Bail and Assault in California
In California, you can be charged with assault if there is evidence that you “unlawfully attempted to cause harm to another person and could do so.”
Examples of assault in California include:
✦ A bar fight
✦ Getting into a fight with an ex’s new lover
✦ Tripping someone as they walked by
✦ Slapping a family member
It’s worth noting that if you acted in self-defense, you can’t be charged with assault, though you will have to prove that you didn’t start the fight and that you didn’t use unnecessary force while defending yourself.
In California, assault is considered a very serious crime and it has serious consequences. Before bail is set, you’ll have to go o a bail hearing where the judge will look at an assortment of things before determining how much bail is required before you’re released from jail.
The various topics the judge considers when setting bail include:
✦ California’s bail schedule
✦ Your criminal history
✦ How many current charges you’re facing
✦ How strong your ties are to the community
✦ If you’ve ever failed to appear at a court date
✦ Whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony
In San Diego, the bail for an assault charge can range from $1,000-$100,000. In Riverside County, the average bail for assault charges is $20,000.
Once bail has been set, you have the option of posting it yourself. If you post the full bail yourself, the court will return the entire amount to you a the conclusion of your case but let’s be honest, few of us have a spare $20,000 laying around that we can afford to be without for the several months it could take to conclude your case. That’s where Riverside Bail Bonds enters the picture.
We will post a bail bond for you. We will do this for a fraction of what you’d have to come up with if you tried to bail yourself out. We only charge a 10% fee. That means if your bail was set at $25,000, we’ll write a bail bond for you for just a $2,500 fee. The fee is ours, and you won’t get it back at the end of your case, but most people feel this is a small price to pay to enjoy some freedom while they wait for the local court system to handle the case.
There are several reasons you should turn to Riverside Bail Bonds for help posting your bail after you’ve been charged with assault in California:
✅ Flexible payment plans
✅ Simple contracts
✅ 24/7 service
✅ Phone consultations
✅ Online consultations
✅ Zero worry about hidden fees
✅ Zero-down bail bond
✅ Zero-interest bail bond
✅ Fast service