To clarify, there are no law enforcement officers in this country who have the authority to set or collect bail. Bail is always set by a judge, in a courtroom hearing. And fines are likewise handled by a procedure above the level of the arresting officer. When a cop tells a detained person that he can be released upon payment of money, whether he calls it bail or a fine, what’s really happening is nothing more than kidnapping and extortion. We should start calling it that.
Legal Notes: In short, if there is a word ‘areglo’ mentioned to you by a police officer or anyone, it means… swift freedom (but with a price)