Have you or a loved one recently gotten into some sort of legal trouble in Modesto, CA? If so, you came to the right place! At Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, we want you to know that you don't have to face this challenging time alone; we are here for you. Better yet, we are here for you without judgment. Regardless of the specific nature of the crime—domestic violence, assault and battery, a DUI that resulted in an accident, or something else—we can and will help you move on with your life. We are skilled, experienced, and licensed professionals.
Additionally, we sympathize with your situation and understand that you may be embarrassed or confused—let us guide you. If you’re ready to speak to a bail bonds agent in Modesto, CA, call us at 1-844-400-2245 to learn about your legal options. Or, if you just need information regarding bail bonds in Modesto, CA, keep reading!
Yet, if you want to be released from a Modesto, CA jail as quickly as possible, here’s what you need to do:
- Call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds
- Provide the name of the arrestee
- Electronically sign forms
- Pay the bond fee
- Wait for release
It’s true: The process can really be that simple—but only if you contact Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds in Modesto, CA today by calling 1-844-400-2245.
About Modesto Bail Bonds
Modesto, or the City of Modesto (officially), is the 18th largest city in the State of California and forms part of the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland Combined Statistical Area. Modesto is located in the Central Valley, 68 miles south of Sacramento and 90 miles north of Fresno.
Modesto was originally a stop on the railroad connecting Sacramento to Los Angeles. The city was officially founded in 1870 and was named in recognition of financier William C. Ralston’s modesty.
The city is home to the Gallo Family Winery, the largest family-owned winery in the United States. Additionally, Modesto has a large agricultural industry, which is based on the fertile farmland surrounding the city. Its tourist attractions include the McHenry Mansion, George Lucas Plaza, and the Gallo Center for the Arts. Modesto hosts music festivals such as SummerFest and the Downtown summer concert series. Notable people from Modesto include Jeremy Renner, Carol Channing, and George Lucas.
In 2019, Modesto had an estimated population of 215,196. In 2018, the crime rate was 882.21 per 100,000 population—a 9.11 percent decline from the previous year. On a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime), Modesto has a violent crime ranking of 46.6 and a property crime ranking of 62.8
When a crime occurs in Modesto, CA, it is very likely that an arrest will follow.
After an Arrest Occurs in Modesto, CA
After an arrest occurs in Modesto, CA, the arrestee will most likely be detained at the nearest police station (see below for the address). As mentioned above, Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds have a record of providing the following services for those arrested in Modesto, CA as a whole:
- Misdemeanor and Felony Modesto, CA Bail Bonds
- Traffic Bail Bonds
- Drug Offense Bail Bonds
- Domestic Violence Bail Bonds
- DUI/DWI – Drunk Driving Bonds
- Assault and Battery
- And More!
It’s important to know that the police department is equipped with the latest technology in vehicle identification, the Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR). Trained police officers verify ALPR responses retrieved from a statewide database of stolen vehicles, vehicles that were driven by suspended license drivers, and vehicles with outstanding traffic warrants or running violations. The vehicle-mounted ALPR system has the top capacity to scan 50 vehicle plates per minute. Back in the 1920s, there probably weren't fifty vehicles within miles of one another. Now it isn't difficult for them to drive through a row in a large parking lot and read hundreds of license plates in a single pass.
What should you gain from this knowledge? Simple: If you’ve been arrested in Modesto, CA, the next step is contacting Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds to better understand your legal options and learn about your bail options: 1-844-400-2245.
In most cases, the bail bonds can be posted with just a few signatures on the standard bail application forms (see our forms page). We can assist in looking up just about anything within the system and our licensed agents are prepared to answer questions you may have about our fees, the bond amount, payments, collateral, and the bail process, all in the strictest of confidentiality.
Finding the Modesto Jail
Depending on the specifics surrounding the arrest in Modesto, CA, and whether or not you plan to handle the issue yourself, you may want to take note of the contact information listed below. Most arrestees are initially confined at the Modesto Police Department.
Modesto Police Department
600 10th St.
