Bail Release Conditions in Sacramento Criminal Cases
Before the court releases you on bail, it may demand certain concessions, such as your consent to a warrantless search or psychiatric evaluation. These release conditions are relatively rare, but they can have a large impact on your case, so you will need an experienced Sacramento criminal defense attorney to deal with them.
A warrantless search presents a significant threat to your case, as unlike a drug test, it can reveal items that are either contraband (such as pornography) or legal items that could imply other criminal activity (such as a gun). A search will also have a significant impact on your life: your family’s daily routine will be disrupted, and you may be embarassed in front of your neighbors who see the search. For these reasons, your Sacramento criminal defense attorney will try to secure your release without having to acquiesce to a search demand.
Depending on the nature of the crimes that you have been charged with, the court might also demand that you undergo a psychiatric evaluation. The ostensible purpose of this evaluation is to make sure that you are not a danger to the public. Such a release requirement is usually not used unless you have been charged with a violent crime (homicide, arson, etc.). In this case, there is often little that your attorney will be able to do. You must wait for the evaluation to be completed before you will be released.
Experienced Sacramento criminal defense attorney Param Pabla will be able to protect you from any bail requirements that can be prevented and will make sure that your rights are not violated. Call today for an initial consultation.