How is Bail Set in California?

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My son and daughter-in-law were arrested last night while they were driving in the car with their infant son.  My son’s bail was set at $100,000, but his wife’s bail was only set at $40,000. Was his bail higher because he’s a man? Did the jail give her a break because she’s a stay-at-home mom? We’re trying to figure out how all of this works.

When someone is arrested in California, their bail will be set based on the nature and severity of the crime they have been accused of. Since your son’s bail is higher, it’s likely because he is being charged with a different crime, or different crimes, than his wife.  The best thing to do at this point is to contact a California bail bonds agent. The bondsman can help you find out what the charges are, how bail works and what your options are in terms of posting bail bonds. For more information call our office now at 888-224-5266 to speak with a bondsman in your area.

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