What is bail?

The purpose of bail is to guarantee that an arrested person who is released from police custody will return for future court appearances. Bail can take different forms in New York. The two many types are cash and bond.

A judge typically decides bail during arraignment based on factors such as the nature of the charges, a person’s criminal record and financial capacity. Bail may not be granted in certain cases, such as those that involve a defendant who is a flight risk.

The specified amount of bail must then be posted before a person can be released from custody. Failure to appear in court when required or otherwise violating bail conditions can result in bail being forfeited.

A qualified New York criminal defense lawyer can argue for your release without bail or with reduced bail. Contact Brill Legal Group to learn more.

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