest service.
Outstanding Warrant Arrest in Poway
Sometimes minor offenses (or no offense at all) can result in an arrest if you have an outstanding warrant against you. Even small offenses that have been forgotten about, which 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 Poway
Relationships are a rewarding part of our lives, but they can also be difficult at times. Sometimes, when emotions run high, arguments get out of hand. If and 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.
Domestic Violence Will 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 Poway, 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.
What is Domestic Violence? - 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
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. However, it is sometimes called:
- Corporal Injury of Spouse
- Corporal Injury of a Cohabitant
- Domestic Abuse
- Spousal Abuse
- Violation of Penal Code 273.5
Corporal Injury Charges – PC 273.5
Corporal injury, or more specifically “corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant,” is defined by California law as “willfully inflicting a physical injury that causes a 'traumatic condition' on an intimate partner.” Let's define a few of these terms, to understand better what could be considered corporal injury.
Who Qualifies as an Intimate Partner?
- A spouse
- A Former Spouse
- A Cohabitant (someone you live with)
- A Former Cohabitant (someone you used to live with)
- A Boyfriend (including same-sex boyfriends)
- A Girlfriend (including same-sex girlfriends)
- A Fiance'
- A Former Fiance'
- The Parent of Your Child
In other words, anyone you have had a romantic or intimate relationship with, at any point, for any length of time, would be considered an intimate partner.
What is considered a “physical injury?”
- Any Injury That Leaves a Mark, Such As A Bruise Or Cut
What is a Violation of PC 273.5?
Penal Code 273.5 reads: "(a) Any person who willfully inflicts corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a victim described in subdivision (b) is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000) or by both that fine and imprisonment. (b) Subdivision (a) shall apply if the victim is or was one or more of the following: (1) The offender's spouse or former spouse. (2) The offender's cohabitant or former cohabitant. (3) The offender's fiancé or fiancée, or someone with whom the offender has, or previously had, an engagement or dating relationship, as defined in paragraph (10) of subdivision (f) of Section 243. (4) The mother or father of the offender's child.”
Domestic Violence Bail Bonds in Poway
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 Poway.
Child Endangerment Bail Bonds
PC 273(a) is the Penal Code that makes endangering a child a crime in the State of California. Sometimes, child endangerment is also referred to as Child Abuse. However, this is incorrect. The charge of child abuse is a violation of Penal Code 273d, which makes it a crime to physical harm or abuse a child. But, someone who is charged under the child endangerment code, PC 273a, need only have put a child in POSSIBLE danger.
Charges Related to Child Endangerment
- Child Neglect PC 270 – Failure To Provide Care For A Child
- Failure to Pay Child Support or Spousal Support – PC 270(f)
- PC 270.1(a) – Failure to Supervise a Child’s School Attendance – Truancy
- Child Abandonment or Neglect – PC 270.5 (a)
- Corporal Injury of a Child (Child Abuse) – PC 273(d)
Child Endangerment as an Enhancement
Often, child endangerment is not the primary charge against someone or the root reason for interaction with the police. Many time, child abuse or child endangerment is either discovered as a result of investigating another charge or added on as an enhancement to a charge.
Bail Bonds For Child Endangerment Charges
When the amount of bail needed to get out of jail is more than a person can easily pay, a bail bondsman can be of service. 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.
California state law requires that the bail bondsman charge a 10% premium on bail, in order to post your bond. Sometimes that's just more than you can afford. Mr. Nice Guy understands that bail can be expensive. There are agents standing by at locations near you, to help you get out of jail for a fraction of the cost of bail. If you can't afford the premium, don't sweat it! Mr. Nice Guy has payment plans that can help get you out of jail today, back to work tomorrow, and you can pay as you can afford it.
For more details on bail bonds for child endangerment charges, call Mr. Nice Guy at (844) 400-2245.
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 Poway
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 Poway
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds 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!