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Bail Reduction Hearings

Have you or a loved one been arrested and put in custody at the County Jail?  Do you want to hire a successful private attorney to handle the case but also want yourself / your loved one(s) to be released from jail pending trial?

Those put into custody in one of the jails within the California Counties have the constitutional right to a speedy trial.  However, a speedy trial for an accused in a MISDEMEANOR case does not have to take place until THIRTY (30) days from the date of the accused’s first court appearance.  A speedy trial for an accused in a FELONY case does not have to take place until approximately NINETY (90) days from the date of the accused’s first court appearance.

You do NOT want to wait in custody for thirty to ninety days to have your trial.  But you want to hire a successful private attorney to handle your case. You cannot afford to pay both the attorney and the bail bondsman.  What do you do?

An effective criminal defense attorney may schedule a hearing to determine whether any applicable bail amounts should be reduced.  The attorney may also present evidence to the court that may permit the accused to be released from custody on his or her own recognizance -without having to post any bail-.

If you have been arrested and put into custody at the County Jail, you do not have to choose between hiring a successful private attorney or making bail. An effective criminal defense attorney can make the difference between being released without having to pay any bail and having to remain in custody until your trial date.