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786 Arrested For DUI In OC

Posted on January 5th, 2012 by Tonya Page

Orange County law enforcement officials said they arrested nearly 800 people were on suspicion of DUI between Dec. 16 and Jan. 1.  This marks a year-on-year increase of 46 from the number persons arrested during the same period in 2010.

The OC Register has reported that checkpoints took place in Anaheim, Buena Park, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, La Habra, Laguna Niguel and Westminster and DUI Saturation Patrols were deployed in most cities throughout the county.

The crackdown, dubbed “Avoid the 38” involved Read more »

How Do I Resolve My Forfeited Bail Bond?

Posted on January 4th, 2012 by Tonya Page

This question comes from Trevor, who responded to our blog post “Does a Bondsman Keep His Fee if the Person Remains in Custody?

Question:  My bail bond was forfeited, when I became homeless and had to move out of state to put a roof over my head. The bondsman is attempting to sue my dad.  What can I do in order for them to come after me instead of my father?

Answer:  Trevor, the best thing to do would be to contact the bondsman who wrote the bond so that they may try to get you back into the court system.  The reason they are holding your dad liable is because he signed the bail bond contract, agreeing that he was taking responsibility for you to go to court for the entirety of your case.  Due to the fact that you have not appeared, he is legally and financially liable for the total bond amount.  Once you have contacted them, I would suggest you try to take financial responsibility as well, so that your dad is no longer liable.

What Happens to Bail Payments When Rearrested?

Posted on January 2nd, 2012 by Tonya Page

Today’s question comes from Kelly V.

Question: If a defendant is rearrested and is making his court appearances,  is he still responsible for his bail payments or am i as the indemnitor?

Answer:  First off, if a person who is out on bail is rearrested, the monies are still owed to the bondsman who bailed him out the first time regardless of: the recent arrest, if he/she is making his court appearances, or the outcome of the case.  This is an earned fee by the bondsman as soon as the person is released from jail.

Second, the person who signed the bail bond contract (also known as the indemnitor) not only takes responsibility for the defendant to appear to all scheduled court dates, but for Read more »

Amador County Bail Bonds

Posted on December 30th, 2011 by Tonya Page

If you’ve just learned someone you know has been arrested and taken to the Amador County Jail- try not to panic. We can help. Call 877-BAIL-BOND now to speak to an expert bail bondsman about Amador County Bail Bonds.

Persons arrested in Amador County are taken to the county jail.

Amador County Jail
700 Court St.
Jackson, CA 95642

At Tonya Page Bail bonds we have years of experience in helping people get their friends and loved ones out of jail.  We treat all of our clients with the utmost respect and will handle your situation confidentially. Learning someone you care for has been arrested can seem like the end of the world.  It doesn’t have to be. Let us help you understand how bail bonds work Read more »

LA Jail Oversight Commission Now Running

Posted on December 29th, 2011 by Tonya Page

A seven-member jail oversight whose job it is to investigate claims of inmate abuse and employee misconduct is now up and running. The committee members consist of a jail safety expert, a police chief, four retired judges and a pastor.

Controversy within the Los Angeles County jails has been making headlines for most of 2011. The L.A. Times has reported there have been “numerous cases of abuse and violence by deputies, including a rookie who resigned after he was allegedly told by a supervisor to beat a mentally ill inmate”.   They further point to disciplinary action against approximately 30 inmates since 2009, many of whom were accused for beating inmates or covering up abuse by other deputies.

Although the scope of the commission’s authority is somewhat hindered in that it is unable to mandate the unsealing of internal documents and cannot actually govern Los Angeles County jails, it will be able to Read more »

San Diego Sheriffs Department Offers Vacation Checks

Posted on December 28th, 2011 by Tonya Page

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said if you are going away for the holidays, they’ve “got your back”.

More than 400 members of the Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) will be keeping a watchful eye on people’s homes during their out‐of‐town holiday travels. If you live in the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Department you can fill out a form online and submit it to your nearest Sheriff’s Station or Substation.

NBC San Diego said the Sheriff’s Department offers the free Read more »

San Diego DUI Checkpoints Ramped Up

Posted on December 27th, 2011 by Tonya Page

The San Diego County Sheriffs Department, in conjunction with deputies and officers from the San Diego County “Avoid 14 Task Force” conducted a DUI and driver license checkpoint in the city of Poway.

It was reported that a department spokesperson said that approximately 1069 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and eight field sobriety evaluations were conducted on drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. As a result, one  arrest was made for a minor driving under the influence; one arrest was made for possession of a controlled substance, one arrest was made for possession of marijuana; two arrests were made for driving on a suspended license due to a DUI conviction; four citations were issued for driving on a suspended license and five vehicles were towed and impounded.

DUI saturation patrols were also conducted in conjunction with the main checkpoint operation, they said.  Through saturation patrol efforts four people were arrested for driving while impaired or intoxicated and four vehicles were towed and impounded. One of the arrestees was also charged with driving while on probation with a prior conviction of driving under the influence.

Arrest for driving under the influence in San Diego require DUI bail bonds. San Diego is one of the few Read more »

Going to Jail for an Unpaid Bail Bond?

Posted on December 22nd, 2011 by Tonya Page

Another bail related question at Yahoo Answers where we were chosen as Best Answer by Voters.

Question:  Can I go to jail for not paying for my bail bond?

Answer:  Bail is regulated on a state-by-state basis, it would be best if you checked with your state’s regulation. Are you referring to a payment plan you made with the bail bondsman for the bail fee or are you referring to a bail forfeiture?  I am assuming you are speaking of a bail bond payment plan.

I do not know what state you are in, but  for the state of California, a bondsman cannot return you to jail for not making payments. However, Read more »

25 Arrested In Vista Warrant Sweep

Posted on December 21st, 2011 by Tonya Page

A total of 25 people were arrested during the San Diego Sheriffs Department Holiday Watch Operation and taken to the Vista Jail. People contacted during the patrols were arrested for various types of outstanding warrants such as DUI, possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of weapons and domestic violence. Others were arrested for DUI and being drunk in public.

A Sheriff’s command post was also set up outside a local theatre where a Crime Prevention Specialist and Crime Analyst talked to people about crime trends in their neighborhoods and how they can prevent becoming a target or victim of crimes.

Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) members also conducted directed patrols and placed notes on the hoods of more than 100 cars of people who left their doors and windows open as well as their wallets, purses, laptops, and checkbooks in plain view.

Persons arrested in Vista are Read more »

Marin County Jail

Posted on December 20th, 2011 by Tonya Page

General Information

Marin County Jail
13 Peter Behr Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: 415-499-6655
Bail Bond for Marin County Jail

The Marin County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for overseeing the Marin County Jail and ensuring a safe and secure environment within the facility.  In 2006, over 8,000 inmates were booked at the county jail, housing an average of 318 inmates per day. The facility houses adult men and women.

When you call Marin County Jail, the jail staff will be able to confirm if the person you are looking for is currently in custody, who the arresting agency was, their bail amount, and their scheduled court date.

Visiting Information

VISITING:  Inmates are allowed Read more »

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