If you find yourself arrested and seeking bail, but you have previous arrests, it could complicate the bail process. While each case is different, it generally does not look good if a person has multiple arrests and is seeking bail for another criminal charge. In some cases, there are limits to bail bonds depending on many factors, including your previous arrests. However, this does not mean that if you have multiple arrests there is no way you will get bail. With the help of a competent lawyer and the ability to pay bail, there might be a chance that a judge will still grant you bail.
The bail bond process can differ based on your personal situation. When you are released from jail on bail, it means that a judge believes that there is reasonable evidence that you will return to jail when it is time for your court date or trial. Therefore, if you have committed multiple offense, or if you have committed the same crime several times, it could affect a judge’s belief in your credibility. While there is no set number of arrests you can receive before bail is automatically denied, multiple offenses will not look good in front of a judge.
There are several cases in which bail can be denied to a defendant. This is done either by statute or by deliberately setting a bond that no person could ever post.
These instances include:
• If you commit a capital offense
• If you commit a violent crime and the judge believes that you would be a risk to the community if you were released on bail
• If you commit a crime for which the maximum punishment is the death penalty
• If you commit a crime for which the maximum punishment is a life sentence
• If you commit a drug related crime for which the punishment is 10+ years in prison
• If you are a repeat offenders charged with felonies
• If the judge believes that you are a flight risk or at great risk to attempt an escape and not return to jail
• You have failed to appear in court in the past
Bail is different for everyone. If you believe that you have a right to bail but a judge is refusing to grant it for you, you should hire an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to represent your interests in court. There is a chance that a lawyer can help you change the judge’s mind. If you do receive bail, make sure that you have the means to pay it. And make sure that if a judge trusts you to return to the court when it is time, that you do not take advantage of this responsibility. If you fail to appear in court, there can be serious consequences and it will diminish your chances of getting bail in the future.
If you are looking for a lawyer to represent you in court, contact Ruane Attorneys for the your defense. If you need help paying your bail, contact Connecticut Bail Bonds for the professional help that you need.