Why It's Risky To "Go It Alone" At A Bail Hearing

After an arrest, a person is usually quickly taken before a judge. A bail amount is usually set during this initial appearance, or within a few days following an appearance. In federal court, a detention hearing is often held, which may result in the person being detaining while his or her case is pending, which may be for a year or more.

That is why it is important to have an experienced Syracuse bail lawyer in your corner as soon as possible. It is important to protect your rights and get a fair shot at release.

Experienced Representation for Bail and Bond Hearings

I am attorney George Hildebrandt, and I have been providing dedicated criminal defense services to people in the Syracuse area for more than 30 years. My quarter century plus of experience has given me a rock solid reputation in the legal community and the communities of Syracuse and beyond.

If you have been arrested and are being held in jail, it is important to get legal representation before any initial appearances before a judge. Contact me, a New York criminal defense attorney, online or call 315-350-3980 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

The Consequences of Not Meeting Bail

Successfully challenging an initial bail determination once it is made by the court is difficult. If a high bail is set, or if a person is being detained without bail, he or she will not only face spending a lengthy time in jail while presumed innocent, but the chances of successfully defending the case are greatly impaired.

A person who is in jail has less access to information and to witnesses who can help his or her defense. An individual may be housed a long way from court and legal counsel, making communication difficult. Prosecutors may feel compelled to seek an early indictment if a defendant is in jail to avoid release due to unwarranted delay. Experience shows that people who are incarcerated may be more likely to plead guilty.

Seek Legal Representation Immediately

With so much at stake, hiring a Syracuse bond lawyer early in your case can be critical in building a solid defense. I have been a criminal defense attorney for nearly three decades, and have appeared with clients at thousands of bail appearances and pretrial detention hearings in state and federal court. I know what factors the court considers and how to improve the chances of release while your case is pending. This may greatly improve your chances of a favorable outcome in your case.

Schedule a Consultation With a Pretrial Detention Lawyer

Getting legal representation as soon as possible following an arrest can help make all the difference in your case. Contact me, a Syracuse bail attorney, online or call 315-350-3980 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.