Q: Is there a way my boyfriend can ask to be seen by a judge to lower the bail(which is extremely excessive for his crime)
I heard that there is. Way that you can be seen by the majestrate within 12 hours of arrest to re evalute the bond and bail out with cash. He is homeless. So one hundred thousand dollars is quite excessive for stealing water and fruit to survive
more info needed.
you need to retain a private lawyer or request a public defender.
move to put the matter On Calendar for a bail motion.
An accused has a right to ask that the bail amount be lowered at the time of arraignment, and again at the time of arraignment on the Information (after Preliminary Hearing).
The amount of bail is set by statute and relates to the crime(s) charged.
The purpose is to secure the accused's appearance at court. That amount seems high concerning the crimes mentioned- Does he have a prior strike conviction ?
If his lawyer didn't argue for it to be lowered, he or she will have another chance after Prelim. Lawyers know what facts are important to argue.
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