If you have been accused of a white collar crime and taken to jail, your first priority may be to get out of jail and begin building a defense against the charges. In your arraignment (your first court appearance), your criminal defense attorney will argue to the judge to have you released on your recognizance or to have your bail set at lower amount. If your bail is set high, you may need bail bonds in San Diego to expedite your release.
White collar crimes are a particular class of crimes. These are non-violent offenses, typically committed by businesspeople, professionals, or public officials for financial gain. White collar crimes in San Diego include misdemeanor and felony offenses. For more serious or large-scale while collar crimes, there may be a long investigation by law enforcement before any arrests are made. Examples of white collar crimes include:
- Forgery: This offense may involve counterfeiting, falsifying, or altering the handwriting of another person, or signing the name of someone else or a fictitious person with the intent to defraud.
- Fraud: A person is guilty of fraud when he or she commits an act that results in unfair or underserved benefit for that person and/or causes harm or loss to someone else. Examples include credit card fraud, identity theft, tax fraud, healthcare fraud, and insurance fraud.
- Bribery: This white collar crime involves giving anything of value or advantage to a public official with the intent to unlawfully influence that official’s actions in a public or official capacity.
- Money laundering: The offense of money laundering involves making money obtained from an unlawful activity, such as drug sales, illegal gambling, or trafficking, appear to come from a legitimate source.
- Counterfeiting: Changing or reproducing items, such as money, IDs, or designer handbags, and passing them off as legitimate is counterfeiting.
A judge may consider bail differently for a white collar crime than for a violent crime. Depending on the circumstances, your attorney may be able to convince the judge to release you from jail without bail. Factors the judge will consider in setting bail include the nature and severity of the alleged crime, whether you pose a danger to the community or witnesses, and your position within the community.
If the judge is considering home detention, your attorney may push for bail instead, so you can continue with a normal life and employment while awaiting trial. If a significant amount of bail is required, our bail bondsman can post a surety bond for the full amount and get you released from jail. You pay only a 10% non-refundable premium, provided you make all court appearances.
When bail is set for an alleged white collar crime, you remain in jail until you pay it. If you do not have access to the full amount of bail, your release will be delayed. With bail bonds in San Diego County, you can get out of jail quickly. All you pay is the 10% premium. We take care of the remainder of your bail and get you out of jail as soon as possible. We have agents standing by near every jail in San Diego County, ready to post your bond.
At Balboa Bail Bonds, we genuinely care about the community in which we work and live. Each of our bail agents has five to 10 years of experience. We are affordable, fast, and easy to work with. If you have been detained in jail on white collar crime charges, call us at (619) 760-2222 for the assistance you need. A live person will answer the phone, any time of day or night.