So my current GF calls me the other night with this. Her 19 y/o daughter is dating a guy from Mexico here on a legit work visa. The kid gets busted for DWI and taken to jail and they set his bail at 7k (700 cash) So my girls daughter takes the cash down to bail him out.
After about an hour the deputy come back and says they are not going to release him because they are revoking his visa and shipping him back to Mexico. That's all well and good, here's the part that gets me. They also inform her daughter that she is just out the 700?? WTF kind of scam is this? Is this even legal? Shouldn't he be released pending an immigration hearing anyway? The standard bail for 1st DWI here is 250, and the kid has no record....700???
If there is some loophole that allows the court to keep this bail money, I think it's totally fucked that they would use it to rip off a young girl like this. I've been bailed out, and bailed people out and I just don't see how this can happen? I've seen it where additional charges have been filed and the bail goes up, or been told the person has to see a judge in the morning. This is just way out there, I guess the local gov't is getting pretty hard up for cash.