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.