Pre-Trial vs. Trial vs. Verdict – The Complete Process

Pre-Trial vs. Trial vs. Verdict – The Complete Process

June 12th, 2018 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

Individuals charged with a crime are often uncertain of the process they are facing. They may know the basic procedure of a trial but are not certain about all the steps that come before or after. The law surrounding criminal trials is a complicated one. At every step, individuals need to be aware of what is happening and how their actions may influence the eventual development of their case.

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List of Pretrial Motions

May 24th, 2018 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

  What is a Pretrial Motion? A pretrial motion is a motion, or request, that is filed after the preliminary hearing of a case. These motions can pertain to civil or criminal cases, but are more often used in criminal cases and are generally filed by the defense. Motions need to be brought before a judge after pretrial hearings but prior to the start of the trial. Since the amount of a bail bond is usually set during the preliminary hearing, pretrial motions are generally filed after a defendant has been granted or denied bail.

Understanding Pretrial Release Programs

July 21st, 2014 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

In accordance with American principles of justice, anyone accused of a crime is considered innocent until either being convicted in court or admitting to his or her guilt through a plea bargain arrangement. The fact that individuals can be held in custody pending any court verdict seems to fly in the face of this concept. The system of bail addresses this issue by allowing those charged with crimes to remain free until the case is resolved. A pretrial release program is a relatively new innovation that makes possible the freeing of accused criminals without the need to post bail.

9 Questions Answered about Pre-Trial Release

July 2nd, 2014 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

Pre-trial release is a procedure that is gaining popularity in different counties across the country. The concept is that defendants who have been arrested for a crime are released from jail until the scheduled date of the trial. Unlike some other options, there is little oversight or accountability after release. It is important to know the following facts about pre-trial release.

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