Whether the person’s bail is set at the police station when they are booked, or when they appear in front of a judge, the bond will need to be paid before they can be released. The exception to this is if the accused person is released on his or her own recognizance.
Most people do not have the large amount of cash at hand that can be required to post bail in many cases, and choose to use the services of a bail bondsman. If we are representing you, Summit Defense Attorneys works with a bail bonds company that we can recommend to you, and which offers our clients a discount. Another alternative to cash bail is a property bond, if the accused person or someone willing to post bond for them owns a home or some other property. To find out if a property bond is suitable in your case, you should consult with your attorney.
To post bail for someone arrested in Pleasanton, you need to go to the Santa Rita Jail. The Jail lobby is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you can post bail by way of cash, cashier’s check, or a bail bond. The rules as to how bail is posted and what payment is accepted, however, may change from time to time, so it is often a good idea to check with your attorney before going to the Jail, or to call the Jail on (925) 551-6500.