There are limits to how much bail a court can impose upon a defendant. A competent attorney will use all the tools at her disposal to obtain your release from jail pending trial so that you can participate in your family’s life, take care of responsibilities such as working and paying your household bills and sometimes even assist in trial preparations with more freedom than being in jail would allow.
When the court sets bail, it takes into account the severity of the alleged crime, whether you are at risk of fleeing to avoid your hearing and whether you could put others in your community at risk if you were released from jail.
The U.S. Constitution prohibits bail that is so high that the defendant – because he cannot pay it – is effectively denied bail. At the same time, it does allow for bail being denied for any or all of the three reasons above.
Sara M. Webster’s extensive experience makes her familiar with both Constitutional law and case law governing the conditions and exceptions so she can capably and successfully represent you in your bail reduction hearing.