When a person is arrested in San Diego they will be taken to jail to be booked and processed. In most cases, men will be taken to the San Diego Central Jail on Front Street whereas women will be transported to the Las Colinas jail in Santee.
During this time their information will be entered into the computer system, they will be fingerprinted and their mug shots will be taken, and the will undergo a national warrant screen and background check. On average, the booking process can take between 4 and 6 hours.
At this time the crime the defendant has been charged with will be cross-referenced with the San Diego County bail schedule. The bail schedule is set annually by a panel of Superior Court judges and it lists different bail amounts for different crimes. More serious crimes have higher bail amounts whereas less serious crimes will have lower bail amounts. Whether a person has a prior history of arrest and whether their release poses a threat to the community are also taken into consideration.
Once a person’s bail has been set and the booking process is complete, an expert San Diego bail bondsman can be dispatched to the jail to post the bond. If the defendant is not bailed out they may be kept in custody until they can be arraigned. This process generally takes place within two business days. This means if someone has been arrested on Friday, they could potentially need to wait until Tuesday before they are seen by a judge.
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