How Soon After the Arrest will Charges be Filed and the Defendant can Post Bail?

The U.S. Constitution says that a defendant has the right to a speedy trial. This does not mean the trial itself will be completed within a certain amount of days. It means that the time between the formal arrest and the decision of the formal charges must be a reasonable amount of time. For most states, this is a 72-hour window, but for California, it is 48 hours. So, the prosecutor has 2-3 days, depending on state law, after a defendant is arrested to deliver the charges that will be filed.

This also protects defendants from having to remain in custody and jail for a lengthy time before the trial begins. Once the charges are announced at an arraignment hearing, then the defendant can post bail to return home...

Can Defendants Travel While Out On Bail?

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One of the more common concerns with bail bond release terms is whether or not the defendant is allowed to travel while out on bail. The answer can vary from defendant to defendant, and depends on the situation. Here are some examples:

Jane, out on bail, has no travel restrictions. This means she is allowed to travel to a neighboring city, another state, even out of the country. She just needs to make sure she shows up for her court appointments.

Gavin just posted bail and has travel restrictions. He is a California resident, and is only allowed to travel to Oregon, Washington, and Arizona for family, friends, and business. Any states other than those are off-limits. If he violates these terms, he can be taken back into custody. Gavin needs to make sure he shows up for court appointments.

Save Your Holiday Money with Millbrae Bail Bond Store

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The holidays have come and gone and it is a new year. You may have spent a great deal of money, but you also received some in return. Make it a resolution to not need to spend all of that newfound money on a somber situation like bail. Make it a resolution to stay out of trouble, and see to it that your loved ones stay out of trouble as well.

However, things happen unexpectedly. No one is perfect. Sometimes you just end up being in the wrong place at the wrong time. All of a sudden you, or a loved one, are in the middle of a huge mess.

Luckily, Millbrae Bail Bond Store will help you bail your loved one out of jail while also helping you save some of your holiday-earned money. Our bail bonds are far more affordable than cash bail and we will set you up on a payment plan that you can affo...