Your loved one has just been arrested and put in jail.
The arresting officer booked them under a felony charge, looks up the charge in the Los Angeles County Bail Schedule, sets their bail and sets their court date.
“Within five days after your original arrest date, you are required to meet in front of a judge for a bail hearing,” said Jeff Chavez, vice president of All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita. “You can request to have your bail lowered or have the charges dropped. The judge can also raise your bail amount.”
The Los Angeles County Bail Schedule has the guidelines for what a bail amount should be set at.
Depending on the crime committed, the defendant can call a bail agent and get bailed out.
In court, a judge can raise bail if more charges are added if the defendant has had previous convictions or if there is a risk that the defendant might flee, he said.
“Often times, law enforcement officers book a defendant on a charge that is more serious,” Chavez said. “The charge often gets lowered, which usually lowers the bail amount.”
For more information about how bail is set, click here.
“How bail is set can get confusing and can depend on a variety of factors,” Chavez said. “All of our bail agents, who have years of experience with bail bonds in Santa Clarita, can usually answer any question you have. They really understand how the system works and what could happen to a defendant.”
For more information about the Los Angeles County Bail Schedule, click here.
“Feel free to call us for help,” Chavez said. “At All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita, it’s our job, and the job of every other bail bonds business, to help you and provide information for you if you’re arrested.”
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