If you face a bail review in Maryland, you need a Baltimore bail review lawyer present to argue before the Court for a reduction or release on your own recognizance. Contact my office at (410) 694-7291 to schedule a lawyer for your bail review. Below find an example of the Bail Review Rights in Maryland.
Bail Review Rights
District Court of Maryland
Bail Bonds Attorney in Baltimore
Your bail bonds review is not your trial but is a hearing to determine whether the bail that has been set in your case ought to be changed or whether you ought to be released on your own recognizance under conditions set by the court. Each of you should have received a copy of your statement of charges. If you have not received your charging documents, please tell the Pretrial Representative and the Bail Review Judge and a copy will be provided to you.
You have certain very important rights. Please listen carefully. If you are charged with a felony that cannot be heard in District Court, you have the right to a Preliminary Hearing. Before there can be a Preliminary Hearing, you or your attorney must request the hearing. If you fail to ask for a Preliminary Hearing within 10 days, you will have given up that right. If you choose to have a Preliminary Hearing, the State must show that there is Probable Cause to believe that you committed that felony.
You will not be able to testify or call witnesses to testify for you, but you or your attorney will be able to ask questions of the State’s witnesses to learn what evidence the State has against you.
If Probable Cause is found, your case will he moved to the County Circuit Court. If Probable Cause is not found, the felony charge will be dismissed.
If you are charged with a crime for which the maximum period of incarceration is more than 90 days, you have a right to it jury trial in the County Circuit Court. A jury is composed of 12 persons picked from the motor vehicle and voter rolls of the County. All 12 jurors must find you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, in order for you to be found guilty.
You also have a right to a court trial where a judge will determine whether you are guilty or not guilty. The standard of proof in a court trial is also beyond a reasonable doubt.
Overview of Bail Bonds in Maryland
Perhaps your most important right is the right to have a lawyer represent you. The State’s Attorney who will be prosecuting your case is a lawyer. The rules of evidence will apply at your trial. If you are not trained in the law and you do not know the rules of evidence, you will find that you are at a disadvantage in attempting to represent yourself.
A lawyer can help you in many ways. A lawyer can help you investigate your case and determine if there is a legal defense that you might not know exists. A lawyer can help you question the state’s witnesses, call witnesses and question any witnesses that you may have. A lawyer can help you decide whether you should testify or whether you should remain silent. Even if you are found guilty, a lawyer can still help you by arguing to the Judge about the sentence to be imposed and your rights concerning any appeal.
These are the advantages to having a lawyer. You may hire any lawyer you choose. If you do nothing between now and the date of your trial to obtain it lawyer, the Judge may find that you have waived your right to a lawyer. If you appear for your trial without it lawyer, the Judge could also find that you have waived your right to a lawyer. In either event, your case will be heard without a lawyer.
Finally, if you are not a citizen of’ the United States, it conviction of a crime may result in deportation to your country of origin. If you have any questions regarding these rights, please ask the Bail Review Judge when your name is called.
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Who Can Post Bail for You When You’ve Been Arrested
You may post bail for yourself, have someone over 18 years old post it on your behalf or use a bondsman, we suggest either: Got Bail, Eastcoast Bail Bonds, Freedom Fighters Bail, or Strong Arm Bail Bonds. They are efficient bail companies located in Baltimore and around the state of Maryland. If a family member, friend, or loved one has been arrested and you want to get that person released soon, contact our 24-hour attorney number at (410) 694-7291. We can organize and coordinate the release of the person that has been arrested and is being held. Often we are able to have the individual released from the commissioner’s office once the bail has been set. IT is often hard to predict what the bail amount will be, but we can have a bail company to ensure that someone is there to coordinate the release of your loved one. The person posting bail for you assumes full responsibility for your appearance in court. If you fail to appear as required, a warrant will be issued for your immediate arrest and the bail will be forfeited.
What Time Are Bail Bond Review Hearings?
The bail and bond hearings are held at 1:00 p.m. in Courtroom 1 in the Towson District Court.
If you are arrested on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, the bail review hearing in Baltimore County is held on the following Monday in the Towson District Court at 1:00 p.m. in Courtroom 1. If you are arrested on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, the bail review hearing will be the following day at 1:00 p.m. in the Towson District Court.
How Can I Post Bail in Baltimore, Maryland?
