4 Reasons Why Bail Can Be Denied


As children we were taught several lessons in life. One main lesson was to always avoid trouble. However, as much as we would like to abide by those lessons, life sometimes has other plans and we find ourselves in tight situations. For many, being arrested is a scary situation that people typically try to avoid if at all possible. Receiving bail is seen as a way to help correct the person’s mistake; however, bail is not a mechanism provided for everyone. Even when the idea of bail was first formed in England around the 13th century, it came with its own restrictions that today still ring true. Listed below are four reasons why bail could be denied.

Flight Risk

The way bail works is that money or some form of property is deposited to a court in order to secure the release of the arrested suspect with one requirement: the suspect must appear at their trial. It is essentially a vow between suspect and bail bondsman that cannot be broken. However, if this exchange were to ever be broken, bail will automatically be denied to the suspect. In some cases, judges can deny you bail even if they suspect that you will not appear in court. This can be possible for a number of reasons, including instances in which the defendant has a prior history of missing court dates or a credible source informs the judge that the defendant will not appear. Receiving bail is all up to the judge, so if you have an ongoing record, you may be at risk of missing your chance of bail.

Severe Crimes

Every crime has its weight that will determine a suspect’s punishment and/or the amount of bail they can receive. If a person has committed a severe crime, such as murder, or is seen as a threat to society, bail will automatically be denied. In many cases the suspect who has committed more serious offenses will have alternative punishments that go beyond a short sentence in jail and is not seen as bailable. Therefore, in cases such as these, it is best to accept that receiving bail is out of the question.

Threat to the Public

In order to be arrested, you must have committed a serious offence which ultimately reflects poorly on your character. A judge must decide how much weight your crime has caused and if you are deemed safe to return back to society. In nearly all cases, if you are considered as a threat to the public you will not be able to receive bond. Those who have previously harmed a person may do so again if released on bail, therefore the judge will eliminate any further threat by making sure the suspect cannot return back to the public to possibly commit the crime on others. Instead they allow for the suspect to learn from their mistakes by serving their time for their actions.

Repeat Offense

If you were previously arrested then released after bail, it is expected of you not to commit the same offense, or other offenses again because you have learned from your mistakes. However, if you were to be arrested again, it is clear that you have not used your freedom correctly. Because of this you are likely to not receive bail, especially if it is for the same crime.

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