Bond Hearings in Canton, GA
What Happens at a Bond Hearing?
Getting arrested is often a very difficult experience. Your personal freedom
is taken away and you face the prospect of having to deal with criminal
charges being brought against you. When you are arrested, either on a
misdemeanor charge, you have the right to post bond or participate in a hearing to
determine if bond should be posted/the bond amount.
The hearing will be primarily used to determine if you're a flight
risk or if you pose any harm to the general public. The judge will also
take into consideration whether you're likely to try and intimidate
witnesses should you be released. If you are preparing for a bond hearing,
Canton bond hearings lawyer Benjamin Bradley Reed is available to provide
you with strategic direction and serve as your legal counsel at the hearing.
He is an expert in
criminal law and has extensive experience helping people obtain bail. He will meet
with you in order to learn all the specifics surrounding your arrest and
advise you on how best to proceed.
Why It's Important to Post Bail
People usually go through a bail bondsman in order to fulfill the bond
and get out of jail. By law, bondsmen typically charge a non-refundable
fee of 12 percent for bonds up to $10,000 and 15 percent for bonds above
$10,000. Other ways to post bail include listing your house as collateral
(provided the equity is at least twice the bond's amount) or paying
the full bond amount in cash.
Posting bail and being able to leave jail while you await your court date
is vital. By remaining free, you can continue working and making money,
as well as preparing for your court date. Obtaining an experienced Canton
defense lawyer to help you with the bond hearing is key to getting a reasonable bond set.