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Palo Alto Bail Hearing Attorney

Palo Alto bail hearing attorney serving Cupertino, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, San Mateo, Saratoga & Santa Clara

A person who has been arrested and detained in Palo Alto or anywhere in California may be required to attend a bail hearing and post bail in order to be released from custody until trial. Because freedom pending trial and the fees that must be paid depend on the impression a client makes at this time, it is in a defendant’s best interest to have an experienced criminal defense attorney present at the bail hearing. At Edwin E. Samuels, Attorney at Law, I provide skilled representation for clients at bail hearings, working for the release of clients with the lowest financial commitment possible.

What Happens at a Bail Hearing?

As a criminal defense attorney, I represent clients at bail hearings, which occur as soon as possible after the arrest, generally within 24 hours. At the hearing, I ensure that clients make the best possible impression on the judge and convince the court that they are:

  • Not a danger to the community
  • Not a flight risk and will appear in court when required

There are several conditions under which the client may be released, depending on the nature of the case and circumstances surrounding it. A promise to appear and a release on own recognizance (ROR) do not require the posting of bail. In other cases, the defendant must post a cash bond before he or she is released. There also may be instances in which bail might be denied altogether.

Preparing for a Bail Hearing

Because your freedom depends on it, I ensure my clients are prepared for their bail hearings. Usually working on short notice, I assemble witnesses and documented proof that you are trustworthy and will appear in court when requested.

Appearing at a Bail Hearing

I appear at bail hearings throughout the Bay Area. I present witnesses to testify about the client's character, ties to the community, and lifestyle. And, of course, immediate family or supportive friends and relatives may attend the bail hearing to lend moral support.

The criminal defense attorney you choose may make the difference between bail and no bail. Edwin E. Samuels, Attorney at Law helps clients throughout the entire bail hearing process. Contact me today to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Palo Alto.

Palo Alto criminal defense attorney serves all of Northern California and the Bay Area with particular emphasis in bail hearings for San Jose, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Redwood City, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Alameda County.