It will help your level of stress when you know what to expect from your bail hearing. A bail hearing typically takes place for a judge to determine whether or not the arrested person is likely to run, and miss future court appearances and a trial. The purpose of a bail hearing is to set the exact amount of the bail that is required if bail is granted. The defendant can present evidence but the decision about bail is ultimately made by the court.
There are a number of different scenarios that can occur when it comes to a bail hearing, if the judge decides to release a person on bail, he or she is likely to believe that the arrested person won’t be a flight risk. The following are some of the details that may occur if you or a loved one does make bail:
- The judge may require you to stay in a specific place or at a specific address.
- You may be required to stay in contact with the police.
- The judge may require you to stay away from witnesses involved in your case.
Chances are you will not be eligible for bail is any of the following is true:
- You’ve missed court in the past.
- You were arrested while you were already out on bail.
- You committed a violent crime.
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