State vs. Federal Bail

State vs. Federal Bail Bonds in Canoga Park

If you are charged with a federal crime you can expect a very different process than with a state crime. To get out of jail for a federal crime, you will have to see a magistrate. Unlike California, the federal government does not have a bail schedule. Everything is at the discretion of the magistrate.

Federal prosecution can be caused by the following:

  • Counterfeiting
  • Tax Evasion
  • Customs Violations
  • Importation of Illegal Drugs
  • Kidnapping
  • Organized Crime
  • Bank Robbery

These are just a few. There are currently more than 4,500 crimes that can cause federal prosecution.

If you qualify for bail in a federal crime, there’s a chance that it will be under certain conditions. You may not be allowed to leave the state or you may have to submit to drug testing. It all depends on your risk, offense, and past history.

The percentage of bail bond costs is higher at the federal level as well. It is usually 15% instead of 10%. Also be aware that these sorts of bonds will take longer to process than one for a normal charge.

If you need help with federal bail, contact the bail bonds agents at 818-804-3025.