• How Do Judges Set Bail?

    If you are arrested for a crime, you may have a bail set. This is an amount of money that must be paid to a courthouse in order to let you go home until your first hearing is set. Bail is not set for everyone, since some people are a flight-risk or have committed a violent crime. Others get bail set by a judge, which can either be paid in cash or with a bail bond.
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