Norfolk, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: I have an arraignment coming soon and I need to know what kind of bail I’ll get

I was set a bond when I was arrested and it was unsecured because I have no prior criminal record and I’m not violent or a flight risk.

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Derek Allen Colvin
Derek Allen Colvin
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It sounds like you have already posted a bond and are scheduled for an arraignment. An arraignment is typically to determine if you have retained an attorney or need one to be appointed for you. You should not have a separate bond hearing unless the Commonwealth has filed a motion to revoke your bond. The magistrate would have conducted the bond hearing and set bail.

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