Bail Bonds in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz is both a city and county in California. Santa Cruz is located along the coastline and is known for its pleasant climate, redwood forests, and as the home of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The County of Santa Cruz includes an additional eleven cities. These are: Scotts Valley, Mount Hermon, Pasatiempo, Watsonville, Davenport, Opal Cliffs, Lompico, Capitola, Brookdale, Zayante, and Glenwood.

Santa Cruz Law Enforcement

Law enforcement for  the City of Santa Cruz is provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department. Located at:

Santa Cruz Police Department

155 Center Street

Santa Cruz, CA  95060

Phone: (831) 420-5800

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department also provides law enforcement services throughout the county.

Santa Cruz Sheriff's Department

5200 Soquel Avenue

Santa Cruz, Ca  95062

Phone: (831) 471-1121

If you're concerned that someone you love is in jail in Santa Cruz County, California, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245. They can help you find your loved ones and get them home in record time. Or, you can also find them by searching the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's website or by clicking here.

Bail Bonds in the City of Santa Cruz.

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 Santa Cruz County and the City of Santa Cruz can be found here.

To figure the total amount of bail required for felony charges requires several steps, you can complete the worksheet found here.

Where is the Jail in Santa Cruz County, CA?

The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Department operates several jails within the county. They are located at:

Santa Cruz Main Jail

259 Water Street

Santa Cruz, CA  95060

Phone: (831) 454-7800

Blaine Street Facility

141 Blaine Street

Santa Cruz, CA  95060

(831) 454-2177

Rountree Medium Facility

90 Rountree Lane

Watsonville, CA  95076

(831) 454-7873

What if I Get Arrested in Santa Cruz?

If you find yourself having to interact with law enforcement in Apple Valley, CA, it is important to Remember:

  • Stay Calm!
  • Don't struggle physically with the police, even if they feel they need to detain you.
  • Don't yell, or shout obscenities, at law enforcement or any other party.
  • Try to remain reasonable.
  • Conduct yourself in a way that will allow the police officers to see that your conduct has only been what was required by the situation. Even if you are still arrested, your good conduct will leave you in a better position to bargain for a reduction in charges at a later date. And, at the very least, you run less of a risk of doing something that will lead to increased charges, like assault on a police officer.

If you are arrested the arresting officer should inform you of your Miranda Rights:

  • You have the right to remain silent – They can't make you talk, other than to provide your name, address, and show some sort of identification, upon request.
  • Anything you say can be used against you – If you choose to talk to the authorities, the statements you make can be used against you in court.
  • You have the right to an attorney – You can ask to have an attorney present while they question you. If you ask for an attorney but continue to talk to the officers, while you wait for your attorney, the answers you give can still be used against you.
  • If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you – If you cannot afford an attorney, but would like to have one, the court will appoint an attorney for you, free of charge.

If you are arrested, you will be taken to the County Jail on Water Street for booking. This is a detailed process that can sometimes take several hours. During this time, you will be given the opportunity to make phone calls. Use one of these phone calls to Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to start the process for getting you out of jail in a hurry.

Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245.

Who's In Jail in Santa Cruz CA?

If you're concerned that a friend or relative is in jail in Santa Cruz, you can find out by searching the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's website or by clicking here. You may also call the Sheriff's Department Jail Information Office at (831) 454-7800.

When a person gets arrested, the first thing on their mind is generally, “How can I get out of here, as quickly as possible?” The fastest way to get out of jail is to post bail. Bail is an amount of money that the court holds onto to ensure that a person will appear for court hearings and proceedings related to their criminal case. Once the charges against them have been resolved, the bail money is refunded to whoever posted the bail.

How Much Is Bail in Santa Cruz?

To find out how much bail is required to get out of jail, a person should ask to see the Bail Schedule. There should be a copy of the county bail schedule posted at every jail facility, but if there isn't one available, you can locate it here

To Calculate Bail:

  • Begin with the primary charge. This is generally the charge that carries the highest possible jail time and bail amount.
  • Add all enhancements.
  • Add any special circumstances.

This total is the amount that will be required to bail a person out of jail. Bail can be paid in cash or cashier's check, or property can be used as bond. If a property is used, however, the equity of the property must be quite a bit more than the amount of the bail.

Anyone can pay the bail for someone else to get out of jail. However, many people lack the cash funds to be able to just post bail out of pocket. This is where a bail bond company can be useful.

You can find the Santa Cruz County Felony Bail Schedule HERE and the Misdemeanor Bail Schedule HERE.

