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Bail or Bond Can Be Lowered With Proper Representation

When the court assigns you a bail or bond price, the judge bases that assignment on a variety of factors, such as whether you have a job, a family, a history of not meeting court-appointed deadlines, etc. That price is often quite high, especially when no one is there to adequately represent your interests.

It's common practice to simply take that bail or bond amount that the court sets as unchangeable, and if it's too high, to simply employ the services of a bail bondsman. A bondsman will front you the money for your bail or bond, but they require payment for their services, and it's often payment either on the spot, or with a very high interest rate. Many people don't know what they're getting into, but it's even possible to pay more to the bondsman than your entire bail or bond was worth!

That's why it's always best to pay the bail or bond yourself, because that money is given back to you when your case is decided and there's no risk of owing anyone any extra money.

However, that amount may be unfeasible in your current financial condition. With no one in court to represent your interests, you may just be out of luck!

With a good attorney on your side, you can get the bail or bond amount reduced to a level that's manageable for you. At the end of the day, the law is supposed to work for you, not against you, so make sure you have the proper counsel!

Blaine Jones Law, LLC - Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 500 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219. View Map
Phone: (412) 475-0062