A person will go through a process of booking after they are arrested.
This means the law enforcement will get their information and do a background check on them.
After they’ve been booked, a person can post for bail.
The cost of bail will depend on the preset bail schedule in Los Angeles County.
Bail can reach up to six or seven digits for serious criminal offenses according to the Los Angeles Felony Bail Schedule.
Ultimately, the judge will decide the bail amount, depending on the offence charged.
Aside from the bail amount that a judge will set, there is fee for the service of the bail bonds company for posting a bail bond for the person that’ll be released.
Depending on where the defendant is, it can be as quick as 30 minutes.
Bail can be arranged through a phone call or sending an email.
There are a lot of times you don’t need to put collateral down.
A release can depend on your financial capabilities of posting bail.
Cash, a bail bond, real estate, etc., can be used for bail to promise the court the defendant will be present at the trials.
If they don’t show up, the bail given will be taken by the court and they’ll go back to jail.
A bail bond amount will be a certain sum of whatever the total amount of bail is.
Premium on the other hand is the charge the bail bond service has to give the defendant freedom.
Premium is normally 10% of whatever the entire bail’s cost is.
A guarantor is somebody who’s going to be in charge both financially of the defendant and to make sure they appear at court.
This will also involve the promise of paying for the full bail bond.
People get arrested anytime of the day, which is why bail bond companies are open 24/7 even on holidays to start posting bail.
A defendant stays in custody unless the judge releases them without bail if they don’t post for bail.
There are times where a defendant can be released on their own recognizance, however this is rare.
This means the defendant leaves jail on their own judgement, but they still go to their hearings.
To skip bail is a person who doesn’t go to their court hearings. If this happens, the court will have that person arrested and go to court.
Bail will also get forfeited to the court after a certain time passes.
However, if they go to court before the forfeiting date, they could get the collateral back.