Is Bail Ever Denied?

Is Bail Ever Denied?

Some people may not realize this, but there is a chance that a person can be denied bail after his arrest. While the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution prevents excessive bail, is does not guarantee that everyone will be allowed bail. There are some instances when a person is denied bail, and most people would agree with those instances.

The main reason that an arrested person would be denied bail, is that he poses a danger to the community. This fact is often determined by looking at the crime that the person was arrested for. People who were arrested for violent crimes are always denied bail. Nobody wants someone who has been accused of murder to be able to roam free on the streets.

Another common reason for a person being denied bail is that he poses a flight risk...

What Happens During Booking?

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When you hear that someone is arrested, you will probably hear that they will be booked. What does that mean and what do you need to know about it?

Booking occurs right after a person is arrested and taken back to the police station or jail. There are a series of steps in the booking process:

• Mugshots will be taken
• As will Fingerprints
• The defendant’s name and accused crime will be noted
• A full body search will be
• The suspect’s clothes will be confiscated and replaced with a jumpsuit
• Any personal items will be confiscated
• Any outstanding warrants for the suspect will be checked for
• DNA samples will be taken

The arraignment is what you should be even more concerned about, if your loved one is arrested. This is when the judge determines the defendant’s bail...