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How an Experienced Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney Handles a Bail Hearing

At your bail hearing, an experienced criminal defense attorney will begin by laying out the factors that the judge will use to determine your bail amount. These factors include your employment responsibilities, how long you have held your job, how likely you are to lose your job if you are incarcerated, and how much your family relies on your income.

Your attorney may also tell the court about your family and friends in an attempt to convince the judge that they can act as an incentive to show up for trial. Your attorney can argue that defendants with strong personal connections and familial and personal responsibilities are more likely to return to court because their loved ones are harmed if they do not. If you are responsible for your family’s rent or mortgage, for example, you cannot flee or your family would become homeless. If your family is willing to post bail, your attorney can tell the judge that they are willing to stake their livelihood on your behavior.

The difficulty of bailing out defendants is proportional to the seriousness of the charges levied against them. It may be challenging, even for an experienced attorney, to get a defendant with extremely serious charges out on bail. To leverage a realistic bail, your attorney must use any mitigating factors regarding your arrest, such inadmissible evidence used by the arresting officers.

If you have criminal charges, you may need the expertise of Sacramento criminal defense attorney Param Pabla. Call today for an initial consultation.

Client Reviews
“Mr. Pabla represented me with my DUI case. He has excellent communication skills and always kept me informed. Mr. Pabla made sure I understood the process and my rights. He eased my mind through a very stressful situation. I highly recommend Mr. Pabla.” Gurpreet
“I am so happy with the service that I received from Param S. Pabla. Jarrett did a great job solving my legal issue and I can’t recommend him enough! He was able to do everything quickly, painlessly, and was ALWAYS available to talk when I needed him. If I ever need help again, I will definitely use him!" Boris
“Param was excellent in my court case of failure to stop at a stop sign. The officer could not see clearly because he was too far away. The officer insisted he could and said he had video but could not produce it at the trial. The officer then asked if he could suspend the trial to go get the video but the judge said he should have had plenty of time to get the video ready beforehand. Needless to say, the judge ruled in my favor and dismissed the case which enraged the officer. Pabla Param’s defense and cross examination skills were excellent and paramount in having the case dismissed. Highly recommended.” T.C.
“My husband and I needed to update everything -family trust, will, medical stuff. Param was really patient -answering all my questions -even when I asked them twice. He wanted to be sure I understood everything we were doing. All docs were sent to us so we could go through them on our own time before anything was finalized. I also liked when we were looking at medical stuff that he had a conversation with me about what I wanted and pointed out some things I didn’t think of.” Debbie