In California, Judges are responsible for setting bail amounts and for creating what is commonly known as a “Bail Schedule” which is reviewed on an annual basis.
The type of crime the defendant has allegedly committed will dictate the amount of bail which is set for them. The more serious the crime or the higher likelihood of the defendant receiving jail time, will generally equate to a higher bail amount set.
What a Judge will always consider first is public safety; while the defendant’s “flight risk will also be considered. The Judge wants to make sure the defendant shows up for their appointed court dates. Below is the Los Angeles Felony Bail Schedule. It explains how bail is set in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Bail Schedules:
This Los Angeles bail schedule is used to fix an amount upon which a person who is arrested without a warrant. They may be released from custody prior to appearance in court in a felony case.
This Los Angeles bail schedule is used to fix an amount upon which a person who is arrested without a warrant. They may be released from custody prior to appearance in court in a misdemeanor case.
This guide is used determine appearance dates based on the date of release on bail not on the date of arrest
This is a worksheet to computate what the charge level and bail amount will be
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