People often think that if someone is arrested in Contra Costa they will be required to arrange bail bonds in order to get out of jail. This is not always the case. There are certain, minor offenses in which the defendant may be released on their own recognizance (OR). If they are not released OR, they may be booked into the system, given a citation, and told they will need to appear before a judge on a future date and time. This type of release is called a cite out.
Minor offenses may include things like a basic first-time DUI or being drunk in public. A basic first time DUI would entail an arrest where there were no minors in the car, the defendant did not resist arrest, they did not attempt to flee and they were cooperative with the arresting officer. If the arrestee did not get into an accident, was driving with a current, valid drivers license, is of legal drinking age and was found to not have any outstanding warrants, the jail may not require a bond be posted.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we understand that finding out someone you care for has been arrested can be scary and confusing. If you have questions about how Contra Costa bail works and whether you will need to arrange for Contra Costa bail bonds call our office now at 925-231-4307 to speak with an expert bondsman.
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