This is a current legal controversy in California and across the USA. Jeffery K. Rubenstein, many other lawyers and judges are opponents of cash bail. Because it discriminates against people on the bases of race, sex and socioeconomic status. He supports the Risk Assessment Referendum on the California November 3, 2020 Ballot. If passed, this initiative would eliminate cash bail in California. Elimination of cash bail would benefit everyone, regardless of financial status. Instead of cash, bail would be granted or denied after the judge and prosecutor determine whether you are a flight risk and unlikely to appear for trial. Types of bail other than cash may also be put into effect.
Bail may be set in many other ways than cash.
Additionally, the court can order home detention, electronic monitoring, drug testing, alcohol counseling, confiscating your passport and surrendering all firearms and more.
Cash Bail is a controversy in California and across the USA.