Can I get bail?

Posted by Gene Cox | Nov 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have a husband, wife, child, grandchild, or friend that has been arrested you are worried about how they can get out of prison. First, no one wants to be in prison. Second, statistics show that it is much more likely that you will be acquitted or receive a favorable outcome if you are out on bail and can participate in your own defense. Everyone has a constitutional right to bail unless the magistrate or judge finds probable cause to believe that you are either a threat to yourself or others or you are not likely to appear at the next hearing or trial. Also, if you are charged with certain crimes, such as violent crimes or certain drug offenses, there is a rebuttable presumption that the defendant is not entitled to bail. Even if you haven't been charged with one of these offenses, you will need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side to argue your case because it is always easy for the judge to say no because then he or she knows that the defendant will show up for trial or won't harm anyone. if you or someone you care about has been arrested and in jail, call Gene Cox to discuss your options.

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Gene Cox

I founded CoxFedLaw to meet the legal needs of working men and women in the Shenandoah Valley. Having grown up in a small town with a strong sense of community, I am committed to helping my neighbors get the legal service they need, with the personal attention they deserve.  Like most of the peop...


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