Our brother was arrested a couple hours ago. He’s being charged with domestic violence, but he’s never been in trouble before. All we know is that he and his girlfriend got into an argument, he called the police and for whatever reason, he’s the one who was arrested. He has a good job and he’s lived in the area for more than a decade. Will we need to hire an El Centro bondsman or is there a chance the jail will just let him go on his own?
It would be highly unusual for the Imperial County Jail to release a defendant who has been charged with domestic violence on their own recognizance. Although there are certain crimes that qualify for a release on a defendant’s own recognizance (OR release), this type of release is generally reserved for low level misdemeanor offenses such as being drunk in public, basic, first-time DUI arrests (that did not involve an accident or injury) and certain simple drug possession and theft crimes. Defendants who are being charged with domestic violence will want to contact a bondsman who specializes in domestic violence bail bonds. If you have questions about how bail bonds for domestic violence work call us now at 888-224-5266 to speak with an Imperial County bail bonds agent.