Information regarding jail release and bail for the West County/Richmond Jail:
At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC. We realize that family members and loved ones with someone incarcerated in the West County/Richmond Jail want to know how to have their loved ones released from the jail as soon as possible.
Bail is an issue many are usually unfamiliar with. We can help you by providing information about how to post bail, contact a good bail bondsman, and why it may be to your advantage to speak with a criminal defense attorney before you take any action to secure bail.
Essentially, bail is money that is paid as a type of “guarantee” that the inmate will show up for any and all scheduled court proceedings or hearings. The person who posts bail for an inmate will not get his or her money returned if the inmate does not show up for a court proceeding. Many times, inmates and their attorney may request a bail hearing. In these hearings, the judge may reduce the amount of bail requested by the prosecutor, or even release the incarcerated on his/her own recognizance (ROR). By contacting a bail bondsman for jail release, you may be spending money unnecessarily.
Bail bondsmen generally charge 10% to 15% of the bail as their fee, an amount which is not refundable. When you hire an attorney, the bail premium can be lowered to 8%, or, in some cases, to 7% – because bail bondsmen are permitted to charge lower premiums to clients who hire attorneys. An experienced lawyer can guide you through the bail/jail release process, and possibly have bail reduced or eliminated.
West County | Richmond Jail
The West County Detention Center and Richmond Jail is located at: 5555 Giant Hwy, Richmond, CA 94806
To obtain information regarding bail amounts, jail release, court dates, charges and more, call: (510) 262-4200
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