Release Conditions: How to get Pre-trial Release Conditions Modified, if they are unreasonable

How Good Scottsdale Criminal Attorneys Can Help Your Get Your Release Conditions Modified (Pre-trial)

After your Scottsdale DUI or Criminal arrest and detention you will have an initial appearance before the Scottsdale Court Judge. The Scottsdale Court judge will read you your rights, formal charges, and advise you of your pre-trial release conditions. They will let you know if and upon what conditions your release will be allowed. The primary goals of the court is to secure a defendant’s appearance for future court dates or trial, and to make sure their release does not pose a threat or harm to others. .

The Scottsdale Court takes into consider many factors in making g this decision including classification of the charge such as o, misdemeanor or felony, severity of the crime, if the charges involved a violent crime, your past criminal record if any, whether or not you are a potential “flight risk”, and many other factors.

The release conditions should be commensurate with the criminal charge or reason for your arrest. 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 Scottsdale criminal attorney 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 Scottsdale criminal defense lawyer to discuss your charges, defense options, and services of your Attorney’s request to modify your pre-trial release conditions from custody in Scottsdale AZ.

Modifications your attorney requests depends upon what release conditions were ordered by the judge. Some modifications your Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale Court Judge.

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 Scottsdale criminal defense attorney will immediately formulate compelling arguments and file the appropriate motions with the Scottsdale court on your behalf. Your chances of getting your pre-trial release conditions modified with the retention of a good criminal attorney who defends charges in Scottsdale frequently will greatly increase your chances of getting your release modified with more reasonable and favorable conditions for you.


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