Lilburn, GA asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Louisiana

Q: Family member has been arrested for simple kidnaping and sexual assault, What is the process for bail hearing

What does the District Attorney have to present as far as basis for holding someone on a high bail? Can a bail hearing help in understanding the severity of the charges

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Your family member needs a criminal attorney to negotiate a reduction in bond.

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J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Leesville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Initially, a judge sets bond without a hearing based on the severity of the charges, and any other information available to the judge at the time. A defendant (or the state) may then request a hearing to adjust the amount of bond set by the judge. Many factors are considered by the judge at a bond reduction hearing, including the strength of the evidence against the accused presented by the DA's Office at the hearing. I recommend consultation with a criminal defense attorney to further discuss rights, processes and ways forward for your family member.

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