All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita wants to ensure their clients don’t think that if a person can’t make bail, they stay in jail by educating them about the limits on how much bail a court can impose on a defendant.
“At All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita, we want to ensure that all of our clients have a fair bail amount,” said Inessa Chavez, vice president of All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita. “Our hope is to reduce a client’s bail amount by as much as possible.”
The bail system is designed to guarantee the appearance of a criminal defendant in court at the time the judge directs. Typically, bail is set by a court based on:
- The severity of the alleged crime.
- If the defendant poses a risk of leaving the country before a trial or bail hearing if released.
- If the defendant poses a risk to the community if released from jail.
“Excessive bail” is prohibited by the Eighth Amendment, meaning that the bail can’t be set so high as a ploy to force a defendant to stay in jail.
“Under certain circumstances, a court has the right to refuse to release a defendant at all,” said Chavez. “For example, in cases when defendants are charged with murder.”
Under the constitution and the Bail Reform Act, defendants have the right to request lower bail as well as request a hearing to seek bail reduction.
The defendant can argue the initial bail set by the court is too high at the hearing. “While we would like clients at All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita to be able to pay their bail easily, it is not required by the court,” said Chavez.
The court can set bail at any level it can justify if the court’s motive isn’t to force the defendant to stay in jail awaiting trial.
The court set a higher level of bail if the defendant poses a risk of leaving the country before a trial or bail hearing or poses a risk to the community if released from jail as requested by the prosecution.
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All American Bail Bonds
23360 W. Valencia Blvd. #E
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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If loved one in custody and they wish to talk to an All American Bail Bonds representative call:
818-990-0003 or 661-267-6777