Brooklyn, NY asked in Criminal Law for New York

Q: why would once someone go to court and on their court day their bail goes up from $1 to $2?

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Jonathan A. Rosenberg
Jonathan A. Rosenberg
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A: If there has been a change in circumstances - or a re-arrest on some other similar case - the judge may choose to set bail one dollar higher on the subject case for the purpose of noting the change in circumstances not necessarily favorable to the defendant, while ensuring that the low bail exists to allow for time-served on the subject case (while presumably the defendant is "in" on another pending matter).

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