This site is a resource tool to learn how the bail bond process in Santa Ana works. There are two jails in Santa Ana. The Santa Ana Police Department and the Orange County Jail. When someone is arrested in the city of Santa Ana they are usually taken to the police department for booking and to await their trial. If they are arrested in the city by the sheriffs department they will likely be taken to the County Jail.
The Police Department takes a few hours to complete the booking process once a person is arrested. They will go through a series of forms, photos, fingerprints, livescan id verification processes before they have completed booking. This entire process can take up to several hours. Once the person is booked and is eligible for bail you should then contact a locally licensed and qualified bail bond company.
The entire time it takes for release is anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. It will depend on the workload they already have and the time of day your bail payment is made.
Santa Ana is in Orange County, CA which calls for three different rates that Bondsmen are permitted to charge. They are 8, 10 and 15% bonds. Most people don’t use 15% bonds. The most common is a 10% bail bond. And the 8% bail bonds come with many different restrictions. You should check with your bondsman to learn about the restrictions of the 8% bail bonds. There are many advertisements put out by bail bond companies that say 0%, 2%, 4%, 5% and 7% bail bonds available. These are for payment plans only. The California Department of Insurance (regulates the bail bond industry) does not recognize these amounts as legal fees to charge. There are only 8, 10 and 15% bail bonds available in Santa Ana, for additional information, please visit the main website.
Santa Ana Bondsmen
At the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana, the booking process is a much longer one. The county jail sheriffs department processes nearly 70,000 arrestees per year. This is a very busy jail and the booking process takes about 3-6 hours depending on how busy the jail is. Once booked and eligible for bail, a bond may be posted with the cashier’s office to begin the release process. Once they have verified and begun the release process it takes up to another 3-6 hours to get released.
Orange County Sheriffs Department
550 North Flower St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Santa Ana Police Department and Jail Facility
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Central Justice Center Courthouse
700 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701