At times it may seem like bail is set at random, that there is no rhyme or reason for bail amounts, but there is. Bails amounts are decided based on a list created by the state government called a bail schedule.
A bail schedule is a list of every crime as defined by state law. Each crime is assigned an amount for how much bail should be set at. In some cases two people can receive different bail amounts for the same crime. Judges are allowed to alter the price of someone’s bail based on a person’s criminal record.
Do not attempt to go to the jail were you’re friend or family member is being held and try to lower the price. No one but a judge can alter the amount of someone’s bail and they will not do so until the defendant’s arraignment. Trying to get your loved one’s bail amount lowered before then is a waist of your time.
Your time would be better spent trying to get your loved one bailed out. When you use a bail bondsman you do not have to pay the full price of the bond, and because bail premiums are regulated by the state you’ll never have to pay more than 10% in California. At Fowler Bail Bond Store Service we’ll help you take care of your loved one as if they were a part of our family.
The vast majority of our bonds are approved with no collateral and perfect credit is not required. Most people don’t have perfect credit so why do most bonding companies require great credit? Co-signers with decent jobs and family members who feel confident that their loved one will make all of their court dates are more important to us. Getting someone out of jail is easy when you have us working for you! We are the number one bail bonds agency in California.