What is a Cruz Waiver (Cruise Waiver)?

Sep 23, 2013 | Bail Bonds, Family | 0 comments

If you or a loved one is arrested in Southern California it is important that you know your rights. Remedy Bail Bonds is committed to helping families in San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego understand the various options available to them. Knowledge is power and we at Remedy Bail Bonds are here to give you the information you need.

In the California Legal system a Cruz waiver is simply plea agreement, in which a defendant is released from jail and legally agrees that if they fail to appear at sentencing, a greater term (maximum allowable sentence) can be imposed by the sentencing court even if the new sentence is greater than the original plea agreement. This is the risk involved with Cruz Waivers. Cruz Waivers are also sometimes called “Cruise Waivers”, “Vargas Waivers”, or “Cruz-Vargas Waivers”.

Cruz Waivers are often granted to defendants who are preparing to serve long sentences and need to attend to personal matters before the sentence begins. These defendants have already come to a plea agreement with the court but in the event they do not appear for sentencing or violate any of the terms of their temporary release they will be given the maximum time allowable and void the previous plea agreement.

Before release, the defendant must be fully advised of, and waive, right to withdraw plea under Penal Code section 1192.7.  (People v. Cruz (1988) 44 Cal.3d 1247; People v. Vargas (1990) 223 Cal.App.3d 1107.)

If you have any questions regarding Cruz Waivers please don’t hesitate to contact Remedy Bail Bonds at 800-224-5636 (1-800-BAIL-ME-OUT).

We have offices located throughout Southern California and agents are standing by 24/7 to take your call and be of service.

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