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Felony and Misdemeanor Arrests in Sacramento

I can help you if you were arrested for a Misdemeanor or Felony in Sacramento. If you are a arrested for a Felony, you can be released from jail by on your Own Recognizance or by posting Bail. If you are arrested for a misdemeanor, you are entitled to O.R. release unless your release would compromise public safety or you are likely to fail to appear at your next court date. Penal Code 1270(a).

Own Recognizance (O.R.) Release

The Judge can release you on your own recognizance (O.R.) and unlike bail, O.R. release is free. O.R. release is governed by Penal Code 1318-1320. You are entitled to an O.R. hearing to determine if the Judge should release you on your own O.R.

At your O.R. hearing the Judge will consider a number of factors such as public safety, likelihood that you will appear at future court dates, your ties to the community, the seriousness of the charged offense, and whether you have previous failures to appear. The Judge must state his or her reasons for granting or denying O.R. (Penal Code 1319(c).)

I have litigated all types of DUI matters, misdemeanor DUI, felony DUI, DUI with injury, felonies, domestic violence and great bodily injury. .  I have litigated DUI matters ranging from attacking the breath machine,  no driving defenses, drinking after driving, and involuntary intoxication.

Money Bail

If the Judge denies O.R. in your case, then the alternative is to contact a bail company to post bail. The amount of bail must be specified in a court order or on the arrest warrant. Penal Code 815a, 1268, 1269a. The bail schedule or amount needed to bail and varies from county to count.

Job satisfaction comes from protecting your freedom and future, and exposing the government when it overreaches. I am honored to serve. Call today and allow me the opportunity to advocate for and protect your future.

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  • Benjamin Scarfe

  • Phone
    916-633-1255
  • Fax
    916-273-5657
  • Address
    705 F St. #3, Sacramento, CA 95814

916 633-1255