Who Is Not Entitled To One Of These Hearings?
Emergency Bond Hearings in Salt Lake County
Utah Code § 77-20-1 states that anyone arrested or charged with a crime has the right to bail out of jail, except in certain extreme circumstances. You should be granted your right to bail out of jail while awaiting trial so long as you have not been charged with:
- Capital murder
- A felony while on probation or parole
- A felony while out on bail for another felony, or you previously failed to meet a condition of release on bail
A court may also deny bail if the prosecution convinces the judge that a person is “a substantial danger” to another person, or that the person is likely to flee the area and not show up for trial. If this is the situation, you may be able to schedule an emergency bond hearing to convince a judge of the true facts of the case in order to get a reasonable bail set.
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