05 Mar What Determines the Cost of Bail?
As you are waiting for the formal arraignment of your loved one, here’s some information to help prepare yourself for the outcome.
A judge determines a defendant’s bail based on:
• The crime(s) the defendant is being charged with.
• The criminal history of the defendant.
• The defendant’s ties and relationships within the community.
• The defendant’s financial ability to post bail.
These are the 4 biggest components. The judge takes this information into consideration, alongside what their bail schedule outlines. For those of you who do not know, a bail schedule is list that outlines bail according to the crime.
Besides this incident, if the defendant is squeaky-clean and shows good faith, meaning they will not be a burden for the duration of trial, their bail will not need to be too high.
We at Richmond Bail Bond Store cannot tell you exactly what to expect at an arraignment. We are not the ones who determine how much bail will cost, nor can we have it lowered for you. What we can do is work with you on a bail bond and customizable payment plan once you are aware of the bail amount, since our premium is 10% of the full bail amount. That 10% is all you need to pay; we will take care of the rest.