When someone is arrested and taken into custody in Richmond, they be taken to the station to be booked and processed. During this time their bail will be set based on the nature and severity of the crime. More serious crimes will have higher corresponding bail amounts than those considered to be less serious. The average bail in California is approximately $25,000.
Once bail has been set most people choose to work with a bail bondsman. For a fee equal to 10% of the bail amount the bondsman will post a bail bond at the jail. Bail promises that the defendant will return to court when required. Every time a bondsman posts a bond they are taking responsibility the defendant will make good on that promise. This is why they charge a non-refundable fee for their service.
If you do not wish to pay a bondsman to post a bond you have two other options. The first would be to take the full bail amount to the jail via cash or cashier’s check. As long as the defendant makes all of their court appearances that money will be returned in full to the person who posted it at the end of their case. The return of that money can often take a number of months. Another option would be to post a piece of property with the court. This is called a property bond. Property bonds require a number steps, including but not limited to inspections and appraisals, and often take three to four weeks to set up.
Working with a bail bondsman is the fastest and easiest way to get someone out of the Richmond jail. For immediate Richmond bail bonds assistance and for a fast release from jail call Adelante Bail Bonds at 925-231-4307.