No Cost Release - Vietnamese

  • ​Meet with Own Recognizance /Pretrial Staff to discuss your options for free release at no cost
  • A Public Defense Attorney at no cost if you can’t afford an attorney
  • Reentry Services in and out of custody
Download the No Cost Release (PDF)​


Office of Pretrial Services
2310 N. 1st Street Suite 104
San Jose, CA 95131
(408) 918-7910 – Information line​
(408) 918-7900 - Main number
[email protected]

Just Ask
About no-cost release options

If arrested, ask to speak to a Pretrial Services representative about free options for release:

  • Own Recognizance (OR) – Release on the condition you return to court 
  • Supervised Own Recognizance (SORP)- Release under the supervision of a pretrial officer 
  • Self-Surrender Program
In-custody Arraignment Process FAQs – Jail, Court, Supervision


Helpful links:

Office of the Sheriff Department of Correction               

Main Jail:

150 W. Hedding St.
San Jose, CA 95110

Just Ask
About incarceration information


Elmwood Complex
945 Thompson St.
Milpitas, CA 95035

Main Jail Complex
150 W. Hedding St.
San Jose, CA 95110

Office of the Public Defender 

120 W. Mission St.
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 299-7700

Just Ask
About no-cost attorney services


  • No-cost attorney services for indigent/incarcerated clients
  • Immigration attorney services
  • Record Clearance Information (Expungements; Prop 47 & 64)

Helpful links:

The Reentry Resource Center

151 W. Mission St.,
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 535-4299
M-F 8:00 AM -5:00 PM

Just Ask
About help after release

Services and support for currently and formerly incarcerated Santa Clara County residents released from custody

Public Benefits: General Assistance, food assistance, Medi-Cal eligibility
Health Services: Primary health, mental health, substance use assessments & referrals and peer support
Community-Based Services: Connections to onsite, faith-based and other services, such as employment, education, housing and legal services

Helpful links:


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