State vs. Federal Bail

How Federal Bail is Different

If you find yourself facing a federal charge, it can be an emotionally difficult situation. You need advice from a trained federal bail bondsman so you can get released as soon as possible. Many people don’t understand the federal bail process, and it really helps to have someone experienced there to guide you through the process.

Federal bail bonds are different because bail is not set in a bail schedule like it is in California. Bail can be pretty much any amount the magistrate sees fit, and for a bond, you must pay 15%, which is more than the 10% at the state level.

Like with a state hearing, the magistrate may choose to release you without bail or not to allow bail at all. The most likely scenario is that you will be released on bail with certain conditions. Depending upon the crime and risk, some of these conditions could be travel restrictions, promise to find a job, or drug testing.

Some crimes that may be charged as federal crimes include:

  • Kidnapping
  • Terrorism
  • Environmental crimes
  • Health care fraud
  • Major thefts
  • Civil rights violations
  • Smuggling
  • Bank robbery

Keep in mind that these are only a few. There are actually over 4,500 crimes that are charged as federal crimes.

If you are in need of a federal bail bonds, contact one of our bail bonds agents at 562-372-5178.