How to Locate an Inmate in Jail and Post Bail
When your loved one is arrested, you will probably be worried and it may be difficult to think straight. You are probably wondering where your loved one is being held and what you can do to help him or her.
The first thing you should do is contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can speak to the police and attempt to help your loved one. The next thing you may want to know is how to locate where your loved one is being held and how you can post bail to get your loved one released from custody.
How to Locate an Inmate
The following websites will help you find the location of an inmate in local jails:
Orange County – Information is available for inmates currently in custody in Orange County or who have been released in the last 30 days. Searching by name will show you where the inmate is being held and the bail amount.
Los Angeles County – Inmates who were arrested in Los Angeles County can be located by searching for their name. You can also call (213) 473-6100 at any time in order to get information on someone who was arrested.
Riverside County – You can search the online Riverside County inmate locator by name or by booking date.
San Bernardino County – The San Bernardino inmate database can locate arrestees by name. You can also view an “out of custody” database that lists those who were released from custody by date.
San Diego County – In San Diego County, you can locate an inmate using only one or two characters of their first and last name.
It is important to note that information regarding an inmate may not be available immediately after arrest. Our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich may be able to help you locate your loved one before their name appears in any local database.
How to Post Bail
California is planning to eliminate the cash bail system effective October 2019. However, before that date, you may be able to post bail at the jail facility where your loved one is being held in order to have your loved one released from custody.
The bail amount is determined based upon the bail schedule in the county where the person is being held. Bail is essentially a monetary contract where you agree to go to court for all your court appearances in exchange for your release.
In most counties, bail can be paid via cash, cashier’s checks, personal checks, traveler’s checks, money orders or bail bonds. Each jail facility typically has a department where you can go to process bail.
Before you post bail, you should speak to an experienced criminal defense lawyer about your loved one’s case. Our law firm may be able to have the bail amount lowered or convince the judge to have you released on your own recognizance. If the judge will not allow your loved one to be released, our attorneys may be able to help you access attorney-referred bail through a bondsman so that you save money.
Contact the Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich Today
If someone you love has been arrested for a crime, you should speak to our experienced criminal defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich. Our knowledgeable lawyers have been successfully defending clients facing criminal charges for more than 35 years. Let us help you now.
With offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, Los Angeles and San Diego, you can find an experienced Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorney available near you no matter where you are located.
Call our office today at (888) 280-6839 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.