The justice system in this country is slow. Without bail, you could spend months sitting in a jail cell, waiting for something to happen with your case. That’s time you could be working, spending with your family, and preparing your defense. Paying bail is what allows you to spend that time enjoying life rather than twiddling your thumbs in a cell.
In many cases, you’re told how much bail is required shortly after you’re arrested and charged. In other situations, you attend a bail hearing where a judge determines if you’re eligible for bail and how much the bail is.
Hearing your ineligible for bail is a gut-churning experience.
The good news is that judges usually set bail. Issues the impact ineligibility include:
- Not being a U.S. citizen/resident
- A history of failing to appear for court
- Are considered a danger to the community
- Are considered likely to break the law while you’re out on bail
Before you appear before the judge, both you and your lawyer should have a pretty good idea about how the judge will feel about your bail eligibility.
How Much Bail Will You Owe?
It is important to note that while most people are eligible for bail if the judge has doubts about you sticking around until the conclusion of your case, they can choose to set a high bail amount.
The factors the judge considers while determining the amount of your bail include:
- Criminal history
- Your current employment
- The gravity of the charges
- Your mental and physical health
- Your history with drugs and alcohol
- Family and community ties
- Your financial situation
Don’t assume that just because the judge set a high bail that you have no option but to stay in jail. Here at Bail Bonds in San Fernando Valley, we’re ready and willing to provide you with the financial assistance you require.
How Bail Bonds in San Fernando Valley Helps Secure Your Freedom
Bail Bonds in San Fernando Valley is a family-owned bail bond company. Over the years, we’ve played a key role in helping thousands of people obtain the money needed for their release. We handle each case with dignity and discretion.
You can turn to us for:
- No down payment bail bonds
- 24-hour bail service
- Free inmate searches
- Phone approval bail bonds
- Flexible payment plan