If you’ve been arrested, there’s probably one thing that’s on your mind: how you’re going to get out of prison now that you’re in. Usually, people will go through the process of posting bail, which seems like one of the easiest ways and the route that everyone takes when it comes to gaining your freedom back. Today we will talk about your options, what is needed from you, and some difficulties that you might stumble across.
Setting Bail and Posting Bail
You will want to know your bail amount soon after you have been arrested. Usually, this is done through a court hearing where you will find out this type of information and so much more relating to your case. Under your Eighth Amendment rights, you will find that no person can have excessive bail amounts set against them, which means that you will receive a punishment but it can’t be an unruly one. Judges, however, will sometimes use an excessively high amount of bail to keep someone from getting out of jail anyway. However, this is usually used as a tactic to keep somebody from running from the law if these people are more likely to flee.
You can post bail in a few ways, from paying cash back to signing over rights to property. Some people will be released on their own recognizance.
If you have the option of being released on your own recognizance, this is usually seen as a good opportunity and one that you should consider. With O.R. release, you have to attend your court hearings with the judge. This is the statement that you sign that says that you will get out of jail if you make the promise to appear at each hearing. If you know that you can follow through, this is an opportunity you should always consider.
If you have ties to the community, this gives you a higher chance of being released on O.R. The only option you have left is to speak with an experienced attorney about your criminal case moving forward. We want to help you every step of the way, so give us a call as soon as possible so we can get started.