Your lawyer can quickly request a bond reduction for you, which will expedite the process.
Your attorney will attend your bond hearing with you and can gather testimony on your behalf to demonstrate to a judge that you are not at risk for flight. In fact, simply hiring a criminal defense attorney can help signal to a judge that you are engaged in the proceedings and more likely to stick around to handle your case rather than try to flee from it.
After your attorney requests a bond reduction for you, you will attend a bail hearing and a judge will set the bond. After this point, you will have the option to post bond and return to life while your charges play out.
Whereas in a criminal trial the burden of proof is on the prosecution, the burden of proof will be on youwhen seeking a bond reduction. You must prove that the bail set is excessive in your case and a reduction is needed.
The process, like many elements of criminal defense, can be complicated and time consuming. It is important to have a criminal defense attorney on your side to ensure that your bond reduction is tackled in a timely manner and entered correctly the first time. Contact me, James Davis, by phone at (904) 358-0420, and my experience and knowledge can help you achieve the best possible result.