BOND HEARINGS IN SALT LAKE CITY
One of the first steps in the criminal process is for someone accused of a crime to be arrested and placed in police custody. After the arrest, the court will set a bail amount. Bail is aimed at letting the accused out of jail while their case is ongoing while ensuring that they will return to the court for all scheduled appearances. By both federal and state law, the amount of bail initiated by the court cannot be in an excessive amount. In these instances, you may be asked to attend a bond hearing.
Do not speak to a bail bond company before calling a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer at our office! We may be able to save you considerable money and headaches. Get started with a free case evaluation to discuss your specific case.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T PAY BAIL?
It is important to be aware, however, that this constitutional right does not necessarily guarantee every individual to bail. In certain circumstances - such as if individual in question is an extreme flight risk or poses a significant danger to the community at large - the court may refuse to release a defendant. In most cases, however, by hiring a skilled attorney you have a good chance of seeing your bail reduced or set as a result of a bond hearing.
Should you be able to reduce the amount of bail in a bond hearing, you have some options:
- Immediately posting the requested bail amount
- Release without bail on your own recognizance
- Supervised pre-trial release
If you or someone you love has been incarcerated without bail, or if the amount of bail set is unreasonably high, let us help. Our team of criminal defense attorneys has years of courtroom experience, and we understand how to effectively advocate for you. We know how to request bail or present a case for reduced bail in the state of Utah.
Need a lawyer for a bond hearing in Salt Lake City?
Our team is dedicated to pursuing the very best interests of our clients. When you call our law firm, we may be able to help you get your loved one out of jail by requesting a bond hearing to set bail or to reduce the amount of their bail. The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution places important stipulations on how high an individual's bail can be by forbidding "excessive bail," an individual right that is further reinforced by the federal Bail Reform Act. When you contact our Salt Lake City criminal defense attorneys, we can help you assess your situation and the options available to you in a free case evaluation. Why hesitate to secure the strong advocacy you need in your corner? Retain a caring attorney from True West Legal today!
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