Our daughter was arrested last night because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The jail told us her bail has been set at $40,000. This seems so high! We know she didn’t do anything wrong and that this is nothing more than a big misunderstanding. She is a dedicated mother and wife and she frequently volunteers with the church. Why is her bail so much? Did someone at the jail not like her and set it that high as a punishment?
When a person is arrested and taken to the El Centro Jail their bail amount is not set at random. It is set according to a document called the county bail schedule (CBS). The CBS is set once a year by a panel of Superior Court judges and it tells the jailer which bail amounts are to correspond with various crimes. At the time your daughter was booked the jail would have cross referenced her arrest charge against the CBS. That is where $40,000 would have come from.
You may have heard that the cost to purchase a bond in Holtville is 10%, or in this case $4,000. If you aren’t able to come up with that full amount up front you will want to ask your bondsman if their company allows clients the option of paying the balance off over time. Some provide this service, others do not. If they do offer payment plans be sure you fully understand the terms and conditions before signing any paperwork.
If you need help getting someone out of jail fast call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 760-230-0194 now to speak with a reputable bondsman you can trust.