How to Bail Someone out of Jail – California Penal Code 1275 PC
In most cases, if you have been charged with an offense, you have the chance to be released on bail. In California, the right to a reasonable bail is protected by both the California Constitution and the California Penal Code (California Constitution Article 1, Section 12(c); California Penal Code section 1275.) It is very important you call the Orange County bail attorneys at Wallin & Klarich if you or a loved one has been arrested. Our experienced California criminal lawyers explain to you how to bail someone out jail in California under Penal Code 1275 PC.
In California, there are three ways that you can post bail if you’re accused of a crime:
- Cash (California Penal Code – Section 1269)
- Bail bond (California Penal Code – Section 1276)
- Property bond (California Penal Code – Section 1276.5).
All county judges in California are required to meet once a year to set the bail schedule for his or her county. This specifies the bail amount for each criminal charge. If you are arrested without an arrest warrant, the bail schedule will determine the amount of your bail. Sometimes, though, the arresting agency will ask that your bail is set higher than what is on the schedule. You do, however, have the right to ask that your bail is reduced before your first appearance in court. This is one of the many reasons you need to hire an Orange County bail attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.
The court will consider two general factors at the bail hearing: the danger to the public if you are granted bail, and the likelihood you will appear in court. When determining the amount of bail, the court will consider the safety of the victim and your criminal record.
When making the decision to either post bail immediately or wait until after the arraignment, you and your family have to take into account several different factors.
If you immediately post bail, that will give your attorney more time to work on your case. It will also give that attorney more time to convince the prosecutor to either reduce your charges or dismiss them totally. On the other hand, if you choose to wait, the prosecutor has to act quickly to decide whether or not to file charges, and what charges to file.
Why you should talk to a lawyer before deciding whether or not to post bail
There are several ways that an experienced Orange County bail attorney can help you, and several reasons why you need to speak to one before you decide whether or not to post bail. Your attorney can work to possibly help you save thousands of dollars by having your bail reduced, while designing a strong defense strategy at the same time.
Call an Attorney for Help
When you call our office, our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich will explain to you in detail how to bail someone out of jail accordingly to the crime committed. It is extremely important to hire an aggressive Orange County bail attorney as soon as possible if you or someone you know has been arrested. In order to have the best chance of making sure your rights are protected, you will need legal help at each and every phase of the criminal process. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have more than 40 years of experience providing that aggressive representation. We have offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Victorville and West Covina. Call us now at (877) 4-NO-JAIL – we are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will be there when you call.