Has Your Friend Or Family Member Been Arrested?
We’ll Come to Your Doorstep to Help You out in Getting Bail
The phone rings, and as you pick up the phone, the voice on the other end is of your loved one. The voice is trembling with fear and informing you that he/she has been detained by the Newport Beach Police Department. This is terrible news to hear and you wish that you could do everything in your power to get your loved one out of jail. The problem is that you have never faced such a situation and are not sure what to do next. So many questions run through your mind and you are confused on what to do next. This happens to most of the individuals when faced with such a situation. This article is aimed at such individuals to inform them about the events leading from the arrest to the bailing out of a loved one. Laws differ from county to county, so we are going to be talking about Orange County in general and more precisely Newport Beach, California.
When a person is detained or arrested in Newport Beach, the officer puts the person in handcuffs and brings them to the precinct located at 870 Santa Barbara Drive in Newport Beach for further processing. The police officer present at the Department gathers personal information in order to identify the arrested individual. This identification includes the full name of the detained person, Social Security number, fingerprints and their mug shot. All of this is taken not only to identify the detained person, but to also check their criminal record if it exists in order to find pending warrants, cases, alias, etc.
After all this is done, the detained person is then locked up in a cell where he waits to be arraigned at the Newport Beach Superior Courthouse, also known as the Harbor Justice Center located at 4601 Jamboree Road near the Orange County Museum of Art between the 405 and 5 freeways respectively. This wait can typically range from several hours to a few days, depending on how crowded the jail is and the day of arrest. He is then transferred to a holding cell at the courthouse and is allowed to talk to an attorney to discuss further plans. If he/she cannot afford an attorney, he/she is required to notify the judge by filling out a financial statement and an attorney will be provided for them by the state. However, if he is able to afford an attorney, the attorney will go on record of representation. Regardless of this, the attorney will discuss his/her case with them and explore all the viable options before asking an opinion on how he/she should move forward.
When the defendant will be presented before the court, the judge will decide on whether he has committed a bail-able crime or not. If the crime is bail-able, the judge will decide on the bail amount. The attorney will consult with him and will try to reason with the judge to get him an OR, or if that is not possible, he’ll try to reason with the judge to set a low bail amount.
When the bail amount will be set, he will be required to pay the bail amount in order to be released. If he cannot afford the bail amount, then do not worry. All you need to do is call our Newport Beach Bail Bonds office.
We at the Newport Beach bail bonds office understand your pain and realize that you need the best professional help you can get in order to bail out your loved one as soon as possible. Our bail bond agents are thorough professionals who truly empathize with you and will do everything in their power to help you out in this difficult time. Our bail bond agents are available on call 24/7 throughout the week and are willing to meet up with you at the place of your choose to handle paperwork, preferably where the defendant is held.
If you are stuck in such a situation, do not hesitate to call us immediately at our 24/7 helpline at 949-205-4200 and one of our local bail agents will get to you right away.
Newport Beach Police Department Jail
870 Santa Barbara Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660