What Is Considered When Bail Is Set?
Posted By The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 1-Mar-2015
Individuals charged with criminal offenses are not automatically granted bail. It’s important to have a criminal defense attorney present at your bail hearing to represent you, particularly since the prosecutor will attempt to have bail either denied or to set a very high amount for bail. There are a number of factors the judge may consider when granting bail and establishing the amount of bail.
One of the most important factors the judge will consider is the nature of the offense. Individuals charged with crimes that are considered particularly heinous, such as child sex abuse, have a much more difficult time obtaining bail. The judge may also consider your prior convictions, if applicable. If you were previously released on bail, the judge will consider how you behaved during that time. To assess your flight risk, the judge will evaluate whether you have family and a job in the area, and how long you have lived in the area. Your financial resources are another important consideration.
Don’t appear at your bail hearing alone; protect your legal rights by hiring a criminal defense attorney. Residents in Dallas and Plano can contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass at to arrange for exceptional legal representation.