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Charge: Assault - State claimed client hit victim with a telephone and broke victim’s nose. However, the client was acting in self-defense.

Verdict: NOT GUILTY

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Posting Bail

When a person is arrested, he is often given the chance to “post bail.” Bail is a sum of money which is paid to the court by a defendant as assurance that he will show up for their trial at a later time. In return, the defendant is allowed to leave jail and return home for the period before their court date. In many cases, if all necessary court appearances are made, the bail payment will be returned, regardless of the verdict of the trial. On the other hand, if the suspect does not show up for trial, he or she will forfeit the bail payment and may face charges of failure to appear.

If you have been charged with a crime and are attempting to make decisions regarding bail, it is important to consult with an experienced legal professional. Contact the experienced Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 to discuss your legal options.

Eligibility for Bail

Unless the defendant is charged with a capital offense, almost all cases are “bailable.” This does not necessarily mean that all suspects will be given the chance to post bail, however. Bail may be denied for defendants who:

  • Have been convicted of multiple felonies.
  • Are facing drug charges with sentences over 10 years.
  • Are charged with violent crimes.
  • Are considered flight risks.
  • Are considered immediate dangers to the community.

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If you have been charged with a crime, it is in your interest to know what lies ahead of you, including the opportunity to pay bail. Contact the Houston criminal defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. by calling our office today at 713-523-0404.