Asked in Criminal Law for Utah

Q: My best friend is about to have a baby and the babies father got arrested last night. Is there any way he can be release

For the birth of his child

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Lane Wood
Lane Wood
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: This is a difficult question to answer without further information. Without any details, I would assume that the father would have the opportunity to post bail to get out of jail.

I would recommend consulting with an attorney to address the situation further.

Brent J Huff and Mike Branum agree with this answer

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: I would go one step farther than Mr. Wood: this question is IMPOSSIBLE to answer without further information. (I also would not refer to someone who has, to date, merely impregnated someone as a "father." You have to earn that title.) Misdemeanor? Felony? Ties to the community? Criminal history? Violent offense? Other reasons the subject might or might not be a flight risk or danger to the community? Many offenders are eligible for pre-trial release, but there are a LOT of factors that affect the Court's decision regarding setting of bail (and then you have to address the subject's ability to MAKE bail once it has been set).

Brent J Huff agrees with this answer

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