Most people have never been asked to help get a friend or family member out of jail. They are often shocked when they find out their loved one’s bail has been set in the tens of thousands of dollars. Why is it so high, they ask, if this person has never been in trouble with the law before?
California bail amounts are among the highest in the nation. The average is often set between $20,000 and $30,000.
When a person is arrested and taken to the Elmwood jail they will need to be booked into the system. This entails having their mug shots and fingerprints taken, their information entered into the computer system and being subject to a national warrant screen and background check. During this time the crime they are being charged with will be cross checked against the Santa Clara County bail schedule. This is a document that is set each year by a panel of judges that lists different bail amounts for different crimes. Very serious crimes correspond with higher bail amounts whereas non-serious crimes, such as a charge of being drunk in public, correspond with lower bail amounts.
The cost to purchase bail bonds for Elmwood Jail is 10% of the defendant’s bail amount. Most people find that working with an expert bondsman is the fastest and easiest way to get someone released from custody.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we have more than 40 years of experience in helping people just like you get through situations just like this. Payment plans are available to those who qualify and consultations are always free.
For more bail information on Elmwood Jail call our office now at 408-899-5755 to speak directly with a licensed Santa Clara bondsman.