The Judge may consider the following factors in setting a bond amount:

  • Your work record
  • Your family ties and ties to the community
  • How long you have lived in the community
  • Prior criminal history
  • Whether you have been on bond before and whether you complied
  • Whether you have other outstanding bonds
  • The severity of the charges you are accused of
  • Your ability to pay

These factors are typically presented in a formal bond reduction hearing in front of your assigned Judge.