How Does a Judge Determine Bail Amount?

There are several factors for determining your bail amount. If you believe there is a warrant out for your arrest, contact Lighting Bail Bonds at (405) 310-3020. The following factors will come into play when setting a bail amount:

Frame of Mind

Domestic abuse history can affect bail amount

Your frame of mind will play a factor in your bail amount

The judge will asses your frame of mind when making a decision. If you are deemed to be a threat to society, the penalty will be stiffer. If you arrive at your hearing intoxicated, or impaired in any way, you are unlikely to receive the benefit of the doubt from your judge. In addition, if you are deemed as a threat to flee the area, there will be consequences. Reasons you might be deemed a threat to flee include; potential loss of child custody and history of abrupt travel.

Prior Convictions

Your prior convictions will play a major factor in determining your bail amount. A history of serious convictions, such as domestic violence, will likely set the bail higher. If your criminal history is egregious, the judge reserves the right to deny bail all together. If you are unsure of your own criminal history, contact us and we will point you in the right direction.

Seriousness of Offense

The most important factor in determining bail is the crime you committed. How likely are you to be convicted? How much evidence has been gathered against you? What is the maximum penalty for crime you are charged with? Many factors contribute to the seriousness of the crime. To ensure you have the best information available, contact Lightning Bail Bonds today.