How Bail is Set

How Bail is Set

Bail is set by a judge in each county for the state of California. The judge determines this amount based on:

  • Previous criminal history
  • Repeat offender
  • Public safety
  • Flight Risk
  • Severity of the crime that the defendant has been charged with

Generally, the more severe the crime, the higher the bail will be. During arraignment terms of bail and amount of bail can be changed by the judge. In fact, the judge can even increase or deny it.

Bail Facts

  • The state of California sets the highest bail amounts in the United States.
  • The counties of Orange, and Los Angeles in fact, are the highest of all.

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