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Hey my bf is in jail for second degree cruelty to a juvenile he has never been in trouble or jail im trying to see if he can get a bond reduction

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I dont think so he hasn't been to court yet

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Criminal Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
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Criminal Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Good evening,

Within 72 hours of being arrested, he will have a court appearance, often called a "call out." At his first appearance, the judge will determine if there is probable cause for the charge and what bond should be.

If he does not have enough money to pay for the bond even with help from a bondsman, he may have an attorney file a Motion for Bond Reduction and ask the judge to lower the bond so that he can raise the money needed to get out of jail. The judge has the right to say "yes" or "no". You pay the attorney for the filing of the motion and his representation in court. No attorney can guarantee that the judge will say yes, however, It is the judge's decision to make. The fact that he has no record will be helpful. Also, his lawyer may argue that he is not a flight risk, that he has ties to the community and that he doesn't represent a danger to anyone.

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