The bill requires a court to hold a bond setting hearing within 48 hours after an arrestee's arrival at a jail or holding center beginning on April 1, 2022.
Under current law, a person is allowed to post bond within 2 hours after the sheriff receives the bond information. The bill repeals that requirement. The bill states a bond may be paid at a minimum by cash, money order, or cashier's check, and a judge, judicial officer, or bond hearing officer shall not require a monetary bond be paid in the defendant's name.
The bill requires that a defendant who posts bond be released from custody within 6 hours after bond is set. If the custodian fails to release the defendant within 6 hours after the bond has been set, the custodian shall inform the defendant and any person posting bond on behalf of the defendant the reason for the delay and shall document the reason for delay in the defendant's file.
- Became law (07/06/2021)