The California legal system can be intimidating for someone unfamiliar with the bail process or how bail is set in different counties and for different offenses. At Armstrong Bail Bonds, our experienced bail bond agents will quickly and efficiently determine the cost of bail for an individual crime and explain, in easy-to-understand terms, how the bail amount is set and by whom. Whether you choose to use our services or not, Armstrong Bail Bonds is always available to answer any questions about California’s complex bail system—we’re here to help!
In the state of California, bail amounts are set by judges, though these officials typically refer to the county’s “bail schedule” to determine how much bail should be for a particular offense. A judge will usually set the bail amount at a defendant’s first court appearance after an arrest, either at the bail hearing or the arraignment, though Armstrong Bail Bonds can often post bail before the defendant appears before the judge.