Arranging for Bail

Posted by Chris Morales on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 @ 01:23 PM

Arranging for Bail

 A bail is when a person is given permission by the court to remain in liberty until the case is concluded in exchange for cash or a bail bond. This allows defendants to comply and attend all required court appearances.  If a defendant fails to appear in court the bail is then taken way. The judge at this point will proceed to issue an arrest warrant which is considered a crime.

Most courts and jail will accept:

  • cash or check for the full amount of the bail
  • a purchased bond from a bail bond seller

There is no need to hire an attorney in order to arrange for a bail. Bails can be done in person or over the phone. The defendant does not have to be the one to pay for the bail other family members or friends are able to pay for the bail. For bail offenses that are classified as felonies usually is 5 to 10 times the bail required for misdemeanors. People who would like to pay less must go before a judge. If this is the case it is best to have an attorney represent you before court. This allows an attorney to assure the judge that the case is not as serious as it is being presented through documents.

Below is a (pending) list of the latest Felony Bail Schedule of 2013




Penal Code 114 Using false documents to conceal true citizenship 50,000

Penal Code 182 Conspiracy Same as substantive offense

Penal Code 187 Murder - with special circumstance No bail

All other murders 1,000,000

Penal Code 191.5 Vehicular homicide (DUI with gross negligence) 100,000

Penal Code 192(a) Manslaughter – voluntary 100,000

Penal Code 192(b) Manslaughter - involuntary 25,000

Penal Code 192(c) Manslaughter - driving vehicle with gross negligence  100,000

Penal Code 192(c)(3) Vehicular homicide (DUI without gross negligence) 100,000

Penal Code 192(c)(4) Vehicular homicide (accident caused for financial gain) 100,000

Penal Code 207(b) Kidnapping victim under 14 years of age 500,000

Penal Code 209(a) Kidnapping for ransom or extortion (life) 1,000,000

Penal Code 209(b) Kidnapping for robbery (life) 1,000,000

Penal Code 209.5 Kidnapping during a carjacking (life) 1,000,000

Penal Code 210.5 False imprisonment - kidnap to evade arrest 1,000,000

Penal Code 211 Robbery

Penal Code 212.5(a)(b) First Degree 100,000

Penal Code 212.5(c) Second Degree 50,000

Penal Code 215 Carjacking 100,000

Penal Code 219 Train wrecking (life) 1,000,000

Penal Code 220(a) Assault with intent to commit mayhem, rape, sodomy, oral copulation, or any violation of Penal Code section 264.1, 288 or 289 Same as substantive offense

For a more detail list visit:

If you have any questions feel free to contact me and we can speak about your individual case. 

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