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During a bail reduction hearing does the DA have the right to tell the evidence they have against you like a statement?

Las Vegas, NV |

If evidence is allowed shouldnt your defense attorney argue this? Also, why is some bail cash only?

Attorney Answers 3


  1. The DA does and not infrequently do just that. Your defense attorney has the option to argue the evidence also, but very often do no, preferring to hold it back for trial.


  2. Of course, the DA will spin the evidence to establish either you are a danger to the community or a flight risk to increase the bond or defense against a bond reduction. However, your lawyer should argue the other conditions the Court considers under the statute that supports the bond reduction. A cash bail is generally set where there is a theft/fraud charge but the court has the discretion to set any bail as cash.

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  3. At a bail hearing The court has to assume that what the state is saying is true. Thus, the state will use evidence to make their argument. Often, defense attorneys will not argue the evidence because of this "true" assumption. Also it depends on the judge and the crime whether the bail can be cash or bond.