Modesto, CA 95354
Open Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 5 PM
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department
250 Hackett Rd.
Modesto, CA 95358
Open Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM
You can post full bail in person for anyone incarcerated. You will have to find the arrestee, appear in person at their location with a money order, cash, and/or credit card, and then wait until the disposition of the complete case before receiving your bail investment back.
Before you commit to paying the full bail amount, ask whether or not there will be other expenses regarding this arrest: impound fees for a vehicle, attorney fees, and/or fines. If any of these fees will extend your current budget, consider a bail bond, like the ones offered by Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds.
Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitation rights at the jail may be restricted. You can visit this website or this one for up-to-date information from the police department and sheriff’s department.
Finding the Modesto, CA Courthouse
You may also need the address of the courthouse often used after arrests in Modesto, CA.
Stanislaus County Superior Court
800 11th St.
Modesto, CA 95354
The courthouse is open Monday – Friday, 8:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Again, due to COVID-19, it's recommended that you call the courthouse or visit its website—found here—for the latest information regarding appointments, self-help services, and parking.
Modesto, CA Bail Facts
Bail in Modesto, CA is a fixed sum of money that is assigned according to the arrest charges of an individual. If the sum of bail is provided by an individual or a family member or associate, the individual is released to conduct their personal business, continue work, seek legal advice, and go on with life while agreeing to comply with the court’s requirements.
Bail amounts are contingent upon the misdemeanor or felony nature of the charge, any warrants that may exist on the person's record, or any previous arrests and convictions of the same time. Bail bonds in Modesto, CA, like the ones provided by Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, offer you a lower capital outlay option. Bail bonds are usually a percentage of the bail with variable rates for producing the bail bond and variable charges.
For example, bailing someone out who has been arrested for domestic violence (a common charge, at the moment) in Modesto, CA would look like this:
- $10,000 for misdemeanor
- $50,000 for felony
At Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, we typically charge 7% on domestic violence cases. We also offer discounts, payment plans, and myriad of payment options, including major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Venmo, cash, wire transfers, Zelle, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies. You can pay for bail bonds online or over the phone.
Please, if you take just one thing away from this article, it should be this: Bail is a right—your right! Everyone’s right in Modesto, CA.
Bail is a right that is older than the US Constitution and has its own stated part within the 8th Amendment. In the past, it was designed to permit a person's freedom while the community waited for a magistrate or official to hear the case and decide upon the appropriate punishment or fines. This permitted the individual to at least secure personal obligations while waiting for the trial and sentence. In modern times, the delays in this process come from overloaded courts and not from waiting for legal authority to be available to preside over the case.
While a case awaits legal disposition (completion by trial verdict or plea deal or dismissal), the bail or bail bond is held. The monies are returned upon fulfillment of the legal obligations. Knowing that it could reasonably take months or longer for a court date, meaning you or a loved one could be stuck waiting in jail, it makes sense to pursue bail.
Remember, if you can’t afford the bail that is set on your own, then call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds in Modesto, CA at 1-844-400-2245 for an immediate consultation about bail bond options.
Domestic Violence in Modesto, CA
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.
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 a 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 Fiancé
- A Former Fiancé
- 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.”
Assault and Battery Charges in Modesto, CA
Assault and battery are often used together, which might lead you to think that the two charges are the same, or, at least, two parts of a single charge. However, the truth is much more complicated than that. While the two are related, and you could be charged with both, they are two distinct and separate crimes.
Battery Charges – PC 242
Battery is defined as the willful, unlawful use of force against another person. This is a violation of Penal Code 242 and must have three separate elements:
- The act must be willful and unlawful
- Force or violence is used
- The willful use of violence or force is used against another person.
In other words, you have to intend to use force or violence, it has to involve another person, but it doesn't have to actually cause any damage, injury, or harm. In fact, you don't even have to touch the body of the other person, in order to be guilty of battery. If you touch anything that is “intimately connected” to the other person, like their clothing or something they are holding, in a disrespectful or rude way, you could be charged with battery.
