Costa Mesa Police & Jail
Have you or a loved one been arrested by the Costa Mesa Police Department? We can help you make it through this difficult situation. At Steven Mehr Bail Bonds, we have a working relationship with both the courts as well as law enforcement. We understand how the system works and will be able to guide you through it. Call our office today at 800-834-8522.
Costa Mesa Police
The Costa Mesa Police Department and Jail facility is located at 99 Fair Avenue, in Costa Mesa, California. Law enforcement officers practice community oriented policing and work diligently to keep the residents of Costa Mesa safe. At Steven Mehr Bail Bonds, our agents have built a positive working relationship with Cost Mesa police officers. Being able to work hand in hand with them, gives our clients a chance to relax while we do our job. We know every step of their arrest process and what happens when you are taken to the jail, so we will be ready to post your bail when you get to the jail.
Costa Mesa Jail
The Costa Mesa Jail is located at the same location as the Police Department at 99 Fair Dr. The jail is a Type-1 facility. The facility is capable of housing 32 inmates who are either awaiting court or who have been sentenced for a short-term stay. Most inmates remain in the jail for 24 to 48 hours depending on when their hearing is scheduled or if they have already been sentenced. The facility is rather small and once a bail bond has been posted, the release process can take anywhere from 3 to 6 hours. Although the jail does get busy, most release times are rather reasonable with the defendant being released in a short period of time compared to larger jails in the area.
Your Right to Bail
Every citizen of the United States has the right to be able to post bond and obtain early release so they can return home to their family and their jobs. The only time bail can legally be denied is if the judge determines the defendant is a flight risk, they can committed a violent crime or have been charged with capital murder. In most cases, bail is determined by a pre-determined bail scheduled that assigns a particular amount to common charges according to their severity. At Steven Mehr Bail Bonds, our agents will help to protect your rights as the arrest process moves forward. Once the co-signer secures the bond, we will go to the jail, post the bail and obtain the release of the defendant.
Understanding the Bail Bonds Process
The bail bonds process is relatively simple. Once you have been made aware of an arrest, your first call should be to a bail bonds agent. You will be asked to provide information about the defendant, such as name, address, birth date and the nature of the charges. If you are missing vital pieces of information about the arrest and where it occurred, your bail bond agent can contact the local police department and find out what jail the defendant is being taken. While you are determining where the defendant is being held, the application can be filled out and the bond secured. Completing the application takes less than 30 minutes. Cash, credit/debit cards, money orders, cashier's checks and physical property are all acceptable forms of payment. The 10% premium collected by the bail bonds agent is put in place by the state and will not be refunded or negotiated.
As soon as the defendant has been booked, bail can be posted and the release process begins. In a small facility like the jail in Costa Mesa, the release time can be minimal, ranging from 2 to 3 hours, sometime less. When the defendant is released, the bail bonds agent will meet with them, as well as the co-signer to discuss the rights and responsibilities and make sure both parties fully understand their obligations. The co-signer must agree to be responsible for the full amount of the bail if something transpires that causes the defendant to not fulfill his obligations to the court or not appearing at their scheduled hearings. The defendant, on the other hand, must agree to abide by the stipulations of the court. This means appearing at all scheduled court hearings and attending any classes or testing that is required or requested by the court. If the defendant does not go to their hearing, the court has the right to order a warrant for their arrest. If the defendant is not returned to the jail in the allotted amount of time, the court has the right to revoke their bond and pursue the co-signer for the entire amount of the bond.
90 Years of Getting the Job Done
Call Steven Mehr Bail Bonds today at 800-834-8522! Our agents are available every day of the week, all year long. We will be there to help you no matter what time, no matter where. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our goal is to put your mind at ease and to help you get your loved one out of jail and back home where they belong. We will work with you to make sure your bail obligation is as affordable as possible. Call us today and let us help you get through this difficult period. We can help you get your life back on track!