Bond Court/Hearings – Cook County, Illinois
Call a Chicago criminal Bond Court and Bond Hearing attorney at 312-229-5500 for representation at Bond Court or a Bond Hearing. We can help.
What is Bond Court/Hearing?
In Illinois, every person who is arrested for a felony has the right to have a bond hearing before a Judge in Bond Court. (725 ILCS 5/110-1-18). For misdemeanor cases, bond is usually posted at the police station and a bond hearing in court doesn’t take place.
At a Bond Hearing, the Court decides how much money you will have to post in order to be released from jail while your case is pending. This is a very important phase of the criminal process because your attorney has the first opportunity to tell the Court positive things about you, your family, and your work history so that you have the best chance of having a low bond or “no cash” bond. A “no cash” bond is referred to as an “I” bond that doesn’t require the posting of any cash with the Clerk of the Court.
If the judge sets a “high bond” or a “no bond,” you may be forced to spend months in county jail until the case finishes. The Judge may also refuse to set a bond if he believes that you pose a danger to society.
Using the Posted Bond for Attorneys’ Fees
Fortunately, in Illinois, you are allowed to use the posted bond to pay your attorney fees and still remain free while you fight your case. Unlike many attorneys, in most cases, we will accept the posted bond, or a portion of it, as payment for our attorney fees.
Why Hire The Legal Defenders for Your Bond Court/Hearing in Cook County?
Over the past 20 years, we have helped thousands of clients with success at their bond hearings. We understand how important it is to you, and your family to be set free from jail while fighting your case. The State prosecutor at the bond hearing will usually present to the Judge your criminal history and will try to persuade the Judge to set no bond or a high bond. The Prosecutor knows that they will have an easier time winning their case if you are locked up while the case is pending. We know how to best present your case and convince to the Court to set a “low” or “no cash” bond.
If you have a bond hearing in Cook County, give us a call. We can help.
Do you need a lawyer for Bond Court or for a Bond Hearing in Cook County?
Call a Chicago criminal Bond Court and Bond Hearing lawyer at 312-229-5500 for representation at Bond Court or a Bond Hearing. We can help.
*Felony cases in Cook County are held at The George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse located at 2600 S. California Avenue, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview and Markham.
*Preliminary Hearings and Misdemeanor cases are held at all the Branch Courthouses and also at Grand and Central, Belmont and Western, 51st and Wentworth, 111th Street and Harrison and Kedzie.
*Central Bond Court is located at The George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, 2600 S. California Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60608.
*Domestic Battery and Domestic Violence cases are held at 555 W. Harrison, Chicago, Illinois 60607.
*Juvenile cases are held at 1100 S. Hamilton, Chicago, Illinois 60612.
*Traffic Court is at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602.
*For Court schedules, judge assignments and other information, see the Court’s webpage at: http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/
The Chicago criminal lawyers at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing defendants in bond court and in bond hearings. We understand how important of a bond hearing could be. It is critical that you be released so that you can assist your attorney in your defense and that you are able to work and be with your family. The bond hearing is the first chance to make an impression on the Court and to test the State’s case against you. You need to have an experienced and seasoned attorney at your side giving you a head start on defending your case. We know what we are doing!
- What is Bond Court/Hearing
- Why Hire the Legal Defenders for Your Bond Court/Hearing?
- Using the Posted Bond for Attorney Fees
- Bond Hearings Statute (PDF)
Contact us for a free and confidential consultation with an experienced attorney.
Why Do You Need Us For Your Bond Hearing in Bond Court?
The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at the Legal Defenders, PC will represent you aggressively at your Bond Hearing so that you can be released from jail. We have handled so many bond hearings that we know what to do to get you out of jail.