If you or a loved one have been arrested, it is perfectly normal to be nervous or worried. At CL Collins Bail Bonds, we are here to help you through this situation however we can. To learn more about what to do if a friend has been arrested, click here. As you probably know, shortly after the arrest and processing procedure, the defendant is given a bail hearing to determine the price of bail. Today we will be talking about reasons that a judge can decide to withhold bond in some cases.
Past Criminal History
One of the main things a judge reviews when setting a ail amount is the criminal history of the defendant. If the defendant has a long criminal record, bail amounts are likely to be higher, and if the listed crimes match that of the new charges, a judge may decide to withhold bail.
Another factor that a judge will consider is the flight risk of the defendant. If it appears to the judge that the person will try to skip town or avoid their court date, bail can be withheld. Persons with stable jobs in the area, or children in the area are less likely to be considered a flight risk, whereas individuals from out of town are more likely to be seen as a flight risk.
According to the alleged crimes as well as the criminal history, the judge will determine whether or not the defendant appears to be a danger to themselves or others. If so, the judge will withhold bail to protect the public.