How the bail amount

is determined

When a person is first arrested for a new charge bail is predetermined by a bail bond schedule.

If a person does not post bond immediatly then he or she will go to Court the next day and a Judge will reconsider conditions of release

The Court will consider these factors;

 

(1) the nature and circumstances of the offense charged, including whether the offense is a crime of violence or involves a narcotic drug;

(2) the weight of the evidence against the person;

(3) the history and characteristics of the person, including: (a) the person's character and physical and mental condition; (b) the person's family ties; (c) the person's employment status, employment history and financial resources; (d) the person's past and present residences; (e) the length of residence in the community; (f) any facts tending to indicate that the person has strong ties to the community; (g) any facts indicating the possibility that the person will commit new crimes if released; (h) the person's past conduct, history relating to drug or alcohol abuse, criminal history and record concerning appearance at court proceedings; and (i) whether, at the time of the current offense or arrest, the person was on probation, on parole, or on other release pending trial, sentencing, appeal or completion of an offense under federal, state or local law;

(4) the nature and seriousness of the danger to any person or the community that would be posed by the person's release; and

(5) any other facts tending to indicate the person is likely to appear

And determine what bond amount will reasonably assure the appearance of the person as required and the safety of any person and the community