What is a Bond Hearing or Bail Hearing?

This is a court hearing where the judge must decide the circumstances of the release of the accused typically before trial, including how much money or security must be posted to make the judge confident that the accused will make all of his or her court appearances. The judge will also decide what special conditions of bond should be imposed upon the accused once he or she is released. A common example of a special condition of bond that’s imposed is that the accused cannot leave the State under any circumstances without specific permission from the court.

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