Types of pre-trial release conditions; and factors the judge considers to determine what they will be

How Good Chandler AZ Criminal Defense Attorneys Get Your Release Conditions Modified (Pre-trial)

After your Chandler DUI or Criminal arrest and detention you will be required to have an initial appearance before the Chandler Court Judge. The Chandler judge will read you your rights, formal charges, and advise you of your pre-trial release conditions. The primary goals of court in setting release conditions is to secure a defendant’s appearance for future court dates or trial, and to make sure the defendant’s release does not pose a threat or harm to others in the community.

The Chandler AZ Court takes into account many factors in making this decision including classification of the charge such as a misdemeanor or felony; severity and nature of the charges; if the charges involved a violent crime; your past criminal record if any; whether or not you are a potential “flight risk”; along with other standard release conditions and factors.

The release conditions should be commensurate with the criminal charge. If your release conditions seem to be harsh, unreasonable, financially unobtainable, or burdensome, your will need to retain an Arizona criminal defense attorney. A good criminal defense attorney who defends charges regularly in Chandler AZ court will immediately file a motion to request modification of your pre-trial release conditions. This can be done while you are in custody. Either you or someone on your behalf can consult a Chandler criminal defense lawyer to discuss the charges, defense options, and services your Attorney can provide involving a request to modify your pre-trial release conditions from custody in Chandler AZ. This aspect of the attorney’s services is usually part of and the entire defense retention and process.

Modifications your attorney requests depends upon what release conditions were ordered by the judge and the charges you are being accused of committing. Some modifications your Chandler Criminal Attorney may request include but are not limited to lowering the bail bond to a reasonable amount; allowing you to be released on your own recognizance; allow an appearance bail, or allow you to be released to another responsible entity’s custody, home confinement with ankle bracelet security, and other more favorable conditions than initially ordered by the Chandler Court Judge.

When you meet with the Criminal Defense Attorney who will be defending your criminal charges and requesting modification of your release conditions, be sure you communicate in detail your concerns about the initial orders and how they will impact you, your family, your job, your financial situation. Your Chandler criminal defense attorney will immediately formulate compelling arguments and file the appropriate motions with the Chandler court on your behalf. Your chances of getting your pre-trial release conditions modified with the retention of a good private practice criminal attorney who defends charges in Chandler frequently will greatly increase your chances of getting your release modified with more reasonable and favorable conditions for you.


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