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Bail Hearing Lawyers

Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Pleasanton, Concord

Experienced, Aggressive Defense When Your Freedom Is at Stake

When under arrest and waiting in jail, release is foremost on your mind. The Law Offices of Robert J. Beles is a criminal defense law firm that effectively assists clients with jail releases and bail hearings throughout the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area.

Bail requirements and bail hearings

Bail refers to money or property used to secure jail release during the period of time that the defendant is awaiting trial. Generally, in criminal cases, the judge holds a hearing to determine bail. In some cases, judges release defendants on their own recognizance, which means the court deems that posting bail is not necessary. When releasing defendants on their own recognizance, the judge considers past criminal history and whether the defendant is stably settled within the community, employed, and otherwise has strong ties to the community.

A bail hearing provides an opportunity to influence the judge, and based on not being a flight risk or danger to the community, a criminal defense attorney can argue for release. However, commission of violent crimes, outstanding warrants, or past failures to appear in court for scheduled hearings or trials generally affect decisions made by the judge that may result in rulings against bail and jail release.

Cases requiring 1275 hearings

Section 1275 of the California Penal Code allows judges to deny bail when it is likely that the money or collateral obtained to secure bail came from a felonious source. The defendant bears the burden of proof to convince the court that the money, deposit, or property securing bail is completely legal.

Bail amount

In California, county judges set bail amounts based on public safety. Higher bails are often set for violent crimes that may put communities at greater risk. County judges review bail schedules on an annual basis and publish the schedule for law enforcement, attorneys and the public to view. Real property can be used as collateral to post property bonds to avoid expensive bail bond premiums.

The role of an attorney in a jail release

An attorney acts as your advocate during a bail hearing to argue on your behalf and persuade the court to release you on bail. At The Law Offices of Robert J. Beles, our criminal attorneys are well-versed with all California statutes, and have familiarity with judges and court staff. By relying on the expertise of an experienced attorney, you increase your chances for bail release.

Contact The Law Offices of Robert J. Beles

Our jail release lawyers have offices in Oakland, Pleasanton, Fremont, Concord and Hayward, CA and represent individuals charged with crimes throughout the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area, including all federal courts. To schedule a free consultation, contact us through this Web site or by phone today.

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Robert Beles - State Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Anne Beles - State Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Paul McCarthy - State Certified Appellate Law Specialist
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    Office Locations

    Oakland Office
    The Ordway Building
    1 Kaiser Plaza - Suite 2300
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Phone: (510) 836-0100
    Fax: 510-832-3690

    Hayward Office
    22320 Foothill Blvd.
    Hayward, CA 94541
    Phone: (510) 836-0100

    Fremont Office
    39560 Stevenson Place - St 217
    Fremont, CA 94536
    Phone: (510) 745-7755

    Pleasanton Office
    4900 Hopyard Rd. - Suite 100
    Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Phone: (925) 460-5400

    Walnut Creek Office
    2121 N. California Blvd
    Walnut Creek, CA 94507
    Phone: (925) 460-5400

    San Jose
    2880 Zanker Road, Suite 203
    San Jose, CA 95134
    Phone: (510) 836-0100

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