Bail Hearings/Probation Violations

Guiding Defendants and Their Families Through Bail Hearings

As the prosecution of a criminal case moves through arrest-to-arraignment-to-trial, the courts assess the level of bail that will be applied to the criminal defendant. Bail is determined at bail hearings, and can be cash or assets. The courts use bail when there is likelihood that the defendant may be a flight risk and hence is used as a tool to prevent the defendant from fleeing. In certain cases, where the defendant is considered a danger to others the courts may deny bail.

Should you find yourself, or a loved one, about to attend a bail hearing, you should be represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure the best possible outcome. When results matter you should have Rhode Island lawyer Ann Sheeley representing you at the bail hearing.

Probation Violations

When there has been a violation of the terms and conditions of probation, the court system will call for a probation hearing. The purpose of these hearings is to review any probation violation with a view to levying additional punishment. The additional punishment levied at a probation hearing is left to a great degree up to the discretion of the probation officer.

Common probation violations include missing scheduled appointments with the probation officer, being caught with the possession of drugs and being arrested for any other type of crime.

If you find yourself, or a loved one, being called before a probation hearing, it is imperative that you are represented by a tough, experienced, criminal defense lawyer who will protect your rights. You need criminal defense lawyer Ann Sheeley.