How Judges Set Bail Amount?

Some bail amounts have been already set for misdemeanors or minor crimes and felony or major crimes even before the arrest of the accused. Bail bonds are decided based on these preset amounts. However, for other cases, the accused is required to be presented before a judge and the judge decides a bail amount for his release based on the criteria given below:

  • The seriousness of the charges put up against the accused
  • The evidence in favor and against the accused
  • Likeliness of failure to appear in the court hearings by the defendant
  • The defendant’s previous conduct and crime records
  • The social and financial status of the accused
  • Prosecutor’s recommendations
When Would Bail Be Denied?
What If Someone Skips Bail?