While there is law in place to ensure that everyone has the right to bail, sometimes there are situations where bail is withheld. Why does this happen? There are a few factors that a judge will take into consideration when either setting the bail amount or denying bail.
Past criminal history is used to decide whether a person should be allowed out of jail prior to their court date. Repeat offenders are more likely to lose their right to bail. The crime committed that has landed the person in jail may have an effect on the bail process as well. Crimes that are violent or typically carry a sentence of life in prison will result in denial of bail for that person. If a judge determines that the person in question is a flight risk or a danger to the public, they’ll remain in jail without rights to bail. If a judge believes that the defendant will not show up for their appointed hearing, they are more likely to lose the option of bail to ensure that they will appear at court.
Most misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes will not have bail denied. In fact, in some cases, the jail will use a bail schedule in order to determine the amount of bail that must be paid, based on the crime committed. This removes the need for a judge altogether.
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