How an Experienced Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer Prepares a Bail Hearing
One of the first steps in any criminal trial is the bail hearing. This step is crucial, as it determines whether or not you can afford to be out on bail before your trial. An experienced Sacramento criminal defense attorney knows that during this step, the judge and the prosecutor do not know much about you, so his preparation will be crucial in getting the results you need.
The judge will set your bail based on the seriousness of your charge, your criminal record (if you have one), whether or not you’ve failed to appear in court before, whether or not you’ve violated parole before, and if there are any other charges against you. The court’s computer will usually have all of this information on you.
However, misunderstandings can still occur, and your criminal defense attorney will work to anticipate and prevent misunderstandings before they occur. This involves gathering all the information that supports a more lenient bail amount. That way, even if they are errors, your attorney can prevent your bail from being unfairly raised.
Your attorney may also diminish any factors that might raise your bail amount. For example, if one of your previous charges was shown to be completely unfounded, your attorney can prevent it from affecting your bail.
As you can see, having an experienced Sacramento criminal defense lawyer on your side can pay off extremely early in the criminal defense process. Call today for an initial consultation with Sacramento criminal defense attorney Param Pabla.