One universal truth is that in Criminal Defense cases Defendants almost always have the right to Bail. Bail becomes the most important topic of discussion when a criminal defendant is arrested and charged with a crime.  juvenile sex offensesA criminal defendant is placed on bail at his Preliminary Arraignment. When talking about setting bail, this means that a set amount of money is set between the court and the person in jail. From time to time bail is set at a high amount so defendants are unable to post the bond and are therefore detained in prison until their case is resolved. The purpose of bail is to give an arrested person their freedom until they are convicted. In some cases, the judge will set a bail amount that is very high, with the intent of keeping the suspect in jail for the duration of his or her trial. A request to lower the bail amount can be made via a motion.

In Criminal Defense cases, defendants do not have the right to bail in First degree murder cases. In non-murder cases, when the bail is to high to pay, some defendants seek help from a bail bondsman that secures the release of the defendant from jail. police brutality In most criminal cases, a criminal bail bond will guarantee the defendant will appear at trial and that payments for any fines or penalties are guaranteed. Defendant must pay the bail bondsman at least 10% of the bail amount, and then the rest of the bail amount will be secured in the form of collateral. Bail can be paid with cash, check, property, a bond, or a waiver of payment as long as the defendant shows up at their court time. For more information regarding bail and bail bonds contact the lawyers at the Law Offices of Kelly & Conte.