When a person is arrested the crime they have committed will be compared against a document called the Contra Costa County Bail Schedule. This is a document that is set every year by a panel of Contra Costa Superior Court judges and it lists different bail amounts for different criminal charges. Serious crimes correspond with high bail amounts whereas more minor crimes correspond with lesser bail amounts. Factors such as whether the defendant has a prior history of arrest, if they are considered to be a “risk” to society and whether they are believed to be a flight risk are also taken into consideration.
In some cases a defendant may be released on their own recognizance (OR). This means the defendant will be free to go, without posting bail, as long as they promise to come back to court to resolve their case. OR releases are very uncommon.
The only time an arrestee may be denied bail is if they are accused of a capital offense. A capital crime is one that is punishable by death.
If you have been notified someone you care for has been arrested you will want to contact an expert Contra Costa bail bondsman as quickly as possible. They will be able to help you understand how bail works and what you’ll need to do to get the person you care for out of jail fast.
For immediate Contra Costa bail bonds help call 925-231-4307. An expert bondsman is available to take your call 24 hours a day, holidays included.