Barstow District Superior Courthouse
What did your plans look like when you woke up this morning? Chances are they were fairly mundane. Wake up, start the coffee, grab a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, get the kids to school, get arrested—wait, get arrested?
Getting arrested is never likely part of your plans, but for hundreds of people every day in the Barstow area, it happens. And since your freedom means a lot to you, you need to get out of custody as soon as possible. Herbert Bail Bonds makes that happen.
With our team on your side, you do not need to panic. Once you give us a call, we will have you back to life as usual ASAP. We have been working with San Bernardino County jails, courthouses, and substations for more than 45 years, which means we know the system, we know the paperwork, and we know the people. This allows us to work quickly and efficiently for you, getting the results you need in minimal time. Whenever you need us, we are ready to jump into action, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
General Information for Barstow District Superior Courthouse
Barstow residents are served by the Barstow District Superior Courthouse; this courthouse is part of the San Bernardino County Court System. While this court system does not serve nearly as many people as the Los Angeles County Court System, it covers a large area due to the sprawling nature of San Bernardino County, which covers an impressive 20,105 square miles. As such, it is a pretty busy court system.
It is important that you understand that we are not lawyers, which means we cannot guide you in how to best fight your case in court. However, we will do whatever is within our means to help you. The primary way we do this is by posting bail at the Barstow District Superior Courthouse whenever needed. However, we can also help you navigate some of the basic clerical processes by filling out and filing paperwork for you. Another way we are happy to help is by getting you in contact with defense attorneys in the area that we have working relationships with. While our primary goal is getting you out of jail, we are happy to do what we can to keep you out by setting you up to fight your case.
Barstow District Superior Courthouse is located at 235 East Mountain View Street in Barstow. It accepts filings for the following types of cases: Civil Harassment, Code Enforcement, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Emancipations, Landlord-Tenant*, Name Change Petitions, Non-Traffic Infractions, Postsecondary School Protective Order, Petitions for Return of Firearms, Small Claims, Traffic Infractions, and Workplace Violence. The courthouse hears all of these cases for residents of Barstow, the unincorporated areas of Yermo, Daggett, Hinkley, Kelso, Lenwood, Trona, and Baker, areas North of Wildwash Road on I-15 to state line, West of Kelbaker Road on I-40, and the S.B. County portion of Ridgecrest. The courthouse also hears limited types of cases for other cities.
The courthouse has a dress code that you must follow in order to be admitted. It is vital that you follow this, as you will not be able to appear without the proper attire, and this can have grave consequences for you. Business or casual dress is expected, and jeans are allowed. Shorts, tank tops, crop tops, and bare feet are not permitted. There is also a weapons screening process you must go through before entering.
The courthouse is open Monday through Friday from 8 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. If you simply need to drop off documents, the courthouse has a 24-hour drop box you can use. You can call the courthouse at 760-718-3734 with any questions you may have.
Your Case at Barstow District Superior Courthouse
In the majority of arrests, bail must be posted at the time of arrest. However, there are cases from time to time when it must be posted at the courthouse instead. If this happens to be true for you, we are happy to help. All you need to do is a give us a call and we will head on over with everything needed to secure your freedom.
It is important that you understand what bail is and how it works. Many people make the mistake of thinking of bail like a ticket to be paid; once they pay, it is over and done with, never to be thought of again. But this isn’t the case.
Bail is less like a fine to be paid and more like an insurance policy. You or a bondsman provide this money to the courts and it is used to guarantee that you will show up at all future court appearances. If you do not show up for all future court appearances, the court keeps the money and issues a warrant for your arrest. Upon arrest, it is likely bail will be denied since you failed to cooperate after posting bail the first time. If you worked with a bail bondsman, the company will also come to collect on the money lost.
In most cases where an individual fails to appear, it isn’t because they are trying to run from the law. Usually it is just a misunderstanding or an error on their part. Some common reasons for missing an appearance are showing up in the wrong attire and being turned away, showing up too late and getting stuck finding a parking space or in the security line, or thinking that you can simply reschedule the court appearance. Be careful not to make any of these common mistakes. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive, wear court-appropriate attire, and understand that you are not allowed to simply reschedule your court date.
Now you know what happens when you fail to appear, but what about cases where you make all appearances and meet all requirements of the court?
While we cannot speak to the results of the case, as that will vary, your bail money will be returned to whomever paid it. If you used a bail bondsman, that means they will handle all the paperwork needed to secure its return and you can simply go on your way. If you paid on your own, you will need to file a request to have the money returned, which involves some paperwork and possibly an extra trip to the courthouse. In San Bernardino County, it usually takes about six weeks to get the money back.
Herbert Bail Bonds and Barstow District Superior Courthouse
Not every bail bondsman has the experience and connections that we do. And our experience and connections is what allows us to get you out of jail faster than our competitors and with less stress for you. Herbert Bail Bonds can help you with anything related to bail at the courthouse, as well as some of the basic clerical processes. We want to put our skills to work for you.