When your loved one is in jail, you likely want to get him or her out as quickly as possible. Some inmates will have to post bail or bond in order to be released from custody. This is done either through an automatic system that places a monetary amount on a charge or through a court hearing during which a judge places a monetary amount on the case.
We know that it might be upsetting to think about having your loved one locked behind bars just because you can’t come up with the money the court wants. When we are working on your loved one’s case, we will work to get a bail amount that is reasonable.
When determining the bail amount, the court will look at several factors. These include the crime that the person is accused of, the ties the person has with the community and the criminal history of the person. The court will also consider how likely the person is to come to future court dates.
It is important that your loved one’s side of the case is presented properly at the bail hearing. This is especially true if your loved one has failure to appears in his or her criminal history. The person might have turned a new leaf since then and want to handle his or her business now. He or she might have had extenuating circumstances the last time he or she didn’t go to court as ordered.
We can help you to learn about how the bail hearing will be handled so that you can be prepared for it. We can answer your questions and help you learn about the next steps your loved one will face.