West County Detention Facility | Richmond Jail & Bail Release
If you need information regarding jail/bail release from the Richmond Jail, Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC has made every effort to provide you with the details you need below. Family members and loved ones who have someone incarcerated at the West County Detention Facility can use the information below to learn more about jail release, bail and what is required when eligible inmates are approved for release.
Unless a judge holds an inmate and denies bail, those who are not bailed out of the Richmond Jail are typically moved to the West County Detention Facility. Before consulting with a bail bondsman regarding jail release, it is recommended that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney about the matter. Often times, an attorney can request a bail hearing in order to attempt to have bail reduced, or to have the inmate released on his or her own recognizance (ROR).
What is bail? Essentially, bail is money that is paid as a type of "guarantee" that the inmate will show up for any and all scheduled court proceedings or hearings. The person who posts bail for an inmate will not get his or her money returned if the inmate does not show up for a court proceeding. In most cases, bail bondsmen charge 10% to 15% of the bail amount as their fee; this fee is non-refundable. When you hire an attorney, the bail premium can be lowered to 8%, or, in some cases, to 7% - because bail bondsmen are permitted to charge lower premiums to clients who hire attorneys. This is why it is to your benefit to consult with an attorney before deciding to have a bonding company bail an inmate out of jail.
If you have someone incarcerated in the Richmond Jail, it's important that you know how much his or her bail is. You can usually get this information by calling either the West County Detention Facility or the courthouse.
Contact information for the West County Detention Facility:
5555 Giant Highway Richmond
Richmond, CA 94806
The number above is a 24 hour information line for those who need additional information.
At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC we know that no one wants to spend longer in jail than necessary, and that you want your family member or loved one released as quickly and expeditiously as possible. Call our office if you have questions or need further information regarding the Richmond Jail or bail release