My roommate was arrested earlier today and his bail was set at $50,000. His parents just lost their house, his other family is unable to help and I just can’t afford to pay $5,000 to purchase his bond. If no one hires a bondsman how long will he need to stay in jail?
This is a complex question. How long he will stay in jail will be dependent on a number of factors. This will include what he is being charged with, the court system and the jurisdiction he was arrested in.
When someone is taken into custody the system has three business days to get that person before a judge for an arraignment. This does not include weekends or holidays. At the time of the arraignment the defendant will have the opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty. The judge can raise, lower or remove the defendant’s bail at this hearing. They could also potentially release them from court. If this does not happen the defendant will be transported to the county jail in order to await trial.
There are a lot of uncertainties when it comes what may or may not happen in court. This is why most people choose to hire a Contra Costa bail bondsman at the time of their arrest.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we have more than 40 years of experience in helping get people out of jail fast. Call our office now at 925-231-4307 for a free, no-obligation consultation.