After a person has been arrested and charged with a crime, the court sets bail to ensure the person will appear in court at a later date. The type of bail that is applicable in each case depends on the severity of the crime, the location of the arrest, the existence of a prior criminal record, employment, living situation, and other factors. It’s beneficial to have an experienced Union County criminal attorney representing your interests when the court is making a decision about bail conditions.
In many cases a person is released from jail on their own recognizance or with an unsecured bond. The person isn’t required to give money or collateral, but he must agree to appear in court at the designated time.
If a person is charged with committing a violent crime or is perceived as a danger to society, the court will more likely set a cash bond. The person may need to submit the entire amount of the bail. Sometimes, a deposit that is a percentage of the bail will suffice.
Violating Bail Conditions
There are serious consequences for failing to comply with bail conditions. If the defendant misses a court date, he could be held liable for payment of the full amount of the bond. The judge may also issue a more severe punishment if the defendant is found guilty of committing the crime.
Contact a Union County Criminal Lawyer
Providing quality legal representation to clients who have been arrested and charged with a crime is a top priority at The Khan Law Offices. We use our expertise and resources to implement a strong defensive strategy based on the unique circumstances of your case. Schedule a confidential consultation with a Union County criminal attorney by calling 704-774-6426.