It is extremely hard to get released from jail on bail if you have a pending accusation of probation violation. In this, you are burdened with proving to the court why you should be released on bail. This is unlike bail proceedings before conviction whereby the prosecution is burdened with proving to the court the inappropriateness of personal recognizance bail.

For the judge to release you on post-conviction bail you have to prove to the court probable cause to believe that:

a. There lacks substantial risk that the defendant will not appear in court as expected and will not otherwise be a risk to the judicial process integrity.

b. There lacks substantial risk that the defendant is a danger to the community or another.

c. There lacks substantial risk of a new criminal act being conducted by the defendant.

In deciding whether to issue you bail, the justice or judge shall put into consideration factors that are relevant to pre-conviction bail listed under the law. Other factors that the judge or justice will consider are facts proved at trial, a defendant’s previous failure to obey a judgment of any court, and the period of imprisonment imposed.

The justice or judge may impose in addition to a bail bond or an appearance, any factor seen reasonably necessary to mitigate the risk that the defendant may compromise the judicial process integrity, may fail to appear in court as required, may fail to meet the conditions of release, may commit new criminal act, or may constitute danger to the community or another person.

In order to set bail, the justice or judge, on the basis of the defendant’s interview, information provided by the attorney of state, or if the attorney is not present an informed law enforcement officer, information provided by the attorney of the defendant and other obtainable information that is reliable, take into account the available information regarding the following:

a. The circumstances and nature of the criminal charges.

b. The nature of the evidence presented against the defendant.

c. The characteristics and history of the defendant. This includes but is not limited to:

i) The mental state and character of the defendant

ii) The family ties of the defendant in the state

iii) The employment history of the defendant in the state.

iv) The financial resources of the defendant

v) The community ties and length of residence of the defendant

vi) The past conduct inclusive of any history of alcohol or drug abuse of the defendant

vii) The criminal history of the defendant if any

viii) The record of the defendant regarding court proceedings’ appearance.

The judge will consider all of the above before granting you bail.

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