Bond Hearings

If you’ve been arrested, you’re entitled to a Bond Hearing within 24 hours. A bond hearing takes place in a courtroom, before a Judge. While a somber occasion, a bond hearing is NOT a sentencing. During the hearing, the state will present the facts to the court and usually a monetary amount is determined as bond.

Purpose of Bond Hearing:

  • Determine whether defendant is eligible for bond
  • Set the bond amount
  • Lower a current bond if it is too high for the defendant to pay.

Bond is usually set when an arrest is being processed, but occasionally bond can be denied. Usually the cause for bond being denied is that the defendant has been deemed a flight risk or dangerous to self or others. Occasionally, bond will be denied if the court suspects that the money used to pay the bond was obtained illegally.

During your Bond Hearing, you as the defendant will be given the opportunity to prove:

  • You are not a danger to yourself or others
  • You are not a flight risk
  • You have tangible ties to the community

If you or someone you love has an upcoming Bond Hearing, don’t go it alone. Call the professional legal team at Bush & Taylor in Suffolk, VA Beach & the Eastern Shore of Virginia.