The previous post addressed the basics of bail, but there can often be questions associated with bail in a case. Here are some common questions and answers:
Q: If I get a signature bond do I have to post any money to be released?
A: No, a signature bond is a promise to come to Court on your own volition, without having to post the money.
Q: I missed Court, will my bail be forfeited?
A: Possibly. The Court has the authority to revoke or forfeit bail if the conditions are not complied with. However, promptly addressing the error may result in maintaining the bond as it was, or slight changes being made.
Q: I have a cash bond, can I post 10% and be release?
A: No. Wisconsin is not a 10% or bail/bondsmen state. In fact, the Wisconsin constitution makes bail bondsmen illegal in the State.
Q: I have a cash bond that I or my family cannot post, how do I get it reduced?
A: If you have an attorney, your attorney can file a motion to modify bond with the Court to hold a hearing, setting forth specific reasons why your bail should be reduced.
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, or is being held on a bond and you have questions, we will be happy to talk with you about how we can help. Contact Garuz Crawford, LLC today.