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Can I post bail right away?
|Posted on January 30, 2023 at 12:05 AM|
The availability of bail and the ability to post it right away depends on several factors such as the severity of the charge, the defendant's flight risk, and the bail schedule set by the court. In some cases, bail may be available immediately, while in others it may take several hours or even days to be set by a judge. If the defendant is considered a flight risk or poses a danger to the community, bail may be denied. It's best to consult with a bail bondsman or a criminal defense attorney to determine the specific circumstances of your case.
In California, a defendant must see a judge within 48 hours of being arrested, excluding weekends and holidays. This initial appearance is known as an "arraignment" and is when the defendant is informed of the charges against them and has the opportunity to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. The arraignment is also when bail is typically set, although in some cases it may be set earlier or later depending on the circumstances of the case.
The Ventura County Superior Court is located in the county seat of Ventura, California. The address is:
Ventura County Superior Court
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009
There are several other court locations throughout Ventura County, including in the cities of Simi Valley, Oxnard, and Thousand Oaks. It's best to check the Ventura County Superior Court website or contact the court directly to confirm the location of your court appearance.
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