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UNIFORM BAIL SCHEDULE
To achieve substantial uniformity of bail and penalties throughout the state in traffic, boating, fish and game, forestry, public utilities, parks and recreation, and business licensing cases, the trial court judges, the Judicial Council has established a policy of promulgating uniform bail and penalty schedules for certain offenses in order to achieve a standard of uniformity in the handling of these offenses.
In general, bail is used to ensure the presence of the defendant before the court. Under Vehicle Code sections 40512 and 13103, bail may also be forfeited and such forfeiture may be ordered without the necessity of any further court proceedings and treated as a conviction for specified Vehicle Code offenses. A penalty in the form of a monetary sum is a fine imposed as all or a portion of a sentence imposed.
The following modified Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedule has been approved by the judges of the Superior Court.
Misdemeanor and Felony Bail Schedules
The following lists have been approved by the judges of the Superior Court, and sets the bail for the release of persons arrested on bailable offenses.