An Oceanside man was taken into custody earlier this week after being charged with four felony counts of making criminal threats and one felony count of stalking. Defendant Peter Robbins was transported to the San Diego Central Jail in order to be booked into the system. Robbins’ bail was set at $550,000 based on the nature and severity of his charges.
Should the defendant wish to be released from custody pending trial he will either need to post cash bail or hire an expert San Diego bondsman. The latter can be done at a cost of 10% of his bail amount. In addition to paying the bondsman’s fee the person cosigning bail bonds paperwork would also need to post collateral. As long as Robbins’ appears for all of his court dates the collateral would be returned to the person who posted it once the case is over.
The defendant was reportedly taken into custody last weekend at the San Ysidro Port of Entry when Customs and Border Patrol agents determined he had several outstanding warrants. The warrants had been issued for multiple felonies relating to crimes against a person. Robbins was arrested on the spot and his car was impounded.
He is scheduled to appear in court later this week. It is unclear whether his attorney will be seeking a bail reduction. If a bail reduction is granted he will still need to pay a bondsman 10% in order to purchase a bond. If a bondsman is not hired he will either need to post cash bail or remain in custody until the case is decided by a judge.