we are from san fernando valley, and he got busted crossing the otay border bringing over illegal drugs. where do i start to look for him? can he get bailed out?
can he get bailed out?
You "start" by hiring an attorney if you can afford one. Otherwise, an attorney will be appointed to help him. I don't know if he's eligible for bail or not. Is he a citizen?
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
It is impossible to say where to look for him. Once he gets situated somewhere he will be able to call you. What will happen is that he will be charged with a crime--it could be either state or federal. If he is not a U.S. citizen, it is unlikely that he will be released on bail. He needs a lawyer.
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First of all, it's unclear as to whether he was caught Crossing from the u.s. to Mexico or the vice versa. Is he in US custody? The next question is is he in federal custody which is likely. Therefore you should contact an attorney who practices Federal Criminal Law in the San Diego area and find out more information from them. No one can tell you how much time he is looking at because we don't even know if he can be proven guilty. You can also contact a bail bondsman who can run his name to find out how much is Baylor's. That is if he is in state custody. If he is in federal custody he will be brought before a magistrate who will set the bond amount. The best thing you can do for him, is hire a lawyer to appear at that hearing to try and get him out if possible. If you can't afford a private attorney, the federal court will appoint federal public defender's office to represent him.. good luck!
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