What Happens in a Bond Hearing?

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During a bond hearing, the person who was arrested is informed of the charges against them and it is determined if they are eligible for bond. This type of hearing is also called a first appearance hearing or a bail bond hearing.

A judge takes many factors into account when deciding if a person qualifies for bond. One of the largest facts is whether the person is a danger to the community or a flight risk. Previous arrests, financial situation and drug use are also factors that are considered. If a person is released, it can be with conditions such as limited travel and mental evaluations.