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The fastest and probably the easiest way to have a person released if through the use of a bail bonds company. We have many companies that we work with in Maryland to ensure that our clients are release expeditiously. Call us 24/7 to coordinate the release of your loved one from jail. A bail bondsman charges a non refundable fee to post bail. In addition to the fee, the bondsman may require collateral security or property to secure your release. Collateral will be returned to the person who posted it after disposition of the charges. The service fee and collateral received must be displayed on the bail bond form. Make certain that the information is correct on the form, that you receive a receipt and that you understand the action the bondsman may take if you fail to meet your obligations.
A percentage may be posted for cash bonds. All bonds that are set at two thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500.) or less may be posted with a cash deposit of ten percent (10%). However, the person posting cash bail is liable for the full amount. If the bail is set above the $2500.00, then we would suggest you call a bail bondsman. If you qualify, the bail companies that we use required a minimum of 1% down. So if the Defendant has a $100,000.00 bail then you would only be required to put down $1,000.00 to have them released. If the Defendant appears for trial or the charges are disposed of before trial, the amount posted will be refunded. If the Defendant do not appear, all cash posted will be forfeited and the full amount of bail becomes due to the Court.
Property (e.g. land or home) in Maryland may be used to post bail, provided that the net equity in the property meets or exceeds the amount of bail. To determine net equity deduct any liens, mortgages or deeds of trust, and ground rent, capitalized at 6 percent, from the assessed value of the property.
When posting property, a Defendant, their family or friends need to present tax bills, assessment notices, copies of a recorded deed or other public records. Each person whose name appears on the tax bill must sign the form, unless a power of attorney has been executed by one or both parties authorizing another signature.
Acceptable intangible assets include:
a. Bankbooks and certificates of deposit accepted at 100 percent of stated value,
b. Letters of credit from a bank,
c. Certificates for stocks listed on the American or New York Stock Exchange, accepted at 75 percent of the present exchange quotation.
Only a clerk of the court may accept intangible assets; a commissioner may not. Present the required documents to a clerk at the court location where the case is pending.
Credit and Debit Cards
Bail may be charged on certain credit and debit cards. Although a commissioner or clerk accepts the card, an independent company processes the charge. The charge includes the amount of the bail and a service fee. These charges will appear on your next credit or debit card statement. The card and personal identification must be produced in person at the time of posting bail. (Contact a District Court commissioner or clerk for information on cards accepted and the fees charged.)
Do I Need a Baltimore Lawyer for a Bail Bonds Hearing?
You are not required to have a lawyer. However, a lawyer will offer you legal advice, help defend you and protect your interests before the court. You will always do better at a bail review with an experienced Bail Review Attorney. Our Bail review attorney has handled hundreds of Bail Reviews in Maryland. We know how to present the best argument for the Defendant. To ensure that they receive the best possible bail setting.
You get a lawyer by calling the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC. We are available 24/7 to assist you with your bail issues. Not only can we help with the bail review, we will advise you on the best course of action for the pending criminal charges. Bail is just the first step, after the Defendant is released, then we need to start worrying about defending the case.
Immediately! We need time to prepare your case for trial as well as review our strategy for the Bail review and pending motions in the criminal case. If you have not hired our office by the time of your trial, the judge can make you go to trial without a lawyer. It is your responsibility to obtain legal counsel and we are here to help.
In addition to facing possible time in jail or prison, District Court and Circuit Court Judges in the state of Maryland can place you on a period of probation from One (1) day to Five (5) years. Probation may require you to check-in with a Maryland Parole and Probation agent once daily, weekly, and monthly or on a bi-monthly basis.
Probation may also be supervised or unsupervised and that will be decided by the Judge that the case is heard before. Supervised probation requires your presence at one of the many parole and probation offices located around the state of Maryland.
Limited probation or unsupervised probation may only require an occasional phone call to a probation agent or no contact at all with parole and probation.
Baltimore Bail Bonds Lawyer Randolph Rice Can Represent You at Your Hearing
Don’t Go to Court Alone. A criminal conviction can affect the rest of your life. You could spend years in jail, pay fines, Court costs and regret not having a professional attorney advising you on the best decisions in your criminal case. Call Attorney Randolph Rice at (410) 694-7291 to schedule a FREE criminal defense consultation. We have years of experience and we can put that knowledge to work in your criminal case.