Bail Bonds Sonora

Bail Bonds in Sonora, California

At the intersection of State Highways 49 and 108 in Tuolumne County, lies Sonora, California. Both the county seat and the only incorporated city in the county, Sonora is home to approximately 5,000 people. Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Sonora experience hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters, with little or no snow.

Once a mining a logging town, Sonora now relies on tourism for the majority of its economic base. As the closest town to Yosemite National Park, Sonora serves as a supply point and lodging option for visitors to the park. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is also located near Sonora, in the unincorporated Jamestown community. The Railtown State Park operates the Sierra Railway, which once served the logging industry, running between the West Side Lumber Company mill in Tuolumne and the Pickering Lumber Company in Standard. The Sierra Railway has been featured in more than 200 movies since 1929 when the Gary Cooper film “The Virginian” was made using the Sierra No. 3.  Today, the “Movie Railroad,” as the Sierra Railroad is often called, provides 6-mile excursions along the rugged foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

Sonora, California was named after Sonora, Mexico, by the Mexican gold miners that worked there during the California Gold Rush. Once a booming mining town, Sonora’s size and regional important decreased as gold fever died down and miners moved on to easier methods of providing a living for themselves and families. Sonora is still home to a local museum that reminds residents and visitors of the Gold Rush days.

Visiting Sonora, CA

Today, the City of Sonora is a historic town full of art galleries, shopping boutiques, trendy restaurants and bars. Thousands of visitors are drawn to Sonora each year as the city hosts a variety of festivals and fairs. The Celtic Faire in March and the Spring Festival in April kick off a year of events in Sonora that keep locals and visitors alike entertained and coming back for more. From the end of May through the middle of October, the Sonora Farmers Market operates every Saturday, from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Theall and Stewart Street. At the Farmer’s Market, visitors will find fresh produce, arts and crafts, and home bread, pies, and other goodies fresh from the oven. Other events in Sonora, CA include the Mother Lode Fair in July, the All Hallows Fantasy Fair in October,  and the Sonora Christmas Craft and Music Festival in November/December.

Law Enforcement in Sonora, California

Law enforcement services in Sonora, CA are provided by the Sonora Police Department on South Green Street. The small department includes a staff of 14 sworn officers, including the police chief, and eight civilian employees. The Sonora Police Department encourages community volunteers to assist them in keeping the peace in Sonora.

Sonora Police Department

100 South Green Street

Sonora, CA  95370

(209) 532-8143

In the unincorporated areas of Tuolumne County surrounding Sonora, law enforcement services are provided by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department, also based in Sonora. Located on Lower Sunset Drive in Sonora, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for patrol and law enforcement throughout the county and for maintaining the county jail in Sonora, as well.

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office

28 North Lower Sunset Drive

Sonora, CA  95370

(209) 533-5855

Sonora City Jail

If you or someone you love is arrested in Sonora, California, they will be taken to the jail in Sonora on Yaney Avenue. There, the arrested individual will be “booked” on charges and incarcerated until they can post bail or a bail hearing can be held.

Tuolumne County Jail

175 Yaney Ave.

Sonora, CA  95370

(888) 243-9939

Get Out of Jail in Sonora, CA

The fastest way to get out of jail in Sonora, CA is to post bail. Bail is a system used in the U.S. since before the Revolutionary War to provide a way for arrested individuals to get out of jail, work and support their families, as they await trial. Cash bail is money deposited with the court system, by the arrested individual or someone else on their behalf. The money is held by the court until the defendant has fulfilled all of the requirements of pre-trial release and their legal case has been resolved. Once the legal proceedings have been completed, the bail money is returned to the bail depositor, the person who paid the bail to the court.

How Much is Bail in Sonora, California?

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. Bail amounts range from the thousands to the tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars. The standard Felony Bail Schedule for Tuolumne County and the City of Sonora 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. You may also call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245. Mr. Nice Guy and the licensed bail bondsmen who work with him can help you calculate the various charges and enhancements and find the total amount of bail that is required to get someone out of jail.

For help in posting bail in Sonora, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245.

Resisting Arrest in Sonora, CA

If you have to interact with police officers in Sonora, it is important to remember to stay calm. Resisting arrest is a serious offense that can land you in jail in a hurry! And, you don’t have to be actively resisting an “arrest” to be charged with resisting arrest. It is a violation of Penal Code 148(a)(1) which prohibits a person from resisting, delaying, or obstructing a law enforcement officer in the performance of his or her duties. This includes arresting someone, but can also include other activities like preventing an officer from investigating a crime, interrupting or interfering with an interrogation, or preventing an officer from monitoring a suspect. 

If you are charged with resisting arrest - PC 148(a), call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to help arrange to get out of jail fast! The professional bond agents with Mr. Nice Guy can work quickly to arrange bail and get you out of jail and back home.

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DUI in Sonora

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.

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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. "

VC 23152(e) – DUI of Drugs Charge

Driving under the influence of Drugs is a violation of the Vehicle Code 231452(e), which reads: “It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle.” It is very similar to driving under the influence of alcohol. One way that this charge differs from a regular “DUI” charge is that when an officer suspects the presence of drugs in someone's system, a breathalyzer test will not show drugs and a blood test will have to be ordered. Other evidence that can be used to charge someone with DUI of drugs includes the defendant's statements, behavior, and appearance.

VC 23152(e) – DUI of Drugs Charge

Driving under the influence of Drugs is a violation of the Vehicle Code 231452(e), which reads: “It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle.” It is very similar to driving under the influence of alcohol. One way that this charge differs from a regular “DUI” charge is that when an officer suspects the presence of drugs in someone's system, a breathalyzer test will not show drugs and a blood test will have to be ordered. Other evidence that can be used to charge someone with DUI of drugs includes the defendant's statements, behavior, and appearance.

Domestic Violence Charges in Sonora

California domestic violence laws state that it is illegal to use physical force or make threats of harm against an intimate partner. An intimate partner includes a spouse, former spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, former girl- or boyfriend, someone you date or used to date, same-sex partner, a person you live and have an intimate relationship, or used to live and have an intimate relationship, or someone with whom you have a child. In other words, if you have, or have ever had, romantic feelings for or an intimate relationship with someone and then become involved in any kind of force, you could be charged with domestic violence charges, and not just simple battery.

Examples of Domestic Violence 

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.Bail Bonds in Sonora

Mr. Nice Guy's licensed bail agents can process bail bonds for arrests throughout California and offers bail premiums as low as 7%* (the lowest bail bond rate allowed in California). No other bail bondsman can offer lower rates. In some cases, Mr. Nice Guy can set you up a payment plan for bail bonds with little or no money down.

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