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How does a Judge set Bail?

First, what is “bail?” Bail is usually defined as an amount of money, given to a court to secure a criminal defendant’s appearance at future court proceedings. People often hear about bail in criminal proceedings, and that “the judge set the bail at a certain amount;” but it can be hard for people without a […]

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Preparing for your Bail Hearing

How does a bail hearing work? Bail functions solely to ensure your presence at future court hearings. The bail hearing is your first court appearance, after your arrest. A judge will be present at this hearing, along with the prosecutor. You always have the right to have an attorney with you, present and there on […]

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