If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime, one of the first stages of the criminal prosecution is making and setting bail. Arrest and bail are complex legal processes, and far too often, families and individuals navigate these waters alone. Your freedom requires the best possible defense: An experienced bail attorney that knows the system and can best argue for your release is a valuable asset during these initial stages of criminal prosecution.
The Law Offices of Blackford & Flohr has more than a decade of experience arguing for the release of individuals during bail proceedings in the Maryland and Baltimore court systems. Our skilled legal team knows what it takes to argue for a client’s release and reduced bail terms.
Following an arrest in Maryland, the charged individual must be brought before a court commissioner within 24 hours. During this initial appearance, the individual is presented with information specific to the criminal charges, as well as information about his or her right to an attorney. Then, the commissioner decides if the individual will be released on personal recognizance, released on bail, or held without bail until the trial.
In determining bail, there are two core considerations that are used in Maryland and Baltimore courts:
It’s our duty to persuade the court that you will show up for your trial and that you do not pose a clear threat to others. If there’s one thing a bail lawyer does, it’s to prove these 2 statements.
For a large percentage of individuals, a bail amount will be set. Yet, if bail is set at an amount that is difficult or impossible to pay, an individual can request a bail reduction hearing. At this stage, it’s important that your attorney understands how to argue for reduced bail terms because following a reduction denial, it is challenging, although possible, to reverse the decision post-hearing.
Blackford & Flohr are committed to advocating for individuals during bail proceedings in the Maryland courts. With each case, our law team provides personalized attention, helping our clients to earn bail reductions, avoid bail bondsmen, and achieve a pre-trial release.
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If you or a loved one is facing a bail hearing, you need the experience of a proven bail attorney. Blackford & Flohr has more than a decade of experience advocating for clients in Maryland and courts, and we’re here to help you build a successful defense. Let us help you protect your freedom; contact us today for a free consultation.