A Judge Will Determine If Bail Will Be Granted

We usually associate the need for bail with a person who has been arrested and charged with a crime. When this is the case, bail is the means for that person to be released from custody until the time of his trial. This kind of bail is usually granted, and the amount due is set by the courts according to the classification and seriousness of the crime, but there are some variations to this rule.

If a defendant is currently serving a sentence for another infraction of the law he will not be granted bail. Or, if the presiding judge determines that a defendant’s release from custody would be placing that defendant or someone else in jeopardy, bail will not be a consideration.

Bail is sometimes permitted for a defendant who has been found guilty of the crime of which he was accused. It is more unusual however, and the standards are different since the theory of innocent before proven guilty no longer applies. If a judge concludes that the convicted defendant is not a flight risk and that he poses no threat to others, he may be released on bail pending sentencing.

If there is reason to believe that a convicted felon will be given a new trial or if the charges against him are likely to be dropped completely, he may be let out on bail until that decision is made. If the prosecution indicates that jail time will not be an option in the case, the defendant will probably be able to arrange for bail.

There will be considerations for those defendants who have been convicted but who are seeking an appeal to their guilty verdict. If the judge can be convinced that the defendant won’t try to escape while awaiting his appeal, or if the judge believes that the request for an appeal is genuine and not just a way to put off a sentencing hearing, he may be more inclined to grant bail.

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