How can an attorney help with bail?If you find yourself in a situation where you are the accused in the criminal justice system, you may be feeling overwhelmed with what to do. While many know that an attorney can help them through questioning, or even after criminal charges have been brought, many are less familiar with how an attorney can help them throughout the bail proceedings.

The U.S. Constitution sets out the parameters for bail stating that, "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed..." In the spirit of this guideline, many states have bail schedules, which set out ranges for different types of crimes.

Although a bail schedule may exist, an attorney can potentially help you in several different ways.  For example, an attorney can:

  • Attempt to persuade the judge to release you to your own recognizance, with no bail at all;
  • Try to have your bail set at the lower end of the scheduled amount;
  • Help you coordinate bail with bailbonds person or your family

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