Assault and Battery – PC 243 (e)
When a battery is committed against a spouse, a person with whom the defendant is cohabiting, a person who is the parent of the defendant’s child, former spouse, fiancé, or fiancée, or a person with whom the defendant currently has, or has previously had, a dating or engagement relationship, the battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
If probation is granted, or the execution or imposition of the sentence is suspended, it shall be a condition thereof that the defendant participates in, for no less than one year, and successfully complete, a batterer’s treatment program, as described in Section 1203.097, or if none is available, another appropriate counseling program designated by the court. However, this provision shall not be construed as requiring a city, a county, or a city and county to provide a new program or higher level of service as contemplated by Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
Criminal Threats – 422
(a) Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her own safety or for his or her immediate family’s safety, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison.
(b) For purposes of this section, “immediate family” means any spouse, whether by marriage or not, parent, child, any person related by consanguinity or affinity within the second degree, or any other person who regularly resides in the household, or who, within the prior six months, regularly resided in the household.
(c) “Electronic communication device” includes, but is not limited to, telephones, cellular telephones, computers, video recorders, fax machines, or pagers. “Electronic communication” has the same meaning as the term defined in Subsection 12 of Section 2510 of Title 18 of the United States Code.
Crimes by and Against the Executive Power of the State – 69
(a) Every person who attempts, by means of any threat or violence, to deter or prevent an executive officer from performing any duty imposed upon the officer by law, or who knowingly resists, by the use of force or violence, the officer, in the performance of his or her duty, is punishable by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(b) The fact that a person takes a photograph or makes an audio or video recording of an executive officer, while the officer is in a public place or the person taking the photograph or making the recording is in a place, he or she has the right to be, does not constitute, in and of itself, a violation of subdivision (a).
Resisting Arrest Charges in Modesto, CA
Resisting Arrest – PC 148(a)(1)
Resisting arrest 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, which include arresting someone.
If you find yourself in the position of dealing with law enforcement officers, try to stay calm. The more you can keep a level head about yourself and act with restraint toward the police officers and the other party involved, the better things will go. It's important to remember to conduct yourself in such a way that the law enforcement officers don't see you as a threat. This keeps you safe, as well as putting you in a position to be able to calmly explain your side of things to the police.
When dealing with the police, remember:
- Cooperate with police officers, physically. Don't resist them, even if they feel the need to restrain you.
- Speak as calmly as possible, if you choose to answer their questions.
- Don't speak to or yell at the other party in the altercation.
- Conduct yourself in a dignified way, allowing the officers to see that your behavior was only what was necessary for self-defense.
If you are arrested and charged with battery, 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.
It is important to keep things from escalating in front of the police. If you get angry and strike out against a police officer, new and even more serious charges can be filed against you, including resisting arrest. Remaining calm and being physically cooperative will work in your favor, as you negotiate the legal path that lies ahead.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges in Modesto, CA
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 state prison.
Alcohol and Drug Charges in Modesto, CA
Offenses Involving Alcohol and Drugs – VC 23153
(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.
In any prosecution under this subdivision, it is a rebuttable presumption that the person had 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of driving the vehicle if the person had 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of the performance of a chemical test within three hours after driving.
About Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds in Modesto, CA
Headquartered in Santa Ana, with additional locations in both Laguna Woods and Laguna Beach, Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds is a team of licensed professional bail bond agents who can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We follow a professional code that dictates confidentiality and includes a no-fee consultation and promises the fastest and most reasonable financial alternatives to getting a family member out of trouble in a Modesto, CA arrest.
We guarantee that you won’t find another bail bonds agency in Modesto, CA that is as open and understanding as to the professional agents at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. Further, our only priority is you: making sure you feel comfortable and safe and are able to get out of jail on bail.
Our agents also have the means to authenticate the arrest, so it’s recommended that no immediate action be taken without verification. Flexible payment plans and financing options with no collateral are always available in Modesto, CA, as well as the surrounding communities. We are on your side, and we want this process to go as smoothly as possible for you and your family.
At any time—day or night—you can speak to a professional at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds by calling 1-844-400-2245. The process is simple, and the results will happen in the most cost-effective and fastest way possible. You won’t even have to leave your home in Modesto, CA for our professional assistance.
