Q: What happens if someone is not bailed out of jail?
A: If a defendant has been granted bail but does not bail out, they will need to remain in jail until they are seen by a judge. At the defendant’s arraignment they will appear before the judge in their orange jumpsuit and the judge will listen to statements made by the prosecution about the nature of their charges. At this point they have the discretion to raise bail, lower bail, keep it the same or remove bail entirely. If bail is removed the defendant will lose their ability to be released from custody pending trial.
No two cases are the same and no two judges are the same and this means there are no guarantees as to what will happen at a person’s arraignment. Most people prefer to bail a friend or family member out of jail so they can put forth their best appearance at trial. This allows them more time to hire an attorney, prepare their case and come to court dressed in a professional manner.
Criminal cases can go on for months if not even years, which is why many people choose to work with a San Diego bail bondsman. This allows the defendant to return to their day to day life, their job and their family until the matter is resolved.
For further information about San Diego bail bonds, call and speak to a licensed bondsman at 619-789-3077.