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Pre-Trial Release

What to Know About Pre-Trial Release

Even if you’ve been arrested for a crime, you may still be released before your trial in what’s called a pre-trial release. The court will either set bail, an amount you must pay to be released, or you may be released on your own recognizance, meaning you won’t need to pay bail. However, you must show up for your court date or face additional charges and an increased bail. Neglecting to show up for your court date after posting bail may even result in a warrant for your arrest.

Bail will be set based on the nature of your crime as well as your criminal history. You may also be denied bail if the court believes you are a threat to the community or if you won’t appear for your court date, in which case, you must remain in custody until your trial date.

There is also the chance that you may be released with conditions. For example, you may not be allowed to travel out of the state until your trial, you may have to submit to drug testing or you may be electronically monitored. Some defendants may also not possess any dangerous weapons during their pre-trial release period.

Abiding by the conditions of your pre-trial release is important to prevent further consequences from the court, or potentially even having your charges escalated. An experienced trial attorney can talk with you about your case and help you understand the conditions of your release and abide by them to remain in good standing with the court.

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Owens Criminal Defense has over 15 years of experience representing clients with criminal charges. Contact us today to speak with our principal trial attorney, to discuss your case. Call us at (617)-992-1732 or 401-217-8087 or use our online contact form to submit your information and we’ll be in touch soon.

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Prosecutors fight with the weight of the state behind them. They are driven to prosecute. Our team is driven by our clients and their unique lives. Each has a family and a life to protect. We understand and empathize. We are on your side. We will fight the prosecution to the end- We are your fearless advocate.

Our strategy is to seize the initiative from the start, and never relent. What this means for you is that we will demand the government comply with the rules of criminal procedure and respect your constitutional rights. When the government fails to do so, we will file motions and put the government’s non-compliance before a judge. This strategy is what we call aggressive defense. This strategy over the years has proven to keep the government on the defensive and yields extremely favorable results.

We approach each case as if it is going to proceed to trial. This means we investigate the case fully and thoroughly to find all of the errors in the police reports. This is essential to developing our defensive theory. We will visit the alleged crime scene, speak with witnesses, research case law and statutes, file motions and argue the motions to a judge. It is through this process that we develop our theory of the case.

We are skilled and relentless trial attorneys. We have tried dozens of cases to a jury, including several murder cases. We have won Not Guilty verdicts, including Not Guilty in a murder trial where we used a self-defense theory. We will be prepared and ready for war should your case proceed to trial.

Please call us for a free consultation. We travel and fight in all courts. You will speak directly with our lead a attorney, not a legal assistant. We will discuss potential defenses to your case and we will describe how we can work together to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.