We recently discussed how bail isn’t required in all criminal cases. It is possible for a judge to order that you are released from jail on your own recognizance. This means that you have to sign a document stating that you will show up for your court dates. If you don’t, you can face arrest.
Getting out of jail is often a primary concern of a person who is facing criminal charges. Having to sit in jail means that you can’t really work on your defense. You can’t support yourself and you can’t enjoy freedom while you wait on the outcome of your case.
Once you get out of jail, the real work starts. You have to begin thinking about your defense strategy so that you can start to make decisions about what you are going to do. It is imperative that you think carefully about the options that you have.
We understand that you might have some concerns about the direction of your case. These concerns have to be addressed as you work on your case. The only thing that we can’t usually answer with certainty is what the outcome of your case will be.
Many people worry about the sentence they will face if they think a conviction is likely. One thing that you can do if you acknowledge that you did commit the crime is to see if you can work out a plea deal. This might help you find out what sentence you will face before you hear the court announce it. We can help you find out if this is a possibility in your case.