One of the first objectives
when you are a loved one are arrested is to get that person out of jail as soon
as possible. That way a person can help the attorney defend their case and still
maintain employment, be with family, etc. There are several ways that someone
can be released from jail after they are arrested. The first is that the judge
reviewing the case grants that person a pretrial release. This is usually only
granted in the less serious misdemeanor cases. Otherwise, a person must bail out
on the charges or have an attorney file a motion for an own recognizance release
or bail reduction.
An own recognizance release (also known as an "O.R.")
can be granted upon the filing of a motion. A judge will look at the person's
likelihood of appearing for the next court date and whether they are a danger
to the community. Bail is generally an issue in felony or more serious misdemeanor
cases. A judge will look at the same factors as set forth above when setting bail.
At the law office of Michael P. Printy, Esq., we are often successful in getting
a defendant an O.R. release or a bail reduction so the family can afford to post