Randolph, MA asked in Criminal Law for Massachusetts

Q: For non-violent offense is it legal to require $5,000 cash bail along with home confinement on electronic monitoring

I was on default for over 18 months prior I have a very long history of defaults

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Stephen Neyman Esq.
Stephen Neyman Esq.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • North Andover, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: The short answer is yes. The history of defaults likely concerned the judge who set the bail, thus the reason for the GPS and home confinement. As to the bail, seriousness of the offense, criminal history, history of defaults, ability to pay, safety to the community are just some factors judges consider when setting bail. I hope this answers your questions.

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