State vs. Federal Bail

State vs. Federal Bail Bonds

State and federal bail bonds can be very different from each other. State bail bonds are to allow the person to leave custody before a trial and rely upon a set bail schedule. Federal bail bonds do not.

Before bail is set in a federal crime, the defendant must see a magistrate first. The magistrate can decide to release without bail, with unrestricted bail, or on bail with certain conditions. theses conditions often involve drug or alcohol testing, medical testing, or travel restrictions. The bail amount is also at the complete discretion of the magistrate.

Some common federal crimes are:

  • Organized Crime
  • Importing Illegal Drugs
  • Kidnapping
  • Counterfeiting
  • Tax Evasion
  • Bank Robbery
  • Customs Violations
  • Mail Fraud

Federal Bail Bonds

Instead of 10% bond, in federal cases, the amount of the bail bond is set usually at 15%. Also, be aware that it will take longer to process a federal bail bond than a state one. You are protected from a company charging too much to help with a federal bail bond since this is regulated.

If you or someone you know are arrested for a federal crime, it is most important that you contact a reputable and experienced bail bonds company immediately. Call 323-450-2385.