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Bail in California – How do I get someone out of jail?

By Spodek Law Group | February 12, 2023
(Last Updated On: March 19, 2023)

Last Updated on: 19th March 2023, 01:34 am

Understanding Bail in California: What You Need to Know

Bail is a crucial component of the California criminal justice system that determines whether an inmate can be released from jail or not. It is a financial security posted with the court to ensure that the defendant will appear in all future court proceedings. However, the process of posting bail can be complex and stressful, which is why it is essential to have a clear understanding of the bail process in California.

What is Bail?

At its core, bail refers to the amount of money you must pay to the court to secure your release from jail. It acts as a guarantee that you will attend all future court appearances. In some instances, the judge may release you on your recognizance without requiring you to pay bail. However, in most cases, you will be required to post bail, the amount of which varies depending on the crime committed and the county in which the arrest occurred.

When is Bail Required?

Bail is mandatory in most criminal cases, although the amount may vary depending on the severity of the crime. Each county in California has its bail schedule that outlines the amount of bail required for specific offenses. In Los Angeles County, people arrested for serious or violent felonies are generally held on bail, while others are released on their recognizance.

How is Bail Set?

The judge sets the bail amount, taking into consideration various factors such as the defendant’s criminal history, risk of flight, and the details of the case. If the defendant cannot afford to post bail, they can request a bail hearing to request a lower bail amount or an O.R. release.

How to Post Bail

There are three primary ways to post bail in California: cash bail, bail bond, and property bond. Cash bail involves paying the full amount of the bail in cash. Bail bond companies are the most common way to post bail, with a non-refundable fee of 10% of the bail amount. Property bonds involve using property as collateral to secure bail.

Conditions of Release

If released on bail, the defendant may be subject to additional restrictions such as surrendering their guns, staying away from the alleged victim, or attending community support groups. Failure to comply with these conditions can result in revocation of bail.

Final Thoughts

Posting bail is a critical step in securing your release from jail. Understanding the bail process in California can help alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty involved in the criminal justice system. It is crucial to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure that you have the best chance of obtaining a fair and just outcome in your case.

Understanding Bail: The Ins and Outs of Getting Out of Jail

What Exactly is Cash Bail?

Being arrested can be a harrowing experience. One of the first things that comes to mind for many is how to get out of jail. One option is to pay cash bail. But what does that really mean?

In simple terms, to be released on cash bail, you have to pay the entire amount to the court or arresting agency. Payment can be made using cash, traveler’s checks, money orders, personal checks, or bank cashier’s checks. If you attend all of your court appearances, you’ll receive a full refund 60 to 90 days after your case is resolved. However, if you fail to appear in court, your money will be forfeited to the court.

Suspicious Bail: What Happens if You Feloniously Obtained Your Bail?

What if you’re accused of obtaining bail through illegal means? If the police, prosecutor, or judge thinks you’ve received bail illegally, the court will conduct a hearing and hold your release. To obtain bail legally, it’s your responsibility to prove the source of your funds.

The purpose of bail is to make sure you appear in court, and if you obtain bail through criminal activities, it raises questions about your likelihood of showing up. In such cases, you may still secure a cash bail, but it’s advisable to retain a “low profile” by going through a certified bond agent.

How Do Bail Bonds Work?

In most cases, people don’t have the means to pay cash bail. That’s where bail bonds come in. The process of obtaining a bond takes about 20 minutes, and it typically takes between 30 minutes and 4 hours for the suspect to be released.

Bail bondsmen, also known as bail agents, post bail for a non-refundable premium (maximum 10% in California). For instance, if your bail is $50,000, you’ll pay $5,000 to the bondsman. However, some bond companies offer discounts to specific clients such as those represented by attorneys, government employees, union members, military personnel, or family members of any of the above who will cosign for the bond.

The bond contract typically lasts for a year. If your case extends beyond that period, the agent will require you to pay a renewal premium. Additionally, collateral may be required as a guarantee that you won’t skip town. Collateral can be any valuable asset, but it varies based on the bail agent’s policy. Large bail bond companies, such as Bad Boys Bail Bonds, do not require collateral on bail amounts under $100,000.

In conclusion, knowing your options for getting out of jail is crucial. Whether it’s cash bail or a bail bond, it’s essential to work with reputable professionals to avoid any legal issues.

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