Why Is My Bail More Expensive?

Why Is My Bail More Expensive?

Were you recently arrested for a crime and surprised to see how expensive your bail was? Most people usually are, but you had other reasons for being shocked about the bail amount. You had a friend who was once arrested for the same reason, and their bail amount was lower than yours. How could that be? You were arrested for the same crime.

When the judge assigned your bail amount, he looked at a few different factors. These factors included:

• The crime you were accused of
• Your criminal record
• Your ties to the community

When it comes to how much a person’s bail should be for a crime, every county has what is called a bail schedule. This is simply a list of every crime, and what the bail should be for each crime...