Q: Is it typically positive for a defendant if the court lowers their bail without them asking?
Is it typically positive (in terms of a defendant's case) for a defendant if the court lowers their bail without them asking? For example, if a bail on a charge of misdemeanor theft enhanced to a SJF or another SJF crime goes from $3,000 to $750, notwithstanding covid-19.
It is typically better to be OUT of jail than in jail so making it easier to get out is generally positive. A person is less likely to accept a bad plea deal when they are out of jail.
However, if they are trying to push people out faster because the jail is full of COVID well that's a different problem!
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