Your loved one can be refused bail under certain circumstances, as bailing someone out of jail is a matter of public safety. Bail agents at All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita have explained why your loved one can be denied bail.
“The purpose of bail is to give an arrested person their freedom until he or she is convicted of a crime, “ said Inessa Chavez, vice president of All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita. “The amount of bail must be no more than is reasonably necessary to keep them from fleeing before a case is over.”
Bail can range anywhere from a thousand dollars to millions of dollars, depending on the charges.
“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.
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However a judge may deny bail or elevate it accordingly if the arrested person poses as public threat or high level of flight risk.
A man that was recently arrested in Santa Clarita was denied bail, for example.
William Robert Billingsley, 51, allegedly brandished a knife in front of his parents at their Valencia home on Monday, July 6, officials said.
“We had a report of a family disturbance where the suspect was on parole got into an argument with the family,” Lt. Derek Sabatini with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, said in a previous story. “The family went outside and we tried talking him out of the house. He turned himself in and we are going to take him for a parole violation.
“The original report of assault with a deadly weapon appears to be untrue. There may have been a knife involved but no threat was made with the knife.”
Billingsley could have had a $25,000 bail for suspicion of brandishing a knife, but was denied bail because he was in possession of a weapon, which is a parole violation, officials said.
A number of reasons are factored in when a judge denies a defendant bail, such as if the defendant poses a high risk of not showing up to his or her assigned court dates or if the defendant has “skipped bail” previously.
“At All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita, we try our best to bail out as many clients as we can,” said Chavez. “There is the occasional case when we cannot bail your loved one out. We also have the right to refuse a bail bond to anyone.”
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