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  1. What are the Orange County Jail visiting hours?

    Intake/Release Center
    550 N. Flower St., Santa Ana, CA 92703

    • General population Sunday 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    • Module J (Protective Custody) sectors 2,3,4,5,6,7
      Saturday 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
      Friday and Sunday 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    • Module J (Mainline) sectors 1 and 8
      Saturday 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
      Friday and Sunday 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

    Central Men's Jail
    550 N. Flower St., Santa Ana, CA 92703

    • Juvenile
      Friday - Sunday Sign-up 11:30 A.M., Visits 12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.
    • Module A, Tanks 3 and 4 (Protective Custody)
      Friday - Sunday Sign-up 12:45 P.M., Visits 1:30 P.M.
    • Modules F-29,F-30 (Administrative Segregation)
      Friday - Sunday Sign-up 2:00 P.M., Visits 2:45 P.M.

    No Visits while inmates at the Intake/Release Center and the Central Men's Jail receive their meals from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. daily, and may refuse visits offered at these times.

    Central Women's Jail
    550 N. Flower St., Santa Ana, CA 92703
    Friday - Sunday 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

    James Musick Facility
    13502 Musick, Irvine, CA 92618
    Friday - Saturday - Sunday 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

    Theo Lacy Facility
    501 City Dr. South, Orange, CA 92868
    Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

  2. Who can I call for drug and alcohol rehabilitation information?

    Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    • Hotline 1-800-BE SOBER
    • Hotline Help Center 778-1000
    • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) 549-5733
    • Self Help Alcoholics Anonymous 556-4555
    • Alcohol/Drug Abuse Services, Orange County 568-4800
    • Cocaine Anonymous 650-1011
    • Marijuana Anonymous 999-9409
    • Narcotics Anonymous 776-8581

    Assessments-Adolescent/Adult Outpatient Services

    • Agape Counseling 999-1161
    • Back In Control 538-2563
    • Break Through 957-8229
    • Care Unit/Starting Point 633-9582
    • CAPO By the Sea 1-800-237-9506
    • Charter Counseling Center, Irvine 668-9000
    • CPC 1-800-235-5570
    • Laurel House 832-0207
    • Straight Talk 828-2000
    • CAPO By the Sea 1-800-237-9506
    • Casa Del Cerro (90 day treatment) 661-1200
    • Casa Elena (Hispanic Women Only) 772-5580
    • Phoenix House 953-9373
    • Roque Center (Stanton Detox) 839-0608
    • Touchstones 639-5542
    • Unidos Recovery Home (Hispanic men only) 953-9373

  3. What is Bail?

    Bail is an amount of money posted with the court to ensure your next appearance in court if you are released from custody. Call our office to help you save money when using a Bail Bond Company. Bail is set by a bail schedule in each county. You may have the opportunity to request a bail reduction through a bail commissioner. The factors that will be considered are: the seriousness of the offense, any prior failures to appear, previous record, your connections to the community, as well as the probability that you will appear in court. The law presumes you are guilty of the charges for purposes of setting bail or release. You might be released on your own recognizance (O.R.) without payment of bail because the judge believes that you will show up for court appearances.

  4. What is an arraignment?

    You have a constitutional right to be arraigned without unnecessary delay - usually within two court days of being arrested. You will be officially informed of the charges against you at your first arraignment. At the arraignment, an attorney may be appointed for you if you cannot afford one, and bail can be raised or lowered. Then a plea is entered, you can plead guilty, not guilty or no contest to the charges.

  5. What is a preliminary hearing?

    A preliminary hearing is usually within 10 court days of the arraignment. At the preliminary hearing the district attorney's office must present evidence showing a reasonable suspicion that a felony was committed and that you did it to convince the judge that you should be brought to trial.

  6. Which courts does Perez & Perez work at?

    Please use our Court Finder to see the courts we attend.



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