If a person is arrested and the bond is set too high, it is possible to have that bond lowered by hiring an attorney to get a bond reduction.

The attorney will need to do a thorough interview of the arrested person to determine what amount of bond the arrested person can afford and whether or not the person’s circumstances warrant a bond reduction.

The Judge uses several factors to determine whether or not to lower a bond:

  • Whether the person is a flight risk;
  • Whether the person has ties to the community;
  • Whether the person being on bond will endanger that person or the community;
  • Whether the person has assets that can be sold to make the bond if not lowered;
  • Whether the person has family members that can assist with paying the bond if the Judge does not lower the bond;
  • Whether the person has savings to pay the bond if it is not lowered.

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