Why i should have the assistance of a California criminal defense lawyer before i make the decision to bail out my loved one
What Is Bail, and How Is It Set?
The amount of bail is a sum of money that an accused must deposit with the court to ensure that you will appear. When someone is arrested the bail is initially set at the “bail schedule”. Each county has a bail schedule that is set by the Board of Supervisors of each county. However, in most counties if you retain the services of a criminal defense law firm they may be able to have your bail lowered by filing for a bail review hearing at the earliest opportunity. In Orange County, for example, there is a detention release officer system. What this means is that if you are arrested for a “new alleged crime” in Orange County, you can retain a lawyer and the lawyer can contact the detention release officer, who works for the county and ask that they review the clients bail and hopefully reduce the bail or release the accused without bail pending his/her appearance in court. In many cases our clients have saved thousands of dollars in bail bond fees by having the good sense of calling our Orange County criminal defense law firm prior to making the decision to bail a loved one out of jail.