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Posted on Apr 14th, 2020 by 1476 Views

On April 6, 2020, the Judicial Council in Sacramento, CA approved temporary emergency rules to reduce the jail population in light of the coronavirus pandemic that has been impacting California since January. These measures included eliminating bail for most misdemeanor offenses and many low-level felonies. To further reduce the jail population, all prisoners being held in pretrial incarceration on charges for which bail had been eliminated were released to shelter-at-home with their families.

What Is The Coronavirus – COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and reached the United States in early 2020, though exactly what the timeline for the virus is and when it reached American is a matter of hot debate among medical and political communities. The virus is called a novel coronavirus because it had never been identified in humans before 2019. The virus causes a disease dubbed COVID-19, which stands for Corona-Virus-Disease – 2019. The first cases in California were confirmed on January 26, 2020, and a state of emergency was declared on March 4.

On March 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide stay-at-home order, which is still in effect as of the writing of this article. A stay-at-home order is being used to minimize the movement of the population in order to control the spread of disease, which is highly contagious. In some states, the stay-at-home order is called a shelter-in-place order and is widely referred to as a nationwide “lock-down.” During the stay-at-home order, only businesses that are considered “essential” to daily life are allowed to operate. Anyone able to work from home is required to do so, and individuals traveling to a job should have a paper with them proving that their employment is part of an “essential” industry, such as healthcare, food production, and critical infrastructure.

Is There No Bail During The Coronavirus?

Some of the emergency procedures that took effect on April 6, 2020, eliminated cash bail for nearly all misdemeanors and low-level felony violations. There is a list of 23 misdemeanor and felony violations for which bail was NOT eliminated. Those violations are detailed below.

For all other charges, there is no bail required to be released from jail, until the Coronavirus pandemic event has ended or the stay-at-home order has been lifted. 

Bail Bond Industries Part of Essential Business

While bail has been eliminated for many charges, bail bond industries still serve a vital role in the critical infrastructure by providing bail bond services for those offenses not covered by the emergency rules of April 6. As such, bail bond companies are designated as essential businesses and allowed to operate in California during the stay-at-home order.

If you or someone you love is arrested in Riverside County for an offense not covered by the emergency bail rules, you want someone on your side to process bail bonds quickly and get you or your loved one home safely as quickly as possible. Justice Bail Bonds has been serving the residents of Riverside County for more than 20years. They have locations near every jail and detention center and can have a licensed agent by your side in no time.

For bail bonds during the coronavirus, call Justice Bail Bonds at (951) 445-4155.

What Charges Still Have Bail Requirements During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

While the emergency orders of April 6 eliminated bail for most misdemeanor and low-level felony offenses, bail is still required for 13 offenses and enhancements. If a person is charged with any of these offenses or enhancements, they will still be required to remain behind bars or pay the entire amount of bail required on the standard bail schedule for the listed offenses.

Offenses that still require bail in California during the coronavirus:

  • PC 1192.7(c) – Serious felonies as defined in PC 1192(c) or PC 667.5(c) – These felonies include murder, rape, arson, and other violent crimes.
  • PC 69 – Threats against a police officer or resisting a law enforcement officer in the performance of their duty.
  • PC 166(c)(1) – Violating a Protective Order
  • PC 136.1 – Falsifying evidence, bribing, influencing or intimidating witnesses
  • PC 262 – Crimes against persons, including rape, sexual assault, and child sex abuse.
  • PC 243(e)(1) or PC 273.5 - Domestic violence, spousal abuse or battery, or corporal punishment.
  • PC 273.6 – Violating a Protective Order
  • PC 422 – Making criminal threats, if the violation is a felony.
  • PC 646.9 – Stalking or Harassment
  • PC 290(c) – Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
  • VC 23152 or 23153 – Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
  • PC 463 – Looting Violations
  • PC 29800 – Possession of a firearm by a felon.

