Bail and Can It Be Reduced?

Bail is an issue that dominates the initial contact with any client forced to post bail or who cannot afford to post it.  It is supposed to be equated to an amount that guarantees the defendant’s future appearance in court and, if granted at all, is allowed after considering public safety if defendant is released.  Can it be reduced?  The answer is certainly yes, but the real answer is can it be reduced to zero or to an amount that the client can afford?  Click on the attached article to read more about bail –