Please note that we offer flexible payment options, the ability to pay online or via phone, and give a discount for the following:
- Law Enforcement
- Union Members
- Health Care Workers
- Government Employees
- And Others (Inquire to see if you qualify)
Bails Bonds in Modesto, CA—Frequently Asked Questions
Below, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions regarding the entire bail process in Modesto, CA, as well as facts about Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. If you still have questions or concerns, please reach out to us by calling 1-844-400-2245.
Q: An arrest has just occurred in Modesto, CA. What happens to the arrestee?
A: Following an arrest, the arrestee is taken into a holding facility and the "booking" process takes place, including fingerprinting, mugshot, and a search for any existing warrants. The specific charges are then confirmed, bail is established, and both court dates and times are set. This can all take a few hours to complete.
Q: After an arrest occurs, what’s my next step?
A: If you or someone you know has been arrested in or near Modesto, CA, and you can’t afford bail, contact a Modesto, CA bail agent, such as the agents at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds.
Q: How can I get ahold of a Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds agent?
A: Call 1-844-400-2245 24-hours a day, for immediate assistance and professional guidance.
Q: How much do your services cost?
A: The price of our services will depend on the amount at which bail has been set. Our rates start as low as 7% of the bail amount itself—no hidden fees. We also offer payment plans and financing options with no credit checks. With more information regarding the arrest, we can offer a more specific figure.
Q: How long is bail valid?
A: Bail is often valid as long as the case lasts.
Q: What other options do I have besides using a bail agent?
A: If you do not wish to use a bail agent to get out of jail in Modesto, CA, your options are as follow:
- Pay the court or jail cash, which you will get back fewer fees or outstanding fines due to the court once the case has been completed.
- US Treasury Bond
- Real Property
- Stay in jail
Q: Once bail is posted, how long until the release occurs?
A: The time varies, but you can usually expect to be released from jail within 7 hours of bail being posted. Factors that could make the process longer include staff to inmate ratio and an overall number of inmates.
Q: What’s the difference between a good bail agent and a bad bail agent?
A: During your consultation with a bail agent (most companies should offer a free consultation, as Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds does), you can ask questions to get a better feel for the company's experience and expertise, such as:
- How long have you been licensed?
- Can you briefly explain your history?
- Where do you stand with the California Department of Insurance?
- Do you put your client first?
- What makes you stand out amongst other bail bondsmen?
Q: What if bail isn’t posted?
A: If you can’t or choose to not post bail, then you will remain in custody until your court date. Or, depending on the case specifics, the court may determine bail is not necessary, at which point you will be released.
Q: Why should I choose Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds in Modesto, CA?
A: At Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, we offer:
- Free consultations
- Cheap rates
- Payment options
- No credit checks
- Multiple locations
- Quick service
- 24/7 availability
Q: If I’ve been arrested for a DUI/DWI in Modesto, CA, can you help me?
Q: What areas do you have experience in?
A: The professional agents at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds have experience in the following areas:
- Misdemeanor and Felony Modesto, CA Bail Bonds
- Traffic Bail Bonds
- Drug Offense Bail Bonds
- Domestic Violence Bail Bonds
- DUI/DWI – Drunk Driving Bonds
- Assault and Battery
- And More!
Q: If I’m arrested in Modesto, CA, how can I pay for a domestic violence bail bond?
A: You can pay for a domestic violence bail bond in Modesto, CA via online or phone. Contact us at 1-844-400-2245 to learn more about our payment options.
Q: Someone I know has been arrested for domestic violence in Modesto, CA. How much does it cost to get them out of jail?
A: $10,000 for misdemeanor and $50,000 for felony. We typically charge 7% on domestic violence cases. We also offer discounts and payment plans.
Q: In Modesto, CA, can the victim of a domestic violence case bail the arrested person out?
A: Yes, in most cases, the spouse or partner is the person posting bail or contacting the bail bonds company. At Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds, we are confidential, with no judgment. We will not share your information with the courts, police, or anyone else.
Q: What kind of payment options are available for bail bonds in Modesto, CA?
A: We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Venmo, cash, wire transfers, Zelle, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies. You can pay for bail bonds online or over the phone.
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