Bail For Serious Felonies – PC 1192(c) and PC 667.6(c)

During the stay-at-home order for the coronavirus pandemci, bail will still be required for charges of violating PC 1192(c) or PC 667.5(c), which outline serious felonies that include: “(1) Murder or voluntary manslaughter; (2) mayhem; (3) rape; (4) sodomy by force, violence, duress, menace, threat of great bodily injury, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person; (5) oral copulation by force, violence, duress, menace, threat of great bodily injury, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person; (6) lewd or lascivious act on a child under 14 years of age; (7) any felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life; (8) any felony in which the defendant personally inflicts great bodily injury on any person, other than an accomplice, or any felony in which the defendant personally uses a firearm; (9) attempted murder; (10) assault with intent to commit rape or robbery; (11) assault with a deadly weapon or instrument on a peace officer; (12) assault by a life prisoner on a noninmate; (13) assault with a deadly weapon by an inmate; (14) arson; (15) exploding a destructive device or any explosive with intent to injure; (16) exploding a destructive device or any explosive causing bodily injury, great bodily injury, or mayhem; (17) exploding a destructive device or any explosive with intent to murder; (18) any burglary of the first degree; (19) robbery or bank robbery; (20) kidnapping; (21) holding of a hostage by a person confined in a state prison; (22) attempt to commit a felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life; (23) any felony in which the defendant personally used a dangerous or deadly weapon; (24) selling, furnishing, administering, giving, or offering to sell, furnish, administer, or give to a minor any heroin, cocaine, phencyclidine (PCP), or any methamphetamine-related drug, as described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Section 11055 of the Health and Safety Code, or any of the precursors of methamphetamines, as described in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 11055 or subdivision (a) of Section 11100 of the Health and Safety Code; (25) any violation of subdivision (a) of Section 289 where the act is accomplished against the victim’s will by force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person; (26) grand theft involving a firearm; (27) carjacking; (28) any felony offense, which would also constitute a felony violation of Section 186.22; (29) assault with the intent to commit mayhem, rape, sodomy, or oral copulation, in violation of Section 220; (30) throwing acid or flammable substances, in violation of Section 244; (31) assault with a deadly weapon, firearm, machinegun, assault weapon, or semiautomatic firearm or assault on a peace officer or firefighter, in violation of Section 245; (32) assault with a deadly weapon against a public transit employee, custodial officer, or school employee, in violation of Section 245.2, 245.3, or 245.5; (33) discharge of a firearm at an inhabited dwelling, vehicle, or aircraft, in violation of Section 246; (34) commission of rape or sexual penetration in concert with another person, in violation of Section 264.1; (35) continuous sexual abuse of a child, in violation of Section 288.5; (36) shooting from a vehicle, in violation of subdivision (c) or (d) of Section 26100; (37) intimidation of victims or witnesses, in violation of Section 136.1; (38) criminal threats, in violation of Section 422; (39) any attempt to commit a crime listed in this subdivision other than an assault; (40) any violation of Section 12022.53; (41) a violation of subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 11418; and (42) any conspiracy to commit an offense described in this subdivision.

If you or someone you love require assistance with bail for serious felonies, as described in PC 1192(c), call the experienced professionals at Justice Bail Bonds at (951) 445-4155.

Bail for Threats Against a Police Officer - PC 69

PC 69 outlines the charges of threats against a police officer or other law enforcement officer. Violations of PC 69 include threats of violence or resistance of an officer in the performance of his or her duty.

If you or someone you care about has been arrested for a violation of PC 69, threats against a police officer or resisting a police officer, call the experienced bail bond agents at Justice Bail Bonds. With locations all over Riverside County, they can have you out of jail and back home with your family in no time. Call (951) 445-4155 today!

Bail Bonds for Violating a Protective Order - PC 166(c)(1)

Violation of PC 166(c)(1) includes violating a protective order issued by a court. If you or someone you love is arrested for violating PC 166(c)(1), call Justice Bail Bonds right away. Justice Bail Bonds has been serving the residents of Riverside County for more than 20years. They have locations near every jail and detention center and can have a licensed agent by your side in no time.

For bail bonds during the coronavirus, call Justice Bail Bonds at (951) 445-4155.

Domestic Violence Bail Bonds During COVID-19

While many misdemeanor charges have had bail waived during the COVID-19 pandemic in California, domestic violence is a charge that still requires that a defendant remain behind bars or post bail to obtain release before trial.

During the coronavirus pandemic, many families face increased stressors from job loss, constant confinement together within the home, and the pressure of possible illness. All of these stresses can lead to fighting within the family unit. It is important to remember to handle all of your stress and arguments carefully and without violence. 

A charge of domestic violence will land you in jail, at least until you can post bail and answer the charges against you in court. For domestic violence charges in Riverside, the defendant will be taken to the Riverside County Jail to be processed and charged. Once the paperwork has been filed and a mug shot and fingerprints are taken, the defendant will have an opportunity to pay cash bail, post a bail bond, or remain in jail to await trial. 

