Highland Residents and Cases at San Bernardino Superior Courthouse
When we are told to expect the unexpected, we think about things like plumbing emergencies and unexpected bills. What we almost never think about is getting arrested. But for thousands of people every day, this is their reality.
And one day, it could be yours too. And should that day come, you need to know that you can count on Herbert Bail Bonds. We have helped many Highland residents post bail at local jails, detention centers, and San Bernardino Superior Courthouse. Thanks to our years of experience, we know how to do it quickly and efficiently, allowing you to put the past behind you.
Cases for Highland Residents
Highland is a city with a population of about 55,000. For the area, this is considered to be a small to mid-sized city. Since it does not have a large population and is not remote enough to make commuting an issue, it does not have its own courthouse. Instead, most cases regarding matters in Highland are heard at San Bernardino Superior Courthouse.
This courthouse is actually more of a large complex, with areas for civil, criminal, family law, and probate cases. It serves many cities in the county that do not have enough demand to have their own courthouses. As such, it is a very busy courthouse.
General Information for San Bernardino Superior Courthouse
The San Bernardino Superior Court complex is relatively new; construction was completed in 2014. Before that time, its cases were heard at 9 different courthouses spread throughout the county. The complex has 35 courtrooms, 2 hearing rooms, and a total square footage of 383,745. There are also spaces for administration, clerks, security, and a holding area. The current complex is located directly across the street from the history courthouse and offers 385 parking places.
San Bernardino Superior Courthouse is the busiest courthouse in the San Bernardino County Courts System. As such, you can expect that things such as finding parking spaces, processing times, and other aspects are going to be somewhat difficult and take some time. Compared to the Los Angeles County system, the San Bernardino system isn’t nearly as busy, but as it serves more than 2 million residents, as well as visitors, it is anything but slow.
Herbert Bail Bonds has been working with the San Bernardino Superior Courthouse since it opened, and worked with the consolidated locations in the decades before that. We know the processes and people there and can get you out of custody quickly.
It is important that you understand what Herbert Bail Bonds can do for you when you are needing to post bail at San Bernardino Superior Courthouse. We are bail bondsmen, which means our services are limited to those related to posting bail; we are not lawyers and cannot advise you on legal matters, though we can put you in contact with lawyers and private investigators. We can file certain paperwork for you, post bail, and even help you with requesting bail be returned even if you were not a client of ours when you posted bail.
The courthouse has multiple entrances on various streets. However, 5th Street is your best bet as that is where the majority of the parking is located. The courthouse complex offers two 3 hour lots and two public all day lots. If you do not have a car, there is a bus stop directly in front of the court complex. You can contact the court at 909-521-3636.
The courthouse has a dress code, so it is important you are dressed properly before you head to court; improper dress will result in your being turned away, missing your court date and forfeiting your right to bail money. Shorts, tank tops, care feet, and crop tops are all banned from the courthouse; jeans are allowed, but we recommend you dress up for court appearances when possible. The courthouse is open Monday through Friday from 8 to 4. Due to limited parking and lines to get into the complex, we suggest arriving early for any court appearance.
Your Case at San Bernardino Superior Courthouse
In most cases, bail is posted at the time of arrest. However, there are times when it is paid at your arraignment in court instead. If this happens to be the case for you, contact us so we can prepare the documents and money and have you released at the earliest possible moment.
While we are ready to do our part, the success of your case depends on you understanding how bail works. Many people think it’s a fine they pay to secure their freedom, allowing them to walk away and forget about this ever happening. However, bail is more of a promise than a fee. When you pay it, you are promising the courts you will return for any future court dates related to your case. In a way, it is a form of collateral. If you meet your obligations, you get it back. If you don’t, the courts keep it and issue a warrant for your arrest. Should you use a bail bondsman, the company will need to collect on the money lost.
Most people who fail to show for their court date do not do so intentionally. Instead, they miss the date due to poor planning on their part. They assume they can reschedule their court date without consequence, arrive too late to find a parking spot and get inside on time, or dress incorrectly and are denied admission. No matter why you miss your court date, even if you are a minute late, the consequences are the same: loss of bail money and a warrant issued for your arrest. Take all possible measures to arrive on time.
Of course, this doesn’t need to happen. If you show up on time to all court appearances, you will be able to put the past behind you and the bail money will be returned to whomever paid it. It takes about 2 to 6 weeks for the money to be returned, and after that, you won’t need to think about it any longer.