Video Name: What Happens When Arrested In an Orange County California Jail
Explanation of what happens when someone is arrested and placed in the Orange County jail system in California.
Orange County has several jails, however the main county jail is in Santa Ana.
It can take 12-24 hours to process and release when someone is booked there or transferred there.
Video Date: January 2008
The Orange County jail system consists of a main jail in Santa Ana. Additionally many smaller jails are located throughout the County.
Let's say, for example, you're arrested in the Anaheim area. Likely, you'll be processed into the Anaheim Police Department. If you're not bailed out from the Anaheim Police Department, at some point it is very likely you will be transferred to the main jail in Santa Ana.
The Santa Ana Central Jail Complex is particularly busy and as such takes considerable time to process arrestees and transfers into and out of the jail. This facility contains thousands of inmates.
We recommend to our clients to get the process started as quickly as possible.