Were you recently arrested for a crime and surprised to see how expensive your bail was? Most people usually are, but you had other reasons for being shocked about the bail amount. You had a friend who was once arrested for the same reason, and...

In order to be released from jail, a person must meet certain “requirements.” This includes: • Having not yet been convicted of the crime. • Having solid, reliable relationships with others in the community. This shows that the defendant is likely to appear for court and less...

As you are waiting for the formal arraignment of your loved one, here’s some information to help prepare yourself for the outcome. A judge determines a defendant’s bail based on: • The crime(s) the defendant is being charged with. • The criminal history of the defendant. • The defendant’s ties and relationships...