San Luis Obispo also referred to as SLO is both a county in Southern California and the county seat of San Luis Obispo County. The City of San Luis Obispo is located along the Central Coast of California, about 190 miles north of Los Angeles. Home to more than 45,000 residents, San Luis Obispo enjoys a cool, Mediterranean climate with average temperatures in the seventies and more than 310 days of sunshine every year.
The San Luis Obispo area is a popular vacation destination. In fact, more than one in eight people in the City of San Luis Obispo are employed by tourism-related industries. The County of San Luis Obispo is also a favorite tourist destination, including the beaches near San Luis Obispo like Avila Beach, Cayucos State Beach, Morro Bay, and Oceano Dunes.
Law Enforcement in San Luis Obispo
Within the City of San Luis Obispo, law enforcement services are provided by the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD). The 59 sworn officers of the SLOPD are tasked with policing the 45,000 residents, as well as tens of thousands of visitors to the city. To manage the demands on the police force, the department has divided the city into thirteen distinct neighborhoods to identify community issues, concerns, and crime trends.
San Luis Obispo Police Department
1042 Walnut Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 781-7317 (Business Line)
(805) 781-7312 (Non-Emergency Dispatch)
In the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department provides law enforcement services from three locations throughout the county.
2099 10th Street
Los Osos, CA 93402
The North Station patrols from the Cuesta Grade to Camp Roberts and from the Los Padres mountains to the eastern county line.
356 N. Main
Templeton, CA 93465
The South Station patrols all areas south of Avila Beach.
1681 Front Street
Oceano, CA 93445
SLO City and County Jail
The County Jail is located in the City of San Luis Obispo. Anyone arrested in San Luis Obispo County will be transported there for processing and incarceration.
San Luis Obispo County Jail
1584 Kansas Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
If you are worried that someone you care about might be in jail in San Luis Obispo, you can check online by visiting this link. You will need the full name of the person you are looking for when searching online. You can also call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245 for assistance in locating someone who is in jail and help in getting them released on bail.
Visiting Someone at the San Luis Obispo Jail
If someone is arrested in San Luis Obispo, they will be taken to the county jail in San Luis Obispo. You may visit an inmate the jail by making an appointment online. You must check in at the jail at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your visit, but it is recommended to arrive 45 minutes early.
Inmates are allowed two one-hour visits per week. Generally, only one adult is allowed to visit at a time, though the adult may have children accompany them. Each adult must have a valid, government-issued ID. Driver’s licenses, DMV identification cards, military ID, passport, or immigration ID are acceptable.
Visitors must dress appropriately. Revealing clothing and clothes that contain gang symbols or colors, or foul language, will not be permitted. Visitors wearing such clothing will not be allowed to enter the visitation area. No personal property is allowed inside the visitation area.
Visitation can be denied if an inmate is under disciplinary measures, or if there are medical reasons. To verify visitation availability for a particular inmate, call (805) 781-4600.
Jail staff is not allowed to deliver messages taken over the phone. To get a message to an inmate, you must deliver them in person or through an attorney. A bail agent, like Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds licensed agents, may also deliver a message for you. For assistance in reaching an inmate at the San Luis Obispo Jail, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-BAIL.
Bail in San Luis Obispo
The bail schedule in San Luis Obispo is set by the Superior Court in that county. The bail schedule defines the standard bail amounts required for individuals to bail out of jail for various offenses. Each charge and/or enhancement carries its own bail requirement. To calculate the amount of bail required to get someone out of jail in San Luis Obispo, a person must add up all of the bail amounts for each charge and enhancement. The bail schedule is posted at the jail or it can be accessed online or by phone.
Often, bail is more than a defendant can easily produce. This is when you should call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. The licensed, professional agents employed by Mr. Nice Guy can help you arrange a bail bond and get someone out of jail for a fraction of the total cost of bail. For bail in San Luis Obispo, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245.
Bail Bonds in San Luis Obispo
Cash bail is money paid to the court to obtain a defendant’s release from jail. When a defendant cannot afford the entire cost of bail, a bail bond can be made to the court using a bail bond agent. A bail bond agent works with a surety company to help defendants get out of jail for a fraction of the out-of-pocket cost of cash bail. The bail bond is a promise to the court to pay the entire amount of the cash bail, should the defendant fail to uphold the terms of their pre-trial release.
In return for this promise to pay, the defendant pays the bail bond company a non-refundable fee, usually 10% of the total cost of the bail. Once the bail bond has been arranged, the defendant is free to return home, to work and go about daily life, until the legal case against them has been concluded.
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Cannabis Bail Bonds for San Luis Obispo
Medical marijuana, (or cannabis), has been legal in California since 1996. More recently, recreational cannabis use has been legalized in the state, as well. However, there are still circumstances that can land you in a world of trouble, if you fail to follow the guidelines regarding cannabis, its uses and regulations.
In November of 2016, California citizens went to the polls and voted “yes” on Proposition 64, which made way for the legal, recreational use of marijuana by adults. Adults are defined as being persons over twenty-one years of age. Persons under twenty-one are not allowed to possess or use marijuana, in any form, without being prescribed by a doctor.
