State vs. Federal Bail

What Makes Federal Bail Different?

Federal bail can be very different from state bail even though they are both based upon the same principal: to make sure the defendant attends court dates. See below for specific differences:

With state bail there is a bail schedule with federal bail there is no regulation; all is decided by the magistrate.

At the state level bail is decided upon arraignment and then they may post, but in a federal case there must also be a nebbia hearing to make sure funds or property used as bond are from reputable, legal sources.

Bail bonds for California are set at 10% whereas federal bail bonds are 15%.

Bail for state charges doesn’t have requirements other than showing in court. At the federal level there are often conditions such as travel restrictions and drug testing.

For federal cases always be sure you are working with the best bail bonds company possible. Let us help you get through this stressful time, and contact us at 310-405-0819.