My sister was wrongfully arrested this morning because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. She’s never been in trouble before but I’ve heard that her bail has been set at $150,000. Our family is positive that all of this will get sorted out once she goes to court and that the charges will be dismissed. Since this is her first arrest, and since we know she didn’t do what she’s being accused of, will we still need to post collateral to get her out of jail?
The requirement to post collateral is less about whether the defendant has been in trouble before and it’s more related to how much her bail has been set at. In most cases, bail bonds companies need to get special approval to write larger sized Santa Rita Jail bail bonds (and/or Santa Rita Jail bonds). Part of being able to get that approval ties to being able to show that the bail bonds are secured by property collateral. Since this does sound like a complicated and intricate case, you’ll want to contact an Alameda County bail bonds company to discuss what your options are.