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Please tell me what he is charged with? Is this a first offense? Does he have a job?
Do you know what the court said when denying a bond adjustment?
he is charged with narcotics and weapon found in his home . this is his first offense.currently unemployed .
he was not in possession of such narcotics when he was arrested
Yes. I am here
What is the amount of the bond? Does he have a job?
I see, you note he is unemployed.
250000 no job at the moment was laid off
No income ?
so far i went to a bonds men and put down a property but is not enough
He can appeal the bond to the next higher court.
Also, does he have a public defender to help him?
He can request the Public Defender because he has no income, unless he owns his home.
he has a lawyer but he is not giving me hope for what to do next
Also, did you write to the Court, explaining you need his help while pregnant? Can you get some sort of medical documentation to affect from your doctor stating he needs to help you at this time?
Oh. Alright. So he has an attorney and can't afford the 10% of his 250,000 bond which means he needs 2500 for a bondsman?
no havent taken those steps im completely lost as to what to do
Well, you can get a bondsman. They will charge a small fee for them to put up the $2500 for the bond
when the court says $250,000 it means a percentage of that must be put up
i can get medical documentation but how do i write to court
Generally that is 10 percent.
You can write a letter stating that you are pregnant and are enclosing the medical documentation showing that you need him home to assist you at this time and
then request the court to reconsider the bond.
i went to a bonds men and they said i need more than the property i put down
But if he has a lawyer, you need to run all this by the attorney
I suggest you do not want to do anything without the attorney's approval
Well, check with the clerk of the court and see how much the court is requiring on the bond
and what percentage is needed
Again at 10 percent that is $2500.00
And a bondsman should be able to put that up for a small fee to them. Also check another bondsman
But I suggest you do not do anything without the approval of the attorney as it relates to addressing the court
ok so i should run these suggestions by his lawyer first
as far as the writing to a court and other
Absolutely. Because you do not want to do anything the lawyer may percieve as harmful to his case
ok i will run all this info by him
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thank you very much youve been helpfull have a nice day
You have a good day, too. Thank you