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How is Bail Determined?

Bail is set by a judge usually at a suspect’s first court appearance. Judges usually adhere to standard bail prices depending on the crime the suspect is being accused of, but they have the ability to raise, lower or wave the bail all together if they choose. Once bail is set, the defendant can either… Read more

Changing the Arizona Bail System

In Arizona, bail is set based on the minimum amount that will ensure that the defendant will return and appear in court, but there are people who now want to change that. Many people who have committed minor offenses sit in jail simply because they cannot afford to pay their bail. A panel of criminal… Read more

Should I Call a Bondsman or an Attorney?

Most people who get arrested just want to get out of jail as quickly as possible. They usually end up calling the bondsman, posting bail and worrying about calling a lawyer later. But this isn’t always the best option and you can end up spending a lot more money this way. So why is it… Read more