If your loved one or someone you know was arrested and charged with a crime in Ventura or Santa Barbara, we may be able to help. We understand how frustrating finding your loved one can be. That is why we can help you learn how the jail system works in California and provide you with the information you need to locate your loved one.

Additionally, we can help defend the rights of your loved one through the entire process. Our Ventura criminal defense lawyers can help you locate your family member, friend, or other loved one in jail or prison in California.

How to Find Someone in Jail or Prison in California

If a loved one or someone you know has been arrested and charged with a crime, finding them can be an overwhelming process. This is especially true for those who have never gone through such experience. There are, however, ways you can search for your family member or loved one using different services.

Finding Someone in Jail in California

Finding an inmate immediately after their arrest can be difficult. Generally, it takes some time for an inmate’s name to be searched quickly, especially if they are first offenders. Additionally, if your family member or loved one has been transferred from one jail to another, the search can be even harder. Fortunately, there are ways you can keep track of an inmate in jail in California. Thanks to the California Department of Correction, people can have access to different services allowing them to locate their loved ones.

The CDCR’s website can help you locate an inmate through their portal (https://www.cdcr.ca.gov). You should be able to see a tab that says, “locate an inmate.” Once you click on this tab, you will have to agree to a disclaimer in order to continue with the process. One you agree to the disclaimer, you will be asked to enter the information related to the offense your loved one committed. Once you have provided the information requested by the system, click on the search button. This should bring the photograph of your loved one up. You can click over the picture of the inmate to obtain information about their location and other things such as their inmate number (which can also be used to identify him or her faster).

To locate your loved one’s name through the phone, simply call the CDCR main line (916) 445-6713. Once you call, a representative will ask you for information related to the inmate. Once provided, you will be given the inmate’s complete information. You can also request an inmate’s information via fax. You can send your request by sending your fax to (916) 358-4099.

Finding Someone in Prison in California

You can also search for an inmate who’s in a state or federal prison in California. Like jails, prison systems allow the general population to access inmate information through several services. Locating the appropriate sources of information can save you time, money, and unnecessary stress.

For instance, if your loved one is in federal prison, you can access his or her information through the U.S. Justice Department Federal Bureau of Prison’s web portal. Similar to the search you would perform on a jail website, you will be prompted to provide information about the inmate. Once you have met the requirements requested by the web page, you will gain access to the inmate’s information.

Our Ventura Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help You Locate Someone in Prison Today

One of the most important things you need to do if your loved one is arrested is to do everything in your power to keep them away from jail. This can be achieved by posting bail on your loved one’s name while they wait for their hearing. A skilled criminal defense attorney can help you understand what this process entails and how you can successfully post bail for your loved one. Our Ventura and Santa Barbara criminal defense attorneys can represent your loved one on their bail hearing and make sure their rights are protected at all times. Make sure to have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side during any criminal procedure stage.

If a family member or another loved one was arrested in Ventura or Santa Barbara, our criminal defense attorneys can help. Backed by decades of experience, we can help you defend your loved one’s rights as a defendant through the entire criminal procedure. We understand the difficulties associated with criminal charges. That is why we dedicate our practice to upholding your rights and fighting aggressively to protect your freedom and rights. To learn more about your case in a free, confidential consultation, call The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth today at (805) 643-5555.