Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Aside from Bail Bonds, Defendants Can Appeal to Post a Lower Bail
Earlier this April, former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was allowed to post a lower bail, given that he stands trial for charges of murder. Knight was involved in a deadly hit-and-run confrontation during the shooting of the biopic Straight Outta Compton. From $25 million, an amount that defense lawyers called excessive, Judge Ronald Coen allowed to lower Knight’s bail to $10 million. This news may pose questions among other defendants in jail. As bail remains to be a viable way to avoid jail time, defendants have the right to not abide by an excessive amount of bail. Before you seek help for bail bonds, consult first with a lawyer and ask if there’s any way your bail can be reduced.