When a person is arrested and held in jail, they are entitled to have a bond hearing to seek release from incarceration. If a bond is set, then the incarcerated person must post the bond in order to be released. If you are being held on criminal charges, then contact the Maryland criminal lawyers from Thompson Legal Group to see if we can help you be released on bond.

bond hearingWhat is a bond hearing?
A bond hearing is a court procedure where a judge determines whether to set bond amount or release you on your own recognizance. At the hearing, the judge will consider a variety of different factors. The prosecution and defense may each present information and argument to support their position on bond. If release on a person’s own recognizance is denied, then the judge will set bond at a certain monetary amount. That amount must be posted in order to be released. There may also be other conditions required for release, such as drug testing or GPS monitoring.

What factors are considered in determining bond?
In assessing whether to require bond and at what amount, a judge will consider many factors. These may include:

  • The charges are alleged
  • Your criminal history
  • Your ties to the area
  • Whether you are a flight risk
  • The risk of re-offending
  • Whether you have employment
  • If you pose a risk to the community

Each case is unique, so what is considered may vary. Criminal lawyers in Largo Maryland can argue for a release or lower bond and raise any relevant facts that support that position.

Why should you contact a lawyer?
Our criminal lawyers in Largo, Maryland can represent you at all phases of a case. Maryland criminal lawyers will protect your rights and seek to find a fair resolution. If you are facing charges, then contact Thompson Legal Group.