In What Cases Bail Can Be Granted?
Bail is available in almost all cases except when there is a death penalty. It is largely up to the court and the judge to decide if bail is granted. It can depend on a variety of factors such as:
Factors That Determine Bail Out Potential
- The severity of the offense – Depending on the offense and the sentence, the judge may decide your chances of skipping town are high, and decide not to grant bail, though these instances are rare
- History of court appearance – If you’ve been known to skip bail before, you are considered high risk, and bail may not be granted
- Live close to the courthouse – Your distance from the court can make a difference on bail; living out of state or in another county can be an issue
Things You Can Do To Ensure Bail Possibility
These should be common sense, but going into a courtroom with a tie dye shirt that says “Pot Smoker 4 Life” probably won’t be in your best interests.
- Be on time or early
- Dress professionally and well groomed
- Speak and act in a calm, mature and profession , humble demeanor
- Have made all your previous appointments on time