Why Did the Judge Deny Bail?

Why Did the Judge Deny Bail?

Posting bail enables a person accused of a crime to be released from custody—with a promise to appear in all court hearings related to their case. However, there are factors a judge must take into consideration to decide the bail amount or even deny bail.

The following are the most common reasons why a judge may deny bail in Ohio:

  • You are charged with a felony offense – Felony charges such as violent crimes and sex crimes are often associated with extremely high bail amounts or the complete denial of bail, especially if there is strong evidence against you.
  • This is your second or subsequent offense – After being put on probation or parole for a first-time offense, the court expects you to learn a lesson from your crime. Judges show little sympathy for repeat offenders, which is why they will issue a no-bail hold for those who have already agreed to terms of parole or probation.
  • You are likely to flee – If you have previously failed to appear in court or skipped bail, you will be labeled a flight risk, which makes you ineligible for bail.
  • You are considered a public threat – If you are accused of a violent crime—or are a repeat offender—and deemed likely to pose a threat to others, the judge will deny your bail.
  • You are not a U.S. citizen – If you are not in the United States legally and don’t have proper documentation, the judge will deny bail. Furthermore, you may be handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, who will start to process of deportation.

If you are interested in posting bail in Columbus, OH, contact Andy Callif Bail Bonds today at (614) 945-4334 and request a free consultation.


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