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Jail Unit FAQs

Published on: 4/24/2013 4:03 PM
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​New felony arrests that are not violent or serious felonies as defined in PC 1270.1 are eligible for possible O.R. release.
​Misdemeanor cases go through a citation review process and therefore are not eligible for O.R. at the time of booking. Defendants who are not issued a citation and released will have bail set by the magistrate. If they do not post bail, they will be considered for a possible Supervised O.R. or O.R. release at Arraignment (first court date).
​Call the department of Pretrial Services immediately during regular business hours at (408) 792-2460 to find out information on release requirements and future court dates.
​Once the release paper work has been submitted to the County jail booking department, the Department of Corrections is in charge of the release process. Pretrial Services cannot provide a definite release time. 
The information you provide will be placed in a confidential envelope in your court file. It may be used by judges to review for possible release consideration at a later date.
Although you may not be eligible for release at the time of your arrest and booking, you may become eligible for release when you appear in court for your in custody arraignment. Additionally, circumstances may change that effect your eligibility at a future court date (i.e. warrants resolves, holds dropped, etc). 
​Not automatically, but you may request to be contacted. To sign up for the victim notification hotline you need to call 1-(800)-464-3568 and the defendant’s Personal File Number (PFN) or the exact spelling of their name and date of birth. You can also seek help and services by contacting the Victim/Witness Assistance Center at (408) 286-9663. Additional contact information is available at http://www.svfaces.org/victim-witness-assistance-programs
If you are on O.R. or Supervised O.R., you may contact Pretrial Services at (408) 792-2460. Otherwise, Court information is available from the Department of Corrections’ Administrative Booking section at (408) 299-2306, or from the Santa Clara County Superior Court Clerk's Office. Court contact information is available at http://www.scscourt.org/general_info/contact/phones.shtml or in the Government Section of your local phone book. 
​Bail information can be obtained by contacting the Department of Corrections’ Administrative Booking section at (408) 299-2306, or from the Santa Clara County Superior Court clerk's office. Court contact information is available at http://www.scscourt.org/general_info/contact/phones.shtml or in the Government Section of your local phone book.