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ABOUT BONDS LOS ANGELES SERVICES
The Santa Ana Police Department, located at 60 Civic Center Plaza provides law enforcement services to the largest city in Orange County by population, with approximately 352,000 residents. Santa Ana Police Department is the largest municipal police agency in Orange County. The Santa Ana City Jail is a Type II facility, located at 62 Civic Center Plaza and does accept bail bond postings directly with the Department. Bail Bonds DIRECT® has bail agents that are available to post bail bonds at the Santa Ana Police Department City Jail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. We have agents locally who can meet with you in a matter of minutes within your initial phone call to us. Depending on your circumstances, we can even complete the bail bond process via telephone, email and/or fax. If you have a loved one in custody at the Santa Ana Police Department jail, call Bail Bonds DIRECT® Santa Ana office and we will act quickly to bail them out. We have one of the fastest bail bond release options available in any city throughout Southern California. Our entire bail process consists of approximately 30 minutes of explaining the process, filling out the required paperwork, qualifying you and posting the bond.
Bail Bonds DIRECT® Santa Ana bail agents understand this is an uncomfortable, stressful and frightening time for you. We are here to offer free bail information and make this process as easy and understanding for you as possible. Some of the information we can provide include:
(1) booking information
(2) case information
(3) warrant information
(4) court appearance locations
(5) date to appear in Court
(6) charge(s) and
(7) bail amount(s)
Below is more specific information to help guide and assist you.
Santa Ana City Jail is a Type II holding facility with approximately five hundred (500) beds. The Jail facility has a contract with the U.S. Marshal to hold inmates pertaining to immigration and customs enforcement, state parole, drug court and California Youth Authority, as well as courtesy holds for other agencies. As such, if an individual has been arrested by the Santa Ana Police Department, they usually will transfer the inmate within fifteen (15) hours of arrest. In instances, they may hold the arrestee until his or her arraignment date. An arraignment is the first Court appearance the arrestee will make, usually where they will plead guilty or not guilty, and be given a new Court date to appear. If the individual was arrested for a misdemeanor, he or she will have their arraignment the day after they have been arrested. If the individual was arrested for a felony, he or she will have their arraignment on the second day after his or her arrest, both not counting weekends and holidays. After the arraignment, the individual will be transferred to Orange County Main Jail/Central Jail Complex in Santa Ana, California. There are instances where the Santa An City Jail will not hold an arrestee and instead transfer them immediately to Orange County Main Jail/Central Jail Complex in Santa Ana, California. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, medical care requirements, the arrestee needs to appear in another Court besides Central Justice Center in Santa Ana and jail overfill. The transfer process is explained more in detail below.
About The Transfer Process
Once an individual has been arrested in Santa Ana, California, they are taken to the City Jail at 62 Civic Center Plaza for booking. Upon arrival, the individual is classified by the alleged crime(s) they are accused of (penal code, vehicle code, health and safety code, business and professions code, etc.). The County of Orange has a pre-determined bail schedule that is the basis for the amount of bail that is set, determined by the violating code (look up a code). Once the bail amount is assigned, the arrested individual has his or her fingerprints taken on a machine called a live scan. The live scan is connected to the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) national database. The live scan and DOJ compares records and will report if the arrested individual has any warrants, bail holds and/or aliases to the Santa Ana Police Department. Upon completion of the live scan and the returned results, the arrestee has then “cleared fingerprints” and is ready to be bailed/bonded out as long as there are no “holds”. If a hold is placed, it means the arrestee is unable to bail/bond out because another law enforcement agency, parole/probation officer and/or Judge has Ordered that the person be held without the option to bailing/bonding out until they make at least one Court appearance.
If the individual has cleared fingerprints, Bail Bonds DIRECT® can post the bail bond directly with the Santa Ana Police Department and the individual will be released and free within 15-30 minutes. We understand that it is not always an easy decision whether to bail someone out; but it is important to contact us as soon as possible from the time you are aware that your loved one has been arrested. This is so that in the case you do wish to bail them out, we can begin the process quickly and efficiently by notifying Santa Ana PD that the individual arrested will be bailed out and there is the possibility that we can request that they hold them at the City Jail rather than transferring them if a transfer is required, as stated above. After the arrestee has appeared at his or her arraignment, they will be transferred to the Santa Ana Jail on the same day. The Orange County Main Jail/Central Jail Complex is a maximum security correctional facility that holds approximately 5700 male and female inmates. If and/or when the arrestee is transferred, it often takes 6-12 hours to process the inmate at the Santa Ana Jail, where they will go through the booking process once again. Although the arrested individual may have already “cleared fingerprints” at Santa Ana PD, they will need to clear the system again at the Santa Ana Jail, where it takes significantly longer due to the high capacity of inmates. After they have completed the booking process at Orange County Main Jail/Central Jail Complex, Bail Bonds DIRECT® is then able to post the bond at the Cashier’s Office of the Santa Ana jail. After the bond has been posted, it then takes another 6-12 hours approximately for the individual to be released. This process is long, draining and frustrating.
Avoid The Long Drawn Out Process
In order to avoid a circumstance that your loved one may require a transfer to the Orange County Main Jail/Central Jail Complex, located at 550 North Flower in the city of Santa Ana, and enduring the drawn out process there, Bail Bonds DIRECT® can work directly with the Santa Ana Police Department City Jail to keep the individual at the City Jail pending a bail bond posting. Once you become aware of the arrest, despite not feeling sure of your decision to hire our services, we offer a free consultation/free bail information and will contact the Santa Ana City Jail to inquire on the arresting charges, the bail amount and request they keep the inmate at the City Jail rather than immediately transferring them to the Orange County Main Jail/Central Jail Complex if they so require. Once we obtain the bail information, we will call you back and discuss your options. If you are low on finances for the Santa Ana bail bond, we can still help. In addition to taking all major credit cards, we offer payment plans with no financing costs depending on your credit rating.
If you have made the decision to bail your loved one out, we have professional Santa Ana bail bond agents to meet with you and take you through the process quickly. Upon posting the bail bond, the arrestee will be released from the City Jail within 15-30 minutes. We will receive a Court appearance date that is predetermined by the Jail, usually within one month of the arrest date. Individuals arrested in Santa Ana, California will most likely appear at the Central Justice Center located at 700 Civic Center Drive in the city of Santa Ana. Upon his or her release, our bail agent will meet with the arrested individual, go through the required paperwork with him or her, notify them of their Court Appearance and any other requirements our office may implement.
Bail Bonds DIRECT® Santa Ana office understands you have many options/choices in deciding which Bail Bond Company to work with. We ask that you simply contact us, speak with one of our agents and give us the opportunity to make this bail bond process calm, comfortable and FAST for you and your loved one.