Client Released at Bond Hearing
By: James G. Dimeas | Jun 17, 2016 | Recent Victories |
My client was arrested at a local store for Retail Theft on Thursday afternoon. She was taken to the local police station and was charged with a Felony Retail Theft and informed that she would have to spend the night in jail and be taken to court for a bond hearing the next day. Her husband came to my office on Thursday evening and hired me to represent her. I appeared with her the next day for the bond hearing and met the client in the lock up next to the courtroom. Her case was called and when we stepped up the court conducted a bond hearing. The State presented their argument as to why a high bond should be set and I presented my argument as to why client should be released and why she presented a low risk of committing another crime, her ties to the community, her employment history, here family history and her character. The judge agreed with me and agreed to release my client with an I-Bond in which no money needed to be posted. The client was released after the bond hearing to her husband and was able to go home to her family.