To Manny Smith, it seemed like a crap shoot. It was his first time behind bars. Would he be able to make bail? He had no idea.
For one, Manny did not know how his bail would be set. Or, when. Should he call an attorney? A bail bonds agent? The whole process seemed confusing.
Let’s start at the beginning. Bail is set at the arraignment. This is the first time the defendant appears in court and hears the charges.
But, let’s take a step backwards and figure out how the court sets bail.
How Bail is Set
At the arraignment, the court evaluates the evidence presented by the prosecutor. In addition, it reviews the following information:
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