In California, in Los Angeles County, a few months ago my son was pulled over for tinted windows. The officer noticed that he had a stereo in the back seat, and asked if he could search the car. My son had nothing to hide, so he let him. The officer asked my son if it was his stereo, and my son told him it belonged to a friend. Because my son didn't have info. with him( friend's full name Phone number) he was taken to jail. His brother posted a $2,000 bail through a bail bondsman figuring this mess would be cleared up, and he would get his money back.
My son went to court weeks later with all the necessary info. and the judge dropped everything and actually apologized for the inconvenience. They gave very little advice on how to get his bail money back. They mentioned something about having to sue the sate to get the money back. If this is the case, how does he go about doing this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.