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LAPD Hollenbeck Captain Honored As Woman Of The Year

Posted on March 31st, 2012 by Tonya Page

California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez recognized Hollenbeck police Captain Anita Ortega as the 46th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year.

EGPnews.com reported that the ceremony, which took place at the State Capitol, was started in 1987 to celebrate Women’s History Month and is sponsored by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Captain Ortega is currently the Area Commanding Office of Hollenbeck Community Police Station, which is the largest division in the nation’s third-largest city police force, which includes Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, El Sereno and Montecito Heights communities.  The LAPD Hollenbeck Station is located just east of downtown Los Angeles and serves approximately 200,000 people.  The station employs more than 282 support staff, officers and detectives.

Ortega said one of her proudest accomplishments is Read more »

Refunded Bail Money

Posted on March 29th, 2012 by Tonya Page

Today’s question is another from Yahoo! Answers, where we answer to many bail related topics.

Question: I bonded out of jail and completed everything.  How can I find out where and how I will receive the money to be refunded to me?

Answer:  If when you bailed out of jail and paid the court directly, you will want to contact the clerk of the court so they can help you with the process to get your bail money returned.  Some things to keep in mind and to consider: 1) if there were any court fees or fines, they will take that from your bail money; 2) you can expect it to take the court 90 days or more to work through your refund.

On the other hand, if you “bonded out”, meaning you used the services of a bail bondsman, the money you paid the bail company is a non-refundable fee. If you put up collateral for the bond, Read more »

Jails Focus On Expansion, Not Reduction

Posted on March 26th, 2012 by Tonya Page

A recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California found that the county jails are focusing more on expansions than reducing inmate populations.

According to language within the report, expansion plans have “explicitly allocated between 16 and 18 percent of their realignment funds to increase jail capacity”.   The Huffington Post further pointed out that plans for “evidence-based alternatives”, which could include electronic monitoring or rehabilitation plans geared toward reducing recidivism rates, are lacking.

In 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to reduce the state’s prison population by 30,000.  The state complied, moving to shift non-violent, non-serious and non-sexual offenders from state to county facilities.   Since that time each of California’s 58 counties have received additional funding in order to “cover costs”.

Roughly two-thirds of the counties have indicated they will be Read more »

Kings County Bail Bondsman

Posted on March 24th, 2012 by Tonya Page
Criminal Scales of Justice

If you’ve learned that a friend or loved one has been arrested it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. The bail bonds process may seem complicated at first, but it doesn’t have to be.

When you speak with a Kings County bail bondsman they should explain how bail bonds work and what you’ll need to do in order to get started.

Jail Information

When a person is arrested in Kings County they will be taken to the Kings County Jail to be booked and processed.

Kings County Jail
1444 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA, 93230
Phone: 559-584-1431
24-hour bail bond information:  877-861-3761

They will then have their fingerprints and mug-shots taken and will also undergo a background check and warrant search.

Bail Responsibilities

When you co-sign for a person’s bail bond you’re taking responsibility that they will return to court, when required, in order to have their case resolved.  If you are concerned that your friend or loved one might flee or if the person who has asked you to help bail them out is not someone you know very well, you might think twice before signing.

We will work to ensure you are fully aware as to the responsibilities you’ll be taking on should you become the indemnitor of a friend or loved one’s bail bond.  We will work with you professionally and confidentially and will work quickly to help get the defendant out of jail fast.

All paperwork can be completed using fax and email, which means you’ll never need to leave your home or job to meet with us. We accept all major credit cards and offer flexible Read more »

Chief of San Clemente Police Services Named

Posted on March 22nd, 2012 by Tonya Page

San Clemente City Manager George Scarborough has announced a new Chief of Police Services has been appointed.   Lt. John Coppok will take the reins effective March 23.  His promotion was made public earlier this week.

Coppok is a 26-year veteran of law enforcement and has spent the past seven years with the San Clemente Police Department.  His career highlights include narcotics investigations, criminal street gang enforcement, and has previous tenure serving as  the secondary commander of SWAT activities.  San Clemente Patch reported he also Read more »

What Happens to a Bail Bond When Rearrested?

