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Chris’ Criminal Law Comments: Bail Part 3

May 9, 2016

By Christopher T. Powell Jr., Esq. The reason for bail is to ensure the defendant will appear at all subsequent proceedings. The types of release on bail include: Release on your own recognizance (ROR). Release on unsecured bail bond. This means a release conditioned upon the defendant’s written agreement that he/she will be liable for […]

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Chris’ Criminal Law Comments: Bail Part 2

May 5, 2016

By Christopher T. Powell Jr., Esq. To determine whether to release a defendant on bail, the court must consider all available information relevant only to the defendant’s appearance or non-appearance at subsequent proceedings, and not whether he/she is innocent or guilty. These conditions include: The nature of the offense. The defendant’s employment status or history […]

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Chris’ Criminal Law Comments: Bail

May 2, 2016

By Christopher T. Powell Jr., Esq. The Constitutions of the United States and Pennsylvania provide for a defendant to be released on bail because in America, criminal defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. In most cases, after an individual has been arrested, he/she is allowed to post bail. Before a verdict is rendered, bail […]

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