Hello, Thank you for reading. From California I posted bail for my husband at 30,000. Court appearance the break down was 30,000 already plus 50,000 to raise bail to 80,000. My question is , Is is a whole new bail amount at $80,000 or was it to pay the remaining balance of the 50,000? Bail bondsmen said its a whole new bail but I want to make sure and I cant seem to find answers other then bailbonds. Thank you
The answer all depends on what the judge requested. If the judge added new charges that are not related to the original case i.e. if the defendant has a failure to appear on a felony case then the FTA will be a new charge which will require a new bond. Now if the case is the same and the charges are the same but the judge decided to increase the bond amount then you'll have negotiate with the bail bonds agent for the deference between the original bond amount and the new bond amount. In the bail business we would call it a rewrite of the bond at a higher amount.