The person was arrested and has 5 cases all for traffic violations and not appearing in court. All the court dates are within a week, after each court date does the bail amount lower?
No, the bail amounts for each ticket is the amount of fine that could be imposed and separate and distinct from one another.
Also, paying the "bail" can be considered a "guilty plea" since posting the bail amount/fine is no longer required in traffic infractions as a condition to set the traffic matters for trial.
You might want to have an attorney, who specializes in traffic infraction cases, defend you and in a worst case scenario package the 5 cases together to get the best outcome for you.
I'm moving your question to Speeding & Traffic Ticket as that is the correct category for your question.
No. The bail usually remains at the same amount.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
I could be wrong, but if you are incarcerated, there was a section in the Penal Code in which inmates would receive some type of amnesty for traffic violations. Ask the judge for further details when you see him/her.
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