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http://www.shouselaw.com/bail.html 888-327-4652 A bondsman & a criminal defense lawyer explain the costs of posting bail bonds in California.
Being arrested and put in jail…or knowing that a loved one has been arrested and put in jail…can be a nightmare. Understanding how to post bail to expedite the release process can help make the experience a little less scary.
"Bail" refers to the money that you must post with the court in order to be released from jail. It is a way of ensuring the court that you will attend your future court appearances.
In many instances, the judge will release you on your own recognizance (commonly referred to as an O.R. release). If the judge releases you "O.R.", you don’t post bail…you simply promise that you will attend your court appearances.
And, under certain circumstances, and in connection with certain crimes, the judge will deny you the right to post bail. However, most of the time, bail is required.
If you have additional questions about California’s bail laws, or you would like to discuss your case confidentially with one of our attorneys, do not hesitate to contact us at Shouse Law Group.
We have local criminal law offices in and around Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, San Jose, Oakland, the San Francisco Bay area, and several nearby cities.