How is bail calculated?

When an arrest is made, the arresting agency determines the charges the arrestee will be held on. The jail then calculates the bail amount based upon those charges by using the Bail Schedule. When the case is submitted to the District Attorney’s Office, a Deputy District Attorney reviews the case to determine the actual charges that will be charged in the case at arraignment. These charges can vary significantly from the charges at the time of booking. The Court will base the bail amount on the actual charges that are brought by the District Attorney’s Office. This calculation is done by using the Bail Schedule.

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