Bail Reduction Hearings

You have been arrested. To you, the criminal justice system is unfamiliar, confusing and intimidating. Maybe even frightening. You are not alone is this situation. What do you do? First off, you contact your criminal defense attorney immediately. You should know this: The criminal justice system functions and is balanced between two very important principles: (i) Your right to be treated as an innocent person until proven guilty (ii) The system’s obligation to protect society from further harm once law enforcement believes a wrongdoer has been identified. It’s a fine balance, and right in between these two is bail.