After being arrested, a suspect will go before the judge, who will either set a specified bail amount or allow the defendant to be released without bail during the pendency of the case. Bail refers to an amount of money that the suspect must post so that he or she can get out of jail.
The amount of bail depends on a number of factors, including:
(1) the severity of the crime the suspect is accused of,
(2) the strength of the prosecution’s case,
(3) whether the accused has a criminal history and
(4) whether the suspect is a flight risk.
In the eyes of the court, posting bail is the court’s way of ensuring that the defendant will show up for all future court dates. If the defendant does not show up to court as ordered or decides to flee the jurisdiction, the court will keep the bail money posted and immediately issue an arrest warrant.
If you believe that the bail has been set too high in your case, especially if you have a clean record and the crime you are accused of is not serious in nature, then you can ask for a bail review hearing. If your or a loved one is arrested, it is important that you speak with an attorney in your area who is experienced in handling criminal cases. At Wallin & Klarich, our criminal attorneys have over 30 years of experience. We will aggressively fight to get you the best possible result in your case. Call us today at 888-280-6839 or contact us through our website at www.wklaw.com. We have offices in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Diego, and Orange County. We will be there when you call.