Penal Code 1275 Hearings

Under certain circumstances, usually narcotics and drug cases, the district attorney can file a motion to the court called a 1275 PC motion. This would require the bail depositor (the defendant, family or friends) to show that the money deposited for premium and collateral is not tainted, meaning it is not the proceeds of a crime, i.e. drug sales, thefts, etc. These hearings are usually informally held in the office of the district attorney.

If the district attorney is not satisfied, a court hearing known as a 1275 hearing is conducted. In this office, it is the job of our office to establish that the proceeds are not the proceeds of a crime but honestly earned.