Can Your Lawyer Negotiate Your Bail Amount?

Shortly after you're arrested or charged with a specific crime, you have your first appearance in front of a judge for something called an arraignment. The arraignment is in place for you to formally enter your plea and receive judgment based on the plea you enter. At the arraignment, you also negotiate your release from custody so that you can continue to work, care for dependents, and go about your normal business in the months leading up to further court appearances. Read More