An acquaintance was arrested and assessed a $1.6M initial bail, pending grand jury indictment. Once the indictments were final [10 felonies; F2 (2), F3 (5), F4 (1), F5 (2)...possession, trafficking and conspiracy], he filed a motion for reduction and it was reduced to $500K straight cash. He feels that is still too high and wants to file another motion to reduce. Is it worth his time?
Criminal law has its own statutes, and rules of procedure. Those lawyers who do civil law are often not versed sufficiently in these matters. It is essential in any criminal matter that a criminal defense lawyer be retained to deal with the government and its lawyers.
This question is being directed to the criminal defense section of this service.
Every jurisdiction is different. How common bond reduction is will be variable. It cannot hurt to ask for a reduction. The Judge need only refuse if he/she wishes. Your friend needs to hire a good lawyer ASAP.
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