Common Questions: Bail & Bond

While most individuals have heard of bail bonds, very few understand their role in the criminal process. We at Tomeo Sills, LLC have created this page so that our clients can gain a better understanding of bail bonds and how they work. Backed by 45 years of combined experience, our team has extensive knowledge regarding criminal law.

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When is a bond imposed?

A bond is imposed to ensure that a person will appear in court. Serious crimes warrant higher bonds because the accused individual is more likely to flee the situation. If a person is a threat to the community, a high bond will be set.

What factors determine that bond will be set?

A person’s criminal history will be examined in order to determine the need and amount of a bond. The person’s ties to the community will also be considered. If the person lives or has family in the community, the bond will most likely be lower than that of someone who lives in another state.

Can the bond amount be modified?

Yes, if the bond is too high, we can help you file a motion to modify or reconsider the bond. Modifying a bond is also a good idea because certain bond amounts afford certain rights within the Department of Corrections.

How can I lower the bond amount?

You may be able to lower your bond amount if you agree to attend voluntary counseling or treatment facility. Many judges are willing to lower bonds in these kinds of cases.

Do bonds come with conditions?

Sometimes a person’s release does come with court-ordered conditions. For example, those facing DUI charges may be ordered not to drive while their case is pending. Individuals facing drug charges may be ordered to submit to random drug testing.

Do I have to pay an entire bond in order to be released?

No. Most bonds are issued as surety or cash. The amount you pay will be given back to you at the end of your case, regardless of the outcome, if you attended all court dates and were not rearrested. Most individuals seek the help of a bondsman, who charges a 10% fee to insure a bond.

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If you would like to talk about one of the questions mentioned above or another question, we are here to give you the answers you need. Besides defending individuals from DUI charges, we also defend individuals from a wide range of other crimes.

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