Modifying Release Conditions: What to do if you can’t post bond to be released from custody

How Good Phoenix Criminal Attorneys get your Pre-trial Release Conditions Modified

Following your arrest and detention you will have an initial appearance before the Phoenix Court Judge. At this time, the Phoenix Court judge will advise you of your pre-trial release conditions. The Judge will let you know if and upon what conditions your release will be allowed. This includes if bail will need to be posted and the bail amount. The judge will also tell you if you are bondable or not. The judge considers many factors before making this decision including classification, misdemeanor or felony, severity of the crime, prior criminal history, flight risk potential and many other factors.

If you feel your release conditions are too harsh, unreasonable, financially unobtainable, or burdensome, your will need to retain an Arizona criminal defense attorney who will immediately file a motion to request modification of your pre-trial release conditions Therefore, if you have been arrested in Phoenix, you or someone on your behalf should consult an Arizona criminal defense attorney who defends criminal charges in Phoenix AZ on a regular basis as soon as possible to discuss your charges, defense options, and modification of your pre-trial release conditions from custody in Phoenix AZ.

Modifications your attorney requests depends upon what release conditions were ordered by the judge. Some modifications your Phoenix 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 home confinement with ankle bracelet security.

When you meet with your 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 attorney will then formulate compelling arguments and file the appropriate motions with the Phoenix court on your behalf.


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This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstances.

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