Los Angeles Bail Schedule

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How to Use This Bail Schedule

(1) The purpose of this bail schedule is to fix an amount upon which a person who is arrested without a warrant may be released from custody prior to appearance in court. At and after a defendant’s first appearance, pursuant to Penal Code section 1269b(b), the amount of bail, if any is allowed, shall lie with the sound discretion of the judicial officer before whom the defendant appeared, and may be greater or less than the amount set forth in this schedule, subject to the provisions of Penal Code section 1275. This schedule may also be used by a magistrate in fixing bail pursuant to Penal Code section 815a at the time an arrest warrant is issued, the amount of which lies with the sound discretion of the magistrate.

(2) Bail for an offense pursuant to this schedule shall be the sum of the amount specifically listed for the offense (pages 3-16), and the amounts listed for all applicable enhancements and prior convictions (page 17). If an offense is not specifically listed in this schedule, bail should be set according to the following schedule based on the maximum state prison term applicable to the offense:

TOP TERM 3 YEARS – 20,000
TOP TERM 4 YEARS – 25,000
TOP TERM 5 YEARS – 30,000
TOP TERM 6 YEARS – 35,000
TOP TERM 7 YEARS – 40,000
TOP TERM 8 YEARS – 45,000
TOP TERM 9 YEARS – 50,000
TOP TERM 10 YEARS – 55,000
TOP TERM 11 YEARS – 65,000
TOP TERM 12 YEARS – 70,000
TOP TERM 13 YEARS – 75,000
TOP TERM 14 YEARS – 80,000
TOP TERM 15 YEARS – 90,000
TOP TERM 16 YEARS – 100,000

(3) When a defendant is booked for or charged with two or more offenses, bail shall be the amount computed under this schedule for the charge having the highest bail, including applicable amounts for enhancements and prior convictions except:

(1) where the offenses are committed against separate victims or on separate dates, or
(2) where separate sex acts are committed on the same victim and each may be punished separately (including circumstances enumerated in Penal Code sections 667.6(c) and (d)). In addition, amounts for enhancements and prior convictions shall each be added one time per person arrested, per defendant, or per case.
(4) The Bail Deviation Program is available to process all bail increase and decrease requests for persons who have been arrested (other than pursuant to an arrest warrant) but not arraigned. All requests to increase or decrease bail should be called in at (213) 351-0373 or (800) 773-5151. The Program’s hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

(5) Penal Code Section 1270.1 prohibits the release of an arrestee on bail in an amount OTHER THAN THAT SET FORTH IN THIS BAIL SCHEDULE prior to a hearing in open court for:

(a) Violent felonies as described in P.C. Section 667.5(c), but not 460(a);
(b) Serious felonies as described in P.C. Section 1192.7(c) (including those listed in P.C. Section 1192.8);
(c) Violations of P.C. Sections 136.1(c), 243(e)(1), 262, 273.5, 422 (as a felony), and 646.9; and
(d) Violation of P.C. Section 273.6 if the detained person made threats to kill or harm, has engaged in violence against, or has gone to the residence or workplace of, the protected party.

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