Appealing the Judge’s Bail Denied Ruling
Those are two words no one ever wants to hear. Those two little words suddenly make your current situation seem even bleaker than it was when you were originally arrested. At least then you thought you’d be released from jail and be able to take care of your loved ones, easily meet with your lawyer to prepare your defense, and continue to work as your case made its way through the court system.
With your bail denied, you’re ability to earn a living and continue to enjoy a sense of independence evaporated.
The good news is that not all hope is lost. You can appeal the judge’s decision and maybe get the decision reversed.
Reasons Bail was Denied
Judges don’t deny bail simply because they don’t like you. They have a list of reasons they’re allowed to call on when they decide you should remain incarcerated. These reasons include:
- Bail isn’t an option for the crime you’ve been charged with
- Something in your past indicates that you’re a flight risk
- The judge feels you’re a danger to the public
- You’re not a USA citizen
Appealing the Decision Isn’t Easy
There are only a few reasons a judge can deny bail. They usually use hard evidence that has been gathered by the prosecutor when they’re weighing the pros and cons of setting bail. The evidence presented by the prosecutor makes it hard to appeal the denied bail decision.
The best way to get the decision reversed is by showing that the judge abused their power or was misinformed, or misunderstood information when it was presented to them. This rarely happens. Most of the time, the appellate court looks at the details of the bail hearing and supports the judge’s decision.
What is far more common than a denied bail decision getting reversed is the appellate court deciding that the judge set too high of a bail. If they feel that that the bail is far higher than your legal history and current set of charges warrant, they’ll rule that you pay a smaller bail.
Do You Need Help Paying Bail?
Each person’s circumstances are different. Some people have enough money in the bank that they’re able to bail themselves out. Others are less fortunate.
If you aren’t able to cover the cost of your bail yourself, contacting Bail Bonds in Santa Clara is your next best option. We’re the best bail bonds services in California. We’re respectful, discrete, and fast. We provide a free consultation with one of our highly experienced bail bonds experts who will answer all of your questions about our affordable bail bonds options.