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.
The South County Courthouse is located at:
(619) 746-6200 – General Information
Parking at The South County Courthouse
Public parking is available around the courthouse and metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the courthouse.
Jury Service at the South San Diego Courthouse
Jury service is a duty of citizenship and jurors are chosen from DMV and voter registration roles within the county. If you are summoned for jury service, but fail to meet the requirements, you should complete the disqualification portion of the summons and mail it to the court, or click HERE.
You may request a postponement of your service to for up to six months, if you are unable to complete your jury service when summoned. Click HERE to request a postponement of your service. You may also request to transfer your service to a different location within the county. Call (619) 450-5757, Monday through Thursday, from 10 am to 3:30 pm to speak to the Deputy Jury Commissioner about transferring your service.
The South County Courthouse is a part of the “One-Trial” jury service program. Under the “One-Trial” term of service, jurors are placed on call for five days. During this time, the prospective juror is required to call in to receive instructions on whether or not he or she must report for service the next day.
Once the juror has been instructed to report to the court, and if selected to serve on a jury, the obligation is fulfilled upon the conclusion of the deliberation, whether a verdict is reached, or not. The obligation is also fulfilled at the end of the five days, if the juror has not been asked to report for service, or if asked to report but not selected to serve on a jury.
When reporting for service, a person should be prepared to accept a jury trial. The average trial lasts 3 – 7 days.
For more information about Jury Service at the South County Courthouse in San Diego, call (619) 450-5757. Recorded information is available 24-hours a day. To speak with a clerk, call between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on Friday.
How is Bail Set at the South County Courthouse?
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. You may also find the Felony Bail Schedule for San Diego County HERE.
How Much Is Bail at the South County Courthouse in San Diego?
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 fro 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 at the South County Courthouse in Chula Vista?
For many people, it can be difficult to come up with the entire amount of money that is due for bail. Not only is a great deal of money involved, but that money will be tied up with the court system for a long time. Some cases can take over a year to come to an end. After the case has ended, it can sometimes take some time to get the money back from the court system.
Most people, facing a substantial amount of bail, just don't have the cash to pay the bail outright. A person can post property as a form of bail, but the amount of value in the property has to be double the value of the bail being s ought. Often, it's easier to get help from a bail bondsman like Mr. Nice Guy (844)400-2245.
Professional Bail Bonds at the South County Courthouse
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.
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DUI and DUI of Drugs Bail Bonds in Chula Vista, CA
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 can not be detected by a breathalyzer.
You will likely be arrested for DUI of Drugs, if the officer thinks that drugs are making you unable to operate a vehicle in a safe way. Unlike a DUI of Alcohol charge, there is no legal threshold that has to be met in order to charge someone with DUI of Drugs. If a person is operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner, with any amount of drugs in their system whatsoever, then they can be charged with DUI of Drugs.
When you are arrested for DUI of Drugs, you'll be taken to a detention facility, or jail, 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 (844) 400-2245, have your name, location, and booking number ready for fastest service.
Marijuana Bail Bonds in San Diego County
On November 8, 2016, California voters said “Yes” to Proposition 64, paving the way for the recreational use of pot by adults. Adults are defined as being persons 21 years of age or older. California's marijuana law also makes it legal for weed to be sold in the state but only by licensed businesses. Therefore, anyone caught in possession of marijuana, in excess of a few ounces, or marijuana that is separated out into baggies for individual sale or distribution, can still be charged with violating Health and Safety Code 11359, if they do not also have a license to sell Marijuana in California. This code provides criminal penalties for people caught carrying, transporting, or selling marijuana without a license.
If you need Marijuana Bail Bonds, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245.
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.
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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.
Domestic Violence Bail Bonds in Chula Vista
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.
After you are charged with domestic violence and booked into jail, the jail will have a list of bail amounts based on the crime for which you are charged. The authorities at the detention facility should be able to tell you how much the bail is for the specific domestic violence charges that you are facing. If you have the cash to pay your bail, or have property to secure it, you can be on your way.
However, it is a common practice for law enforcement to charge you with the most serious crimes you could possibly be guilty of, knowing that it is likely they will be pleaded down to lesser charges during the court proceedings. This can result in a bail amount that is much higher, possibly more than you can easily pay. In this case, you will want to reach out to a bail bond company like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bond. Mr. Nice Guy will post your bail for a fraction of the cost of bail. The cost of bail bonds is typically 10% of the total cost of bail. Call now, or start the bail bond process online. Call (844) 400-2245
Best Rates on Bail Bonds at the South County Courthouse
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds offers financing options for bail bonds as low as 1% down. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed bail bond agents will work with you to find a payment plan to get you out of jail and back home to friends and family as quickly as possible.
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Bail Bond Payment Options for the South County Courthouse in Chula Vista
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. Payment options that require as little as 1% down can be arranged with Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds.
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds accepts all major credit cards, PayPal, bitcoin, and will work out a payment plan tailored to fit your needs.
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