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Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1269b(d) of California Penal Code, the Traffic Bail Schedule was amended and adopted by a majority of the Judges at a meeting held on February 23, 2021. The Bail Schedule is effective as of January 1, 2021.

2021 Local Traffic Bail Schedule 

2020 Local Traffic Bail Schedule 

2019 Local Traffic Bail Schedule 

Note: The Bail Schedule is the presumptive bail for many, but not all statutory offenses. A Judicial officer may review bail in any individual case and exercise discretion in setting appropriate bail different from the schedule.

In doing this the judicial officer will consider:

  • protection of the public,
  • the seriousness of the offense charged,
  • the previous criminal record of the defendant, and
  • the probability the defendant will appear at trial or at the next hearing.

Please note the schedule includes a very limited number of Infraction violations.  A comprehensive listing of Infraction violations may be found in the Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules on the State Court Criminal Law website . Also be aware that the schedule does not reflect the total amount owed since many state-mandated assessments and fees are added to certain misdemeanor and infraction violations, substantially increasing the final sum that must be paid.

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