People are often shocked to find out someone they care for has been arrested. They can become even more unnerved when they find out this person’s bail has been set in the tens of thousands of dollars. It is not uncommon for people to call a bondsman in Imperial County, CA to ask why bail has been set so high, especially if the defendant has never been in trouble with the law.
Can someone drive down to the jail and negotiate a person’s bail amount down to a lower rate?
The quick answer to that question is no. When someone is arrested and taken to the El Centro Jail the crime they are being charged with will be cross checked against the county bail schedule. This is a document that is set each year by a panel of judges and it lets the jailer know which bail amounts are to correspond with various crimes. Less serious crimes, such as being drunk in public, will have lower bail amounts than more serious offenses, such as assault with a deadly weapon. A judge is the only person who has the authority to raise or lower a person’s bail.
If you need help getting someone out of jail fast, Adelante Bail Bonds can help. You can call our office at 760-230-0194 at any time, day or night for 24-hour a day to be directly connected with an expert bail bondsman.