Factors Influencing Bail

A judge will increase the amount of a defendant’s bail bond if he is accused of a serious crime, or is accused of more than one felony count. He may also increase the amount of bail if the defendant has a lengthy record of prior criminal charges. A bail bondsman near Maryland can post a bail bond or surety bond with the court to assure the court of the defendant’s appearance at future hearings.

Watch this video to learn about the many factors that affect the cost of a defendant’s bail bond. The defendant’s attorney can present evidence to the court that the defendant is not a flight risk by proving that he has ties to the community and steady employment.