Do I Need a Lawyer for a Bond Hearing?
A bail bond is set by a judge upon your first jail court hearing. It is always best to have an attorney for these hearings as they can help in a number of ways and make the process go much smoother.
How will a lawyer help in a bond hearing in Arizona?
A bond lawyer will help you act quickly and can be crucial in whether you are released or stuck with a high bail bond. Attorneys know how to argue your case to get you released quickly.
A judge will treat your case more carefully if you have a lawyer. Often times Jail Court is held late at night and very crowded. Most people don’t have lawyers at this point in their case so having one will make the judge take your case more seriously.
Having an attorney can help you avoid thousands of dollars in bail fees. Typically, the bail bondsman charges a 15 percent fee on your bond. Fees from bail bondsman can add up quickly and having a lawyer can help you avoid these fees.
After your bail has been set, an attorney will fight to get you a lower bond. They know just how to argue your case to either have you released or have the judge reduce your bail bond. They will fight to get you a low enough bail bond in order to eliminate the bondsman and get you out of jail right away.
Having an attorney at a bond hearing could mean the difference between a 50,000 bail bond versus an outright release. Although most attorneys don’t appear for a bond hearing, we do, giving you the best chance at being released.