04/10/2020 by On behalf of Law Office of Michael S. Rothman | Nov 17, 2015 | Criminal Attorney, Criminal Defense Attorney, Criminal Law |
GETTING OUT OF JAIL WHEN YOU ARE ARRESTED
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, your first step should always be to contact a criminal defense attorney in Rockville. Whether you are facing a DUI or a more serious felony charge, our lawyers will make sure your rights are protected even before your bail is set.
Within a reasonable time of your arrest, a judge will set your bail amount. Bail is money or property with a cash value that is given in return for your release from jail. In exchange, you must promise to return to court. An attorney can help by negotiating a lower bail or even securing your release on your own recognizance. That means that you promise to return for your first hearing but are not required to pay any money. Ensuring that a judge sets the lowest bail possible is just one of the many reasons why it is vital to contact a defense lawyer upon being arrested.