Bond Amounts Advisory First Appearance Hearings

When someone is arrested, bond amounts are determined by a schedule set by the courts. Domestic related charges are not entitled to a bond until seen by a judge. If the arrest resulted from an outstanding warrant, the bond amount is set by the judge who signed the warrant. If the person arrested remains in custody long enough, the arrested will attend their first appearance (Advisory Hearing). During this hearing, the judge may set a new bond amount or leave it the same.

Is the bond amount negotiable?

The defendant was arrested on a domestic related charge and not able to bond out until after they see a judge. How long will it take to see the judge?