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Why seek bail?

On Behalf of | Feb 29, 2024 | Criminal Defense

If you are facing criminal charges, you might decide to let fate run its course. In doing so, you will reduce your chances of acquittal or a more lenient sentence.

Getting the best outcome in a criminal case requires proactivity, and it’s a lot easier to do this when you are free to move about than when incarcerated awaiting a trial.

Bail gives you time to build your defense strategy

There are a lot of unknowns in most criminal inquiries. The police and prosecution will spend considerable time and resources trying to prove their theories about the links between certain events or people. The fact they’ve arrested you means they believe you did it, so that’s what they are trying to prove.

Your legal team will work hard to find ways to disprove the police and prosecution’s theories, but they can do so more effectively with your help. While they can talk to you occasionally if you are sitting behind bars, it will be much simpler if you are free to converse with them whenever they need to. Or if you can drop by their office whenever you remember or realize something new that might help your case.

Bail allows you to support your family

You cannot earn money from behind bars. Even if the prosecution were to drop the case, you might have already lost your job and accrued debt to pay your bills while unable to work,

Seeing you in jail could also cause great distress for your loved ones, and you will likely also suffer from the separation. Aside from that, jail can be a nasty place – both physically and emotionally damaging.

It’s not always easy to get bail, and it can be costly. However, if at all possible, it is certainly something you should consider trying to achieve.