Do You Know What Is Bail?

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This is a question that many people have. Most people have heard of it, and many have seen it on TV, but they still do not have a very good idea of what bail is. Even on TV, bail is often toned down or glossed over so that the show can focus on the story…

Factors To Determining Bail

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Bail for a defendant is going to be based on a number of criteria. What the crime was. Whether or not the defendant has a prior record of criminal activity. The bonds he or she has with other members of the community (flight risk). His or her financial standing. There is such a thing called…

Factors Determining Bail

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California judges have what is called a bail schedule, which they follow whenever they are required to determine the amount of bail for a defendant. For the record, all states have different bail schedules. The bail schedule is reviewed and modified as necessary yearly. Besides following the bail schedule, the judge will also consider the…

How California Bail Works

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For defendants, there is a price for freedom and that price can be very low, a few hundred dollars, extremely high, one million dollars, or anywhere in between. Freedom is what America is all about, so who gets to put a price on freedom for defendants? And how is that amount determined for each person?…

The Approval Process For A Bail Bond

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The approval process for a bail bond is simple. The judge is the one who grants or denies bail, but trust that he or she does not make this decision based on personal judgment. There is a bail schedule for every county that outlines the average bail price for each crime. This ranges from infractions…

How Bail Is Determined

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In the justice system, there is a “bail schedule” that outlines the bail price for each crime. This is the overarching book that the judge must follow, but he or she may also adjust the price as they see fit. For example, if this is a fourth offense, the judge may hike the bail a…