Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney: Bail Bond Hearings
Do you need legal representation at a bail bond hearing?
When an individual has been arrested for the commission of a criminal offense, they have the right to appear at a bail bond hearing. Bail bond hearings are held in order to determine whether or not a bond will be required in order to release, or bail, an individual out of police custody. A bond helps provide a guarantee that the individual who was charged with a crime will return for preliminary hearings and all other criminal proceedings. That is because, should the accused fail to return, the amount that was used to post bail will be subject to forfeiture. Under such circumstances, the accused will also have a bench warrant issued for their arrest and they can expect to spend the remainder of their trail behind bars.
The Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution does state that "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted". This does not mean, however, that individuals who have been arrested for murder, certain
sex crimes, and specific
federal crimes will be guaranteed bail. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a criminal offense you need to contact a
Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer from our firm as soon as possible.
Our attorneys understand the bail bond process and we have successfully helped numerous clients through bail bond hearings by aggressively arguing, on their behalf, against the issuance of a high bail. We know that issues such as the nature of the charges, your ties to the local community and other unique circumstances will assist the judge in determining the appropriate bail amount. We will work tirelessly to convince the Pittsburgh Court to impose a fair and reasonable bond at your bail bond hearing.
Bail Bond Hearings Lawyer in Pittsburgh
For the last several years our firm has been representing clients in all types of criminal defense cases. We are well-versed in the bail bond hearing process and know what it takes to get a client released on a reasonable bond. When you contact our firm we will schedule a confidential consultation to review your case, learn the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest, and work with you closely in order to prepare for your bail bond hearing.
Prior to opening Frank Walker Law, Attorney Frank Walker held the position of an associate attorney at one of the oldest and most prestigious litigation firms in the Western Pennsylvania area. Attorney Frank Walker is a well-respected and highly-accomplished attorney who is verified and featured at LawyerCentral.com. Over the past several years, our firm has become one of the most sought-after criminal law firms in the Pittsburgh area and we have gained the respect of clients and peers for our dedication and commitment to getting real results.
If you have been arrested for a criminal offense we advise you contact a Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney
from our firm immediately, so that we can provide you with the hard-hitting representation you deserve at your bail bond hearing.