Our sister was arrested a few hours ago. We were absolutely shocked when we found out her bail had been set at $40,000. She has never been in trouble before and she works as a secretary for our church. Why is it so high? We don’t have $40,000. Can anything be done?
Bail amounts in the state of California are higher than anywhere else in the country. The good news is that you don’t need to pay $40,000 to get her out of jail. If you decide to hire an expert bondsman in Martinez you will be able to purchase a bond for 10% of that amount, so in this case, $4,000. Bail bonds companies earn this fee when the defendant is released from jail and you will want to keep in mind that it is non refundable.
When someone is arrested and taken to jail the crime they are being charged with will be compared against the Contra Costa County bail schedule. This document lets the jailer know which bail amounts are to be set for different crimes. Sometimes people think they might be able to negotiate that amount down if they go to the jail. This will do little more than waste valuable time. A judge is the only person who would have that authority.
For more information on how bail bonds work at the Martinez Jail call 925-231-4307 now to speak with a licensed bondsman you can trust.