If you or someone you care about needs help with domestic violence bail bonds in Riverside, CA, call Justice Bail Bonds at (951)445-4155.

Other Charges Related To Domestic Violence

While “domestic violence” is the charge most commonly referred to when an argument between intimate partners develops and the cops get involved, it is not the only charge closely related to domestic violence. 

Other Charges Are:

  • Corporal Injury of Spouse
  • Corporal Injury of a Cohabitant
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Violation of Penal Code 273.5

Bail Bonds For Domestic Violence During The Stay-At-Home Order

Domestic Violence is defined as “abuse committed against an adult or fully emancipated minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, r person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship.” (California Penal Code, Section 13700)

The definition of abuse can include:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Abusing Trust
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Coercion
  • Harassment
  • Economic control
  • threats and intimidation
  • Destruction of Property
  • Isolation

Assault & Battery Bail Bonds During the Coronavirus

Increased pressure from the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing stay-at-home order may lead to an increased likelihood of violence, even among friends and family. If you find yourself angry or wanting to lash out at those around you, take a walk and cool down. Getting exercise in the immediate area around your home is still allowed in California, provided you maintain a safe distance between yourself and other individuals seeking outdoor time. 

Taking a moment to walk away from a situation and settle your emotions can help you avoid lashing out and escalating a situation that might lead to arrest for assault and battery or domestic violence. 

If you are arrested and charged with assault and battery, you will be transported to the Riverside County Jail. There, you will be “booked” and charged with a crime. This process includes taking your fingerprints and mugshots and logging you into the county jail system.

Once you know the formal charges against you, you will be able to find the amount of bail required to get out of jail. Even during the coronavirus pandemic, the bail schedule will still provide the bail amounts needed to get out of jail for charges for which bail is required. The bail schedule should be posted at the jail facility and can also be located here. If the amount of bail needed to get out of jail is more than you can comfortably produce (as it often is), you will need the services of a bail bond agent who can post a bond for your release for a fraction of the cost of full bail.

For assault and battery bail bonds during the coronavirus, call Justice Bail Bonds at (951)445-4155.

DUI Bail Bonds During the Coronavirus 

During the stay-at-home order for the Coronavirus pandemic, it may be tempting to take your frustrations out on the road. But, don’t! And, if you do, don’t do it drinking!

California has some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation. The drunk driving laws for California are found in Vehicle Code Section 23152 and Vehicle Code section 23153, which says that: 

  • 23152(a)– It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of alcohol to operate a vehicle
  • 23152(b)It is illegal for anyone who has a blood alcohol content exceeding 0.08% or more to operate a vehicle.
  • 23152(e)– It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of drugs to operate a vehicle. 
  • 23152(f)– It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of any combination of drugs or alcohol to operate a vehicle. 

In many cases, both the 23152(a) and 23152(b) charges will be filed together.

In layman's terms, DUI charges result when a person drives or otherwise operates a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Whenever you are planning a fun evening (or day) out with friends and alcohol may be consumed, it is always best to either designate a driver who will not be drinking or to utilize some sort of public or paid transportation like a taxi service or Uber driver. 

If you or someone you care about is arrested for DUI during the coronavirus, call Justice Bail Bonds right away. The experienced, compassionate team of bail bond agents that work with Justice Bail Bonds can have you out of jail and back home in hours, not days! For DUI Bail Bonds in Riverside, call Justice Bail Bonds at (951)445-4155.

COVID-19 Bail Bonds 

If you or someone you love is arrested during the coronavirus stay-at-home order, you need someone on your side that can help you get out of jail and get back home to your family as soon as possible. Justice Bail Bonds is your go-to bail bond service during the COVID-19 crisis! Give the experienced and compassionate ladies at Justice Bail Bonds a call if you need assistance getting a family member or loved one out of jail during this trying time. 

Justice Bail Bonds has been serving the residents of Riverside County for more than 20years. They have locations near every jail and detention center and can have a licensed agent by your side in no time. 

For bail bonds during COVID-19, call Justice Bail Bonds at (951) 445-4155

 

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For faster service please call 951-445-4155 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you or a loved one has been arrested and need to be bailed out quickly and confidentially or if you simply have questions regarding bail, an arrest, or inmate information please do not hesitate to call or fill out our contact us form. We are available 24/7 for all of your bail needs.