When someone is arrested in Alameda County they’ll be handcuffed, read their Miranda Rights and they’ll be transported to the Santa Rita Jail to be booked into the system.
Bail amounts are not determined by a defendant’s age, race, background, gender, employment status or age. Bail is set according to the county bail schedule, which is a document that’s set each year by a panel of judges. The bail schedule tells jailer which bail amounts are to correspond with different crimes. Low level misdemeanors have much lesser assigned amounts than violent felonies.
If a defendant has outstanding warrants, this will also impact their total bail amount. There have been times where bail bonds companies receive calls from people who have been arrested for low level misdemeanor crimes, who wind up having hundred-thousand-dollar bail bonds because the jail learns they have one or more bench warrants out for their arrest.
For more information on Alameda County bail bonds work call our office now at 888-224-5266 to speak with a licensed bondsman.