For help in determining the amount of bail and posting it faster, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. Mr. Nice Guy and his team of licensed professionals can help you bond out of jail for a fraction of the cost of paying your bail in full. Call (844)400-2245 to start the bail bond process immediately.

It is helpful to have the full name, birth date, and booking number when you call. This allows Mr. Nice Guy's licensed bail bondsmen post bail faster for you or your loved one. But, even if you don't have this information, call Mr. Nice Guy right away. One of the professional, friendly bail bondsmen at Mr. Nice Guy will have you or your loved one out of jail and back home to friends and family, as quickly as possible. Call (844) 400-2245 right away!

Bail Bonds at the Santa Cruz County Courthouse

The Superior Court of California in Santa Cruz has two locations throughout the area to serve the residents of Santa Cruz County. These include:

Santa Cruz County Courthouse

701 Ocean Street

Santa Cruz, CA  95060

(813) 420-2200

Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday - Friday

Watsonville Courthouse

1 Second Street

Watsonville, CA  95076

(831) 786-7200

Phone: (415) 551-4000

Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can be there to help you negotiate the bail bond process at any Santa Cruz County Courthouse location. For help with Bail Bonds at the Santa Cruz County Courthouse, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245.

How to Bail Someone Out of Jail in Santa Cruz

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 sought. Often, it's easier to get help from a bail bondsman like Mr. Nice Guy (844)400-2245.

Bail Someone out of jail for no money down! Mr. Nice Guy can work with you to set up a payment plan that requires no money down. Your job is your credit!

Mr. Nice Guy is experienced in posting all types of bail bonds, from local appearance bonds to federal immigration bonds. And, the friendly agents at Mr. Nice Guy understand that you don't always have the money on hand to pay the bail bond premium. If you have a job, or can show the means to repay down the road, Mr. Nice Guy will work with you to create a payment plan for the bail premium the law requires. Call (844) 400-2245 Today!

Is Cannabis Legal in Santa Cruz 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.

Can I be Arrested for Marijuana in Santa Cruz?

Since it is legal to use Marijuana, for medical or recreational reasons, you won't be arrested simply for having marijuana on your person. However, if the authorities can make a case that you are carrying marijuana, with the intent to sell it to someone else, or that you were intending to share it with someone underage, you can be arrested and charged with several different crimes, depending on the circumstances.

Drug Bail Bonds in Santa Cruz

If you get arrested for drug violations and taken to jail, you'll be charged with a drug crime and booked. This is a process that involves a lot of paperwork, as well as taking your picture and fingerprints. During this process, you will be allowed to make several free phone calls to alert friends and family to your situation. Use one of these phone calls to call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, so that a member of his professional team can get started getting you out of jail right away. Call (844) 400-BAIL (2245) for Drug Bail Bonds.

Payment Plans for Bail Bonds in Santa Cruz, VA

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 1% down can be arranged with Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. Call (844) 400-BAIL to find out more!

How Much are Bail Bonds in Santa Cruz, CA?

The state of California requires that all bail bond companies charge 10% of the total amount of bail, in order to post bond for a defendant. The rates are set by statute, and all bail bond companies are required to charge the same amount.

California law allows for a discounted rate on bail bonds if the defendant retains a private attorney and pays the premium in full within 72 hours. These discounts are allowed for government union workers, members of the military, and AARP members. These discounts are determined by the surety company that is writing the bonds for the bail bond company.

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds uses a Surety Company that allows them to discount bail bonds to just 7% if the defendant retains a private attorney and pays the premium within the first 72-hours. There's no lower rate available, anywhere.

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds saves you money in other ways, as well.

Other companies charge hidden fees like:

  • Notary Fees
  • Travel Expenses
  • Posting Fees
  • Annual Premiums
  • Late File Premiums
  • Interest on Financing
  • Processing Fees

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds doesn't charge any of these fees. There is always just one flat rate, no interest, no hidden fees, no surprises. Other companies may advertise the same 10% rate that everyone is required to charge. But, what they don't tell you is all the other fees you'll end up paying. Mr. Nice Guy never charges these additional fees, so you'll end up paying a lower rate, no matter what the other guys are advertising.

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Federal Immigration Bonds in Santa Cruz

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.

Spanish speaking bondsmen are available and most other languages can be accommodated.

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Best Rates on Bail Bonds in Santa Cruz County

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.

Sometimes, Mr. Nice Guy can even find a way to offer a no-down payment necessary to get you out of jail with no money down! Each case is different, but Mr. Nice Guy's friendly, professional bail bondsmen are here for you, whatever your situation. Call them today for more information on no-down-payment bail bonds! (844)400-2245