There are few things that can catch you off guard like finding out someone you care for has been arrested. Bail amounts in California are among the highest in the nation. It is not unusual for someone who has never been in trouble before to have their bail set in the tens of thousands of dollars. This can give people an enormous sense of sticker shock. Why is the amount so high? If they go to the jail, will they be able to negotiate a lower amount?
When someone is arrested by a member of the Ojai Police Department the crime they are being accused of will be cross checked against the county bail schedule. This is a document that is set each year by a panel of superior court judges and it lets jailers know which bail amounts are to correspond with various crimes. Very serious crimes, such as assault with a deadly weapon will have much higher associates bail amounts than minor crimes, such as being drunk in public. A judge is the only person who has the authority to raise or lower those amounts.
The cost to hire a bail bondsman in Ojai will be 10% of the total bail amount. If you are unable to pay up front, in full, you might consider looking for a bondsman who can help you with a payment plan.
If someone you know has been arrested by a member of the Ojai Police Department, Adelante Bail Bonds can help. Call us now at 805-496-2763 for a free, confidential consultation.