Prop 64 made it legal for adults to possess and use cannabis for recreation. However, it maintained strict guidelines for the sale and distribution of marijuana. The sale of marijuana requires a state-issued license. If a person is caught with more than one ounce of marijuana, they could be charged with the intent to distribute. It is even more likely that they would be charged if the cannabis is packaged in small baggies or found with scales or other packaging paraphernalia. Also, if you are carrying marijuana and get stopped by authorities in an area where drug deals are known to take place or caught in the act of making a sale, you will most likely be charged.
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Marijuana Misdemeanor Charges - Misdemeanor HS11359
When marijuana became legal for personal and recreational use, it also became legal to sell marijuana but ONLY if you have a state-issued license to sell it. Violation of HS 11359 is possession of marijuana with the intent to sell it on the black market. This is a misdemeanor, for most defendants, and the penalties for possession, with the intent to sell on the black market, are up to six months in county jail or a fine of up to $500.
Marijuana Felony Charges - Felony HS11359
- Under certain circumstances, the authorities can charge a defendant with a felony violation of HS11359, by charging them with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell it without a license. Selling without a license is a much more serious offense and carries with it much steeper fines and punishments.
- A person might be charged with felony possession of marijuana if:
- The person has multiple prior drug convictions.
- Persons with serious, violent, or sex crimes convictions.
- The arrest occurred in connection with a sale or attempted sale.
- The sale was being made to a person under the age of 18.
- The offense involves someone, over 21, employing or using a person twenty years of age or younger in producing, cultivating, or marketing marijuana.
Marijuana Bail Bonds in SLO
The bail amount for marijuana infractions is set by a bail schedule. The arresting officers or authorities at the San Luis Obispo Jail should be able to tell you how much your bail will be. Bail is the amount of money that the court holds onto in order to assure that you'll show up for all of your court appearances, arraignment, trial, etc. Once your case has made its way through the court system, and you've complied with all of your appearances, your bail money will be refunded to you.
If you have the cash money to pay your bail, you can pay it and be on your way. However, if you lack the cash to pay your bail in full, you can contact a bail bonds company to pay it for you. Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds is the number one bail bond company in Southern California, and they'll work hard to get you out of jail as soon as possible. The amount that you pay a bail bond company, like Mr. Nice Guys Bail Bonds, is generally 10% of the total amount of the cash bail. By using a bail bond company, you can get out of jail for a fraction of the cost of paying full bail.
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Federal Immigration Bonds in SLO
What happens when you, or someone you love, is arrested for being in the country illegally? The unknown is always scary. Here at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, we are available to help you and your loved ones navigate the Federal Bond process and to keep your family together as your immigration case makes its way through the immigration courts.
If you or a loved one do have a run-in with law enforcement officers, it's important to remember to stay calm. Don't struggle physically with the police, even if they feel they need to restrain you. By conducting yourself well with police, you'll put yourself in a better position to say that you are a benefit to the community when it comes time to defend yourself in deportation hearings.
Undocumented Immigrant Arrested in San Luis Obispo
If you are arrested by police, the arresting process should go something like this:
- A person is taken into custody.
- The defendant is fingerprinted and photographed.
- A warrant check is conducted, to determine if this individual is wanted for charges in any other jurisdiction.
- If the defendant is identified as possibly being in the country illegally, DHS/ICE is notified of their presence at the jailing facility.
- Criminal charges, if any, are filed.
- ICE places a “detainer” request for the individual, requiring the detention facility to hold the defendant for a minimum of 48 hours so that ICE can take custody.
- The defendant is transferred to a processing center.
Once the individual has been transferred to a processing center, ICE will conduct an investigation into the person's immigration status. The investigation includes checking for criminal history and can legally last forty-eight hours. However, the forty-eight-hour timeline doesn't include weekends or holidays and extensions are often granted if there is evidence of extensive criminal history, or if the necessary documentation needed to conduct the investigation is difficult to locate. In other words, the ICE investigation is supposed to last 48 hours but often takes longer.
While in DHS/ICE custody, the subject is assigned an Alien Registration Number, or “A number”, by which he or she will be identified for the remainder of their immigration case. If a person has been in custody with ICE before, the same number may be used. When contacting Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to help obtain the release of a friend or loved one on Immigration Bond, you will need this number to refer to the subject of the bail. DHS has thousands of people in custody and won't be able to provide the necessary information to Mr. Good Guy and his team of professionals, without that number.
Once the ICE investigation is completed, the defendant is turned over ERO, the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations. ERO manages and oversees the nation's immigration detention system. Once an individual is placed in ERO custody, they may be eligible for release while their immigration case makes its way through the court system. This process may take years, and if release is available, it is much better to be home with friends and family while waiting for your case to be heard, rather than sitting in jail, waiting to see what happens.
Immigration Bondsman in San Luis Obispo
Immigration bonds are a form of Federal Bonds and are somewhat different from the bail bonds required for local criminal charges. However, if any criminal charges were made at the time of arrest, a California State Appearance Bond would need to be made at the same time. The rates for Federal Bonds range from 12% to 20%, depending on the charges and the amount of the bond required. The premium for appearance bonds is 10%, though discounts can be negotiated for people who have retained a private attorney, members of the military, and members of some other groups.
SLO Bail Bonds
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