Posted on March 20th, 2012 by Tonya Page

Today’s topic comes from Yahoo! Answers, where our answer was chosen as “Best Answer” by voters.

Question:  My friend was out on bail from an arrest that happened over the summer and last night she got arrested again. What will happen if the bail bondsman finds out about her new arrest?

Answer:  The first bond remains in place when someone is out on bail and gets arrested again.  It is not likely that your bondsman will be notified unless you call him or her for a new bail bond, which you probably will want to do.

In some cases, the second arrest may cause the defendant to miss the court date on the first case.  If this may be the case for your friend, you should notify the court, or the bondsman if you’re not sure of the court, immediately to avoid a warrant and further problems.

Generally, unless Read more »

$100 Million Awarded to Orange County for Jail Project

Posted on March 18th, 2012 by Tonya Page

The Corrections Standards Authority awarded Orange County Jails $100 million to go towards the construction of a jail facility. Orange County was one of eleven counties chosen to receive a portion of the $602 million allotted by the state for jail projects.

This money comes after the implementation of the Governor’s realignment plan, which will send certain non-violent offenders to county jails to serve their sentences instead of the severely overcrowded state prison system. These funds will allow many of the county jails to be expanded or rebuilt in order to better accommodate this influx of prisoners.

Along with Orange County, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties were also awarded $100 million each. Stanislaus County will get $80 million; Santa Barbara and Tulare $60 million each; $33 million to Shasta and Kings; Imperial County will get $23.626 million; Sutter County $10.255 million; and Madera County will receive $3 million.

Twenty counties applied for the funding. The money Read more »

Sacramento County Turned Down for State Funding

Posted on March 17th, 2012 by Tonya Page

No Expansion for Rio Cosumnes Jail

Sacramento County was not among the 11 counties chosen to receive funding from the Corrections Standard Authority last week. The county was hoping to get funds needed to expand the aging Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility.

The CSA was offering $602 million in funding for California counties in order to help them pay for jail construction and expansion projects. Due to the new realignment plan, county jails must find ways to accommodate the increasing number of inmates that will be coming to their facilities to serve out sentences instead of state prisons.

There were twenty applicants for the money. Orange County, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties each received $100 million from the grant; Stanislaus will get $80 million; Santa Barbara and Tulare will each get $60 million.

Kings and Shasta Counties are getting $33 million each; Imperial County will get $24 million; $10 million for Sutter County and Madera County gets $3 million.

The Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility is fifty years old and houses us to 2,000 inmates. Because of the realignment plan, the jail commander thinks that soon it will only house sentenced inmates instead of detainees awaiting trial.

Santa Barbara County Granted $60 Million

Posted on March 16th, 2012 by Tonya Page

The construction of a much-needed North County jail in Santa Barbara County can finally get underway thanks to a grant from the Corrections Standard Authority.

Santa Barbara County jails applied for an $80 million grant and was given $60 million. This grant is the second phase in the Assembly Bill 900. Together, the CSA has handed out $1.2 billion in funding to 22 counties for their jail construction.

In order to receive this money, the county had to let go of the $56 million that was awarded during the first phase of the plan. If those funds are shifted around, Santa Barbara may get the full $80 million that it requested.

The funding is intended to Read more »

Two Orange County Bail Bondsmen Charged

Posted on March 15th, 2012 by Tonya Page

Orange County JailThe Orange County District Attorney charged Kenneth Lance Hendrick and James Everett Morris with 14 felony counts for allegedly using inmates inside the Orange County Jail to solicit clients for their bail bond company.

Hendrick, who lives in Mission Viejo, is facing eleven years and eight months in a state penitentiary. He allegedly made an agreement with 11 detainees in the period between March 4 and December 6, 2010 that they would contact him if they needed to be bailed out. The DA says that an inmate would solicit others to call Hendrick for Orange County bail bonds. He was Read more »

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