California allows private bail companies to offer their services to anyone under suspicion of a crime.
In San Diego, police officers could hold suspects for 72 hours until persecutors indict or, on grounds of lacking evidence, set the suspect free. However, when indicted, prisoners can stay in county jails for months.
Bail bondsman services offer suspects their freedom until their first trial by posting bail on their behalf. Bail money is the bondsman service’s guarantee that their client would appear in court.
For first-time offenders, the entire process could be incomprehensible for both themselves and individuals who intend to bail them out, such as their friends or family.
BonnieForSanDiego.com intends to arm potential bail bond clients and their families with information that would make the Californian bail bonds system less confusing in the future.