How Bail is Set

In the state of California, Judges are responsible for setting bail amounts.  They will refer to the County’s “Bail Schedule” to set the bail amount according to the crime that was committed.

This will dictate the amount of bail which will be set for the arrested. In general terms, the more serious the crime the higher likelihood of the defendant receiving jail time, which will generally equate to a higher bail amount.

Judge will always consider public safety first and foremost. Secondly, the defendant’s “flight risk” will be considered. The Judge and court want to make sure the defendant shows up for all of their appointed court dates.

Below, are California County Felony Bail Schedules for your reference:

For additional information, feel free to contact a licensed bondsman at toll-free 855-414-2245.