How The California Arrest and Bail Process Works
White-collar crimes are crimes that are typically committed by what the world has labeled as white-collar professionals. That being said, anyone from any walk of life and any career path can be charged with a white-collar crime.
Common characteristics white collar crimes share include:
- There’s usually a financial angle
- There generally isn’t any violence
- The person charged with the crime usually has a solid connection with their community.
Common examples of white-collar crimes include:
- Ponzi schemes
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Campaign fraud
Because white-collar crimes rarely have an element of violence, it’s rare for a judge to deny bail, though they will take a close look at how closely you’re connected to the community and your criminal history.
If the judge grants bail and you feel like you’ll be safe at home, you have to decide how to pay the bail. Bailing yourself out is going to be tricky if your accounts are frozen while investigators are gathering evidence. Without access to your accounts, you’ll probably need a bail bonds agency.
Using a bail bonds agency doesn’t mean you don’t have to come up with any money. You’ll be charged a fee that adds up to 10% of the needed bail. This fee isn’t refundable.