When Is Bail Set?
When an individual is arrested, they are usually taken to a local law enforcement office for booking. It is normally during this time the individual is first provided the opportunity to secure their release by posting a bail bond. The bond amount is set by law and by agreements within the local judicial system. The bond amount for each charge is posted and provided in schedule form to the local enforcement agency. Some charges require the individual (defendant) to appear before a judge to determine the bond amount.
Some Counties don’t have a set bond schedule and may require the Defendant to appear before a Judge to have a bond set