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Can my bail be decreased or increased?

Can my bail be decreased or increased?

Defendent’s attorney
 

Yes. Before a bail is posted, a court may increase or decrease your bail at its own discretion. In fact, most of the time, a defendant’s attorney may motion the court to lower the bail amount substantially, if the bail amount is too high for the crime the suspect is accused of committing. For reducing the bail amount, the court will consider the following factors:

  • Nature of the offense
  • Circumstances or surroundings that led to the offense
  • Defendant’s mental condition
  • Defendant’s history of convictions