When a person is accused of a crime, a criminal lawyer can help ease the stress associated with having to wait for trial. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a criminal offense, an attorney that works with America's Criminal Defense Group may help reduce the amount of time spent in jail awaiting a hearing.
In a motion for OR (own recognizance) release, the court is asked to permit an individual to be released from jail without bail, usually in exchange for a promise that he or she will appear in court when next required to do so. A criminal lawyer may help to persuade the judge that the defendant will make good on this promise if released.
After the motion is filed by a criminal attorney, the judge considers the severity of the crime, the chances that the defendant will continually appear in court, his or her reputation in the community, and other factors such as demeanor, employment, and financial burdens. Persons accused of minor offenses and high-profile defendants often are granted OR release. Contact America's Criminal Defense Group for further information about release on one's own recognizance.
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Bail is a form of security that is paid to the court in exchange for the release of a person charged with a crime. It accompanies a pledge that the accused will attend all court hearings. The amount of bail is determined by the court based on the severity of the crime, the risk of flight, and the financial status of the defendant. In certain cases, the defendant may not be eligible for bail.
Sometimes the bail set by the court is excessive with regard to the crime allegedly committed or a person's financial situation. It is possible for a criminal defense attorney to file for bail reduction to allow the defendant to post bail and enjoy his or her freedom while awaiting trial. If you or someone you know is being held on unreasonably high bail, America's Criminal Defense Group may be able to have the bail reduced. Bail reduction is a time-sensitive issue, so contact us today to discuss your particular case.
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